Gucci. A top of the game, creme de la creme of designer accessories. There’s more than just ‘something’ about Gucci that gets my heart fluttering and causes my mind to enter a state of Gucci-phoria. It’s the combustible combination of quality, elegance and edge which when slung across your shoulder can add miles and miles of oomph to your outfit. There’s no over-doing your look when you’re rocking a Gucci and personally, there’s not one thing that can steal my heart quite like Gucci bags can, especially the icon Gucci Bamboo bag.

The Gucci Bamboo made its first debut in 1947 and has continued to steal hearts of many for the last 66 years. The genius artisans milked, for lack of a better term, the period of rationing materials during the war and creatively used the abundance of bamboo canes to create the handbag handle by heating the material and shaping it into a semi circle. For the main body of the original Bamboo bag, pebbled pig skin material was used.

The evolution of Gucci Bamboo has seen the pebbled pig skin material be replaced with leather / printed canvas / printed calf hair and many others. A timeless beauty, the Gucci Bamboo has transcended across eras and tightened its supremacy in the Italian premium accessories industry. The icon bag hasn’t failed to find itself draped across the arms of royalty, silver screen starlets and celebrities to date. From the likes of Elizabeth Taylor to Princess Diana in recent history, to Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez in present time, its undeniable beauty continues to reign in the spotlight, its rightful place.

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Gucci introduces its Autumn 2013 collection with odes to the icon bag; the Bamboo Shopper and Lady Lock, and as always, we are certainly impressed. It is aptly named with the Bamboo Shopper being ideal for shopping sprees or lunch dates and the Lady Lock oozing class that makes a Gucci wearer, a lady.

Bamboo Shopper

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The Bamboo Shopper is a large sized* tote with three compartments, which are separated by magnetic snaps, and separate pockets for smaller items. The Bamboo Shopper is practical and functional due to its size and the option of adding on the detachable and adjustable leather strap. Moreover, the leather material used for the body keeps Gucci on its high pedestal.

Available in black, red, blue and jaguar print, the Bamboo Shopper (large size) is retailing at RM 8,060.

*W40cm x H29cm x D18cm

Lady Lock 

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The Lady Lock was designed using rhodium hardware coupled with a carpuccio and lock closure which adds a modern touch to contrast with the traditional bamboo handle. It has two compartments separated by an interior snap, a smartphone holder and a zip pocket. This design is available in six variations: ruby red satin, black satin, bordeaux leather, rust colour leather, black leather, bordeaux python.

You can choose between a medium sized** handbag that is retailing at RM 8,430 or a larger sized*** version with a retail price of RM 8,830.

**W30cm x H21cm x D13cm

***W35cm x H26cm x D15cm

Gucci stores in Suria KLCC and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur carry this impeccable Autumn collection for your immediate purchase or you can visit the online store for more colour options of each here.

You can never go wrong with a Gucci item, what more with an icon bag. May Gucci Bamboo live on forever!

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Image Credit: Grazia Daily UK, Megs Mahoney Dusil, Amanda Mull