Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Best bag in the World

Gucci Bamboo Top Handle 1947-20011

Designed in 1947 in a roundish shape to emulate a horse's saddle and given a bamboo top-handle because of leather shortages after WWII,  this bag is an enduring beauty, like its many owners ;-)

Ingrid Bergman, Naples 1953

Vanessa Redgrave, 1966 

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Doha 2009 
(a year before the current re-launch in S/S'10)


Pictures from Gucci on face book http://www.facebook.com/notes/gucci/from-the-archives-the-bamboo-bag/10150110997913300 and Gucci.com (the medium corral leather bag is available now)


  1. I am satisfied with your blog. Your post is dear. Thanks for sharing your precious comprehension with me.

  2. Thank you, and thank you for taking the time and trouble to comment, feedback is always appreciated XXX

  3. I love the picture of Vanessa Redgrave. I admired a bamboo handle Gucci bag from afar two days ago. It was stunning.

  4. I agree. It is a great picture of a great woman (and of course her handbag. If I am not mistaken her shirt is am Aquascutum, another great fashion house who make forever things.

  5. gucci bamboo i would say the most iconic bag from the House of Gucci.my personal fav for the IT bag