Gucci Fall 2012 Bags

The spectre of Tom Ford still hangs heavily over Gucci, all these years after he left the label and well into the era of Frida Giannini’s success at the Italian house’s helm. Giannini’s brought with her a quieter, for feminine version of Gucci sex appeal, but my louche expectations are still largely intact, even when it comes to something as sexually neutral as handbags. The Ford accessories era at Gucci was characterized by heavily embellished horsebit bags, and even long after he left, the look endured in many ways.

Gucci’s accessories have been changing slowly since then, and Gucci Fall 2012 offers what may be the most distinct departure yet. Where small, showy bags and logo pieces had once been the brand’s primary stock and trade, this season brings with it a selection of large, neutral leather totes, all of which have almost no obvious external branding to speak of except for a sedate pieces of stirrup, horsebit or bamboo hardware here and there. Even the runway portion of the collection is relatively simple functional, if slightly more textured. Check out our favorites from the collection after the jump and let us know if you like the direction in which Gucci is headed.



Gucci Soft Stirrup Brocade Shoulder Bag, $2300 via Neiman Marcus


Gucci Calf Hair Lady Stirrup Top Handle Bag, $3400 via Neiman Marcus


Gucci Soft Stirrup Shoulder Bag, $1950 via Neiman Marcus


Gucci Ribot Shoulder Bag, $1490 via Neiman Marcus


Gucci Bold Bamboo Clutch, $1790 via Neiman Marcus


Gucci Duilio Top Handle Horsebit Bag, $2800 via Neiman Marcus

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  • bir

    fact is they are adopting all trends form other fashion houses and making their own version.i see hints of Valentino, Balenciaga , Hermes i just cant see the innovation at all except for the hint of bamboo heritage in the clutch the rest…………………………has been done and its a shame because the materials are so beautiful

  • Sandra

    The Brocade Stirrup Hobo is devine….my short list of the bag that I wanted for fall is this bag and the Fendi 2Jours. I realize that they are quite different bags…but I just buy what I love every season and the 2 bags are my favorite. I have purchase the Fendi….but have not used it yet….just in case as Nordstrom is supposed to get the Gucci soon…..and I can only have one!

    • Babs

      I saw the brocade stirrup hobo at my local Gucci boutique. It really is beautiful. For me, the only thing that stopped me from buying is that it’s bulky and the base is pretty structured so it doesn’t mold to your body.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002962808429 Tiffany Whaley De Leon

    ooh I want this bag!!!

  • Bebang

    Gucci Calf Hair Lady Stirrup Top Handle Bag is really beautiful!!! How I wish I could have 1 hehehehehehe =)

  • sagajagads

    Really beautiful liked all of these thanks for sharing these.mood ringcolormeanings

  • nino

    My goodness…look at that duilio top handle….orgasmic…

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