Majestically metallic: I’m obsessed with this Gucci mini bag

I know what most of you are thinking at this very moment in time—that bag looks like Christmas! I’m not going to lie, it certainly does look like Christmas, but weirdly enough, I really like it, and when I confessed to Amanda that I was digging this bag her exact words were, “Oddly enough, I do too.” This metallic mini-bag popped up on my radar recently when I spotted my friend (and hair colorist) wearing it in one of her Instagram photos. She was vacationing in Italy at the time, and when I first got a glimpse of the bag, I honestly thought she had hit the vintage jackpot abroad—it gave off that kind of vibe! Being the bag detective that I am, I zoomed on in, saw the Gucci logo, screamed “LOOK HOW CUTE THIS BAG IS” at my roommate, and with a quick Google search, I had found the bag. Naturally, my next order of business was to email our friends at Gucci to see if I could get a sample to photograph and review. My friend was wearing this bag in a cool blue tone, but Gucci sent it over in this fun red and green version.

If I were to describe this bag in one word, I would simply say it is fun. The metallic quilting and contrasting braided strap make this bag super funky and eye-catching. This is not your average bag, it’s made to make a statement, which is abundantly clear in the fact that it’s not offered in solids or neutrals. If you’re buying this bag, it’s because you want it to stand out, and with my basic, neutral wardrobe, this is exactly the kind of bag I need. Crafted from quilted matelassé metallic leather, this bag is one of the standouts from Gucci’s Fall 2018 Collection. It features a new style of logo hardware, which merges the classic Gucci interlocking GG and horsebit, and I love the contrasting gold and silver.

Inside, the bag is lined in a pretty floral print and features one zippered pocket on the back interior, as well as a slit pocket on the front interior. I love the outside pocket as well, which was big enough to hold my iPhone X, saving me enough space inside to fit in a small zip-around wallet, my sunglasses in the case, a small cosmetics pouch, and a protein bar. Overall dimensions of the Gucci Metallic Mini Bag are 5.5″H x 7″W x 1.5″D, and you can snag it for $1,200 via Gucci. I really adore this in the original color way I spotted it in, but the pastel metallic version is also really pretty as well. Bravo Alessandro Michele, you’ve gone and done it again!

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