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2000s Gucci light green shoulder gag
By Gucci
Located in Capri, IT
2000s Gucci light green shoulder gag
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • 2000s Gucci light green shoulder gag
  • 2000s Gucci light green shoulder gag
  • 2000s Gucci light green shoulder gag
  • 2000s Gucci light green shoulder gag
W 18.12 in. D 1.19 in. L 14.18 in.
2000s Gucci Black Leather Steel Logo Clutch Wrist Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in London, GB
Black leather clutch flap over bag from Gucci featuring front pocket and 3 internal compartments, zipped internal pocket, cards compartment, pen holder, steel front clutch closure, h...
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Early 2000s Italian Clutches

Rare GUCCI by Tom Ford 2000 Exotic Skin Clutch Bag Purse with Chain Strap
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
EXTREMELY RARE GUCCI BY TOM FORD EXOTIC SNAKE SKIN BAG FEATURED ON BOTH GUCCI'S RUNWAY SHOW SPRING/SUMMER 2000 AND IN GUCCI'S AD CAMPAIGN BY MARIO TESTINO Very rare and exclusive ...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

2000s Gucci by Tom Ford Brown GG Distressed Gold Large Horsebit Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: Designed by Tom Ford during his tenure at the house of Gucci, this bag represents Tom's interpretation of many of Gucci's classic elements, the most prominent b...
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Early 2000s Clutches

2000s Gucci by Tom Ford Pink GG Large Distressed Horsebit Convertible Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: Designed by Tom Ford during his tenure at the house of Gucci, this bag represents Tom's interpretation of many of Gucci's classic elements, the most prominent b...
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Early 2000s Clutches

2000's Gucci Navy Blue Logo iPad Sleeve
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
2000's Gucci iPad case/sleeve. Navy and grey all over Gucci logo leather with navy blue leather Velcro top closure. Soft black suede interior. Easy and chic way to protect your iPad....
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Early 2000s Wallets and Small Accessories

Early 2000s Gucci by Tom Ford GG Monogram Mini Jackie Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a 'GG' monogram mini Jackie bag by Tom Ford for Gucci. This early 2000's bag features a raised 'GG' monogram fabric and a silver-toned piston lock closure. Ford...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Rare Gucci Soho Pink Leather Messenger Shoulder Bag Purse
By Gucci
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Rare Gucci Soho Pink Leather Messenger Shoulder Bag Purse Authentic Rare Gucci Soho Pink Leather Messenger Shoulder Bag Purse The bag has front flap with press stud closer and ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

2000s Gucci by Tom Ford Mini Purple Pleated Satin Draw String Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a simple and elegant black pleated satin Gucci mini bag, designed by Tom Ford. This bag, from the early 2000s, is the perfect mini bag for a night out or event....
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

2000s Gucci by Tom Ford Black Satin Hoop Mini Wristlet
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a simple and elegant black satin hoop Gucci wristlet, designed by Tom Ford. This bag, from the 2000s, is the perfect mini bag for a night out or event. The bag'...
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Early 2000s Pouches and Wristlets

Gucci GG Brown Monogram Small Jackie Line Top Handle Tote Bag, 2000.
By Gucci
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Gucci GG Brown Monogram Small Jackie Line Top Handle Tote Bag, 2000. The classic half moon shaped bag was made by the iconic fashion house in the 1950's and was coined the "constance...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

2000s Gucci by Tom Ford Mini Reins Purple Lizard Silk Satin Rhinestone Thong Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a rare purple silk, rhinestone, and karung snakeskin mini reins bag by Tom Ford for Gucci. This early 2000's bag features a 'GG' accent at the front meant to em...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

2000s Gucci by Tom Ford Mini Reins Red Lizard Silk Satin Rhinestone Thong Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a rare red silk, rhinestone, and karung snakeskin mini reins bag by Tom Ford for Gucci. This early 2000's bag features a 'GG' accent at the front meant to emula...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

NEW Gucci by Tom Ford 2004 Dragon Pearl Jeweled Mink Fur Purse Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
EXTREMELY RARE GUCCI BY TOM FORD GORGEOUS MINK FUR EVENING BAG WITH STUNNING JEWELED DRAGON DETAIL DETAILS: A GUCCI signature piece that will last you for many years From one of...
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Early 2000s Italian Clutches

2000s Gucci by Tom Ford Mini Black Silk Satin Square Chain Logo Evening Bag Y2K
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a mini satin Gucci evening bag, designed by Tom Ford. This small square bag is constructed of black satin and features a silver-toned chain and hardware. From t...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

