Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1970s

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"Half blue crescent moon
From history’s archive hewn
Shrugs off time’s mortality
As new hand-painted stripes set it free"


Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1970s

This vintage leather handbag was originally released in the early '70s with the code G1581. A smaller version of the original Jackie bag, the front is decorated with a gold-toned piston closure and the shoulder strap is adjustable using a gold-toned buckle. Under the shoulder strap 'Made in Italy by Gucci' is stamped in gold, the logo is accompanied by the number 66, the identification number of the bag's artisan. Light blue and red stripes have been hand-painted onto the original design, reviving it into a one-of-a-kind item. An additional shoulder strap is included. 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 01 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

In a style that epitomizes timelessness, this bag blends the formality and sophistication of recent decades with the free and dynamic nature from the year in which it was first created. Marks and little cracks decorate the surface of the leather almost like whispers, forcing one to lean in to hear the full story.

The smooth blue leather feels almost seamless as it extends around its half-moon shape. The piston closure is its most defining feature adding an almost sparkling contrast to the deeper hue of its background. Once this bag was brought into the Vault, it was hand-painted with light blue and red stripes, cementing its one-of-a-kind status.

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: 677934 A390V 8583

Blue leather
W27cm x H18cm x D5cm
10.6"W x 7"H x 2"D
Original Code: G1581
Originally Released: early 1970s
Customized by the House: Light blue and red hand-painted stripes
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.