In Part 1 of Gucci serial number check, we have discussed closely the Gucci font. This is a great start off point on how to tell if a Gucci bag is real (or fake). There’s also an in-depth information on vintage Gucci bags’ leather tag and serial number.
We continue here at Part 2 with another style of Gucci leather tag and serial number. This is mostly found on bags from the 1990s, even until the early 2000s.
A Vintage Reworking
As you may remember, Gucci has employed a round leather tag in some of its vintage bags. A newer version of this had the Gucci knight crest removed, along with the gold-tone metal plaque. For instance, look at this example:
This leather tag and serial number came from this Gucci bag:
If you are familiar with a contemporary Gucci Interlocking bag, they have the same logo — only that this is not made with a silver hardware.
Going back to the leather tag, you will notice that the front was devoid of other things except for ‘GUCCI’ (all caps), and the ‘made in italy’ (lowercase). A similar example is seen in the photo below:
If you look at how the GUCCI is written, it follows the correct font discussed here.
However, there are instances that with the same style of round leather tab, the ‘MADE IN ITALY’ is written in all capital letters. For example, take a look at the photo below:
Just like vintage bags, the serial number is clustered in groups as well. However, there are authentic bags that have groupings of 4 as well.
The next two photos are interesting examples. Both of these leather tags and serial numbers came from two different bags of the same style: a Gucci nylon canvas tote with silver hardware and diamante lining.
Interestingly, the white version shows a serial number 002.2123.0456, while the black version is 002.2123.0457. As opposed to what you might have already read, there is exactly no reason or rhyme as to what exactly in these numbers determine the style.
Also, here is an interesting observations on these Gucci bags with a round leather tag. A lot of them has this GG interlocking medallion like zipper pull, attached through the inside zipped pocket with a chain. (A separate section on Gucci zipper can be found here.)
The color of the leather tag must also match the color of the bag. A white leather tag should not be found in a black bag, nor does a brown leather tag be found in a white bag.
A quick note about Gucci serial numbers: they are not unique. Just like a Louis Vuitton date code, the same set/combination can appear in a number of bags.
In the next post, I will be discussing the newer style leather tags. This is the type of tag we usually see in contemporary Gucci bags, which should need your utmost attention.
‘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