We had our first foray into vintage Gucci bags, especially the Gucci Accessory Collection in this post. Likewise, we also discussed how to determine authenticity in vintage Gucci bags through serial numbers. You have also seen Gucci knight crest zipper pulls in the Gucci zipper section.
In this section, I will be posting a couple of vintage Gucci bags, some of which are from the vintage Gucci Accessory Collection. The Gucci Accessory Collection is an interesting piece of Gucci history that was made from 1979 until the late 1990s. It has been widely available in airports and department stores.
It will be interesting to look at the details on the hardware, leather and monogram print.
Using less hardware and leather out of pigskin, the usual combination are: 1) navy GG monogram print + navy leather trim + navy/red web stripe details, and 2) beige/ebony GG monogram print + brown leather trim + red/green web strip details.
The leather, being pigskin, has the distinct follicle marks; while fake Gucci Accessory Collection bag usually utilizes smoother cow skin leather and vinyl trims. A perfect example is the vintage fake clutch I have used back in 2007 (which is the starting point of my Gucci journey).
Aside from the Gucci leather tag and serial number, some vintage GAC bags also have a paper tag beneath. But through use and old age, it is not uncommon to see these tags get removed. Here is an example of an authentic paper tag.
Here are also a couple of hardware in a vintage Gucci Accessory Collection bag. These are usually engraved GG on a gold-tone hardware:
As mentioned here, vintage Gucci linings tend to break down, so be attentive with the details of Gucci bags for sale on Ebay.
The photos below are some examples and details of authentic vintage Gucci bags that are not from the Gucci Accessory Collection:
When buying vintage Gucci purses on Ebay, always ask for question on wear and tear. Gucci bags stand the test of time, but they are not infallible. It is particularly not desirable to have a flaking lining and ruin your stuff.
Next in the series, I will be discussing Gucci outlet bags.
‘ULTIMATE GUCCI GUIDE’ SECTIONS:
- Gucci Bag Material
- Gucci Bag Serial Number Check: Part 1 (Gucci Font and Vintage)
- Gucci Bag Serial Number Check: Part 2 (Rounded Leather Tags)
- Gucci Bag Serial Number Check: Part 3 (Contemporary Gucci Bags)
- Gucci Bag Exterior Details
- Gucci Bag Hardware
- Gucci Bag Zipper
- Gucci Lining
- Gucci Seams
- Vintage Gucci Accessory Collection and Vintage Bags
- Gucci Outlet Bags
- “Gucci Plus”
- Case Study: Comparing a Real vs. Fake Gucci – Gucci Abbey Messenger
- Case Study: Comparing a Real vs. Fake Gucci – Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag