Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1970s

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"Shoulder to shoulder we rode together
My amulet of blackest leather
Horsebit clasp, ribbon motif
We had the bit between our teeth."

Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1970s

This shoulder bag was first introduced in the late 1970s with code 0798. The square shape is crafted in smooth black leather with a green and red Web inlay and G Horsebit closure. On the interior, embossed in gold, is 'Made in Italy by Gucci.' 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 87 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

In a shape that pays homage to Gucci's beginnings, this front flap bag mirrors a travel accessory. In a perfectly square shape, this structured shoulder bag is decorated with a gold-toned G Horsebit—a symbol that transcends its equestrian roots and connects the bag to the '50s, the decade the symbol 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.

Product Details

Product code: 674929 A391V 1060

Black leather
W24cm x H22cm x D7cm
9.5"W x 8.7"H x 2.7"D
Original Code: 0798
Originally Released: late 1970s
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.