Founded in the early 1960's, Bottega Veneta is a manufacturer of consumer goods, producing primarily men's and women's ready-to-wear clothing, small leather goods, and exclusive home items. The company is reputed for quality and exclusivity and its famed signature Intrecciato Line. The company merged with Gucci Group in July 2001. Bottega Veneta was launched as a family business of luxury leather accessories in Venice back in 1966, and today designs both a men's and women's ready-to-wear line. Bottega is a timeless signature brand. Italian-born Tomas Maier took the helm in 2001 and revived the flagging brand by injecting a more modern feel and reworking the traditional woven leather signature. At $3,000 per bag, the Bottega handbag boasts classic clean lines, the softest leathers, and a classic palette rather than trend-driven designs. Bottega is most known for its hand-woven leather bags, belts, and shoes. Maierís ready-to-wear womenís line posses the same timeless, ultra-luxurious look.