Vintage leather shoulder bag with Horsebit, 1970s

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Vintage leather shoulder bag with Horsebit, 1970s

Originally released in the early 1970s, this vintage bag first appeared in the artisans' notebooks from the 1969-1973 with the code G1699. Hand-picked by Gucci's archivists, the accessory is crafted from black leather and features a green and red Web strap paired with an Interlocking G Horsebit, enameled in the same color as the Web. White and red together with green and purple stripes have been hand-painted onto the original design, reviving it into a one-of-a-kind item. This bag 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 135 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

This vintage leather bag features a green and yellow strap and the Interlocking G Horsebit in the same colors as the emblematic Web symbol. The Horsebit and Web are two unspoken codes recognizable at first glance, both borrowed from the equestrian world.

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 completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 691981 A391V 1067

Black leather
W22cm x H15cm x D7cm
8.6"W x 5.9"H x 2.7"D
Original Code: G1699
Customized by the House: hand-painted red and white, green and purple stripes
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.