Vintage suede shoulder bag, 1970s

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Vintage suede shoulder bag, 1970s

This shoulder bag was first introduced in the early 1970s with code G1607 and is crafted in brown suede with light brown leather trim. The tiger head closure decorates the front and 'Made in Italy by Gucci' is embossed in silver with the patent number 'Brev. No. 36277.' 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 24 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

The tiger head closure, shown on this vintage handbag, was the source of inspiration for the Dionysus handbag line created by Alessandro Michele in the 2015/2016 Fall Winter collection.

In a shape that speaks to the era in which it was created, the brown tones vary from the suede finish to the leather trim giving a subtle play on both color and texture. The small markings are conducive to its journey, small remnants of the decades in which it was worn.

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

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Product Details

Product code: 675926 A39BV 2007

Brown Suede
W24cm x H22cm x D8cm
9.5"W x 8.7"H x 3.2"D
Original Code: G1607
Originally Released: early 1970s
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.