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Gucci Woman Handbag Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Clutch bag, leather, other patterns, front logo, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware Includes: N/A Product Condition: Very Good Lining: negligible residues. Corners and edges: neg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
H 9.45 in. W 14.18 in. D 1.19 in.
Gucci Women Handbags Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Tote bag, leather, solid color, front logo, patent, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, day bag Includes: - Product care - Dust bag ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Brown Leather & Bamboo Handbag
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage brown leather handbag by Gucci. Gold-tone hardware. Dual bamboo top handles. Zip closure at top. 12.5" length, 9.75" height, 4" depth, 4" handle drop. Condit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Gucci Women Handbags Dionysus Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Dionysus, leather, solid color, internal logo, pressure lock closure, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket, evening Includes: Shoulder st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Women Handbags Zumi Burgundy Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Zumi, leather, solid color, front logo, pressure lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal pockets, multiple internal compartments, day bag Includes: - Shoulder strap - Product c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

GUCCI Ebony Leather Equestrian Emblem Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
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 Women Handbags Bamboo Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Bamboo, leather, solid color, iconic detail, turn-lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket, tassel detail, day bag. INCLUDES: - Shoulder strap - D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gucci Women Handbags Ophidia Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Ophidia, web trim pattern, leather, solid color, shiny effect, iconic detail, internal logo, front logo, serial number, suede, chain shoulder strap, zipper fastening, removable shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gucci Black Leather Bamboo Handle Tote Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful Gucci Bamboo tote bag in black leather. Silver metal hardware. Distinctive Bamboo handle. Magnetic button closure on top. Black fabric lining. Zip pocket inside. 'Gucci - M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Women Handbags Black, Green, Gold Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pockets Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Very Good Har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Gucci Brown Leather Tophandle Handbag
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage handbag by Gucci. The bag is in brown leather with a front fastening and top handle .It has a flap over front , and inside there are two compartments, one with a zip p...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Gucci Women's Handbag Dionysus Beige/Brown Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Dionysus, leather, other patterns, monogram logo, snap closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, multiple internal compartments, strass embellishment Includes: - Produc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

GUCCI Embossed Gold Leather Vintage Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Paris, FR
Lovely Gucci embossed leather handbag. It is vintage gold leather embellished with tortoiseshell-style pieces. It closes with a flap with a tongue that slides under a bit symbolizing...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gucci Women's Handbag Zumi Beige/Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Zumi, leather, solid color, iconic detail, adjustable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal pockets, multiple internal compartments, day bag Includes: - Shoulder strap - Du...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Red Monogram Leather Bamboo Bullet Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Gucci Red Monogram Leather Bamboo Bullet Handbag. This stunning Gucci handbag is in great condition. It has minimal sign of use that is consistent with age. There are small markings ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Gucci Red Leather Capri Boston Shoulder Handbag - GHW
By Gucci
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Gucci Red Leather Capri Boston Shoulder Handbag - GHW This very stunning red Gucci handbag is truly one of my favorites. It has 2 chain large link shoulder straps that have the blue...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Gucci Vintage Light Brown Leather Wrist Bag Wristlet Clutch Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Gucci Vintage light brown leather wrist bag. GG - GUCCI logo patch on the front. Upper zipper closure. 2 compartments. Brown suede lining. "GUCCI - Italy' tag inside (with serial num...
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20th Century Clutches

Gucci Black Leather Wood Hook Closure Handbag Satchel
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful Gucci satchel in black leather. It features an unusual wood hook closure on the front. Double handles. Black lining. 1 side zip pocket inside. 'Gucci - Made in Italy' tag i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gucci Striped Baiadera Canvas & Leather Bamboo Handbag Bag Tote
By Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
Gucci's famous baiadera fabric is brought back from the House's archives with a washed effect. Beautiful GUCCI canvas striped tote Baiadera striped canvas collection A true GUCCI s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Vintage Beige Leather Boston Bag Satchel Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Gucci vintage boston bag in beige leather. Gold metal hardware. Double top handles. Upper zipper closure. Diamond lining. 1 side zip pocket inside. 'GUCCI Boutique - Made in Italy' t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gucci Black Woven Leather Bamboo Studded Tote Bag Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful Gucci Bamboo tote bag in black color. Crafted from woven leather and thread, with chevron pattern. Double distinctive Bamboo handle. Gold metal studs on the front and on th...
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20th Century Tote Bags

