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The Gucci Guide

  1. Picture 1 - 1980s Gucci double-breasted coat in pure wool, brown hounds tooth with inserts in cocoa-colored velvet on the collar and pocket flaps. Double-breasted closure with six buttons in bone. Three decorative buttons at sleeve cuffs. Coat is internally lined in silk above, unlined below. Composition: 98% Wool, 2% Cotton
  2. Picture 2 - 1962-63 Gucci accordion handbag in white calfskin leather, two handles. Stitching along the borders and closure create a decorative motif in front. Small batten. Clasp closure with decorative element in silver-plated metal. Two internal compartments with five pockets, one with zip closure whose pull tag is a Gucci logo in silver-plated metal. The bag comes with a small leather pouch, lined in silk, with its original mirror. Composition: Leather Measurements: Width: 9.4 Inches: Depth: 2.9 Inches Height: 5.9 Inches
  3. Picture 3 - 1960s Gucci bucket bag with shoulder strap in coffee-colored boar skin. Decorative stitching and green/red insert runs along top border, enhanced by a central element of intertwined double Gs in golden metal. The shoulder strap is attached to the bag with due golden metallic elements and a buckle with which to regulate the length. Closes with leather strip and snap button. One internal pocket with zip closure. Composition: Leather.  Metal Measurements: Length of strap: 42.9 Inches. Width: 9.8 Inches.  Depth: 2.7 Inches. Height: 9.4 Inches.

Retro Gucci Fashion - A Tribute to Gucci:

 Retro Gucci and Vintage Gucci

1980s Gucci Double-breasted coat in pure wool in brown houndstooth.

 The designer label Gucci has been around since 1921 and like many fashion houses, it has gone through its ups and downs in popularity and scandal. One thing has always remained constant though, the extra something that a Gucci design brings to the table.

1962 Gucci White Leather HandbagThe only authentic Gucci I have ever owned is a pair of blue-tinted sunglasses.  I bought them after my sister (the fashion nut) got herself a pair and I liked them soooo much that I forked over the almost $300 for a pair of my own. Now being the sensible sister of the family, I was tempted at first to buy a knock off, and I found plenty of imitation Gucci sunglasses available, but after you have seen the real thing, you are spoiled for life. 

1960s Gucci Bucket Bag With Shoulder Strap.Now I just try not to look at the real thing because we have private school tuition and soon college tuition to pay, but someday, when I have some extra cash, I have a special place in my closet which I will fill with fabulous Gucci!

I do however, allow myself to look at pictures of Gucci, and it just so happens that one of my favorite "Look but Don't Touch" stores, YOOX, is doing a tribute to vintage Gucci, and that I can't resist. So I am telling myself that it is for www.retro-housewife.com, and I am obligated, even duty bound to thoroughly research each piece of vintage Gucci they have. So here's to doing the responsible thing! Enjoy!

Picture 4 - 1960s Gucci Woman's Suit, Tailleur in pure linen with Flora print, signed by Accornero on a black background. The silk-lined jacket closes with two front buttons and has two applied pockets and a vertical breast pocket. The unlined skirt is slightly flared and closes with a zip and hook. Composition: 100% Linen

 

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Gucci Shoes in the San Jose, California Gucci Store.
(2007) Gucci Shoes in the San Jose, California Gucci Store ...OK, so maybe I snuck a peek!

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