Gucci plays with exotics for its Spring 2019 bags

It may be cold outside but Gucci is warming us up with a look at its newest bags before they hit stores later this year. For Spring 2019 Gucci introduces the GUCCI ZUMI collection, which makes use of the hardware we’ve seen on Gucci’s bags as of late. This hardware marries two iconic Gucci House elements into one—the Interlocking G and Horsebit hardware. The hardware is modeled after a rare piece from the Gucci archives. It was chosen directly by Alessandro Michele himself for its classic design but modern appeal.

Named after LA based actress and musician Zumi Rosow, the GUCCI ZUMI collection features several shapes and sizes and includes both classic leathers as well as ultra-luxe exotics. This collection embodies Alessandro Michele’s vision of beauty, which intertwines a person’s personality, individuality and attitude. In many ways Zumi Rosow encompasses Michele’s overall perception of beauty.

First up, we took a look at the GUCCI ZUMI Medium Top Handle Bag in dark brown crocodile. This is a super structured, yet sleek bag with a double lift-lock closure. For dual-functionality there’s an adjustable (and completely removable) shoulder strap. Inside, the bag features a middle zip interior compartment as well as a zip pocket. This top handle bag is, of course, finished with the the Interlocking G and Horsebit hardware. The GUCCI ZUMI top handle bag is available in two different sizes—medium and small. In addition to exotics, both sizes are available in smooth and grainy leathers as well. The crocodile version seen here retails for $36,000, while the Medium top handle leather versions start at $3,200.

The GUCCI ZUMI collection also features an of-the-moment mini-bag with a top handle and a chain strap. It’s stunningly eye-catching in green crocodile, though it also comes in smooth leather. There’s a detailed chain strap which is removable so that this mini-bag can be hand carried strictly as a clutch. A pocket adorns the back of the bag and the GUCCI ZUMI Mini Chain Shoulder Flap Bag is finished with the same iconic hardware as the top handle bag. In crocodile it retails for $11,000, while the smooth leather version is priced at $2,600. The GUCCI ZUMI collection hits stores later this year, with leather variations arriving in March, followed by exotics in April.

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