There are a lot of things to admire about Gucci, but today, the thing that strikes me most is the brand’s commitment to interesting hardware. Horse bits, stirrups, bamboo – the Gucci has made a legacy of adorning its bags with interesting signature metal work. For Gucci Fall 2013, the go-to piece seems to be a big, bold, rectangular buckle that’s being referred to as the Gucci Lady Buckle and is often paired with striking jaguar print. (Which simply looks like leopard to me, but sure, we’ll go with Gucci’s story on which big cat it is.)

If that look’s a bit too bold for you, you can also get the elements independently on a black leather version of the Gucci Lady Buckle Tote or a jaguar-print bamboo bag. As always, other brand staples are plentiful in the collection – lush python, logo hardware and Guccissima prints. Check out our favorites from the off-the-runway collection below or shop the full selection via Neiman Marcus!

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  • Clair Matthews

    Microguccissima… beautiful! :)

  • klynneann

    Love the python top handle!

  • shueaddict

    I don’t know, some of the other bags in the thread are really nice but the Lady Buckle Jaguar above seems to try to encapsule as many trends as possible:
    - gussets ? check
    - large gold buckle ( a la Tom Ford)? check
    - Alex Wang bottom corners? check
    - Antigona style top handles? check again
    Maybe I am just a bit to fussy, after all the bag looks superbly done, all materials and teh stiching scream luxe

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