Gucci Tote Bags
Today, vintage Gucci tote bags are among the most popular on the market. The accessory is part of a long evolution from the imported leather bags that were the first goods sold by young entrepreneur Guccio Gucci (1881–1953) at his modest Florence retail space in the early 1920s.
Whether it’s the understated Mini Swing in Italian peach-hued leather or a small black canvas Abbey Pocket — featuring gold-tone hardware and leather trim that accentuates its two exterior snap pockets and sleek zip pocket — Gucci has plenty of options for a minimalist tote bag that suits everyday needs without sacrificing style.
Larger Gucci totes present a roomy alternative, hewing closely to the tradition of the accessory. (The original tote bag is said to have been 1944’s “ice bag” from L.L.Bean, which was created to help average consumers lug ice or firewood from the car into their home.) The luxury house’s black pebbled calfskin leather Soho tote is spacious and durable in its medium-size version as well as quite bold with its unmistakable logo in raised embroidery on the front, but hauling ice in your vintage Gucci tote bag is perhaps not the best idea. The beloved Gucci branding also features prominently on the best-selling Sukey tote and the Original GG Canvas tote, but be warned: Spotting a real or fake Gucci bag involves more than merely studying the logo.
On 1stDibs, you will find a wide variety of stylish Gucci tote bags that includes contemporary weekender-style travel bags as well as timeless vintage shoulder bags.