Yes, elephants and snowmen all over a designer handbag. Why not pair two seemingly polar opposite things together on a handbag? In fact, it is so quirky that I simply, totally adore it. So much so that I want it. Not just a little bit of want, a lot bit of want.

The kind of want where I am going to go tell Vlad, “You know how much you like elephants? Well, there is this bag…



The Gucci Joy Boston Bag with Snowman and Elephant Print features elephants seemingly dancing and running alongside snowmen on their white beige GG plus bag. In the larger photo I posted, the elephants appear to be black, but on the Gucci website they are brown. I’m going with the website, since that is showing the actual product being sold. The print, which may sound silly, is perfectly fitting.

The brown elephants against the green leaves with the white snowmen is perfect. There is white leather trim and light gold hardware. The color scheme of this bag is perfect for summer whites and khakis but will easily work for fall as well. Dimensions are 12.6″L x 6.7″W x 8.7″H. Best part of this bag (other than how much I love love love the print) is that Gucci will donate 25% of each sale of this bag to UNICEF. Buy through Gucci online for $695.

  • Claire

    At first I was like “huh”, but then I thought about how a bag like that could put a smile on your face on a tough day. Go for it Megs!

  • Stacy

    Love it! Love it! Love it! And they’re giving some proceeds to a good cause. I’m sold.

  • 19yearslater

    I love it. This print is such a good idea, it’s cute and fun and it makes me smile. I want to look at this bag; and that’s always a good sign.

  • BLynnT

    Since you have a fairly sizable bag collection, Megs, I can definitely see how this would be a great option. It’s a little too gimmicky for me personally with a much more limited bag wardrobe. That said, the price isn’t too bad.

  • RahP

    It is a cute playful bag that would accent a nice flowing summer dress very well. Elephants are said to be good luck, I think this bag is a good buy for someone who is in a playful mood when carrying it.

  • Julia

    It’s a fun bag, for a good cause and perfect for summer! Get it!! :) (fb)

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

    You all are convincing me even more!!!

  • Kim

    Maybe I only like classic bags because at no price point would I buy this bag.

  • Aru

    I really don’t get it !!!

  • Jane

    I think it is fun and adorable. It is a conversation starter for sure. I love it I think you should get it! (fb)

  • Maggie

    Ick. No way. :(

    (fb)

  • sofia nolan

    Gucci? And elephants? oh…

  • Kate

    I like it but I do not like the snowmen. Give me that bag with just elephants and I’ll take it. I love elephants :D

    • Nee

      That is so damn ugly… i’d rather just make a donation to UNICEF that put this atrocity in the world. I agree with you kate, just the elephants and leaves would have been brilliant!

  • eorchid

    I’m not crazy about the print, but 25% going to UNICEF is a great bonus! Think of it as shopping for you and giving to charity all in one.

  • Zara

    I actually really really love this bag…. it’s great

  • Laura

    The style is cute, the elephants are cute, the green leaf is cute, but all the little “snowmen” and “white-space” is not cute at all. :/ Should have done more of a tropical theme or something that direction. Maybe a tan or green over the white. But that is just my taste. (fb)

  • gacats

    I’m a sucker for elephants! (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    It is crazy but I love it ! Anything with animals on it I will look at and this is so mad that is is fun ! I like the color combo. too.

  • ingrid

    i think this is suuuuuuper cute. it’s so fun and quirky, i think it’d make a great casual addition to your family =)

  • Mici vanterpool

    I don’t get it Elephants= luck, Snowmen= urban Drug dealer lore…lol! I just don’t understand the design concept. Gucci at least put out something cute if it’s for CHARITY. Not have someone buy it and look like they need charity. That’s just wrong LMAO. Most certainly a walk no way near a HOME RUN.

  • Connie

    Was Gucci inspired by Vera Bradley? I’ll pass on this one.

  • Nikki

    I get its quirkiness but I wouldn’t buy this one. (fb)

  • amw

    I like it…but wouldn’t buy it in such a big bag. A small cross body would be cute; anyone know if this print will be used to make anything else?

    • Dulce

      They make it in a wristlet.. I dont know if thats helpful tho.. :)

  • Moonchild

    That bag is simply gorgeous! :-)
    Want! :-)
    Time for me to start saving up! :-) :-) :-)

  • Dulce

    I really really want this bag.. i fell in love with it when I saw it a few months ago.. but Im scared of buying anything Gucci since I always end up buying it a few months before it goes on sale..
    Megs, Do you know when this will be on sale??

  • !!!

    i usually hate that logo business, but i love this bag!

  • Jocelyn

    That is too outrageous for me. (fb)

  • Olivia 

    I am a HUGE Gucci fan but I am a little on the fence with this bag. I normally know immediately if I love a bag or not but with this one I am not to sure. If it was on sale I would buy it or possibly buy the wristlet. It’s definately a conversation starter.

  • michelle_71

    This bag doesn’t look like the Louis Vuitton print bags. This bag spells old lady to me. If it had maybe just the elephants or just the snowman or just the leaf mayb it might be worth buying. The print is too busy. Well that’s my opinion.

  • Britt

    I bought this bag as soon as it was available for purchase online! I love it but only pull it out once and a while during spring/summer because I think it makes much more of a statement that way! This is definitely one of my favorite bags!