Sophisticated elegance, timeless style, originality. All this is Gucci. The history of the maison begins in Florence in 1921 where Guccio Gucci, leather craftsman, opened some small shops specializing in luggage and horseback riding. The marks of the house will always refer to the equestrian world: the clamp and bracket first, a green-red-green ribbon inspired by the under-belly of the saddle, later. Thanks to the inventiveness of its founder, which used less expensive materials than leather such as flax, hemp, jute and bamboo, the fashion house has passed unscathed through the most important events of 900 and it is stated as a symbol of the Italian success, growth and economic recovery. In 1938 the Rome boutique of Via Condotti was opened.
Over the years the Florentine fashion house’s creations follow each other and become a veritable cult: the first bag with bamboo handle in 1947, the moccasin with clamp in 1952-1953. And, in 1966, the Flora scarf, created for Grace Kelly by Rodolfo Gucci and Vittorio Accornero de Testa. The GG logo, the initials of the founder, arises, and is used on GG canvas, the highly resistant hemp with which Gucci realizes handbags, belts and other accessories. Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy and Wallis Simpson are only some of the celebrities who have chosen Gucci items.
Today the timeless elegance of this historic brand is even customizable. With the ‘Made to Order’ service, you can choose a Gucci legend and implement it according to your own desires.
Each Made to Order bag is born from the skilled hands of Gucci artisans. The models are the most iconic of all times.
Like the Stirrup bag, which is inspired by a model of 1975, and has a rigid and structured form that combines the details of the equestrian tradition with the handcrafts. It is characterized by the palladium finish and double flat handles.
The New Bamboo is a model from 1947. It is one of the most popular Gucci handbags. The elegant sophistication of the handle and the bamboo lock, blend beautifully with the clear gold trim.
The New Jackie is synonymous with effortless style: only a few details for a slightly trapezoidal canvas shape with Gucci logo. The central part has been enriched with a buckle that is flowing over the red-green ribbon.
The stitching done by hand, and the inclusion of tassels on zipper and bottom edge, adorn this great classic.
‘Made to order’ is an exclusive service offering a wide palette of colors: from the timeless tones of blue, light gray and cocoa, to the more intense colors of emerald green, pomegranate and saffron. The bags can be made in exotic and precious leathers such as ostrich and crocodile, with a shiny, metallic or matte effect. The metal accessories, such as the spur detail, are available in bright silver, or gold and antique silver, according to the materials and color-combinations chosen.
Each item can also be personalized with the customer’s initials engraved internally in gold, silver or dry.
In combination with the bags, wallets of the same material, color and finish can be realized. Furthermore, the service provides a dedicated packaging.
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