Gucci Handbags & Purses

Gucci's commitment to artisanal craftsmanship has been evident since the opening of its first shop in Florence in 1921. The Italian family-founded high-fashion empire got its start providing high-end riding gear and luggage to Italian aristocrats and continues to bring functional quality to women's accessories.

The brand's GG monogram has found its way onto everything from signature bit loafers to sunglasses, but Gucci is best known for its top-tier leather accessories, specifically the Gucci bag.

In the post World War II economy, when shortages of certain supplies persisted, Gucci took advantage of opportunities to source newer, then-exotic materials like bamboo. Introduced in 1947, the design house's bags featured heat-treated bamboo handles, which were popularized by Hollywood starlets and became instant hits. The design remains among the most popular vintage Gucci designs on the market and often comes up at auction.

Gucci handbags are in demand at auction, with vintage bags from the '60s through the '90s being the most common. Older, rare bags from the Roaring Twenties to the '50s are especially collectible.


Quick Facts

  • In 1961, Gucci's popular hobo shoulder bag was renamed Jackie after the trendsetting First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who carried one. Originally a unisex tote, the bag was relaunched by designer Tom Ford in 1999, and again as the "New Jackie" in 2009
  • In 2010, a '60s Gucci black leather box handbag lined in red leather with gilt metal hardware in the original dust bag sold at a Christie's auction in England for £813
  • In a 2011 Christie's auction, an early 1960s Gucci burgundy crocodile bag with a gold snap closure and double handles went for £1,250

Recommended Items at Auction

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GUCCI Vintage Adjustable Strap Handbag
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
GUCCI Vintage Adjustable Strap Handbag
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $100- $300
$10013 Bids
Gucci Italian Leather Hysteria Hobo Handbag Purse
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Gucci Italian Leather Hysteria Hobo Handbag Purse
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1002 Bids
Vintage GUCCI Lizard Leather Photo Frame -
Oct 19, 4:00 PM EDT
Vintage GUCCI Lizard Leather Photo Frame -
by Bill Hood & Sons Arts & Antiques Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$751 Bid
Vintage Nature Motif Wooden Keepsake Box
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage Nature Motif Wooden Keepsake Box
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $50- $100
$11 Bid
Gucci - Handbag - c.1980
Oct 20, 7:00 PM EDT
Gucci - Handbag - c.1980
by Champagne Auctions
Est: $150- $300
$1000 Bids
Jill Stasium, "Into the city"- New York, Ölgemälde in Galerierahmung
Oct 22, 10:00 AM CEST
Jill Stasium, "Into the city"- New York, Ölgemälde in Galerierahmung
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €750- €850
€900 Bids
Henriette Schneider, zwei Portraits eines Paars des Rokoko, Gegenstücke, Pastelle, in Originalrahmung
Oct 22, 10:00 AM CEST
Henriette Schneider, zwei Portraits eines Paars des Rokoko, Gegenstücke, Pastelle, in Originalrahmung
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €800- €900
€2800 Bids
Silber-Kugelschreiber "Bamboo" von Gucci & Silber-Tintenschreiber, KOSCA, Mailand
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Silber-Kugelschreiber "Bamboo" von Gucci & Silber-Tintenschreiber, KOSCA, Mailand
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €140- €160
€500 Bids
Gucci, Italy, two pairs of steel companion sets
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
Gucci, Italy, two pairs of steel companion sets
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £500- £800
£4500 Bids
Gucci, a gentleman's valet stand
Oct 26, 10:30 AM BST
Gucci, a gentleman's valet stand
by Dreweatts 1759 Fine Sales
Est: £500- £800
£4500 Bids
GUCCI - CLUTCH - 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - CLUTCH - 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €400- €600
€3800 Bids
GUCCI - VANITY BRIEFCASE - 50s /60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - VANITY BRIEFCASE - 50s /60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €30- €60
€300 Bids
GUCCI - LEATHER BAG - 60s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - LEATHER BAG - 60s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €70- €100
€650 Bids
GUCCI - HANDKERCHIEF - 70s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - HANDKERCHIEF - 70s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €30- €40
€300 Bids
GUCCI - HANDKERCHIEF - 80s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - HANDKERCHIEF - 80s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €30- €40
€300 Bids
GUCCI - ABBEY BAG - 90s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - ABBEY BAG - 90s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €50- €70
€500 Bids
GUCCI - SOHO BAG - 90s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - SOHO BAG - 90s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €40- €50
€400 Bids
GUCCI - SUEDE HOBO BAG - 90s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - SUEDE HOBO BAG - 90s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €150- €200
€1300 Bids
GUCCI - LEATHER WALLET - 90s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - LEATHER WALLET - 90s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €50- €80
€500 Bids
GUCCI - JACKIE BAG - 2009
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - JACKIE BAG - 2009
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €400- €600
€3400 Bids
GUCCI - LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS - 2010 ca
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS - 2010 ca
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
GUCCI - LEATHER VEST - Late 70s
Oct 25, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI - LEATHER VEST - Late 70s
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €70- €100
€600 Bids
GUCCI
Oct 19, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI
by Gros-Delettrez
Est: €700- €800
€7000 Bids
GUCCI
Oct 19, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI
by Gros-Delettrez
Est: €2,000- €2,500
€2,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Gucci Handbags & Purses


Bertolami Fine Art

Bertolami Fine Art

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Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.

Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.

K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg

K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg