One of the most beautiful bags I’ve seen from Gucci in a long time has got to be their new F/W13 offering, the Gucci Lady Lock Bamboo, one that was reinterpreted and reintroduced based on archival pieces the Italian luxury house had in its own collection. Shaped like a rubenesque woman with sensual curves, the Lady Lock Bamboo is topped with another icon of Gucci we’ve all come to love, the slightly curved piece of bamboo that’s often used as handles on their bags.
Not to be confused with the Bamboo that’s more rectangular with rounded sides, the Lady Lock Bamboo also sports a hardware clasp that can be locked and has a flap that resembles a lid that has to be lifted in order to access the bag’s contents. On the inside you’ll find two separate compartments that come with a snap button pocket and a zipped pocket respectively, great for those slightly obsessive about organisation.
Available in 2 sizes (Large and Medium), you’ll find the Lady Lock Bamboo now at Gucci boutiques islandwide in a dazzling array of finishes, from polished black leather to exotic lizard and ostrich and yes, even luscious crocodile. And then there are those that come in soft luxurious satin that glimmers ever so slightly when it catches the light.
Prices for this elegant Lady start from SGD2960 for the one in satin and go all the way up to around SGD40,000 or so for the one in croc. In other words, you can spend as little (or as much) as you wish and bring home your very own piece of heritage that is, like I said at the beginning of this post, one of the most beautiful bags I’ve seen in a long time. Gucci, or otherwise.
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