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Gucci Monogram Canvas Vintage Vanity Case
By Gucci
Located in Paris, FR
Gucci Vintage Vanity case in monoram canavs and goolden hardware. Vintage conditon, signs of use in the leather , canvas and hardware but still a lovely collector's item No keys Size...
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1970s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Gucci Vintage 1979 2N1 Black Patent Leather Day To Evening Bag
By Gucci
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This 1970's Gucci 2N1 bag is convertible from a day shoulder bag to an evening clutch. For clasps open to remove the leather exterior to reveal an evening satin clutch. Featuring gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Gucci vintage sunglasses
By Gucci
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gucci MODEL: GG2106 - 44B MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1970s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 60 mm / 2 3/8 in Lens height: 53 mm / 2 1/16 in Bridge: 1...
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1970s Sunglasses

Gucci Butterfly Ring
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This ring is sure to give you butterflies! This rare custom made antique Gucci ring is crafted from 18k gold and features a red and green glassed filled butterfly. Ring's band is adj...
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Vintage 1970s Cocktail Rings

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18k Gold

  • Gucci Butterfly Ring
  • Gucci Butterfly Ring
  • Gucci Butterfly Ring
  • Gucci Butterfly Ring
W 1.5 in. L 1 in.
Gucci Vintage Gucci 1970s Burgundy Monogram Canvas & Leather shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Gucci 1970s burgundy monogram canvas & leather shoulder bag. This early and rare bag has wide leather trimming along the zipper at the top, outlining each side like a frame f...
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1970s Shoulder Bags

Gucci Leather Pitcher
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
A finely made drink pitcher by Gucci, in a silver plate & leather finish. This will be the perfect accent to any bar set up. Marked at bottom edge.  
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Vintage 1970s Modern Barware

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Silver Plate

  • Gucci Leather Pitcher
  • Gucci Leather Pitcher
  • Gucci Leather Pitcher
  • Gucci Leather Pitcher
H 11 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Gucci Vintage Khaki Blazer
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
GUCCI 1970's Vintage Khaki Blazer. *ALL MEASUREMENTS TAKEN FLAT* Size Label: 42 Shoulder to shoulder: 16" Sleeves (shoulder seam to wrist): 23.5" Total Length: 27: Item is sold in...
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1970s Blazers

Gucci Desk Calendar
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome red leather Gucci desk calendar and writing pad. Original paper inside. Brass and chrome Gucci badge on front and Gucci logo stamped underneath. Excellent vintage condition.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Desk Sets

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Brass, Chrome

  • Gucci Desk Calendar
  • Gucci Desk Calendar
  • Gucci Desk Calendar
  • Gucci Desk Calendar
H 0.75 in. W 19.75 in. D 14.25 in.
Gucci Leather Clad Flask
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Gucci Leather Clad Flask from the 1970's with lariat to be worn as accessory. Beautifully constructed of leather clad metal with screw off cap. Flask is detachable from lariat. Flas...
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1970s Barware

  • Gucci Leather Clad Flask
  • Gucci Leather Clad Flask
  • Gucci Leather Clad Flask
  • Gucci Leather Clad Flask
H 40 in. W 4.25 in.
1970s Gucci Silk Scarf
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970s Gucci silk scarf with chain belt design. Signed Gucci at the bottom corner. The design is on a beige background with a dark brown border. Slight discolouration throughout and s...
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1970s Scarves

  • 1970s Gucci Silk Scarf
  • 1970s Gucci Silk Scarf
  • 1970s Gucci Silk Scarf
  • 1970s Gucci Silk Scarf
H 33 in. W 33 in.
Gucci Nautical Cotton Scarf
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Gucci nautical print soft cotton scarf of anchors and compasses from the 1970's. Excellent condition, Italy. 34" x 34"
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1970s Scarves

Gucci Goldplate G Metal Belt
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Add some glam to your outfit with this fabulous 1970's era gold plate Gucci chain link belt featuring gold plate signature G's throughout, and a gold plate belt buckle. Excellent vi...
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1970s Belts

Vintage Gucci Playing Cards
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare Gucci playing cards in the original box. Made in Italy, circa 1970s. Both sets are sealed and un-used. Gucci Logo and stirrups motif. Cards are plastic and washable. Makes a per...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Games

Materials

Plastic, Paper

  • Vintage Gucci Playing Cards
  • Vintage Gucci Playing Cards
  • Vintage Gucci Playing Cards
  • Vintage Gucci Playing Cards
H 1 in. W 6 in. D 4 in.
70's printed shirt Guccio Gucci
By Gucci
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
printed shirt in wool ( 52%) and silk (48%) shirt with mother-of-pearls buttons
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1970s Chemises

