Vintage raffia top handle bag, 1960s

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"Gold tone raffia leather style
Swung in the 60’s you still beguile
The envy of the Côte d’Azur
What’s the secret of your allure."


Vintage raffia top handle bag, 1960s

A structured top handle bag crafted in beige raffia trimmed in beige leather, first produced in the 1960s. The front flap is detailed with a lock-shaped gold-toned metal closure with a 'G.Gucci' engraving underneath. Embossed in gold in the interior is 'Made in Italy by Gucci' accompanied by the number '01'–the identification number of the bag's artisan. This handbag 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 107 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

Discreetly engraved under the gold-toned metal closure sits an ambiguous signature 'G. Gucci,' a trademark used not only to identify the brand but to specifically identify the founder's products. Every logo that is used can be connected to a specific time period in the brand's history.

Knowing this raffia bag was crafted during a time when Italian made leathergoods were particularly emblematic, speaks to the exclusivity and uniqueness of this particular item.

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 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 unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 675943 9SVGV 9783

Beige raffia and leather
Original Code: G1362
W23cm x H17cm x D6cm
9"W x 6.7"H x 2.7"D
Originally Released: mid 1960s
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.