Lately, it’s more common than not for designers to release bags that have a vintage feel, as creative directors from our favorite brands continue to dip into their archives for inspiration. Purse lovers first saw this from Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, and since then many other designers have followed suit. Last month we introduced you to the latest archival revival from Gucci, and like many of you, we fell in love. Seeing this bag in person has only solidified our adoration for this classic, but somehow also modern, new bag. In short, this bag is good, it’s really good, and below we’re giving you a detailed look at Gucci’s latest must have design.
The bag is classically Gucci, crafted from the brand’s iconic GG Supreme coated canvas with contrasting leather details. However, the most iconic feature of this design is Gucci’s storied 1955 Horsebit, which is shown on the bag’s leather flap closure. A few things about this bag were surprising upon seeing it in person. First, it’s much larger than I previously would have thought, both in its width and its depth. Though it’s incredibly structured and the leather sides have little to no give, it holds a lot more than I would have thought after Megs covered the bag the first time around. Though stiff, the bag is incredibly easy to get in and out of, as the flap closure easily slides in and out of the leather tab. It’s important to note that there is no magnetic element at play here with this closure though I found the bag stayed securely closed.