Bamboo: An Emblem in Evolution

Grasp a bamboo top handle and hold heritage.

Forged by a flame, the curved bamboo top handle became an instant emblem of the House’s ingenuity when founder Guccio Gucci and Florentine artisans introduced it in 1947. Departing from the aesthetic rule that demanded coherence among the various materials used throughout a bag, it set a new path for creativity—one marked by constant evolution.

From a 1940s handbag to a 1990s tote, it has defined various silhouettes, bringing a timeless touch to pieces reflective of their era. Portraying how the past informs the presents, and vice versa, Vault presents a selection of bamboo top-handle bags, including a few customized with the contemporary codes of Alessandro Michele.

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