I'm buying this £27 designer-style woven bag for summer – it looks just like Bottega Veneta's iconic Jodi tote

A bargain high street buy with designer influence

New Look £26.99 woven bag lookalike for Bottega Venetas' iconic Jodi tote
(Image credit: Future/New Look)

If you're a handbag enthusiast like me, Bottega's signature woven handbags are likely high on your wish list. But with these designer bags costing thousands of pounds, it can be hard to justify the spend. 

Luxury Italian brand Bottega Veneta offers some of the best designer bags on the market, with their signature intrecciato weave instantly recognisable. Which is why when I spotted this New Look woven top handle bag, it felt all too familiar. One of the most similar designer lookalikes I've seen so far, Public Desire's White Woven Top Handle Bag, which retails at just £26.99 and has the same knotted top handle as the Italian brand's iconic 'Jodie' tote

Designer lookalikes are a great alternative if you want to mimic catwalk trends for less, and New Look has offered up some great trend-led accessories recently - the affordable high street brand's Black Leather-Look Cross Body Bag is strikingly similar to Celine's 3K Classique Triomphe Bag

Monochrome shades were big on the SS24 catwalks and are proving to be a real summer trend for those who want to stray away from florals and brights, adding an edgier look to summer outfits. 

The Public Desire White Woven Top Handle Bag also comes in black and a metallic silver shade for a more daring look, as well as a summery tan colour, but that's already sold out. 

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Shoppers have raved about the bag on the brand's website, with one commenting, 'There is no way I was spending £2,600 on a bag.. that's madness to me. Obviously it isn't leather but I am ok with that. I just wish there was a Tan & Beige option too.... Public Desire - please can you make more in a selection of different colours, please!'

While another shopper wrote after purchasing the bag, 'Looks lovely, 100% recommend. A bit small but was expecting it.'

With the weather finally hotting up and more summer occasions on the horizon, it's a good time for an accessories refresh and this bright white bag will make a stylish addition to summer wedding outfits or with more casual daytime looks.

And if you're a big fan of the woven style but need a bigger bag to house your essentials, you might want to take a look at this £35 M&S Bottega lookalike in an Aperol Spritz-core colour that's dreamy for summer.

Lauren Hughes

Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.