Elegant and eclectic, this bag is sure to be a hit
Gucci is having a major moment in fashion right now, and it seems as though there is nothing that Gucci can’t do. Alessandro Michele has churned out handbag hit after hit, often diving deep into Gucci’s archives to bring back the classics. While the logo love has been front and center amongst Gucci’s current lineup, for Fall Winter 2018 a new bag has stolen the show. Meet: the Gucci Rajah Medium Shoulder Bag. Incredibly dignified and insanely chic, this bag is truly a work of art.
One of the things I love about Gucci’s current aesthetic and the overall creative direction of Michele, is the mixing of elements. There are no rules when it comes to fashion anymore, and I love the juxtaposition of mixing dressier and super elegant pieces with streetwear fashion, and Gucci does it so well. This bag is uptown chic, but when paired with more casual pieces it still gives off a downtown cool vibe, and I absolutely love that this can be worn dressed up or dressed down.
The Rajah shoulder bag, introduced for Fall Winter 2018, mixes new elements with traditional details. The shape, like many of-the-moment bags from both Gucci and other designers, is retro-inspired and features a new logo, which merges two signature elements. The Horsebit and the Interlocking G come together to form this distinctly ‘Gucci’ hardware. A crystal tiger head also adorns the front of this flap bag, which was inspired by a vintage brooch by Hattie Carnegie, who was a legendary jewelry designer in the 1920s-1950s.
The super unique and gorgeous croc version is a true showstopper and I was obsessed with how pretty it was in purple. It retails for $22,000, which is quite steep for a shoulder bag! For a more practical option, we also took a look at the all leather version, which was stunning in burgundy and would be the bag I would personally want to own this fall. The leather is incredibly smooth and holds color really well. I’m loving deep jewel tones for fall and I like the way the burgundy looked alongside my all black look.
The Gucci Rajah Medium Shoulder Bag features a chain strap which can be worn multiple ways as shown. It looks dainty hand carried when the strap is doubled, but for practicality purposes it can also be worn over the shoulder or cross body. This flap bag features a locked metal closure, and inside there is both a zippered pocket as well as a slit pocket. For a medium sized bag the interior is quite roomy, and it’s only fairly structured. With overall dimensions of 10.5″W x 6.5″H x 2.5″D, the size is perfect for day to night use. The croc bag is lined in leather, while the leather version is lined in fabric, which you can snag right now for $2,980.
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