  • 70's printed shirt Guccio Gucci
  • 70's printed shirt Guccio Gucci
  • 70's printed shirt Guccio Gucci
  • 70's printed shirt Guccio Gucci
Size: 46 italain ( 42 french)
Gucci Velveteen Monogram Bag, 1970s
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The classic Gucci monogram bag! Black and brown monogram all over print on velveteen fabric. Black leather piping and interior. “GG” gold metallic clasp- push from the top and bottom...
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1970s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci Velveteen Monogram Bag, 1970s
  • Gucci Velveteen Monogram Bag, 1970s
  • Gucci Velveteen Monogram Bag, 1970s
  • Gucci Velveteen Monogram Bag, 1970s
H 6.5 in. D 2.5 in. L 10.5 in.
Gucci oversized vintage sunglasses 70s
By Gucci
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gucci MODEL: GG2106 - 63L MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1970s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 60 mm / 2 3/8 in Lens height: 53 mm / 2 1/16 in Bridge: 1...
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1970s Sunglasses

Iconic Gucci Silk Print Polo
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Iconic Gucci print polo with silk crepe front and silk blend deep navy knit body. 5 button placket pullover style. Signature shells in fishing net graphic turquoise print. Vintage si...
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1970s Shirts

Iconic Gucci Silk Print Polo
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Iconic Gucci print polo with silk crepe front and silk blend royal blue knit body. 5 button placket pullover style. Signature shells in fishing net graphic silk print. Vintage size 4...
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1970s Shirts

Gucci Caramel Leather Logo Trench
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Luxurious caramel leather trench from Gucci, Italy circa 1970s. Beautifully styled and cut. Crafted with all the Gucci embellishments Wood logo buckles at waist and wrists,enamel Guc...
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1970s Trench Coats

Gucci Collar Dress circa 1970s
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long sleeve dress by Gucci from the 1970s. It's made from a cobalt blue wool and has detachable white cotton/rayon collar and cuffs. The closure is a side zipper and a to...
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1970s Informal Dresses

Gucci Gilt Horse Bit Belt
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Lovely 1970s gilt metal horse bit belt by Gucci made with 9 stations. Each details rope and stirrup motif.<br /> Excellent condition. Non adjustable with hook closure.<br /> 30" x ...
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1970s Belts

1970's Gucci Silver Enamel Belt
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful 1970’s Gucci silver hardware belt with blue and white enamel detailing. The belt has three sizings and closes with a classic style buckle and a rigid loop that opens and sn...
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1970s Belts

Gucci Enamel Logo Link Necklace
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Gucci made these cool logo link necklaces in the 1970s. Orangey Brown enamel surrounding a white enamel GG logo. Twisted gilt rope links separate the logo links.<br /> Excellent con...
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Vintage 1970s Link Necklaces

  • Gucci Enamel Logo Link Necklace
  • Gucci Enamel Logo Link Necklace
  • Gucci Enamel Logo Link Necklace
  • Gucci Enamel Logo Link Necklace
W 18-21&quot; in. D .5&quot; in.
1970's Gucci Floral Polo Top
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Early 1970's Gucci floral polo top in 100% fine cotton jersey. The look is classic, the fit is petite and the condition is very good vintage. There are some tiny areas of fading but ...
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1970s Blouses and Tops

Gucci Gold Plated Mens Keychain Vintage
By Gucci
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage gold plated Gucci mens key chain can also be unsex.It has the Gucci marked on the bottom right hand side of the G with a small bar connecting to the ring.It was never se...
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1970s Tech Accessories and Cases

  • Gucci Gold Plated Mens Keychain Vintage
  • Gucci Gold Plated Mens Keychain Vintage
  • Gucci Gold Plated Mens Keychain Vintage
  • Gucci Gold Plated Mens Keychain Vintage
H 0.25 in. W 3.5 in. D 1.85 in.
1970s Gucci Quail Figural Leather Bookends
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a set of gold quail figures on leather bookends, designed by Gucci. The metal models elevate the country and equestrian influences of early Gucci, making them c...
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1970s For The Desk

Gucci Vintage Enamel Gold Cufflinks
By Gucci
Located in Feasterville, PA
An amazing pair of vintage Gucci cuff links circa 1970's laced with blue and green enamel and the iconic double G motif in 18k yellow gold. The earrings are in original condition, an...
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Vintage 1970s Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gucci Pepper/Salt Grinder, 1970s
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Gucci salt and pepper grinders made in Italy 1970s and signet at the bottom. Stunning!!!
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces

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Crystal, Silver, Brass

1970s Gucci Navy Blue Suede Wallet
By Gucci
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970s Gucci navy suede wallet. Wallet comes with original box.
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1970s Wallets

Vintage Gucci Leather Letter Holder
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Petite leather letter holder by Gucci. Circa 1970s. This equestrian letter holder is in the shape of a horseshoe with brass square accents. Great vintage condition and a pretty caram...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

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Brass

  • Vintage Gucci Leather Letter Holder
  • Vintage Gucci Leather Letter Holder
  • Vintage Gucci Leather Letter Holder
  • Vintage Gucci Leather Letter Holder
H 4.5 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Gucci 1973 "GG" Logo Leather Bracelet
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Get this Gucci before it's too late! Circa 1973, this grey leather cuff features a gold toned vintage Gucci logo with a turn lock closure. Stamped on the inside made in Italy. Size i...
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Vintage 1970s Cuff Bracelets

Gucci 18 Karat Gold Bar Cufflinks
By Gucci
Located in Westport, CT
Vintage Gucci 18 Karat Gold Bar Cufflinks Finish off your black-tie look sporting these Iconic Gucci bar cufflinks in 18k gold featuring a multi-line motif. Dimensions:14mm x 3.10mm...
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Vintage 1970s Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Gold

Gucci Vintage Zebra Print Cotton Scarf
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Gucci Vintage Zebra Print Cotton Scarf from the 1970's. Galloping zebra print on Art Deco style ground in soft cotton with burnt orange border. This original print is now featured in...
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1970s Scarves

Gucci Vintage Ostrich Print Cotton Scarf
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Large Gucci Vintage Ostrich print cotton scarf from the 1970's. Pairs of dancing ostriches on an Art Deco style ground in soft cotton with blue border. This original print is now fea...
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1970s Scarves

Gucci Gold Plated Link Necklace Vintage
By Gucci
Located in North Miami, FL
This fabulous 1970's Italian Gucci gold plated necklace is a true staple for your all season wardrobe. it is classic and iconic. This could be coupled with other Gucci necklaces shou...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Link Necklaces

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Gold Plate

  • Gucci Gold Plated Link Necklace Vintage
  • Gucci Gold Plated Link Necklace Vintage
  • Gucci Gold Plated Link Necklace Vintage
  • Gucci Gold Plated Link Necklace Vintage
H 12 in. D 0.25 in. L 12 in.
Vintage Gucci Silver and Crystal Vase
By Gucci
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Circa 1980. Featuring crystal mini rounded vase or jar with sterling silver trim (075" H) and double G watermark on the bottom. Made in Italy. Total weight is 923.8 g.
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1970s Vases

Large Iconic Gucci Logo Malachite Pendant
By Gucci
Located in San Antonio, TX
18K Gold moveable, hinged, pendant with Gucci double G logo. Signed 18K GUCCI ITALY.
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Vintage 1970s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

1970's Gucci Terrycloth Beach Cover-up
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stay chic at the beach with this adorable 1970's Gucci terrycloth cover-up. Nautical pattern has notes of blue, navy and aqua on a white background. Excellent vintage condition. Fits...
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1970s Beachwear

GUCCI Ebony Leather Equestrian Emblem Handbag
By Gucci
Located in University City, MO
GUCCI Ebony leather equestrian emblem handbag Sleek black leather shoulder bag with gilt metal hardware. The rare Gucci handbag is adorned with twin gilt metal horse heads. The in...
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1970s Shoulder Bags

Gucci Classic Coco-Brown Suede Handbag
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Gucci Classic coco-brown calfskin suede handbag has three (3) separate compartments with the center one zippered. One compartment has two (2) open compartments and the last compartme...
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1970s Shoulder Bags

Gucci Silk Chiffon Two Piece Ensemble
By Gucci
Located in Geneva, CH
A 70's silk chiffon summer ensemble in a Madras print by Gucci. The top features an elastic waist with an all-around ruffle. The skirt is lined and has a “gros grain” purple belt. ...
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1970s Summer Dresses

Oversized Gucci Ivory Silk Jacquard Muffler
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant, Gucci Silk Jacquard Muffler with lovely hand tied fringe. Large and Gatsbyesque with conjoined "GG" Logos throughout ivory silk. 62" x 12". 1970's Italy. Excellent conditi...
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1970s Scarves

Gucci Sling Leather Trash Can
By Gucci
Located in Den Haag, NL
Gucci sling leather trash can, 1970s Red bordeaux sling leather with a brass Gucci logo Marked underneath the bottom.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Home Accents

