Vintage Horsebit print tote bag, 1970s

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"A must for Gucci devotees
A shopping bag with iconic G’s
Not the sort you take to the mart
This gorgeous bag is far too smart."


Vintage Horsebit print tote bag, 1970s

A structured tote in green and red Horsebit print fabric with brown leather trim. First produced in the early 1970s, the interior has a "Made in Italy by Gucci" embossed in gold. A green and orange design with gold Gucci lettering has been hand-painted onto the original silhouette, reviving it into a one-of-a-kind item. This tote bag was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 09 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

Beige fabric is decorated with printed Horsebits—a symbol that transcends its equestrian roots and connects the bag to the '50s, the decade it was first introduced. Green and red add a more subtle ode to the House's equestrian beginnings, one in which still holds true today.

Once this tote was brought into the Vault, it was hand-painted with an orange and green design, further cementing its one-of-a-kind status.

As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Conditions

Due to the creative decision to preserve the original lining of this item there might be some visible wear and tear.

Product Details

Product code: 678423 F12WV 8660

Horsebit print fabric and brown leather trim
W34cm x H46cm x D9cm
13.4"W x 18"H x 3.5"D
Originally Released: 1970s
Customized by the House: Green and orange design with gold Gucci lettering
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.