Bottega Venta Bags

 - Mar 2, 2008   Updated: Apr 7 2011

News is still coming from the Paris 2008 Fashion Week shows. For you bag lovers, here are Bottega Venta highlights. These are all made from exotic animal skins. Lovingly designed shapes and folds, elegant and stylish, these are purses for the fashionistas who don't mind wearing skins.

Implications - The use of animal skins and pelts in fashion is an issue of much controversy, with activists and eco-conscious couture consumers taking note. Regardless, some high fashion couturiers carry on with their use of animals skins, which ironically adds a selling point of edginess and rebellion to a collection that today's defiant consumer can identify with.