Hope everyone had a great weekend! For those who celebrate Easter, hope you enjoyed time with your family. A few of you have been asking me to review my Gucci bag. Some of you may know handbags are my weakness. I've been somewhat obsessed with handbags since 2003. I've had a long history with Balenciagas. They have been my go to bag for over a decade, but now I'm ready to expand to other brands.
This is my second Gucci bag ever. A long time ago I bought a brown suede Gucci, but it wasn't very user friendly even though it looked amazing. Now when I buy handbags, I make sure it's practical for my lifestyle. Cross body bags are very popular right now because who doesn't like a hands free bag? It's an absolute must these days.
Sizing is also something to consider. This Gucci comes in 2 sizes. The mini and the small. I've seen both sizes in person. The mini is SUPER tiny. It's a little bigger than an iPhone plus. I kid you not! If you want a bag just to hold your phone and wallet, then go for the mini. The price of the mini is under $1000. These days finding a high end designer bag made in Italy for under $1000 is RARE. The size small clocks in at $1200, but the size is more practical for every day use. It can fit my iPhone 6, my two card cases, pack of gum, inhaler, lipstick, and keys with room to spare. It's a little bit bigger than my J.Crew Signet bag which I also have reviewed here.
If you really want to put things into perspective, the J.Crew Signet bag is $128 retail, and right now they have a 25% off coupon code HOPTOIT which would bring cost of the bag $96. It's less than 10% of the cost of the Gucci.
That said, I reeeeeeeally wanted the Gucci bag. It's been on my wish list for months. The color nude is only available in the size small from Gucci's website. It's exclusive to Gucci.com.
For those who are worried about the length of the shoulder strap, I will tell you a secret. I'm only 4 feet 11, and the strap has a 24 inch drop. It's too long for my short torso. I've tied a knot to shorten the strap and it's working well for me. You can see it in the 4th photo next my Balenciaga.
As of right now, Gucci.com has the nude color backordered, but it's totally worth the wait in my opinion. It's a very classy bag. It does remind me of the 70s because of the chevron pattern but combined with the color nude, the antique hardware and size of the bag this will remain a classic.
I'm also tempted to buy the matching card case. It's it so cute?! I also have my eye on this velvet version. That's it for me, hope you all have a great Monday!!