GG: A Designer Sign of the TimesGucci was established in 1921 by Guccio Gucci, an Italian man who sold leather goods and luggage from his store in Florence, Italy. Many of his customers were aristocratic horse riders and their demands for leather riding gear inspired Guccio to incorporate equestrian imagery, like the horsebit, in his designs. During World War II, sanctions were in place that limited the materials used for goods, so Gucci improvised and created designs out of hemp and cotton canvas, and covered them with the now infamous GG Supreme logo.
The Bamboo BagIn 1947, Gucci launched his trademark bag, which featured a curved bamboo top handle. Elizabeth Taylor, Vanessa Redgrave and Ingrid Bergman were spotted toting the design, quickly making it one of the hottest accessories of the 40's, and beyond.
The Jackie O BagIn 1961, Gucci's hobo shoulder bag was renamed the Jackie O Bag, after Jackie Kennedy Onassis started toting it. The Jackie O Bag was relaunched and updated in 1999 and 2009.
The Flora BagThe beautiful Flora pattern was originally designed for Grace Kelly in 1966 after she turned to Guccio's son for a beautiful flora print for a silk scarf. It was rebooted in 2005 and printed on many canvas bags.
The Boston BagA timeless barrel design with top handles and a top-zip closure. It's been updated multiple times in different fabrics, colors and prints. Many feature the Gucci red and green vintage web stripe detail, which was created in the 1950's and derived from a saddle girth.
The Guccissima & Microsguccussima DesignsIn 2006, a new take on the interlocking GG pattern was introduced. The Guccissima, which means "most Gucci" in Italian, and Microguccissima patterns were embossed into the buttery leather goods.
The Soho DiscosThe Gucci Soho bag can be spotted strapped across the shoulders and bodies of stylish ladies in Soho, and beyond. Whether carrying the cross-body version or the tote, the unmistakable fringed tassel and embroidered GG logo make it instantly recognizable.
The DionysusWhen the Dionysus—a dramatic, structured bag designed by Alessandro Michele—hit the shelves and online shops in 2015, it immediately became a star. The aged metal clasp tipped with two tiger heads and glistening chain straps make a strong statement against the buttery leather, smooth canvas and luxe python designs, much like the namesake god.
The Sylvie BagAlessandro Michele introduced the now iconic Sylvie Bag shortly after the Dionysus. Whether crafted in buttery soft leather, rich brocade or plush snakeskin, this design makes an entrance with Gucci's saddle-inspired designer racing stripes and glimmering hardware. here!