papertiger~ sorry for troubling you again!
i had paid for the gucci but just realized that im going to leave japan next year and how do i bring this gucci croc to other country without any problems?
my croc dior comes with CITES but since i didnt buy this gucci straight from boutique,im wondering if they will kind enough to apply CITES for me?
I don't see why not, they will probably charge you but it won't be too much (about $80).
this little beauty is over 40 years young, I have her 'poorer' black patent and lapis cousin from the same year. Gucci made these semi-precious stone and thickly gold plated bags for only a couple of years before more International commercial expansion plans and the increasing casualness of fashion took over (as you know Gucci became the byword for 70s laid-back luxe, with hobos and shoulder styles, the Britt, first designed in 1973 and popularised by Britt Ekland in the Man with the Goldern Gun (James Bond) using her own Gucci bag meant these PROPER handbags fell from favour (so much so Hermes was deserted). You can be sure the red Gucci was handmade from beginning to end in Florence, when Florence and not Paris was fine shoe and handbag heaven.
I like the Celine too, Celine would have still been an Inderpendent niche fashion house in those days but this example looks 20 years younger than the Gucci. Any handmade croc is a classic (I have a brown croc Gucci) and for most people I would say they would get more wear out of a plainer brown ghw croc day or night, for you though, I think you were made for the dark red Gucci - anytime because the rest of your wardrobe is extraordinary - a new Daphne G in the making