Bottega Veneta slammed for £1,425 'phone cord' necklace

Calling all fashion victims! Italian designer Bottega Veneta is mocked over £1,425 plastic necklace that looks like a landline phone cord

  • Necklace by Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta has been mercilessly mocked 
  • Enamel necklace comes in purple and green and costs an eye-watering £1,425
  • Social media users teased the jewellery calling it ‘junk’ and the price ‘ridiculous’ 

Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta has been ridiculed online for its latest creation – a £1,425 necklace that looks like a ‘home phone cord’.

The luxury Italian fashion house has been mercilessly mocked by social media users for the ‘overpriced’ necklace, as well as for matching earrings, priced at £845, and a ring for £335.

The pieces are available in both light purple and green, but shoppers certainly don’t seem so keen – with one saying the pieces resembled something they would find in their grandmother’s house, as another teased ‘only Gen-Z’ would be interested. 

The Milan-based company says its enamel jewellery ‘mimics the sculptural character of traditional Venetian glass work, specifically the island of Murano’s world-renowned chandeliers.’

Don’t call us, we’ll call you: Bottega Veneta has been ridiculed online for its latest creation – a £1,425 necklace that looks like a ‘home phone cord’ and comes with matching earrings for £845

The Milan-based company says its enamel jewellery, which comes in purple and green is actually a tribute to artisans in Venice, saying it ‘mimics the sculptural character of traditional Venetian glass work’ 

A description on Net-a-Porter goes on: ‘It’s been crafted in Italy from enameled silver and elegantly coiled. 

‘Wear yours with other artful pieces from the brand’s collection.’ 

Plainer earrings are a wallet-busting £550, while shoppers can find similar pieces on eBay sell for £3.50.  

The jewellery set was shared online by Instagram account Diet Prada, with fashion fans quickly commenting on how ‘overpriced’ the pieces are, while comparing them to their ‘grandma’s landline’. 

Fashion fans quickly commented on how ‘overpriced’ the necklace is at £1,425 and compared it to their ‘grandma’s home phone chord’ 

A model is picture wearing Bottega Veneta earrings for £845 which shoppers mercilessly mocked 

Plainer earrings are a wallet-busting £550, while shoppers can find similar pieces on eBay sell for £3.50.

One user called the jewellery ‘ridiculous’ while another branded the product a ‘scam’. 

Another baffled shopper wrote: ‘Who the hell is gonna buy this, gen-Zers who have never experienced a landline?’  

‘They are really just reaching into the junk drawer eyes closed and slapping 2k on whatever comes out’, said another user. 

A third joked: ‘Yooooooooooo! Who knew I could sell my old landline cords for $2Gs’, while another agreed: ‘Grandma called. She wants her phone cord back!’. 

Pictured, a model wearing the green £1,425 necklace. One baffled shopper wrote: ‘Who the hell is gonna buy this, gen-Zers who have never experienced a landline?’

Pictured, a model wearing the green £550 earrings.  Shoppers wondered how popular the accessories are, with one writing: ‘I just wanna know if someone actually bought it for 2k. Dm me please’

Meanwhile, others wondered how popular the accessories are, with one writing: ‘I just wanna know if someone actually bought it for 2k. DM me please.’ 

Another puzzled shopper said: ‘I don’t know what’s more ridiculous, them trying to sell this or the people who buy it’.  

It isn’t the first time the fashion brand’s designs have been mocked online, with the brand recently criticised for selling a £1,650 bag that looked like ones used for collecting dog poo.

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