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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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Iconic Designs from Gucci
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Jackie Bag
Jackie Bag
Dionysus Bag
Dionysus Bag
Horsebit Clutch
Horsebit Clutch
Horsebit Shoulder Bag
Horsebit Shoulder Bag
A Gucci Iconic Italian Scarf in Wool and Silk
By Gucci
Located in Aci Castello, IT
GUCCI scarf in wool and silk with flora and fauna illustration.
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21st Century and Contemporary Gucci

S/S 2001 Gucci by Tom Ford Runway Sheer Stretch Black Mesh Mock Neck Top
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a black sheer mesh mock neck Gucci top, designed by Tom Ford. From the Spring/Summer 2001 collection, this top debuted on the season's runway as part of look 5 ...
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Early 2000s Gucci

Gucci 1947 Original Issue Navy Leather Handbag With Bamboo Handle
By Gucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The "it" bag of spring/summer 2022 is Gucci's 1947 reissue bag in mini, small and medium sizes. This is the original Gucci bag in navy box leather in medium size with red leather int...
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1960s Gucci

S/S 2002 Gucci by Tom Ford Runway Black Sheer Cotton Duster Dress Set
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beautiful black sheer cotton Gucci duster dress set, designed by Tom Ford. From the Spring/Summer 2002 collection, a version of this rare set debuted as look ...
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Early 2000s Gucci

S/S 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Pleated Pink Ruffle Stretch Boatneck Blouse
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a hot pink pleated Gucci top, designed by Tom Ford. From the Spring/Summer 2000 collection, this top features a boat neck off-the-shoulder neckline with ruffle ...
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Early 2000s Gucci

S/S 2000 Gucci by Tom Ford Silver Silk Satin Flare Skirt
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a shining silver Gucci skirt designed by Tom Ford. From the Spring/Summer 2000 collection, this silk satin skirt features a flare cut. The perfect piece to brin...
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Early 2000s Gucci

F/W 1995 Gucci by Tom Ford Purple Leather Zip Cropped Top
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning purple leather Gucci top, designed by Tom Ford. From the Fall/Winter 1995 collection, other matching purple leather garments debuted on the season's ...
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1990s Gucci

Late 1990s Gucci by Tom Ford Cashmere Knit Wraparound Tank Black NWT
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a black cashmere Gucci wrap-around tank top, designed by Tom Ford. From the late 1990s, this oh-so-soft tank top wraps around the body and features a v-shaped c...
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1990s Gucci

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Gucci fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Gucci fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, pink and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Chanel appealing. Find Gucci haute couture, vintage and designer fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $1 and tops out at $41,625, while the average work can sell for $861..
Questions About Gucci
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Gucci shoes typically run true to size, although different styles may have slight deviations from the true size. All Gucci shoes fall within one-half of the true size's range. Shop a collection of Gucci shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    You can tell if a Gucci watch is real by looking at the back. An authentic Gucci watch will have a Gucci logo and model number on the back plate. Additionally, on the face, at the 6:00 position, it will say "Swiss Made." Shop a collection of Gucci watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To spot a fake Gucci bag, examine the interior tag. On a real Gucci bag, the registered trademark symbol appears at the top above the brand name and the words "made in Italy" are in lowercase letters. The back of the tag should display two sets of numbers arranged horizontally or vertically. In total, 10 to 13 numbers appear on real Gucci tags. Find a variety of expertly authenticated Gucci bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No. Gucci hoodies are known for running true to size. This makes ordering online simple, though if you prefer a roomier fit, you may want to order a size up. Shop a large selection of authentic Gucci hoodies and clothing on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    At Gucci, the creative director primarily designs the fashions and accessories. Alessandro Michele took on the role of creative director for Gucci in 2015. Previous Gucci creative directors include founder Guccio Gucci, Tom Ford and Frida Giannini. Shop a curated collection of Gucci apparel on 1stDibs.

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