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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 Gold Toned Crest Accessory
By Gucci
Located in Nice, FR
GUCCI Parfums gold toned crest accessory. Can be used as a keyring or bag charm for instance. This crest was originaly perfumed with GUCCI NOBILE fragrance. Embossed GUCCI on fro...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Jewelry

Vintage Gucci Folding Stool
By Gucci
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
How chic is this vintage Gucci stool. And it folds up and converts into a cane for hiking around in style. Signed to underside ‘Made in Italy by Gucci’.
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20th Century Italian Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum, Steel, Chrome

  • Vintage Gucci Folding Stool
  • Vintage Gucci Folding Stool
  • Vintage Gucci Folding Stool
  • Vintage Gucci Folding Stool
H 28.5 in. W 22 in. D 22 in.
Vintage Gucci Metal Enamel Belt
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic vintage Gucci metal belt. Blue on blue stripes. Great wearable piece of jewelry. Stamped Gucci Italy. Some enamel loss on a few links.
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Vintage 1980s More Jewelry

  • Vintage Gucci Metal Enamel Belt
  • Vintage Gucci Metal Enamel Belt
  • Vintage Gucci Metal Enamel Belt
  • Vintage Gucci Metal Enamel Belt
H 1 in. W 36 in. D 0.25 in.
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.
S/S 2007 Vintage Gucci Black Python Leather Jacket
By Gucci
Located in Montgomery, TX
S/S 2007 Vintage Gucci Black Python Leather Jacket IT Size 40 - US 4 100% Python Silk lining Made in Italy New, without tags. Excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Vintage Gucci Brown Waterproof Silk Jacket
By Gucci
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Vintage Gucci jacket featured in brown with concealed button closures along the front, decorative straps along the side with gold tone metal insignia. Jacket has pockets at the waist...
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Early 20th Century Coats and Outerwear

Vintage Gucci 1960’s Black Crocodile Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rare Vintage Gucci handbag from the 1960’s beautifully crafted in Crocodile with a top handle (that has been restored), silver and gold tone metal clasp closure, one slip compartment...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Gucci Aviator Sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Gucci Aviator sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy Gucci's in gilded gold hardware sunglasses with logo GG on temple. This item could show minor sign of wear. Made in Italy.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage GUCCI Black Leather Doctor Bag, c.1980s.
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Vintage GUCCI Black Leather Doctor Bag, c.1980s. Vintage Black Gucci Doctor Bag with classic green and red stripe accent through the center. Featuring Gold hardware and buckle closur...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Gucci by Tom Ford Black Leather Boots
By Gucci
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Tom Ford’s Gucci pair of knee-high leather boots, circa 1999. In a sleek silhouette, these vintage Gucci boots are crafted in black lamb supple leather, finished with a block heel, s...
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20th Century Italian Modern More Folk Art

Materials

Leather

New Vintage Gucci " Anniversary Collection " Wallet Checkbook Purse
By Gucci
Located in San Diego, CA
Handsome brand new vintage Gucci "Anniversary Collection" wallet! Beautiful horsebit logo throughout, with plenty of interior pockets, including a zipped compartment. Can also accomm...
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1970s Wallets

Vintage Gucci small leather and monogram vinyl cosmetic bag
By Gucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Gucci small leather and monogram vinyl cosmetic bag...Oval leather applique with metal intertwined G's at the front, the bag is pigskin leather at the sides, top and bottom.....
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1980s Wallets and Small Accessories

Genuine Vintage Gucci Tag Sterling Silver Dogtag Charm Bracelet
By Gucci
Located in Bristol, GB
Vintage Gucci Sterling Silver Tag Bracelet. Used item, some minor scratches on it. Has been professionally cleaned and polished so very bright and shiny. Bracelet measures 9.5cm. W...
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20th Century Charm Bracelets

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

New Vintage Gucci Tortortoise & Gold Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci gold and tortoise details frame. Spotless lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in...
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1990s Sunglasses

Bespoke Vintage Gucci Silk Scarf Covered Double Strand Necklace
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Bespoke Gucci silk double strand necklace made exclusively for 1stdibs from a vintage green, white orange and gold silk Gucci scarf. Ties at nape of neck with a ribbon closure. Beaut...
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Early 2000s Multi-Strand Necklaces

New Vintage Gucci Tortoise Aviator Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Tortoise Aviator frame. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy. Front ...
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1980s Sunglasses

Vintage Gucci Bernardaud Limoges Floral Porcelain Trinket/Jewlery Box
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning vintage Gucci porcelain box. This box features the classic Gucci 'flora' pattern which depicts wild flowers and insects. From the 1980s this item was...
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1980s Boxes

New Vintage Gucci Tortoise & Gold Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Tortoise & Gold frame. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy. Front ...
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1980s Sunglasses

Vintage Gucci Iconic Logo Floral Butterfly Print Silk Scarf
By Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Gucci Iconic Logo Floral Butterfly Print Silk Scarf in excellent condition. Brown, tan, cream and black square silkscreen design featuring gold letters every other block to a...
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1990s Scarves

New Vintage Gucci GG Brown & Amber Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci translucent with brown & amber details frame. Spotless lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of sto...
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1980s Sunglasses

Vintage Gucci Barometer
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage barometer by Gucci with beautiful nautical design details. Metal wire woven like a rope with brass accents, bearing the classic double linking Gucci G's at top center, wraps ...
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Vintage 1960s Italian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Vintage Gucci Barometer
  • Vintage Gucci Barometer
  • Vintage Gucci Barometer
  • Vintage Gucci Barometer
H 1.75 in. W 3.82 in. D 3.82 in.
New Vintage Gucci Oversized Gold & Ochre Sunglasses 1990's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Oversized Gold & Ochre frame. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy. Front ...
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1990s Sunglasses

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

New Vintage Gucci Gold & Marbled Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Gold & Marbled Stunning Frame. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy. Front ...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci Marbled Ochre Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Marbled Ocher Accents frame. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy. Front ...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2300 Grey Marbled Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci sleek marbled frame with medium grey lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Ital...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci Tortoise & Gold Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci tortoise & gold stunning Frame with green lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci Gold & Marbled Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Gold & Green-Purple Marbled Accents frame. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy....
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1980s Sunglasses

Vintage Gucci Black Lizard Evening Bag Gold Hardware 1970s
By Gucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Gucci black lizard evening bag gold hardware 1970s. The perfect bag when you don't want to carry much, it holds most iPhones. Curved flap bag has the Gucci logo at the lower ...
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1970s Evening Bags and Minaudières

18 Karat Vintage Gucci Ruby and Diamond Necklace Yellow Gold
By Gucci
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Vintage Gucci Ruby and Diamond Necklace in 18K Yellow Gold. (12) Round Cut Rubies weighing 0.90 carat total weight and (31) Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds weighing 0.98 carat total we...
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Antique 19th Century More Necklaces

Materials

Ruby, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Gucci Snaffle Box in Silver and Gold Plate, circa 1970
By Gucci
Located in Bath, GB
A highly sought-after vintage Gucci box professionally cleaned and polished in our silversmith's workshop, restoring it to its former glory. The interior retains the original wood...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Gold Plate, Silver Plate

New Vintage Gucci Gold & Marbled 2301/S Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Gold & Marbled Stunning Frame. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy. Front ...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2302 Tortoise & Gold Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci dark tortoise & gold stunning Frame with gradient lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. ...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2261 Round Gold Rx Prescription 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci round frame ready for your prescription lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Ita...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2303 Gold & Burgundy Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Burgundy & Gold Stunning Frame with mauve lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in ...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2308 Black Cat Eye Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci sleek black Frame with mauve gradient lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Ital...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2303 S Tortoise & Gold Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci tortoise & gold stunning Frame with green lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2227 Burgundy & Gold Marbled Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci sleek marbled frame with light pink lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made in Italy...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2217 Marbled & Gold Frame Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci sleek marbled & gold frame with light grey lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made i...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2302 Tortoise & Gold Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci tortoise & gold stunning Frame with gradient lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Made ...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci Gold & Marbled 2301 Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci Gold & Marbled Stunning Frame with brown gradient lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. ...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2321 Tortoise & Gold Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci tortoise & gold stunning Frame with light brown lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years of storage. Ma...
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1980s Sunglasses

