During 2014, Gucci has released collection after collection of gorgeous bags. Bamboo had a huge resurgence for the brand, as well as textured Diamante leather and the new Jackie Soft. To close out the year, Gucci put together a stunning compilation of items that are sure to delight, whether as a gift for this holiday season or a new bag for a new year.

Gucci’s designs aren’t the only notable things here; the cruise collection debuted some of the most stunning hues of leather, including mauve-like purple, a crisp off-white, light pink and beyond. I had the chance to check out four of my favorite Gucci pieces, but there are so many more; you can visit Gucci to check out the entire selection.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

The inclusion of more Bamboo for Gucci relates to its deeply rooted history, and the bamboo accents are iconic for the house. The Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag is part of the Bamboo Daily line, which melds ease and elegance beautifully; this bag is a stand-out of the bunch.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

The shoulder bag sits comfortably, and the body of the bag lies close to flat against your side. Of course, the leather is supple and divine; Gucci always finds a way to make a design look simple yet utterly seductive. The off-white leather works well for winter and will give a clean touch to any look. This is the bag that I have on my wish-list from Gucci, and the name of it describes precisely what it is: the perfect shoulder bag to carry day after day. And trust me, when you get your hands on this bag, that’s precisely what you will be doing.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

A few months ago, I did a Purseonals review on my Gucci Bamboo Shopper. In it, I raved about this bag, plus I carry it so often that it’s the most-used bag in my collection for 2014. I almost always love a mini version of my favorite designs, and Gucci has made my bag wish list grow once again with the addition of the Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci.

The main difference between the larger size and the mini (after the size, of course) is the lack of interior compartments. With a small bag, you can’t have as many divisions because you need the space to be as usable as possible. I totally love this bag, and it’d make a great companion piece to my other Bamboo Shopper. Plus, the large size can get a bit heavy, so there is nothing better than lightening the load with the same style I already love.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

Backpacks are a trend that shows no signs of slowing down, and I’m always on the hunt for a great backpack that might push me over the edge to purchase. If I had to choose, I’d get this Gucci Bamboo Backpack–the design marries utility and style beautifully, plus the color is divine.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Backpack. $2,590 via Gucci.

This bag has such a cool girl feel with its oversized tassels and bamboo top handle, which will amp up your style instantly. Gucci offers a ton of colors but this lilac color is my favorite by far. Purple is a neutral color that offers more more dimension than other neutrals but works well with majority of your wardrobe. If you’re looking for a backpack, this is a great option.

Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

We don’t cover wallets enough, but I am an extremely picky person when it comes to my wallet. A zip-around continental wallet offers plenty of space for all of your credit cards, gift cards and other important cards, and you can easily slide your money in the center zip pocket as well.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci. Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Shopper Mini Top Handle. $1,350 via Gucci. Gucci Flora Knight Print Zip Around Wallet. $545 via Gucci.

The Flora print instantly amps up the “wow” factor for this wallet, but since the print is on a black background, it doesn’t distract at all. I need to find a new wallet for my mom, and this is the one I’m planning to get for her–let’s hope she skims over this part of the post so I didn’t just spoil the surprise.

These are only four of the many items Gucci offers, so check out the rest on Gucci.com now.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

Gucci Bamboo Daily Shoulder Bag. $1,890 via Gucci.

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  • T Tara Bagnista

    Is it just a coincidence that you posted this article almost simultaneously with the announcement that Frida will be leaving? Who would you vote for as the next creative director?

    • anon

      It’s a bummer they’re leaving. Gucci has been heading in such a great direction.

    • Purely coincidence – sad to see Frida and Patrizio go, interested to see what Gucci will do.

  • ElainePG

    Ah, well I remember your 11/7/13 review of that gorgeous blue Gucci Bamboo Shopper, Meg! The bag (and your glowing review) stuck with me for months… until I found myself in a Gucci boutique, and was able to test-drive the bag for myself. And left that day with the medium-sized version, in a lovely shade they call “Maple.” I’d like to say you’re a bad influence on me, but you’re not. The bag is a dream… well worth every penny. Thank you for reviewing your own bags here on The Purse Blog; I don’t buy them all (I’d go broke!) but I have a healthy respect for your discerning eye.

    • Ahh yes I remember you saying that you bought a Bamboo shopper after I posted about it. I carry mine SO often it’s kind of crazy (especially since I have so many other bags!)

      I will be reviewing more of my own bags for you, promise!

  • Sarah

    Megs you’ve done it again, I want another Gucci bag! The photos are amazing, did Vlad take them?

  • Maxxx

    The “MADE IN ITALY BY GUCCI” logo is getting bigger and bigger. I like that they put it there, but it’s getting a little bit too big with these new models.

    • It looks same in size as it’s been the past few years to me – probably just appears larger on the mini Bamboo shopper because the bag is so small

  • Mya Wilkes

    I have been lusting after the bamboo backpacks as well since I saw it on the website. So many lovely colours too. I love Gucci any day!

  • leo

    Hi! Is it possible to repost these photos on instagram? thanks

    • If you @purseblog and @gucci saying photo taken by @purseblog that’s ok with us :)

  • Imgoingbroke

    Vlad does an outstanding job of photographing the bags. I love the hues of these bags. So pretty and feminine.

  • Mel A

    I have a taupe bamboo shopper which I use for work. I love the inner pockets and the organization. It’s so soft and slouchy, but still structured enough to look professional. It’s my first “designer” bag, and my husband thinks I’ve officially lost my mind, but hey, I make the lions share of our income, and once in a while, I’m going to do it!!!
    I really think this bag is amazing. Thanks for the review, Meg!