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Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1970s

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Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1970s

Originally released in the early '70s, this softly structured shoulder bag is crafted in brown leather with a green and red Web inlay. The front flap closure is decorated with a partially covered gold-toned Horsebit. The shoulder strap is adjustable using a gold-tone buckle and attached with rings. 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 69 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

In decades past, once a Gucci handbag was finished and inspected, a discreet place was chosen and then hand-stamped in gold with the phrase Made in Italy by Gucci. The now recognizable trademark was accompanied by a number which was used to identify the craftsperson who made the bag. Here, in faded gold, the identification number 22 is still visible as it continues to take part in this bag's story—forever connecting the wearer to its origins.

The soft leather of the bag envelopes the bottom portion of a gold-toned Horsebit—a symbol that transcends its equestrian roots and connects the bag to the '50s, the decade it was first introduced. Under the Horsebit the green and red Web rests as a more subtle ode to the House's equestrian beginnings, one in which still holds true today.

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 Details

Product code: 674927 A391V 7760

Brown leather with green and red Web
W29cm x H21cm x D9cm
11.4"W x 8.3"H x 3.5"D
Original Code: G1726
Originally Released: 1973-1974
Due to the creative decision to preserve the original lining of this handbag, there might be some visible wear and tear.
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.