Gucci Accessory Collection and Vintage Bags - Ultimate Guide Before Buying Gucci Purses on Ebay - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real (or Fake)

Ultimate Guide on How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real (or Fake)? – Gucci Accessory Collection and Vintage Bags





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.

A vintage Gucci crossbody bag from the Gucci accessory collection - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
A vintage Gucci crossbody bag from the Gucci accessory collection
A vintage Gucci Accessory Collection saddlebag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
A vintage Gucci Accessory Collection saddlebag with gold-tone hardware

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.

A navy vintage Gucci Accessory Collection crossbody bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
A navy vintage Gucci Accessory Collection crossbody bag
Vintage Gucci accessory collection pouch, with red & green stripe- Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Vintage Gucci accessory collection pouch, with red & green stripe
A vintage Gucci Accessory Collection wallet with red and green strip - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
A vintage Gucci Accessory Collection wallet

It will be interesting to look at the details on the hardware, leather and monogram print.

Close-up of a GG monogram canvas in a vintage Gucci Accessory Collection
Close-up of hardware with GG on a vintage accessory collection bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Rea
Close-up of hardware with GG on a vintage Gucci Accessory Collection bag
GG engraved hardware on a vintage Gucci accessory collection pouch- Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
GG engraved hardware on a vintage Gucci Accessory Collection monogram clutch
GG logo in an enamel in front of a vintage Gucci accessory collection bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
GG logo in an enamel in front of a vintage Gucci accessory collection bag

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.

Gold tone GG hardware and signature strip in a vintage Gucci bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Gold tone GG hardware and signature strip in a vintage Gucci bag
Inside of the wallet with the Gucci Vintage Accessory Collection in gold - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Inside of the wallet with the Gucci Vintage Accessory Collection written in gold
Gold Gucci knight printed in gold on the leather interior of an authentic vintage Gucci Accessory Collection clutch bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Gold Gucci knight printed in gold on the leather interior of an authentic vintage Gucci Accessory Collection clutch bag

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).

A vintage Gucci canvas bag which turned out to be fake - Ultimate Guide Before Buying Purses on Ebay
Notice the shiny leather in this fake vintage Gucci Accessory collection clutch

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.

A vintage Gucci bag with a paper tag with GUCCI Accessory Collection written on it - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
A vintage Gucci bag with a paper tag with the registered trademark and GUCCI Accessory Collection written on it. The Gucci knight crest is also on the dead center

Here are also a couple of hardware in a vintage Gucci Accessory Collection bag. These are usually engraved GG on a gold-tone hardware:

Gold-tone buckle & GG engraving on the strap of a vintage Gucci - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Gold-tone buckle & GG engraving on the strap of a vintage Gucci Accessory Collection crossbody bag
Gucci knight zipper pull and GG engraved gold tone hardware - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Gucci knight zipper pull and GG engraved gold tone hardware in an authentic vintage Gucci Accessory Collection crossbody bag
Pigskin leather and GG engraved gold tone hardware - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Pigskin leather and GG engraved gold-tone hardware in an authentic vintage Gucci Accessory Collection crossbody bag

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:

A vintage gucci messenger bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
A vintage monogram Gucci messenger bag
Leather patch marked with the GG logo - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Leather patch marked with the GG logo
An all-leather vintage Gucci box bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
An all-leather vintage Gucci box bag
Circular leather tag in a vintage Gucci box bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Circular leather tag in a vintage Gucci box bag
Gold tone hardware with GG engraving in a vintage Gucci box bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Gold tone hardware with GG engraving in a vintage Gucci box bag
Some metallic closure have TOHPO engraved - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Vintage magnetic snap closure with TOHPO engraved and a series of codes
A micro monogram GG print in this vintage Gucci bag - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
A micro monogram GG print in this vintage Gucci bag
Close-up of the goldtone hardware - Vintage Gucci Bag Authentication - Gucci Serial Number Check - How to Tell if a Gucci Bag is Real
Close-up of the gold-tone hardware

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.

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