NEW Gucci by Tom Ford 2004 Dragon Pearl Jeweled Mink Fur Purse Evening Bag
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
EXTREMELY RARE GUCCI BY TOM FORD GORGEOUS FUR EVENING BAG WITH STUNNING JEWELED DRAGON DETAIL DETAILS: A GUCCI signature piece that will last you for many years From one of GUCC...
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Early 2000s Italian Clutches

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Gold Leather Dionysus Clutch Crossbody Shoulder Bag
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a gold-covered multi-style Gucci envelope bag, designed by Tom Ford. Constructed entirely of gold-colored leather and finished with gold accents, this bag is an...
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Early 2000s Clutches

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Jacquard Tan Tote Silk Scarf Print
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a tan jacquard print Gucci tote, designed by Tom Ford. This beautiful petite tote is part of the F/W 2000 collection which features a similar color palette that...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Black 'GG' Crossbody Dionysus Tiger Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a sleek black 'GG' monogram Gucci crossbody, designed by Tom Ford. This bag is constructed primarily of 'GG' monogram canvas in black but is finished with black...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Pink Suede Dionysus Tiger Crossbody Bag
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a shiny pink suede Gucci crossbody, designed by Tom Ford. This bag is constructed primarily of pink suede but is finished with tan leather and gold hardware. Fo...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

S/S 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Cream Ostrich Chain Flap Shoulder Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a gorgeous ostrich leather Gucci bag with a chainlink handle, designed by Tom Ford. This bag is from the Spring/Summer 2000 collection is constructed almost ent...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford G Buckle Black Nylon Small Bag Y2K
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a vintage nylon Gucci bag, designed by Tom Ford. Created for the Fall/Winter 2000 collection, this bag constructed of nylon with leather piping and details prom...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

S/S 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford 'Havana' Print Red and White Hobo
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a Havana print Gucci hobo bag, designed by Tom Ford. This bag boasts one of Ford’s more iconic prints during his tenure at the fashion house which was created f...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

S/S 2000 VINTAGE TOM FORD for GUCCI BEADED EVENING CLUTCH BAG
By Tom Ford, Gucci
Located in Montgomery, TX
TOM FORD for GUCCI Fully beaded clutch bag from Gucci Spring/Summer 2000 collection Python print Silver metal strap. Measurements: 9" x 6" Excellent condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Grey Taupe Suede Jackie with Gold Chain Black Leather
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a shiny grey suede Gucci Jackie bag, designed by Tom Ford. This bag is constructed primarily of light grey/taupe suede and is finished with black leather and go...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

F/W 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Grey Suede Dionysus Tiger Crossbody with Gold Chain
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a shiny suede Gucci crossbody, designed by Tom Ford. This bag is constructed primarily of off-white suede but is finished with black leather and gold hardware. ...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Gucci Fur And Crocodile Clutch Bag
By Gucci
Located in Hoffman Estates, IL
Absolutely gorgeous Gucci rabbit fur and crocodile clutch bag. Specifications: W 9.5, H 4, D 1.2 (with fur 3) inches
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Early 2000s Clutches

  • Gucci Fur And Crocodile Clutch Bag
  • Gucci Fur And Crocodile Clutch Bag
  • Gucci Fur And Crocodile Clutch Bag
  • Gucci Fur And Crocodile Clutch Bag
H 4 in. W 9.5 in. Dm 1.2 in.
Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
A great black bag by Gucci. The body of the bag is black Gucci fabric with logo woven in. It has black patent lower corners and handle, and an internal zip pocket. Serial number 001 ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
  • Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
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H 14 in. W 11 in.
Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
A great black bag by Gucci. The body of the bag is black Gucci fabric with logo woven in. It has black patent lower corners and handle, and an internal zip pocket. Serial number 001 ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
  • Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
  • Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
  • Black Gucci Shoulder Bag
H 14 in. W 11 in.
Gucci Brown Leather Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Gucci handbag in pony leather with handles and details in brown leather And golden hardware. Closure with magnetic button, internally capacious and equipped with a pocket. VERY GOOD ...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci Brown Leather Shoulder Bag
  • Gucci Brown Leather Shoulder Bag
  • Gucci Brown Leather Shoulder Bag
  • Gucci Brown Leather Shoulder Bag
H 12.6 in. D 0.79 in. L 16.15 in.
Gucci by Tom Ford zebra pattern beaded silk evening flap bag, ss 2000
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in London, GB
▪ Gucci silk evening flap bag ▪ Designed by Tom Ford ▪ Beaded green and black Zebra pattered design ▪ Black metal chain shoulder strap ▪ Silk lining ▪ Spring-Summer 2000
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Gucci Python Pelham Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gucci Python Pelham Shoulder Bag in very good condition. natural python exterior with cream leather trim and gold hardware. beige canvas lined interior with one side zipped pocket. l...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Gucci Floral Print Canvas Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Gucci black floral print canvas tote handbag. Feels like carrying a garden with you at all time! - Length: 30.5cm - Height: 24cm - Width: 10cm - Handle Drop: 18 cm
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Gucci Floral Print Canvas Handbag
  • Gucci Floral Print Canvas Handbag
  • Gucci Floral Print Canvas Handbag
  • Gucci Floral Print Canvas Handbag
H 9.45 in. W 3.94 in. L 12.01 in.
Gucci Beige Canvas and Purple Leather jewel Bags
By Gucci
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Gucci jewel bag made of GG supreme canvas with purple leather details, golden hardware and embellished with crystals. Magnetic button closure, internally quite well. Equipped with ch...
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Early 2000s Novelty Bags

