Gucci Bamboo Bag: History of the Iconic bag
The Gucci Bamboo Bag, one of the most recognizable symbols of Gucci, is definitely an iconic It-Bag!
The creation of this coveted purse dates back to 1947. Back then Gucci was known for their impeccable quality of finest Italian leathers. It had been an established Italian brand from 1921 mainly serving horseback riders, crafting unique saddles and other accessories for the saddle.
After the end of World War II the raw materials. Gucci artisans struggled to find high-quality raw materials for the new collection. They were desperate and ready for experiments to bring another collection to the public. After months of experiments, Guccio Gucci came across bamboo cane - comparatively easily imported from Japan - and used it as a bag handle. He treated bamboo with a unique method and very soon Euporean fashionistas were craving for a bamboo bag.
The first Bamboo Bag had a structured shape and a semi-circle bamboo handle. It was crafted from pigskin.
This purse quickly became an iconic bag. In 50-s,60-s many celebrities and tastemakers were spotted wearing this beauty - Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Vanessa Redgrave, and others.
Vanessa Redgrave and her daughter on set of the film "Blow-Up", 1966
Paola di Liegi carrying an early Gucci Bamboo Bag in Poissy, #1964
Roberto Rossellini’s Journey to Italy (1954), Ingrid Bergman
This classic piece always stayed a sought-after bag and had different variations - all colors, shapes and materials you can imagine.
In 2010, Frida Giannini, Gucci creative director, revived an old version of the bag and called it "The New Bamboo bag". It acquired a shoulder strap and iconic tassels. The Bamboo bag was back!
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Charlotte Casiraghi fronts 2013 Gucci campaign
Fast forward to 2020, current Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, added the Bamboo bags to Men's collection. Of course, girls, we can wear them too).
2020 Gucci men collection
2020 Gucci men collection
Celebrities wearing Gucci Bamboo Bag
A lot of celebrities and even royals were spotted wearing Gucci Bamboo bag and we're not surprised. It's classy, recognizable, very feminine and makes every outfit look fabulous.
Carla Bruni Sarkozy carrying Gucci Bamboo Bag, 2009
Jennifer Loper carrying a Gucci Bamboo Tote
Naomi Watts rocking Gucci Bamboo bag
Beyonce with Gucci Bamboo Tote
Gucci Bamboo bag facts you didn't know
- The bag is assembled by hand from 140 separate pieces and it requires 13 hours of work to create this beauty.
- Ingrid Bergman carried the Gucci Bamboo bag in Roberto Rossellini’s film “Journey to Italy” in 1954
- Vanessa Redgrave wore the Bamboo bag during the shooting of Michelangelo Antonioni “Blow up” movie in 1966
Gucci Bamboo Bags in stock at Bagaholic
This post was inspired by a Gucci Baboo bag we got in stock. If you're looking to buy a Gucci Bamboo bag, definitely consider this beauty - it's large enough to fit almost anything still the shape is so sleek and nice it makes you look and feel like at least the First Lady.
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