New Vintage Gucci 2303 Burgundy & Gold Accents Sunglasses 1980's Made in Italy
By Gucci
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Gucci sleek burgundy & gold accents frame with light gradient pink lenses. New never worn or displayed. This item could show minor sign of wear due to nearly 30 years...
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1980s Sunglasses

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.
Vintage Gucci Enamel Belt
By Gucci
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The belt is made out of enamel and gold plated finish. It is stamped with Gucci Italy. It fits waist size from 30-31 inches. Made in Italy. Measurements: 32 inches ...
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Late 20th Century Belts

  • Vintage Gucci Enamel Belt
  • Vintage Gucci Enamel Belt
  • Vintage Gucci Enamel Belt
  • Vintage Gucci Enamel Belt
W 0.63 in. L 32 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

1970s Vintage Gucci Handbag Navy Midnight Blue Leather Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Portland, OR
This is a classic Gucci vintage deep navy blue midnight leather handbag with a long shoulder strap and gold hardware. This timeless bag can be worn as a shoulder bag or cross body. ...
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1970s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Gucci Red & Green Webb Monogram Vinyl Canvas Carry On Suit Case
By Gucci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Gucci monogram vinyl canvas, carry on suit case. Double red & green web handles in red & green, tan leather trim hold close with gold snap. The bag is perfect for carry on. U...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

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

Materials

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.
Vintage Gucci Burgundy Purse, 1980s
By Gucci
Located in Milano, IT
Gucci shoulder bag, probably from 1980s. The purse is burgundy both in the leather parts and in the fabric ones, on which the brand logo is printed "ton sur ton". The purse is in d...
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Vintage 1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Collectible Jewelry

Materials

Leather, Canvas

  • Vintage Gucci Burgundy Purse, 1980s
  • Vintage Gucci Burgundy Purse, 1980s
  • Vintage Gucci Burgundy Purse, 1980s
  • Vintage Gucci Burgundy Purse, 1980s
H 7.09 in. W 9.85 in. D 1.97 in.
Vintage Gucci narrow eyeglasses frame
By Gucci
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gucci MODEL: GG2732 - 23H MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1980s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 52 mm / 2 1/16 in Lens height: 26 mm / 1 in Bridge: 17 mm...
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1990s Sunglasses

Vintage Gucci narrow glasses frame
By Gucci
Located in Feasterville Trevose, PA
MAKE: Gucci MODEL: GG2706 - 3L8 MADE IN: Italy ERA: 1990s CONDITION: New Old Stock [never worn] DIMENSIONS: Lens width: 49 mm / 1 15/16 in Lens height: 25 mm / 1 in Bridge: 17 m...
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1990s Sunglasses

Vintage Gucci 1990s Bracelet - 1992 Collection
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
Gucci Vintage 1990s Bracelet Incredible and rare chunky link bracelet from the legendary House of Gucci. This amazing piece comprises of six chunky oversized chain links crafted fr...
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1990s Link Bracelets

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage Gucci Earrings 1990s - 1991 Collection
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
Gucci Vintage 1990s Earrings Super cool statement earrings from the House of Gucci. Made in Italy in 1991, these gold plated drop earrings feature three medallions with the iconic G...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage Gucci Bracelet 1990s - 1991 Collection
By Gucci
Located in London, GB
Gucci Vintage 1990s Bracelet Incredible and rare chunky link bracelet from the legendary House of Gucci. This amazing piece comprises of three oversized chain links crafted from hi...
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1990s Chain Bracelets

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage Gucci red all-silk tie
By Gucci
Located in milano, IT
This vintage all-silk tie was designed by Gucci. This accessory is elegant and classy. It displays blue, yellow and white stripes on a red background. It is perfect for an elegant oc...
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Mid-20th Century Ties

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

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

vintage GUCCI GG Monogram canvas brown leather strap underarm shoulder bag
By Gucci
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage GUCCI GG Monogram canvas brown leather strap underarm shoulder bag Reference: CELG/A00004 Brand: Gucci Material: Cotton Color: Brown Pattern: Solid Closure: Zip Extra Detail:...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

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Vintage Gucci For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary vintage gucci you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. 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 vintage gucci 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. Finding a vintage gucci for sale for women should be easy, but there are 478 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Vintage Gucci?

Prices for a vintage gucci can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $41 and can go as high as $17,200, while, on average they fetch $599.

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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