It takes a lot for me to like a suede bag, but Gucci has gone and done just that. I’m already on the record as being a fan of their “1973″ line for fall, but I was a little bit dubious of the Gucci 1973 Medium Satchel until I saw the red suede version.

Because of the tactile nature of suede, colors usually end up looking muted when the finished product arrives. I like my colors vibrant, which contributes to my usual distaste for the material. In this case, though, the orange-y hue comes through loud and clear, taking advantage of suede’s texture without sacrificing vibrancy.

The shape of the bag is simple and not over-complicated, but the throwback logo and use of suede give it a distinctly vintage feel, as does the satchel shape. What has impressed me most about Gucci’s fall offerings is that they’re so restrained – this is a bag made for sophisticated grown women, which is exactly what it should be for the price. Buy through Bergdorf Goodman for $1750.

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  • Claire

    I was born in 1973! I should get it!

    • helda boham

      omg how lucky! :P

    • jjjj

      Wow! that makes you 37!

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

    I really love this bag actually – the color is a burnt orange/brown which looks so lovely for fall and the design is really beautiful

  • Graciella

    Love it! I usually don’t like Gucci, but this is very cool. Suede is perfect in orange, blues or purples. Is the hardware silver or gold tone?

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Amanda Mull

      Gold! I normally prefer silver, but I think the gold adds to the vintage feel of their fall line.

    • shelley Kolman

      I Love it and suede is just so soft. I brought it into my Fave diamond store in Boca Raton, Florida. You know Gucci and diamonds go well together….David Rosenberg diamonds has the best selection of colored stones to compliment a bag like this.

  • Graciella

    ^ I prefer silver too, but the gold looks nice on this one. Good to see that Gucci is doing the right thing bag-wise for once!

  • Tiffany

    OOOHHH i love this bag!

  • 19yearslater

    I like that logo and this bag is exactly what Amanda says- perfectly sophisticated and chic.

  • Jennifer

    Loving the retro! I’m huge fan of the ‘classics’ of most handbag brands & the 1973 collection does NOT disappoint!

  • MAGGIE (COACH ADDICT)

    I love Gucci and this Top Handle Suede bag is not exception… Stunning and worth havning.

  • cholley

    you can buy what you want there! fantastic!

  • Michelle

    Lovely bag with awesome color, by the way i like that Gucci Brand Hardware in the front, very shinny.

  • Anny

    The materail of the bag looks beatiful, i love gucci purses,

    Anny from http://www.freeshipping-handbag.com

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  • Michelle

    I couldn’t wear this bag well(I think I’m too old and I’m not even that old) but it would be perfect for someone classy in their 20′s or early 30′s. So stylish and just retro enough. (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    vintage, gotta love them. (ipad)

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