  • Gucci Beige Canvas and Purple Leather jewel Bags
  • Gucci Beige Canvas and Purple Leather jewel Bags
  • Gucci Beige Canvas and Purple Leather jewel Bags
  • Gucci Beige Canvas and Purple Leather jewel Bags
H 7.68 in. D 1.97 in. L 12.8 in.
Gucci Bronze Patent Leather Hysteria Bag
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gucci Bronze Patent Leather Hysteria Bag in excellent condition. Metallic bronze patent leather exterior trimmed with gold hardware, double top handles, front round Gucci medallion i...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Vintage Gucci Bamboo Handle Suede Mini Bag
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Bamboo Handle Suede Mini Bag by Gucci Circa 2007 Made in Italy Black suede Dual bamboo top handles Bamboo zip detail Top zip closure Gold-tone hardware Interior pocket wit...
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Early 2000s Italian Top Handle Bags

Gucci Black Canvas Bamboo Bullet Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in PARIS, FR
Gucci Black Canvas Bamboo Bullet Shoulder Bag. Very good condition show some light signs of use and wear but nothing visible ! A beautiful piece to add in your closet. Gucci bullet b...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Tom Ford for Gucci Ostrich Leather Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Add this rare piece to your collection! Designed by Tom Ford for Gucci's 2000 S/S show, this evening clutch is crafted from ostrich leg leather and features a two-tone silver metalli...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Gucci Python Black Brown Hysteria Large Bag
By Gucci
Located in North Miami, FL
This large Gucci python bag can also be used for a travel bag. It is a top handle. The python is a mix of black and brown combination. This was done between 2004-2006. It comes with ...
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Early 2000s Luggage and Travel Bags

GUCCI black leather INTERTWINED Belt 80 / 32
By Gucci
Located in Zürich, CH
Gucci belt made of black intertwined leather elements and wooden buckle part. Has been worn and is in excellent condition. Tag Size 80/32 Width 4cm (1.6in) Fits 72cm (28.1in) to 76c...
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Early 2000s Wallets

GUCCI black leather BAMBOO HANDLE Hobo Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Gucci by Tom Ford Bamboo hobo bag in black pigskin leather featuring black bamboo handle. Lined in black suede with an attached pouch inside and gold-tone hardware. H...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

GUCCI brown 2002 WOOD HANDLE OSTRICH DOCTORS Bag
By Gucci
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Gucci Doctor's Handbag by Tom Ford in light brown ostrich leather featuring brown wooden handles. From the fall/winter 2002 collection. Opens with a strap and buckle o...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Gucci Silver Crocodile Rectangular Small Shoulder Handbag - SHW
By Gucci
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Gucci Silver Crocodile Rectangular Small Shoulder Handbag - SHW This beautiful and very unique crocodile Gucci handbag has a link silver chain, a metallic sheen to the skin, and a ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

UNWORN Gucci Exotic Crocodile XXL Bamboo GG Monogram Canvas Flat Tote Bag
By Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
DETAILS: An extremely rare GUCCI signature piece that will last you for many years This piece has it all - a perfect combination of all GUCCI signature details! Made of Gucci‘s ...
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Early 2000s Italian Tote Bags

F/W 2004 Gucci by Tom Ford Mink Crystal Dragon Mini Bag
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
The RealList presents this Gucci F/W 2004 mink convertible clutch by Tom Ford. This bag prominently features the iconic gold crystal-encrusted dragon motif designed by Tom Ford for h...
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Early 2000s Clutches

GUCCI white leather & blue GG Monogram canvas Belt 90
By Gucci
Located in Zürich, CH
Gucci monogram belt in navy and off-white canvas with off-white leather trim and light gold-tone buckle. Has been worn and is in excellent condition. Tag Size 90 Width 4cm (1.6in) ...
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Early 2000s Wallets

