Gucci G Wave Large Leather Tote

It’s a testament to a bag’s inherent beauty and good design if the color it’s featured in is baby puke brown and I still absolutely love it. I’m opposed to all forms and iterations of brown and tan, but the Gucci G Wave Large Leather Tote is easily beautiful enough to shine through a color choice that I may not particularly care for (and that a lot of people may really like).

When Gucci gets something right, they get it right, and this bag is all kinds of right. The leather looks absolutely touchable and soft, but still thick and a bit rugged, which is perfect for Gucci’s slightly exotic aesthetic. Not only that, but the bag looks utterly functional, and is probably not too showy to use as a work bag, as long as your office isn’t particularly conservative.

But my favorite part of the entire design is the details. When details are bad, it can sink the whole bag (and, quite frankly, lessen my opinion of an entire brand), but the details on this one are so spot-on. I love the braided details, which appear to be an emerging trend across the handbag landscape, but obviously my favorite aspect is the crocodile trim. I wish more brands incorporated exotic accents into their designs – it’s a great way to add texture and visual variation to a bag, not to mention a note of luxury, with a relatively minimal expense (compared to making an entire exotic bag, of course). Gucci gets it exactly right with this one. Buy through Saks for $2900.

  • Graciella

    That buckle/flap thing on the front reminds me of the tube thing on the Fendi Spy. The overall design is quite alright, but the buckle and braided details are a bit too much for my liking…

  • papertiger

    I certainly will have to try it on. I also prefer a little trim of exotic rather the the whole bag usually- and I think they’ve used the the croc well here.

  • chirpy_gal

    Awesome piece from Gucci, yet again ……….. :-) ………

  • JenG

    I would buy this if I had the money!

    • Douglas Todd

      Wow JenG, maybe if you had half of a brain you wouldn’t be envying a dumb hand bag that will cost you two months paychecks. What is wrong with you people that spend that kind of money on a purse. Seriously, take a step back and look at yourself. You work your tail off (or maybe not which is even worse) just so you can blow your money on a piece of leather. I weep for the future.

  • Jane

    The details truly make this bag a winner, however, it really needs to be in a different color because baby poop brown is not a shade I desire or ever want.

  • The Girl in Grey

    This reminds me so much of the spy bag, but if you want a spy bag then buy one don’t make a Gucci look-a-like. I just feel like this was uncreative and an imitation of a hideous bag to begin with.
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  • Bag Brag

    Neh, not my cup of tea. The small one looks cuter.

    http://www.bagbrag.blogspot.com

  • mette

    If only this came in other colors. The look of it is ok.

  • seejayluvsbags

    I don’t see the beauty…the bag is almost ugly and I don’t like the straps at all.

  • Regina

    Wow this bag is lovely! Sherry Wolf has a similar one, I actually bought it the other week: http://www.sherrywolf.com/designer-handbags/Dr-G-Bag-Brown-distress-Leather.php
    It’s enormous and I can fit all my crap somewhere FINALLY. The Gucci one looks more flat, WOlf’s has some good texture going on.

  • rachel

    The small one looks cuter.any way,i like the cheap gucci bags

  • Eric

    i am blown away, the G metal wrapped with leather, the whole “buckle” thing is attarctive, as well as the braided leather strap that looks like an abaca hemp rope.. very functional, because of its size, i like huge bags perfect for traveling and for work- (fb)

  • hakan

    I think the most beautiful model gucci ..

  • Jane-Gucci Sale/Gucci outlet

    These bags are beautiful and upmarket. It’s also my favorite.May be one day they will offer at my Gucci Outlet

  • sara

    its good,but Amanda you gave strange reference regarding its colour:s..:D.but apart from that it is decent with the formal Gucci buckle.

  • Claire

    This Gucci handbag is the kind I like, it’s really gorgeous.