It’s becoming a familiar tale. Designer finds bag in archive, designer is inspired by said bag and designer launches new bag but spins new story on this inspired piece. Not that it’s a bad thing, especially when the bag is given updates that are relevant to this day and age.
Take, for example, the new Gucci #Gucci1955Horsebit bag. An archive find that existed 60 years ago, the same lines and shape form the new interpretation, but with a twist. Besides opening to a generally roomy main compartment, it also comes with additional slots on the front and back of the compartment, the first with even more additional slots for cards, cash and receipts, whilst the one at the back is one you’ll miss if you don’t look hard enough. It’s great for love letters or those other receipts you don’t ever want to be discovered accidentally.
Another update? The adjustable long leather sling that doesn’t come with a belt-like clasp adjustment, but instead relies on a push button system to lengthen (or shorten) the bag, and even comes with additional button caps to cover the exposed studs for a more polished look.
Measuring some 25 cm by 18 cm by 8 cm, the #Gucci1955Horsebit comes in monogram-printed coated-canvas, with trims in Tan (or Red) leather that’s priced at SGD3070 each. It also comes in full leather that’s even more vintage-looking, in colours like Black, Brown, Red and White, but you’ll just have to head down to Gucci yourself to find out how much and what’s available locally.