Gucci New Bamboo Large Top Handle Bag, Handbag of the Day
The unusual texture you're looking at is actually a fascinating heather gray leather -- feels normal, looks innovative. This is one of those bags that will become even more attractive with age.
The heather leather -- that's right, we said it -- and steely nickel hardware are a beautiful contrast for the bamboo details. The bamboo accents are carefully balanced; just the bases of the tassels are utilized, and the gorgeous handle is wrapped with elaborate leather details to keep the color contrasts in harmony. We especially like the big, bold bamboo turnlock closure -- so much more tactile than the usual hardware.
The top flap hides a Gucci inscribed mirror and the bag includes two detachable shoulder straps; one in plain leather and one in braided leather with chain. This 10½"W X 6¾"H X 4¼"D masterpiece gives a modern spin to the retro bamboo handle, but the look is still quite difficult to dress up. We find this Gucci most appropriate for lunch or brunch, and casual activities like films and shopping.
The Gucci New Bamboo Large Top Handle Bag is available from Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,950.00.