One of the new bags from Pre-Fall 2013 Gucci Frida Giannini wants you to be lusting over is this: the Gucci Bamboo Shopper Tote. A recently reintroduced icon that’s now become a staple at the Italian house, you’ll be seeing lots more variations in the coming months but for now we’ll just focus on this.
And while the Bamboo Tote isn’t exactly a new shape either (I’ve seen vintage variations of the east-west tote online, including briefcases and totes), the P/F13 Bamboo Tote can be considered Frida’s interpretation of what’s current and now.
Available in a variety of finishes and sizes, the one in simple grained leather stands out the most for me, topped with a pair of curved bamboo handles and stamped with the words ‘Made In Italy By Gucci‘ in vintage script. Measuring 40 cm across by 29 cm for the large one (a smaller one comes in at 34 cm by 21 cm), it also comes with an adjustable/removable shoulder sling which is always a bonus.
Besides Black, you’ll also find it in Dark Red, Light Blue, as well as printed jaguar (how very Frida) and in an exotic python. Prices aren’t yet available, so do stay tuned for more updates.