Medium Gucci Brown Monogram Canvas & Leather Tote Bag Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Portland, OR
Gucci monogram canvas and leather brown tote bag style handbag. This guaranteed authentic Gucci Handbag has leather handles and closes with a snap. The bag is a medium sized tote an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Gucci Pebbled Leather Large Brown Handbag And Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Gucci Model: Pebbled Leather Size: Large Color: Brown Style: Handbag And Shoulder Bag Date Code: 323658 486628 Materials: Brown Pebbled leather with beige canvas interior Han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Vintage Brown Leather Top Handle Bag Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
- Gucci Vintage Top Handle Bag - Brown Lizard Leather - Gold metal hardware - 1 flat open compartment on the front and 1 on the back - Clasp closure on top - Brown leather lining - 2...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Gucci Vintage Burgundy Leather Handbag Satchel Top Handles Bag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful Gucci handbag made in burgundy leather with gold metal hardware. Front turn lock closure. Tan leather lining. 2 main sections inside 3 side open pocket, 1 lipstick holder, ...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Gucci Bamboo Bullet Leather Studded Limited Edition Tri-Color Handbag.
By Gucci
Located in Banner Elk, NC
First introduced in the early 1940's, the Gucci bamboo bag came into production as materials around Europe became scarce. Bamboo, which could still be abundantly sourced from Japan, ...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Gucci Vintage Brown Leather Handbag Top Handle Flap Bag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Gucci Vintage Top Handle Bag. Brown leather. Gold metal hardware. Flap with closure on the front. 1 open pocket under the flap. Brown leather lining. 2 side open pockets and 1 side z...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Gucci Monogram Canvas and Brown Leather Small Shoulder Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gucci Monogram Canvas and Brown Leather Small Shoulder Handbag in excellent condition. Signature monogram gucci canvas trimmed with dark brown leather and gold hardware. Double top l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gucci Striped Baiadera Canvas & Leather Bamboo Handbag Tote Bag with Studs
By Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
Gucci's famous baiadera fabric is brought back from the House's archives with a washed effect. Beautiful GUCCI canvas striped tote Baiadera striped canvas collection A true GUCCI s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Brown Smooth Leather Bamboo Tote Handbag Satchel with Strap
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful Gucci Bamboo tote bag in brown smooth leather. Double distinctive Bamboo handle. 'Gucci - Made in Italy' engraved on the front. Push closure on top.. Brown leather lining. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Gucci Vintage Brown Woven Leather Rare Handbag Top Handle Bag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Rare vintage Gucci handbag crafted in brown leather. Smooth flap with woven body. Gold metal hardware . Flap with twist closure on the front. Tan leather lining . 1 side open pockets...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Gucci Vintage Brown Leather Italian Handbag 1940
By Gucci
Located in milano, IT
Vintage Gucci handbag. The bag is in brown leather, frontal closure, wooden button and a flap on the front. There are two compartments inside, the first one with zip pocket and the s...
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1940s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Gucci Large Emblem Leather Tote
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Gucci textured black calfskin tote bag has a huge gold hardware GG emblem in front. Tote has a zippered top and an zippered compartment on the interior. The length measures 14", ...
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1990s Handbags and Purses

  • Gucci Large Emblem Leather Tote
  • Gucci Large Emblem Leather Tote
  • Gucci Large Emblem Leather Tote
  • Gucci Large Emblem Leather Tote
H 8 in. W 5.50 in. L 14 in.
Stylish Chic Gucci Camel Hobo Quilted Lambskin Leather Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Gucci camel quilted lambskin leather handbag. - Famous hobo style. - Single flat leather handle with gold toned buckles closure. - Interior zip pocket.
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Gucci White Leather Backpack
By Gucci
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Gucci backpack, made of white leather and golden hardware. The product is equipped with a zip closure, internally lined with white canvas, very large. There are also two adjustable l...
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2010s Backpacks

  • Gucci White Leather Backpack
  • Gucci White Leather Backpack
  • Gucci White Leather Backpack
  • Gucci White Leather Backpack
H 15.75 in. W 11.82 in. D 5.52 in.
GUCCI Black Suede Leather Drawstring Bamboo Handle Two Pocket Backpack Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Thiensville, WI
Classic luxury GUCCI two pocket backpack with iconic bamboo details! GUCCI Black Suede/Leather Drawstring Bamboo Handle Two Pocket Backpack Handbag Estimated Retail: $2,500 Label...
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Early 2000s Backpacks

