Tuesday, 24 June 2008
The Material Boy #109
Gucci Brown Monogram Carry-On Duffle
Another bag candy from Gucci for me.:-) This heavily studded carry-on duffel bag in brown GG fabric definitely strikes a cord with the flashy side of me. Somehow all the hardware in brass and silver got my attention. I thought the amount of detail incorporated into the design of this bag is meticulous. And I love customised hardware on bags which makes it very exclusive. The bag is comfortably big(at a good size at 50 x 15 x 40cm) and perfect for toting it around day to day. Safe to say, this bag has all the qualities that appeals to me. I especially fancied the way the bag opens, it comes with a buckle closure strap running across the calf leather bag flap which resembles the Hermes Birkin's way of opening the bag. I wonder if that will be inconvenient since the buckle strap runs around the bag. However, as compared to Birkin, which is less understated, this Gucci bag is a lot more rock & roll and loud.
The colours of the bag is very complimentary to winter styles and hues. It has a certain medieval knight feel, like a piece of ancient armor transformed into a bag. For those who goes for ultra luxe, there is also a croc skin version that oozes decadence:-)
Retail price: Euro $1890. Where to buy: www.gucci.com