Discretion, quality, and craftsmanship–Bottega Veneta has created a new standard of luxury since its founding in Vicenza in 1966. Steeped in the traditions of Italy’s master leather craftsmen and long celebrated for its extraordinary leather goods, Bottega Veneta has recently emerged as one of the world’s premier luxury brands. The company’s famous motto, “When your own initials are enough,” expresses a philosophy of individuality and confidence that now applies to a range of products including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, furniture, and more.
While Bottega Veneta continues to grow, the qualities that define it are unchanging: outstanding craftsmanship, innovative design, contemporary functionality, and the highest quality materials. Also constant is Bottega Veneta’s commitment to its ateliers, where artisans of remarkable skill combine traditional mastery with breathtaking innovation. Indeed, there is an unusual and inspired collaboration between artisan and designer at the heart of Bottega Veneta’s akeringoach to luxury, symbolized by the house’s signature intrecciato woven leather. In the summer of 2006, in recognition of the importance of artisanal craftsmanship and the fragility of this traditional way of life, Bottega Veneta opened a school to train and support future generations of leather artisans.
The most recent chapter in Bottega Veneta’s history began in February 2001, when the company was acquired by KERING Luxury Group, formerly known as Gucci Group. Creative Director Tomas Maier came on board in June of that year and presented his first collection, Spring-Summer 2002, to immediate critical acclaim. From the start, the house’s sensibility was refined, sensuous, and intensely personal, designed for a customer who is sophisticated and self-assured. In the years since, Bottega Veneta has introduced exciting additions to the collection, including fragrance, fine jewelry, a watch, furniture, and home accessories, while continuing to offer an exclusive and coveted assortment of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, small leather goods, eyewear, luggage, and gifts.
Distribution of Bottega Veneta products is global, encompassing Europe, Australia, Asia, North and South America, where wholesale distribution in select specialty and department stores is complemented by a growing number of Bottega Veneta-owned boutiques. These boutiques, designed by Tomas Maier and meticulously constructed to Bottega Veneta’s exacting standards, allow the customer to shop in complete luxury, privacy, and comfort. They are, like the products they showcase, a reflection of Bottega Veneta’s exceptional heritage and superlative quality.
At Bottega Veneta people embody a philosophy of individuality and confidence, all employees are self-assured and accept to stand fully behind the product defending it all times. The expression of new ideas and propositions are encouraged bearing in mind, which is the freedom within the framework, to grant coherence of our brand expression. Consistency, mutual trust, collaboration and transparency are key for our continuous success. Socially responsible and proud to ensure the brand’s future, we have strong sentiment for the culture and traditions of our Italian heritage, and work confidently to preserve them.
As a Kering collective, we form a successful group of fair, honest, positive and creative people. Our mission is to attract talent who recognize these qualities as our most valuable assets, and are driven to further its development into a complete luxury lifestyle brand, while never compromising. At Bottega Veneta, we’re interested in the results of the individual’s efforts, we identify, liberate and develop talent, providing resources and training opportunities to further optimize professional growth. Dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation, endorsing the ability to integrate know-how, and nurturing careers for advancement.
As a global employer with headquarters in Lugano and offices in Milan and Vicenza, Italy, we offer opportunities throughout regions in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Japan.
To have a career at Bottega Veneta is to be part of a culturally diverse team, representing over 20 nationalities, that shares the same passion and commitment to strive for excellence, each and every day.
COMMITTED TO ATTRACTING, RETAINING, AND DEVELOPING WORLD-CLASS TALENT. WHERE CAN YOU DEVELOP YOURS?
• Retail & Wholesale: retail/wholesale management, retail experience management, store management, store staff, operations, retail training, store planning.
• Merchandising: linebuilding, product pricing and positioning, global buying strategies and optimisation of in-store performance of the collections
• CRM: customers’ insight and relationship management
• Design: leather goods, RTW, Shoes, Jewelry
• Material Research & Product Development: they work closely with the design team on the collections presentation
• Manufacturing: pattern and prototype making, quality
• Production: purchasing, production planning, supply chain
• Communication: communications services, PR, advertising, events, digital management
• Staff: finance & administration, legal, human resources, management information system & IT
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BOTTEGA VENETA SALES UP 16% IN THIRD QUARTER 2013
October 25, 2013 – Bottega Veneta announces third quarter results, reporting sales of 259.3 million euro, posting an increase of 16% at constant currency compared to the same period in 2012. The growth was recorded in all geographic areas, for both retail and wholesale channels; once again directly operated stores took the lead in driving sales with an 18% growth.
For the first nine months of 2013, Bottega Veneta therefore reports a total turnover of 724.9 million euro, posting an increase of 14% over the same period last year. The number of directly operated stores increased as well to 215, compared to 209 in the first half of the year and 196 at the end of 2012.
“We are very pleased with the performance of the first nine months of the year and most of all during the last quarter,” said Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Bottega Veneta. “The third quarter of the year marks an important milestone in the history of Bottega Veneta, following a period of extraordinary efforts that have been taken for some paramount initiatives to come to fruition. It is in the past three months that we have proudly fulfilled these efforts, inaugurating our first Maison in the world – a space of over 1,000 square meters on Via Sant’Andrea in Milan – and the new Atelier, in a historic villa in Montebello Vicentino. Both initiatives, carried out in accordance to the latest standards of environmental sustainability, welfare and social responsibility, confirm the company’s desire to devote more and more attention and care not only to its customers, but to its own employees, who are the indisputable asset of Bottega Veneta that have always been inseparably linked to the great tradition of outstanding Italian craftsmanship.”