Tuesday, 15 July 2008

The Material Boy #122



Gucci GG Red White Dégradé Web Tote

It seems Gucci has injected some colour into their range of monogram bags even before spring summer 2009 stocks hit the stores. I was expecting the colour leather trimmings and web ribbon to only surface for spring summer 2009 as they were widely featured on the recent Gucci mens runway shows.

So a pleasant surprise when I saw this bag in Gucci Paragon over the weekend.

The red colour is refreshing, as does the white and red web ribbon running down the center of the tote bag. Features a top zip closure and red rolled handles and trimmings. Very cute indeed.

One thing that kept me from buying this right away is the short handles which means you can only hand carry. It's sometimes a chore! However, the colours is a real saving grace and is a nice break from all the brown bags we see everywhere.

Retail price: Euro $535. Where to buy: www.gucci.com

15 comments:

00o00 said...

that looks nice, and not very expensive too.

*refrain refrain*

Kevin said...

Shopping temptation is so hard ot resist! Help! hahaha. can't wait to see what balenciaga goodies you bag in paris.:-P

From The Bagaholicboy That Hails From Singapore said...

Yup that's the one I am eyeing!

Kevin said...

After thinking about it for a night, I decided I will not get this tote...I want the bright orange one as featured in the spring summer 2009 gucci men's show. The huge one with shoulder strap and the handles long enough to shoulder carry as well:-)

Yeah, I am safe from this bag for the time being. hahaha.

It's a nice bag...I just prefer longer handles.

ManBag said...

I love the Gucci bags for S/S 2009 - I plan on getting the tote with pink handles.

Kevin said...

Same here! Love the Gucci Bags for SS2009. I am eyeing on the orange leather trim version, the third pic in my post.:-P That is so Holiday!

From The Bagaholicboy That Hails From Singapore said...

I want the tote with the pink handles. And the bracelet. And the shorts!

Kevin said...

You are the 2nd person who wants the pink handle tote! it's going to be a hit! and I reckon the pricing will be more affordable since these are canvas bags! Be ready to grab them when they hit the stores!

As for the clothes,I doubt the singapore store will bring in the really cool runway stuff. They always bring it the basic, boring, huge logo pieces. I am usually disappointed with their range.

As for the bracelets, there's a chance. maybe they will get the one you want. It's a reinterpretation of some exisiting designs. Inject colours to refresh it again.:-)

Yes, I will be eyeing on lots of pieces for Gucci spring summer 2009 collection! Hopefully the buyer will bring in the good stuff!:-)

deluxeduck said...

sorry guys, but im not loving Gucci S/S 09. except for the fringed tassel loafers and those belts with the banded agate buckles. the collection looks very Dsquared don't you think?

Kevin said...

The gucci collection has mixed reviews. It's not the most innovative collection as per Raf Simons...but it's very wearable which I love.

And no...it's not D2 looking. It's more refined and classy than D2. D2 is very thematic and sexy:-) The aesthetics is very different.:-)

deluxeduck said...

ok.

Kevin said...

Hi deluxeduck, I am sure you will find other collections which appeal to you:-) That is why we have so many choices! I love choices:-P

Feodor said...

gucci is love

Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin, this is ManBag again - this is a little of topic seasonally but still about Gucci man bags. What do you think about the tote/messenger bags for F/W 08? Sometimes I think I really like them, and other times I'm like no, they are too flashy. And do you prefer the black suede one or the washed out brown double G print?

Kevin said...

I think the Fall Winter 2008 Bags are nice for some designs...but they lack longevity...and you will easily grow out of them after this season. The details is too much for it to last. I would treat them as a seasonal item. Would be cool to have them..but after the season you probably use them once in a blue moon.

If you are keen to buy them, get the large 'birkin' style bag...that is more lasting in design.

I doubt I will get them...it's expensive and I dun see myself carrying them after this season.

But I love Gucci nevertheless..waiting for Spring summer 2009 bags!