Gucci is synonymous with style and class and was one of the first brands to bring Italian elegance and Made in Italy products to global recognition. The brand was created in 1921, inspired by the elegance of English nobility and combined with the craftsmanship of fine Italian leather artisans. The first shop in Florence, Italy specialized in leather luggage, saddles and riding gear. Throughout the decades the company expanded into men’s and women’s ready-to-wear.
In the 1990’s Gucci is re-launched to global renown through a groundbreaking mix of tradition and innovation. Tom Ford became creative director of Gucci in 1994 and infused the luxury brand with a sense of daring and provocation that resonated with celebrity and the fashion world.
This authentic vintage Gucci navy monogram large messenger bag hails from the early 80’s. Made of signature coated canvas and detailed in navy leather trim this bag features gold tone hardware. The exterior front of the bag reflects an open front pocket with a red & blue stripe. The bag has two zippered compartments that close at the top with a two-way zipper. The bottom of the bag feature 9 gold tone feet. Made in Italy.
Length: 17 inches / 43.2 cm
Height: 13-1/4 inches / 33.7 cm
Width: 6-1/4 inch / 15.9 cm
Strap Drop: 19-1/2 inch / 49.5 cm (longest)
The interior of the bag is lined in a blue twill fabric with the middle wall of the larger compartment finished in the monogram coated canvas. Here you will find the gold tone Gucci metal plate. The underside reflects the serial number 012-39-0044.
Pre-owned: This messenger bag is in good condition. It was well loved with signs of wear particularly on the four corners (see photos). The strap is showing some signs of wear as well, however, this bag has stood the test of time extremely well. There is still a lot of value in this item and would definitely make a great weekend bag. All photographs can be magnified for a closer view by clicking on the top left corner of photo.