Stunning GUCCI Knitted Leather Macrame Bamboo Handbag Top Handle Bag Tote Studs
By Gucci
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful GUCCI bamboo bag A true GUCCI statement piece Black leather macrame knit Gold-tone colored hardware Gucci's signature style double bamboo handles Highlighted with studs Ful...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Brand New GUCCI Womens Small Flora Canvas and Blue Leather Shoulder Handbag
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Flora Small leather-trimmed printed canvas tote Latest and Hot Brand new Gucci Flora small sized handbag. With an off white canvas with a bright colorful floral pattern. The tote f...
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2010s Tote Bags

Brand New GUCCI Women's Small Flora Canvas and Pink Leather Shoulder Handbag
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Flora Small leather-trimmed printed canvas tote Latest and Hot Brand new Gucci Flora small sized handbag. With an off white canvas with a bright colorful floral pattern. The tote f...
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2010s Tote Bags

Gucci Flora Whites Canvas Leather Trim Navy Blue With Flowers Tote Handbag
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Flora medium leather-trimmed printed canvas tote Latest and Hot Gucci Flora medium sized handbag. With an off white canvas with a bright colorful floral pattern. The tote features ...
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2010s Tote Bags

GUCCI c.2015 "Lady Tassel" Black Python Leather Bamboo Top Handle Tote Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Thiensville, WI
Gucci "Lady Tassel" tote in black python. Top handles are padded. Top zip closure. Gold-tone hardware. Leather tassels with lacquered bamboo detail. Hand painted edges. One interior ...
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2010s Tote Bags

80'S Gucci Soft Side Leather & Wood Bamboo Handle Large Tote Handbag
By Gucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1980'S Gucci black pleated nylon, leather trim and faux bamboo wood handle two-way large tote hand bag. Includes detachable leather strap. Features silver chrome hardware, wood faux ...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Gucci Black Leather Studded Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This striking clutch is from the house of Gucci. This black clutch has a luxe appeal with a studded front flap, a well-designed interior, and gold-tone hardware. Add this black clutc...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Black Leather Studded Clutch
  • Gucci Black Leather Studded Clutch
  • Gucci Black Leather Studded Clutch
  • Gucci Black Leather Studded Clutch
H 5.91 in. W 0.79 in. L 11.42 in.
Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Pouch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This women's pouch from Gucci has been made using Guccissima leather in Italy. It has a fabric interior secured by a zipper on top. The handy pouch will carry your stationery or smal...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Pouch
  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Pouch
  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Pouch
  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Pouch
H 3.35 in. W 1.97 in. L 6.7 in.
Gucci Vintage Black Pony Hair and Leather Handbag Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Beautiful Gucci handbag or shoulder bag, crafted in black pony hair and leather. Flap with magnetic button closure. Gold metal handle with removable shoulder strap. Black fabric lini...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Gucci Black Leather Bag
By Gucci
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Gucci bag, made of black leather. The product is equipped with two rope shoulder straps and a central leather handle. Internally lined in black suede, equipped with a non-removable b...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci Black Leather Bag
  • Gucci Black Leather Bag
  • Gucci Black Leather Bag
  • Gucci Black Leather Bag
H 13.39 in. W 11.42 in. D 3.94 in.
Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Gucci brings you yet another gorgeous accessory with this clutch. It has been carefully crafted from patent leather into a simple shape and a green hue. The front flap featuring the ...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
H 7.09 in. W 1.19 in. L 11.82 in.
Gucci Black Leather Zumi Flap Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Zumi line from Gucci is named after the modern and unconventional actress & musician Zumi Rosow. This flap clutch merges two distinctive signatures, the interlocking GG logo, and...
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2010s Clutches

Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Gucci Soho clutch is the perfect accessory for a night out. Simple, sophisticated, and classy, this blue creation is crafted from patent leather and is sure to elevate and compl...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
H 5.91 in. W 1.97 in. L 11.42 in.
Gucci Black Patent Leather Hysteria Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Gucci clutch is built to suit your stylish ensembles. Crafted from patent leather, it has a black shade and a zipper which secures a leather and suede interior. The clutch is co...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Hysteria Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Hysteria Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Hysteria Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Hysteria Clutch
H 3.55 in. W 0.79 in. L 7.88 in.
Gucci GG Supreme Leather Padlock Backpack
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Black Signature Gucci Padlock Backpack with gold-tone hardware, single chain-link top handle, dual shoulder straps, peach suede interior, dual slip pockets at interior wall, and S-lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Gucci, Soho in black leather
By Gucci
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: GUCCI - Model: Soho - Condition: Good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners, Scratches on hardware, Sign of wear on handles, Interior stains - Accessories: Dustb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci, Soho in black leather
  • Gucci, Soho in black leather
  • Gucci, Soho in black leather
  • Gucci, Soho in black leather
H 9.45 in. W 14.18 in. D 5.12 in.
Gucci Brown Leather Jackie Hobo
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Gucci has always offered a bevy of cult-favorite bags, just like this Jackie hobo created as a homage to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. It is crafted from brown leather and comes with a...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci Brown Leather Jackie Hobo
  • Gucci Brown Leather Jackie Hobo
  • Gucci Brown Leather Jackie Hobo
  • Gucci Brown Leather Jackie Hobo
H 7.88 in. W 1.19 in. L 13 in.
Gucci Black Leather Princy Tote
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This bag by Gucci is a practical option perfect for carrying your daily needs. Carry this cool black Princy tote to finish your laid-back everyday look. It has dual handles, web deta...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Gucci Black Leather Princy Tote
  • Gucci Black Leather Princy Tote
  • Gucci Black Leather Princy Tote
  • Gucci Black Leather Princy Tote
H 8.27 in. W 3.94 in. L 14.97 in.
Gucci White Leather Ophidia Bag
By Gucci
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Gucci bag Ophidia line, made of white leather with golden hardware. Zip closure, not very large inside. Equipped with adjustable leather shoulder strap. The bag is in excellent condi...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci White Leather Ophidia Bag
  • Gucci White Leather Ophidia Bag
  • Gucci White Leather Ophidia Bag
  • Gucci White Leather Ophidia Bag
H 4.73 in. W 6.7 in. D 1.97 in.
Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Hobo
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Gucci hobo will surely assist you on all days. It has been designed in a brown Guccissima leather body and is held by a single handle. This bag has a brand label on the front, a...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Hobo
  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Hobo
  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Hobo
  • Gucci Brown Guccissima Leather Hobo
H 7.88 in. W 1.19 in. L 13.39 in.
Gucci Hot Pink Leather Bag
By Gucci
Located in Athens, GA
Gucci Hot Pink Leather Bag. Tote style bag with Gucci leather tag. Excellent like new condition. Interior clean. Guaranteed authentic.
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Gucci Black Leather Hysteria Bag
By Gucci
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Gucci handbag Hysteria line made of black leather with golden hardware. Enriched with studs and a heart on the front. Zip closure, internally large enough. Equipped with double leat...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Gucci, Sylvie in orange leather
By Gucci
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: GUCCI - Model: Sylvie - Condition: Very good condition. Stain at the side of the bag, Few scratches - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 30cm, Height: 20cm, Dept...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci, Sylvie in orange leather
  • Gucci, Sylvie in orange leather
  • Gucci, Sylvie in orange leather
  • Gucci, Sylvie in orange leather
H 7.88 in. W 11.82 in. D 4.73 in.
Gucci Black Leather Horsebit Tote
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Complete an elegant look with this beautiful Gucci Horsebit tote. It is crafted from leather and has the iconic Horsebit accent in gold-tone on the front. The black bag opens to a fa...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Gucci Black Leather Horsebit Tote
  • Gucci Black Leather Horsebit Tote
  • Gucci Black Leather Horsebit Tote
  • Gucci Black Leather Horsebit Tote
H 4.34 in. W 9.06 in. L 13.39 in.
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Gucci Leather Handbag For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary gucci leather handbag for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Gray and more. Finding the perfect gucci leather handbag may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 18th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. 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 Leather Handbag?

On average, a gucci leather handbag on 1stDibs sells for $963, while they’re typically $98 on the low end and $49,925 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.

Find vintage Gucci clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.

gucci Biography and Important Works

Gucci Furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Gucci Furniture collection, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Gucci were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. The prices for Gucci furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. On Amazon, the price for these items starts at $280 and tops out at $1,400, while pieces like these can sell for $650 on average.

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.