When I first saw a “dumpling bag” pictured with its clasps open and nesting a carefully curated selection of sleek beauty products, I was instantly intrigued. When I saw the bag placed stylishly next to a pair of vouge sunnies on Moda Operandi’s Instagram, I was hooked. When I saw more variations of the bag from Bottega Veneta, I was sold. And when I had a literal dream about the bag, I was … surprised with myself for thinking about something so hard that I actually dreamt about it.
To be clear, I’m not literally sold on the Bottega version of the bag. As much as I would love to own one of these uniquely tailored, pillowy babies, a $1,390 bag is just not written in the stars for me at the moment, as could understandably be the case with many people. However, I absolutely admire the design and was about this great, affordable dupe if you too have an affinity for items that are unintentionally shaped like sushi bar appetizers. I’m still debating on if I want in brown or cream or large vs. small, so in the meantime let me know what color you’d get it in!