Gucci is one of the most recognisable luxury brands in the world.  Its classic ‘GG’ monogram and bamboo elements are synonymous with Italian style.  Its heritage has given us a number of new bag icons including the Bamboo Classic Top Handle and Jackie – and possibly a new one – the Soho Disco Bag.

The Constance bag launched in the 1950s was renamed Jackie in the 1960s to reflect its popularity with Jackie Onassis who was repeatedly photographed carrying it.  A new deconstructed version of the Jackie bag was introduced in 2009.

The Bamboo Classic Top Handle bag was created in 1947.  Interestingly, the bamboo handle was bag was not purely a design feature as it was developed to work around war-time shortages.  The bag was popular with Liz Taylor amongst others in the 1950s and 1960s and New Bamboo Classic Top Handle bag continues to be a favourite with celebrities and fashionistas.

Not to be outdone Gucci’s Soho Disco bag is a relatively new arrival but is fast becoming a new classic.  It is already a cult favourite thanks to bloggers and fashion editors alike.  Why not visit our previous post to find out more?

Guccio Gucci launched his saddle company in Florence in 1921 and the Italian fashion house of Gucci has grown to become one of the world’s largest names.  Tell us what you think about Gucci bags in the comments below.

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