It's no secret that everyone in the fashion world is obsessed with Gucci right now. Take one look at the Italian label's shoulder bags and it's clear to see why. From reworked versions of the GG Supreme pattern to leather bags stamped with GG hardware and detailed with signature red and green grosgrain, the hardest decision is working out which Gucci shoulder bag to invest in. When there's so many great styles to choose from, we won't judge if you pick more than one.
The Gucci Shoulder Bag Buying Guide
Gucci’s range of shoulder bags represents the pinnacle of Italian craftsmanship. From the Ophidia bag and the era-defining Jackie to leather styles detailed with the iconic Horsebit detail, this collection includes some of fashion’s most sought-after pieces. Ahead, take a look at our Gucci shoulder bag buying guide, which will help you narrow down the styles that work best for you and how to keep them looking their best.
The Most Wanted Gucci Shoulder Bags
Gucci’s GG Marmont Shoulder Bags
The Italian label’s storied GG logo plaque takes center stage on the Marmont Bag. Softly structured from matelassé chevron leather, it features a tonal heart discreetly stitched at the back and opens to reveal a suede-lined interior. The chain strap allows for both over the shoulder or cross-body wear. It comes in a variety of colorways, from classic black through to bold red.
Gucci’s GG Supreme Shoulder Bags
Gucci’s Supreme Bag has been made in Italy from durable coated-canvas and printed with the label's tonal-brown monogram. Trimmed with leather and accented with a chain strap, it’s finished with a gold 'GG' plaque for an instantly recognizable finish. There's plenty of room inside for your essentials. The same monogram design can be seen on the Padlock, Ophedia, and Dionysus styles.
Gucci’s Soho Disco Shoulder Bags
Designed to take you from day to evening with ease, the Gucci Soho Disco Bag features the Italian label’s interlocking 'GG' logo and a swinging leather tassel zip pull. It comes with a top zip closure, and the canvas-lined interior has pockets for your essentials and phone. Available in a range of colors, the deceptively spacious design remains one of the most popular Gucci bags today.
How To Care For Your Gucci Shoulder Bag
Gucci bags are an investment, and caring for them properly is essential to maintaining their original appearance. Different cleaning methods should be used depending on the type of material your item is made out of.
- To clean bags that come in Gucci’s coated canvas, it is recommended to use a small amount of fabric cleaner and apply in circular motions. Wipe away any excess with a soft, dry cloth and allow to air dry naturally.
- When it comes to cleaning your Gucci leather bag, you will need to check that the specialist cleanser is suitable for the bag’s leather finish. Leather with a smooth surface such as calfskin or lambskin should be cleaned with an appropriate leather cleanser, and then followed with a protective conditioning cream. Test on an inconspicuous area of the bag first, and never use baby wipes as this can cause discolouration.
- Removing stains from suede and nubuck is more complex, and any Gucci bag made from these materials should be cleaned regularly. Use a damp brush to remove dirt, or an appropriate foam cleaner.
The brand advises filling the bag with tissue paper to help maintain its shape and absorb humidity, and store in the flannel dust bag to protect from color transfer, sun exposure, excess moisture, and dust. Store away from direct sunlight and any heat sources.
- Are all Gucci bags made of leather?
Most of Gucci’s shoulder bags are made using leather, such as the 1955 Horsebit and Dionysus styles. Some of Gucci’s popular styles like the GG Marmont bag are available in quilted leather, as well as leather-trimmed raffia.
Gucci also uses canvas in some of their most popular bags, which is a material with low environmental impact. Styles like the GG Supreme and the Padlock GG Bees are made from canvas and finished with leather trims.
- How do I spot a fake Gucci bag?
Counterfeit bags will lack the quality, attention to detail and craftsmanship which characterize authentic Gucci items. All Gucci shoulder bags come with designer tags and a branded dust bag. We would recommend checking the finish and the stitching on your bag to ensure it meets the brand’s exacting standards, as well as that the spelling and style of the Gucci logo are correct.
As Italian craftsmanship is an integral part of the brand’s ethos, all Gucci shoulder bags are made in Italy and will therefore have the ‘Made in Italy’ label in lowercase lettering in the same font as the company title. The serial numbers on the leather patch inside the bag will indicate if your bag is authentic. Gucci uses 10-12 numbers in two rows, with no more than six numbers in each row.
Authentic Gucci products are sold exclusively through gucci.com and authorized department stores, boutiques and specialty stores, all of which are made available on Lyst.