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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 Italian Designer Alligator Leather Handbag
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Gucci Italian Designer Alligator Leather Handbag
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$27511 Bids
Vintage GUCCI Red Leather Shoulder Bag
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage GUCCI Red Leather Shoulder Bag
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $200
$27510 Bids
Gucci Ladies Designer Ostrich Skin Leather Handbag
Sep 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Gucci Ladies Designer Ostrich Skin Leather Handbag
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2507 Bids
Vintage GUCCI Brown Leather Top Handle Bag
Sep 28, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage GUCCI Brown Leather Top Handle Bag
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $40- $100
$256 Bids
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HANDBAG BY GUCCI.
Sep 29, 2:00 PM EDT
HANDBAG BY GUCCI.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $300- $600
$2252 Bids
(2) RARE VINTAGE GUCCI BAGS, 1960-1990
Sep 29, 11:00 AM EDT
(2) RARE VINTAGE GUCCI BAGS, 1960-1990
by Westport Auction
Est: $50- $1,000
$502 Bids
Two Bottega Veneta Suitcases and a Gucci Leather Garment Bag
Oct 06, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Bottega Veneta Suitcases and a Gucci Leather Garment Bag
by Hindman
Est: $400- $600
$2002 Bids
Gucci Pink Suede Nailhead Pochette Bag
Oct 11, 12:00 PM EDT
Gucci Pink Suede Nailhead Pochette Bag
by Akiba Antiques
Est: $50- $500
$502 Bids
GUCCI Hysteria Purple Suede Handbag
Oct 19, 10:00 AM EDT
GUCCI Hysteria Purple Suede Handbag
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $250
$11 Bid
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DUFFEL CARRY ON BAG BY GUCCI.
Sep 29, 2:00 PM EDT
DUFFEL CARRY ON BAG BY GUCCI.
by Amelia Jeffers
Est: $300- $600
$1501 Bid
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GUCCI VINTAGE Konvolut.
Oct 08, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI VINTAGE Konvolut.
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€151 Bid
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GUCCI Umhängetasche "KLEINE GG MARMONT".
Oct 08, 3:00 PM CEST
GUCCI Umhängetasche "KLEINE GG MARMONT".
by Auktionshaus Eppli
Est: €0- €0
€2001 Bid
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Gucci Green Leather and Stone Mini Dionysus Chain Bag Condition: 1 8" Width x 5"
Oct 06, 12:00 PM CDT
Gucci Green Leather and Stone Mini Dionysus Chain Bag Condition: 1 8" Width x 5"
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,400
$5001 Bid
Gucci Leather Shoulder Bag With Original Dust Bag
Oct 02, 3:00 PM PDT
Gucci Leather Shoulder Bag With Original Dust Bag
by Clark's Auction Company
Est: $600- $1,200
$2800 Bids
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GUCCI -1973 Python Metallic Brown Python / Gold Shoulder Bag
Oct 06, 11:15 AM EDT
GUCCI -1973 Python Metallic Brown Python / Gold Shoulder Bag
by Luxury Resale Network
Est: $431- $1,079
$3500 Bids
Vintage Gucci Navy Blue Clutch or Cosmetic Bag
Oct 16, 11:00 AM EDT
Vintage Gucci Navy Blue Clutch or Cosmetic Bag
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
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Gucci Gucci Bamboo in coccodrillo con bandoliere
Oct 04, 4:00 PM CEST
Gucci Gucci Bamboo in coccodrillo con bandoliere
by Faraone Casa d'Aste
Est: €10,000- €12,000
€10,0000 Bids
A VINTAGE GUCCI CROSSBODY BAG WITH COIN PURSE
Oct 08, 12:00 PM EDT
A VINTAGE GUCCI CROSSBODY BAG WITH COIN PURSE
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $300- $500
$500 Bids
Vintage GUCCI Leather billfold credit card wallet. Soft brown leather
Oct 30, 10:00 AM PDT
Vintage GUCCI Leather billfold credit card wallet. Soft brown leather
by Global Auctions Company
Est: $100- $150
$800 Bids

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