Classic monogram Gucci Pochette - how to use?

  1. Hi you all,

    I own a classic Gucci Pochette with beige canvas monogram and the signature red and green leather handle, like this one (see pic below)

    I bought it many years ago as a teenager as my first luxury item ever. Funny enough, I remember not getting any dustbag with it, it was on sale in a london boutique so maybe that was due to the sale.. anyway, I have it sitting at home and am wondering how to use it. I only wore it 5 times maybe and then the short strap starting bothering me. Does Gucci sell individual straps that one could use to make this bag longer?


    I already considered using it as a make up bag... I cannot sell it, its too much of a memory, but now that the classic monogram gucci bags are, apparently, coming back in style, i wondered what to do with it.

    Does anyone own this little bag?
    Any advise on what to do with it?

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  2. Definitely fashionable again, especially since mini bags are also 'in'.

    Gucci do sell separate straps but they're more for travel size bags. I also can't see where you could attach it too without taking the original handle off and I wouldn't do that.

    You can carry it in the hand as it, perhaps add something pretty now and again like a small charm or ribbon.

    Or thread a thin scarf or ribbon through the attachments, knot/bow the top and wear it on the shoulder. Many do this with old H Kelly bags that don't have shoulder straps.

    Here with an H Kelly and a Kelly Cut so you get the idea:
     
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  3. If you have a detachable strap from another nag, use that. Or you could buy a thin shoulder strap from eBay, Leather or chain. There are many members who have posted about this in several subforums.
     

  4. thanks for your advise! Would you have a link for me by any chance?

    So you think I shouldnt get rid of it?
     
  5. This is the thread that I can remember. I think the seller on ebay is rebirthday. http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vuitton/how-i-improved-my-lvs-with-2-chains-887560.html

    I think that if you still like and use for it then keep it. I like small pouches as that is how I organize my stuff. I have turned some pouches into cross body bags. I don't think you need to buy a Gucci strap, just find a strap that has the same color hardware and it should be fine.