Buying a new handbag is always great fun, but it’s even better when you’re buying an exclusive bag that’s doing its part to make the world a better place. Through September 30, you can make just such a purchase at Christie’s online-only Gucci Auction Benefitting Chime for Change, which is a Gucci-founded charity that supports education, health and justice missions for women and girls around the world.
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Very few brands reach the point of iconography, but Gucci has done it beautifully and in more ways than one. This week, our focus surrounds the famous Gucci Bamboo, including its rich history and unique manufacturing process. Just like me, I am sure that when you see a bamboo print or detail anywhere in fashion, your mind immediately returns to the brand that made it an enduring piece of fashion history.
The 90-year legacy of Gucci is filled with a classic sensibility from the early 1920s, and the focus of the brand has always surrounded the master craftsmanship of Tuscan artisans. Gucci prides itself in crafting luxury pieces, and the focus now goes back to the Bamboo line, which dates back to the 1940s.
There are few elements of handbag history as recognizable and inventive as the curved handles of the famous Gucci Bamboo Handbags, and like innovations in every sector from astrophysics to candy-making, necessity was the mother of this particular invention. In the first of a three-part series in collaboration with Gucci, we’ll investigate the history of the company’s signature handle design and some of the famous hands that have held it since its inception.
Here’s RuPaul in Beverly Hills, sans his famous drag trappings, pairing a Gucci Logo Print Tote Bag with a fab pink two button suit and white sandals. We’re unsure as to whether this specific bag is a men’s or women’s style (judging by its size, I’m leaning towards the latter), but we doubt Ru is overly concerned either way.
When I set my eyes on the Gucci Lady Lock Bags yesterday, I immediately thought of our recent discussion on carrying designer bags to the office. Although some of these bags (especially the ones with bamboo handles) are a bit recognizable, the overall look – subtle, refined, totally elegant – strikes me as one that could find itself at home in even a conservative work environment, especially in non-exotic leathers.