Materials

Brass

  • Gucci Sling Leather Trash Can
  • Gucci Sling Leather Trash Can
  • Gucci Sling Leather Trash Can
  • Gucci Sling Leather Trash Can
H 11.42 in. Dm 9.06 in.
1970s Gucci Anchor & Rope Nautical Leather Bookends
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a pair of nautical anchor bookmarks made by Gucci in Italy. This rare set features two miniature metal anchors with two real miniature ropes draped over them. T...
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1970s For The Desk

1970s GUCCI Burgundy Leather Mini Crossbody Bag
By Gucci
Located in Bangkok, TH
1970s GUCCI mini crossbody bag in burgundy leather. Made in Italy. Measures 6.5 x 5 x 1.25 inches Strap drop 22 inches. It’s mini in size yet fits plus-sized iPhone. Snap fastening c...
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1970s Pouches and Wristlets

1970s Gucci Suede Horseshoe Buckle Vest Vintage
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: A Gucci suede vest with signature equestrian details. This piece is lined in Gucci logo fabric and features gold-toned horseshoe buckle closures at the front. T...
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1970s Vests

Table Mirror "Gucci" Original Dealer Shop
By Gucci
Located in taranto, IT
Original Gucci collectible mirror, made of brown metal with wooden finishes and distributed only to dealer shops of the brand, therefore impossible to find on the market made of m...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Table Mirrors

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Metal

  • Table Mirror "Gucci" Original Dealer Shop
  • Table Mirror "Gucci" Original Dealer Shop
  • Table Mirror "Gucci" Original Dealer Shop
  • Table Mirror "Gucci" Original Dealer Shop
H 12.21 in. W 10.24 in. D 3.94 in.
Gucci Picture Frame, Italy, 1970s
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
Gucci horsebit picture frame silver plate brass, signed Italy 1970s. Very good original condition. Large-scale silver plate frame with two brass detailed horsebits that run horizonta...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Picture Frames

Materials

Silver Plate

  • Gucci Picture Frame, Italy, 1970s
  • Gucci Picture Frame, Italy, 1970s
  • Gucci Picture Frame, Italy, 1970s
  • Gucci Picture Frame, Italy, 1970s
H 5.52 in. W 3.94 in. D 0.79 in.
Vintage Iconic GUCCI Logo Enamel Letter Opener
By Gucci
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Iconic GUCCI Logo Enamel Letter Opener Measurements: Diameter: 0.39 inch (1 cm) Length: 7.28 inches (18.5 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic GUCCI. - Iconic enamel Gucci letter...
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1970s For The Desk

Gucci Sterling and Gilt Silver Pendant
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Unusual 2 toned Gucci pendant pen on silver chain. Sterling and gilt sterling are used in a striped layout. Pen unfortunately has no longer any ink, but, still looks great as a penda...
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Vintage 1970s More Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate, Sterling Silver

Elegant Gucci Ivory Silk Jacquard Logo Scarf
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant unisex Gucci Ivory Silk Jacquard Logo Scarf from the 1970's. Amazing Gucci's 70's Jet Set vibe with hand made silk fringe. Tuxedo ready. Conjoined "G" motifs throughout. 1970...
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1970s Scarves

Vintage Gucci Metallic Gold Black Evening Bag
By Gucci
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Over the past several years, Gucci has risen to a monumental status. Their classic and quirky designs have placed the Italian design house at the forefront of luxury brands. Done in ...
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1970s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Iconic GUCCI Gold Enamel Buckle Belt
By Gucci
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Iconic GUCCI Gold Enamel Buckle Belt Measurements: Height: 0.86 inch (2.2 cm) Wearable Length: 28.15 inches, 28.74 inches, 29.33 inches (71.5 cm, 73 cm, 74.5 cm) Features: ...
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1970s Belts

Vintage Gucci Sterling and Enamel Dionysis Buckle
By Gucci
Located in Riverdale, NY
Vintage, original Gucci Sterling and Enamel Dionysis Buckle from the 1970's. Brown enamel on sterling silver. 1970's Italy. Signed, Gucci, and 925 , Excellent condition. Lacks Belt ...
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1970s Belts

Gucci 1970's Navy Gabardine Wool Pleated Skirt
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gucci 1970's Navy Wool Pleated Skirt with buttons up sides. Waist: 13.5&quot; Length: From V front - 28&quot; Back - 29.5&quot; Good Vintage Condition:Please remember all clothes ...
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1970s Pleated Skirts

Luxury Vintage Gucci Table Clock, 1970
By Gucci
Located in Munich, DE
Elegant vintage Gucci table clock made in chrome and wood, marked with Gucci and the Gucci famous stirrup holder.    
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Vintage 1970s Italian Hollywood Regency More Desk Accessories

