Once you have more than a couple of bags, you’ve moved beyond practicality into collecting. Sure, I could argue that everyone needs a handful of bags: the tote, the everyday bag, the crossbody, the evening bag, and a fun bag, but the majority of the purpose of a bag isn’t needed beyond a single bag. But that isn’t why we are here; we are here because we love bags and our mutual adoration for these practical items that can also bring us joy and help further express our style and mood while carrying our intimate necessities goes beyond pragmatic. So you’ll see where I am going when I tell you that this Gucci Jackie 1961 Bag with appliqués stopped me in my handbag-loving tracks.
This bag is far more than a bag. It is art and beautiful, intricate, delicate, extraordinary art at that. There are countless iterations of the Gucci Jackie, many of which feature grained leather or the GG supreme canvas, but this bag far exceeds what you expect when you think of the Jackie, and that is a good thing.
Impeccable House Artistry
The artisanal craftsmanship shows with multi-colored and sized floral appliquès, which are set atop a natural colored raffia crochet body. This bag pays homage to the 70s fashion trends, which add a retro feel (this also happens to be very current-day Gucci) and is the most intricate reimagination to be added to the Beloved family. There’s a naturalness to the design, one that draws you in and is leveled up with brown leather trim, which gives a more polished finish.
This bag is lined with a cotton linen lining, and on the interior, you’ll find one open pocket and one zippered pocket. An additional strap can be attached to the bag with a buckle closure. This medium size is secured with the piston closure, and its dimensions are 14″ W x 9.8″ H x 1.8″ D.
If you know you’ll spend a lot of time in warm weather locations, this bag starts to make a bit more sense. I would use this bag often; it would become a showpiece that would get everyone talking too, which is a good thing. Our bags can be conversation pieces; for some of us, they are that safety net that can also oddly help us break the ice. This is one of those bags that, while I don’t need, I will keep coming back to, and knowing me – it will even make a dream appearance!