Bottega Veneta is now just plain expensive, instead of very, very expensive, with first markdowns up to 50 percent on a limited selection of goods.
Madison Avenue Spy tipped us off to the significantly lower prices, albeit ones that still soar north of our budget, available in stores and online. Smaller woven bags in mostly bright colors, rather than neutrals, are going for prices closer to $1,000 (The cigar is $1,249, the plume in bright blue is $1,299 and the Aquatre in Kelly green is a mere $1,089), while the larger shoppers hover above $2,000. And - score! - you can snag a python for under three grand.
Meanwhile, a good selection of sandals, ballet flats, wedges and heels have approached accesible territory between $200-$500, while a few in skins and such go for a bit more.