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Sep 21, 2013, 8:49am   #1111
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Hi All

I am new to this thread and forgive me if this has already been covered but does anyone have experience with the Gucci bamboo shopper tote? Pros and cons? I am thinking of purchasing one as my first Gucci piece.

Thanks
Sep 25, 2013, 11:59pm   #1112
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LOVE the blue one. I am hoping to add a Bamboo to my small collection for the spring. I just love the blue color.

Thanks for the thread and the photos everyone!
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Sep 27, 2013, 10:21am   #1113
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Originally Posted by Lport2011
Hi All

I am new to this thread and forgive me if this has already been covered but does anyone have experience with the Gucci bamboo shopper tote? Pros and cons? I am thinking of purchasing one as my first Gucci piece.

Thanks
I've also been coveting this bag myself in the larger size (more appropriate for a man). I don't see any cons to the bag..you can hand carry, shoulder carry, it's a good weight empty, very classic and timeless. The only con I see is not owning one myself. (LOL) It's a very beautiful and well made bag indeed.
Sep 27, 2013, 11:16am   #1114
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Originally Posted by Lport2011
Hi All

I am new to this thread and forgive me if this has already been covered but does anyone have experience with the Gucci bamboo shopper tote? Pros and cons? I am thinking of purchasing one as my first Gucci piece.



Thanks
Hi Lport

I don't have this new version but I do have my mother's North-South Gucci Bamboo Shopper from 1997 and it's still going strong. My mother also still has her original Diana which is similar.

Pros:

It's simple shape and iconic handle make it very elegant. It confidently announces it is Gucci without screaming

That blue is gorgeous, Gucci make great blues (I have several )

Cons:

Not really a con, but you should just check out if it balances well, I have the N-S and it's the perfect Summer bag, I just don't know how all the material to either side of the new Bamboo Shopper acts when only a single thing is in there or when very full.

Only for me probably, but I'm not keen on any logo writing or mention of the brand on the outside of the bag. I like to keep people guessing. Having said that I know may companies are doing this ATM (Celine, SLP, Hermes on the Double Sens etc). That is a very small gripe, as even I could overlook that.

Originally Posted by alterego
I've also been coveting this bag myself in the larger size (more appropriate for a man). I don't see any cons to the bag..you can hand carry, shoulder carry, it's a good weight empty, very classic and timeless. The only con I see is not owning one myself. (LOL) It's a very beautiful and well made bag indeed.
The Large would make a great bag for a man, ITA
Sep 27, 2013, 11:19am   #1115
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Originally Posted by craziepink
My mom got this pony-hair beauty this past February in Milan! Looks so classy despite the fun leopard print, and just such an eye-catcher itself. I love it!

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Congratulations to your your mom, it's wild and a great contribution to our club
Sep 27, 2013, 11:21am   #1116
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Originally Posted by PBinsider
Oh, this fabulous!


Today Megs closed out the look at the BTH with some more wonderful photographs, so be sure to catch them on the PurseBlog!



http://www.purseblog.com/images/2013...oo-Bags-14.jpg
Thanks PBinsider, love those half still, half moving pictures
Sep 27, 2013, 11:42am   #1117
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Originally Posted by papertiger
Congratulations to your your mom, it's wild and a great contribution to our club
Thank you! It's seriously gorgeous and definitely withstands the test of time
Oct 1, 2013, 1:32pm   #1118
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A new bamboo bag has just invaded my wish list. Absolutely gorgeous and must have one! http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/33898...38987ARU0G1000
Oct 1, 2013, 2:13pm   #1119
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I keep sitting down to order the smaller sized Bamboo
Shopper but I can't decide on the color. Has anyone seen
The red or blue, IRL? Any thoughts on the colors guys?
Oct 2, 2013, 8:56am   #1120
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My newest vintage Gucci and my first bamboo! Inside is peeling a little however the outside is in excellent condition which is the most important thing to me. I really love it!

Any recommendations on how to treat the leather?

I was going to buy the Apple Garde conditioner and Rain & stain repellent as many great reviews on the AG products on here however I have done a bit of research and ladies say they have been told to use any products on pebbled leather bags..... so now I'm not sure what to do? as I'm not sure exactly what type of leather this is? as it's a hard leather not soft.....
Maybe I'd be better using only the AG Rain & Stain Repellent......

Thank you.
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Oct 2, 2013, 4:48pm   #1121
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Originally Posted by bama_gucci
A new bamboo bag has just invaded my wish list. Absolutely gorgeous and must have one! http://www.gucci.com/us/styles/33898...38987ARU0G1000
Very nice! Great choice.
Oct 2, 2013, 4:53pm   #1122
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Originally Posted by Thatsfabulous
My newest vintage Gucci and my first bamboo! Inside is peeling a little however the outside is in excellent condition which is the most important thing to me. I really love it!

Any recommendations on how to treat the leather?

I was going to buy the Apple Garde conditioner and Rain & stain repellent as many great reviews on the AG products on here however I have done a bit of research and ladies say they have been told to use any products on pebbled leather bags..... so now I'm not sure what to do? as I'm not sure exactly what type of leather this is? as it's a hard leather not soft.....
Maybe I'd be better using only the AG Rain & Stain Repellent......

Thank you.
I've used the AG Conditioner and Rain & Stain for years on LV, Hermes, Bottega, Gucci, Chanel, smooth and pebbled leathers. I swear by those products, awesome IMO.
Oct 5, 2013, 5:26pm   #1123
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Thank you Papertiger :-)

I had a look at the black medium size shopper tote in store and found it was not very structured - the sides were actually quite bent - this could have been from poor storage however, I think you are correct you need to have a bit stored in the bag for it to look and sit right.

I also found the medium size black shopper tote is no longer available on the Gucci Australia website - it must be sold out - there is a larger size available but I think it would be too big for me (I am quite short and petite) and it may also be better suited to travel.

Therefore, this leaves me with navy, red or maple brown to choose from - which colour do people prefer?

I tend to think the navy colour but I am not sure.

Also is this bag going to be around for a limited time or is it going to be a permanent piece? I am worried about waiting to purchase.
Oct 7, 2013, 5:20am   #1124
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Originally Posted by Thatsfabulous
My newest vintage Gucci and my first bamboo! Inside is peeling a little however the outside is in excellent condition which is the most important thing to me. I really love it!

Any recommendations on how to treat the leather?

I was going to buy the Apple Garde conditioner and Rain & stain repellent as many great reviews on the AG products on here however I have done a bit of research and ladies say they have been told to use any products on pebbled leather bags..... so now I'm not sure what to do? as I'm not sure exactly what type of leather this is? as it's a hard leather not soft.....
Maybe I'd be better using only the AG Rain & Stain Repellent......

Thank you.
hi, i use KIWI leather conditioner to clean and moisturise the vintage gucci bags
but i found generally the gucci leather are fairly good with water repellent
Oct 7, 2013, 6:36pm   #1125
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I have a black bamboo shopper in the smaller size on its way from Gucci.com. I'm so excited but have not seen the bag IRL. I'll write a review when it arrives!
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