Materials

Chrome

  • Luxury Vintage Gucci Table Clock, 1970
  • Luxury Vintage Gucci Table Clock, 1970
  • Luxury Vintage Gucci Table Clock, 1970
  • Luxury Vintage Gucci Table Clock, 1970
H 1.58 in. W 6.5 in. D 5.91 in.
G Gucci Matte Gold Thumbprint Dangle Earrings 1970s
By Gucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
G Gucci matte gold thumbprint dangle earrings with clip backs, from the 1970s. The upper is a lozenge shape with a small lozenge dangling below. The finish on these earrings is amaz...
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Vintage 1970s Modernist Clip-on Earrings

1970's Gucci Silver and Enamel Buckle Belt
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Unique Gucci silver metal belt from the 1970s features cream and brown enamel pattern on each link, and a silver metal buckle. Excellent vintage condition.
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1970s Belts

Gucci Italy Brown Leather Vintage Slacks c 1970s
By Gucci
Located in University City, MO
Gucci Italy Brown leather vintage slacks c 1970s The tobacco brown leather slacks are buttery soft lined in brown satin acetate with Gucci's script signature repeated through...
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1970s Pleated Pants

1970S Gucci Chocolate Brown Suede & Leather Belted Skirt
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
1970S Gucci Chocolate Brown Suede & Leather Belted Skirt
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1970s A-Line Skirts

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Gucci 1979 For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary gucci 1979 you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Beige and more options on these pages. If you’re looking for a gucci 1979 from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Gucci, Vittorio Accornero and MAURIZIO GUCCI are often thought to be among the most stylish. Finding a gucci 1979 for sale for women should be easy, but there are 253 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Gucci 1979?

On average, a gucci 1979 on 1stDibs sells for $849, while they’re typically $125 on the low end and $34,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Gucci Biography and Important Works

Long before trend-bucking creative director Alessandro Michele brought his hallucinatory “Utopian Fantasy” campaign to Gucci, it was a modest Italian leather shop. Today, it’s an internationally renowned luxury house with an iconic logo, and vintage Gucci clothing, handbags and shoes are among high fashion's most covetable goods.

Guccio Gucci (1881–1953) admired the stylish suitcases he saw wealthy guests arrive with at the Savoy Hotel in London, where he worked as a bellhop. So, in 1921, after a stint at Franzi, a luggage company in his hometown of Florence, he opened a leather goods shop of his own.

At first, Gucci’s Florence business specialized in equestrian accessories. But as its reputation flourished, particularly among the English aristocracy, so too did its footprint. In 1938, he brought three of his sons — Aldo, Vasco and Rodolfo — into the business and expanded it to Rome and later Milan. In the mid-1930s, a League of Nations embargo against Italy pushed Gucci to experiment with alternatives to imported leather. Its woven hemp fabric from Naples, adorned with the brand’s signature diamond print, was a hit, especially among A-list celebrities. The material was first used on suitcases before finding enduring popularity on handbags. (No list of revered designer purses would be complete without Gucci.)

In the 1950s, Elizabeth Taylor carried one of Gucci’s bamboo-handled tote bags, another adaptation to material rationing. After Jackie Kennedy was seen sporting a slouchy Gucci tote in 1961, it was renamed for the First Lady. Then Grace Kelly, on a visit to the boutique in Milan, inspired Rodolfo Gucci to work with Italian illustrator and Gucci textile designer Vittorio Accornero on the Flora print in 1966. Taking cues from Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera, with its pattern of flora and insects, it was painted entirely by hand and featured no fewer than 37 colors.

In 1953, just 15 days after opening his first store on New York’s 5th Avenue, Guccio passed away at 72. The early 1970s saw store openings in Tokyo and Hong Kong, but by the late 1980s, Gucci was floundering. Rodolfo Gucci took charge in 1982, but family drama and lawsuits ensued. In 1993, Rodolfo’s son, Maurizio, transferred his shares in the company to Investcorp, ending the family’s involvement in Gucci. Dawn Mello, then-president of Bergdorf Goodman, joined as creative director in 1989. But it was Tom Ford, who took over as creative director in 1994, who ultimately revived the brand.

Ford’s racy ads, shot by photographers such as Mario Testino, stirred controversy. And his potent vision of sexed-up femininity — with “jewel-toned satin shirts unbuttoned to there,” as Vogue described his breakthrough 1995 runway show — was wildly successful. The new millennium brought new ownership — Pinault Printemps Redoute in 2004 — and a more toned-down vision from Frida Giannini, who became sole creative director in 2006. Alessandro Michele was named creative director in 2015, and the storied brand took a giant leap forward.

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