S/S 2005 Gucci Beaded Embroidered Sequin Flora Medium Jackie Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning beaded Flora Gucci Jackie bag, designed by Frida Giannini. From the Spring/Summer 2005, this Jackie is covered in the brand's iconic Flora print with...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Gucci By Tom Ford Metallic Pink Barbiecore Studded Horsebit Clutch Bag
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
A Gucci signature piece that will last you for many years From one of Gucci's most stunning collections by Tom Ford Very rare Collector's item Made of beautiful metallic pink leather...
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Early 2000s Italian Clutches

Tom Ford for Gucci Racing Stripe and D-Ring Snaffle Bit Canvas Purse
By Tom Ford
Located in San Francisco, CA
Tom Ford for Gucci, logo canvas purse with leather trim corners, D-ring snaffle bit trimmed in leather, and peau de soie racing stripe embellishment. Chain link handle is composed of...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

F/W 2003 Gucci by Tom Ford Creme Crocodile Large Horsebit Convertible Clutch
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: Designed by Tom Ford during his tenure at the house of Gucci, this bag represents Tom's interpretation of many of Gucci's classic elements. This large evening c...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Vintage Gucci Satin Pouch on a Chain with Interlocking GG Clasp
By Gucci
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This vintage Gucci Crossbody bag is made of satin with silvertone hardware, a long shoulder strap and interlocking GG clasp and flap closure. COLOR: Black MATERIAL: Satin with leath...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

F/W 2003 Gucci by Tom Ford Burgundy Patent Medium Horsebit Convertible Clutch
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: Designed by Tom Ford during his tenure at the house of Gucci, this bag represents Tom's interpretation of many of Gucci's classic elements, the most prominent b...
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Early 2000s Clutches

F/W 2004 Gucci by Tom Ford Blue Metallic Medium Horsebit Convertible Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: Designed by Tom Ford during his tenure at the house of Gucci, this bag represents Tom's interpretation of many of Gucci's classic elements, the most prominent b...
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Early 2000s Clutches

UNWORN Gucci Exotic Tom Ford Striped Black Lizard Jeweled Snake Horsebit Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
EXTREMELY RARE GUCCI BY TOM FORD GORGEOUS SNAKE HEAD JEWELLED EVENING BAG LIMITED EDITION Condition: New with GUCCI dust bag DETAILS: A GUCCI signature piece that will last yo...
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Early 2000s Italian Clutches

Gucci Indy Babouska Leather Bag in Gold Metal Black w Fringes
By Gucci
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant and fashionable Gucci Babouska Indy black shoulder bag. Made of leather and golden metal details still with its never used fur. This Gucci issue has a top with two tassels wi...
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Early 2000s Italian Top Handle Bags

S/S 2004 Gucci by Tom Ford Alligator Horsebit Crystal Enamel Serpent XL Clutch
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an extravagant rhinestoned serpent alligator horse bit convertible clutch by Tom Ford for Gucci. The bag was featured on look 17 and look 18 of the S/S 2004 run...
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Early 2000s Clutches

F/W 2004 Gucci by Tom Ford Velvet GG Large Lizard Horsebit Convertible Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: Designed by Tom Ford during his tenure at the house of Gucci, this bag represents Tom's interpretation of many of Gucci's classic elements ('GG' print, horse bi...
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Early 2000s Clutches

UNWORN Gucci by Tom Ford 2004 Exotic GG Monogram Jeweled Snake Head Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
EXTREMELY RARE GUCCI BY TOM FORD GORGEOUS SNAKE HEAD JEWELLED GG MONOGRAM LIMITED EDITION DETAILS: A GUCCI signature piece that will last you for many years From one of GUCCI'...
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Early 2000s Italian Clutches

Tom Ford for Gucci S/S 2003 Embroidered Limited Edition Clutch
By Gucci, Tom Ford
Located in Montgomery, TX
Tom Ford for Gucci Embroidered Limited Edition Clutch S/S 2003 Collection Black Silk Framed Clutch with Brown Chocolate Embroidery Birds Dual braided shoulder straps, crystal and emb...
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Early 2000s Clutches

S/S 2004 Gucci by Tom Ford Ad GG Pink Satin Large Horsebit Convertible Clutch
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: Designed by Tom Ford during his tenure at the house of Gucci, this bag represents Tom's interpretation of many of Gucci's classic elements ('GG' canvas, horse b...
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Early 2000s Clutches

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Gucci 2000s Purse For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary gucci 2000s purse you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Beige and more. You’re likely to find the perfect gucci 2000s purse among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Gucci 2000s Purse?

The price for a gucci 2000s purse starts at $195 and tops out at $9,995, and on average, selling for $1,105.

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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Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.