The dust from Gucci’s ongoing end-of-season sale hasn’t settled yet, but since it is my duty to keep you all up-to-date, here’s a quick update as pieces are starting to trickle in. The F/W11 collection is all about full-on glamour meets mafia gangsters (lady ones at that), while the Pre-Fall 2011 Womens Gucci collection on the other hand is more muted but no less glamourous.
One of the new bags for the season is the Gucci Smilla which comes in three sizes. There is the tote that I’m not feeling and the handbag that I’m not loving, but the smallest of the trio (shown above) is adorable.
A little leather shoulder bag with a detachable chain strap, the flap is adorned with a piece of gold hardware in the shape of a stirrup. Best thing, it comes with its own pair of dangling raccoon fur charms which completes the look.
Not entirely new, but since all things blue are coming back with a vengeance for F/W11, it is always good to keep this gorgeous bag at the back of your mind. Why? Take for example this scenario. You win the big lottery and suddenly want to splurge on something season appropriate. You get the Gucci Large New Bamboo in exotic blue crocodile, of course. Only USD14,900.
At the other end of the spectrum, check out the new Gucci Bamboo Night, the baby of the family (it stretches barely 15 cm across) and touted as the perfect evening bag.
The version in black snakeskin retails for USD1590 and comes with its own gold chain and braided leather bow to complete the look. If snakeskin is not your thing, there is another in gold mini diamante fabric that’s not less stunning. Prices are accurate from Gucci’s US site, but check with your local boutique for availability and prices in your local currency.