Vintage leather handbag, 1980s

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Vintage leather handbag, 1980s

This model first appears in the artisans' notebook dated 1969-1973 with the code G1639. A small handbag crafted in grey leather, first produced in the 1980s. The front flap is decorated with the Interlocking G in silver-toned metal. Engraved on a silver metal plate on the interior is the Gucci crest with 'Gucci Italy'. 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 103 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

Grey leather extends around this handbag and leads into a distinctive decorative piece crafted in metal. The GG is a forever nod to Guccio Gucci and a symbol that has carried the brand's message for 100 years.

In 1971 the request was made to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to obtain the patent for the application of GG in golden metal a "decorative accessory for fashion items, handbags, luggage, silverware and gifts in general" (as mentioned in the patent) which was then issued in 1972.

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: 674999 A390V 1108

Grey leather
W28cm x H16cm x D3cm
11"W x 6.3"H x 1.2"D
Originally Released: Early 1980s
Due to the creative decision to preserve the original lining of this duffle bag, there might be some visible wear and tear.
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.