With luxurious craftsmanship and meticulous design, Italian-made Gucci purses reflect the house’s commitment to fine quality and opulence. Gucci handbags come in an array of styles, from satchels and shoulder bags to totes and backpacks, further accentuated by stunning Gucci wallets for women.
Look to Gucci handbags to elevate your cool quotient: Every design is decked out in fabulous ornamentation. Bamboo handles (a signature in many Gucci designs) add a rustic beauty to ladylike style. Top-handle bags offer versatility with a removable shoulder strap and working padlock and key. Need something dressy? Shift your attention to a brilliant GG shoulder bag with a chain strap; it brims with elegance and edge. The fashion house’s hallmarks are subtly imbued in all its designs. The signature web pattern, for instance, is often used as a backdrop to stunning layers of beaded and embroidered motifs.
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The house of Gucci as we know it today was established in 1921 by Guccio Gucci as a leather goods/luggage store in Florence, Italy. Many of Guccio’s Italian clients were local horse-riding aristocrats, and their demand for riding gear led Gucci to develop its unique Horsebit icon and many other symbols of equestrian origin. Mr. Gucci developed an understanding about how much the world of horses meant to the rich and privileged, and thus aspired to use equestrian imagery in many designs.
During Mussolini’s reign in Italy, expensive materials were hard to acquire so Gucci began using innovative materials on vintage Gucci handbags such as canvas, jute and hemp to create handbags and luggage. These materials are still used to create luxury handbags, luggage and clothing.
Tom Ford became Creative Director of Gucci in 1994. By bringing his uniquely glamorous visions to Gucci, sales increased by 90%. In 1999, Gucci entered into an alliance with Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR – now known as Kering), transforming itself from a single brand company into a multi-brand luxury group. Tom Ford and Dominco De Sole (then President and CEO of Gucci) formed the “Gucci Group” under the subsidiary of Kering, who also owns primary shares of Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, and other luxury brands.