Gucci Vintage Information Thread

bolsathemosta

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So I got my vintage Tom ford tote today. It's a really big bag and has more scuff Mark's on it than it showed. Might be because they literally just thru it into a box 3 times bigger than the bag and taped it up. No padding, wrapping or anything. The inside is all sticky and peeling and of course it's not leather ( like it said in the listing ) its coated canvas I think?
I couldn't find a single comp for it so I'm not sure how to handle sprucing it up or what I might get for it and there are holes in the top of the handles where there might have been some sort of extra bling?
Any advice on where to start or where to find more info on how not to screw this bag up would be oh soooooo appreciated.
 

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So I got my vintage Tom ford tote today. It's a really big bag and has more scuff Mark's on it than it showed. Might be because they literally just thru it into a box 3 times bigger than the bag and taped it up. No padding, wrapping or anything. The inside is all sticky and peeling and of course it's not leather ( like it said in the listing ) its coated canvas I think?
I couldn't find a single comp for it so I'm not sure how to handle sprucing it up or what I might get for it and there are holes in the top of the handles where there might have been some sort of extra bling?
Any advice on where to start or where to find more info on how not to screw this bag up would be oh soooooo appreciated.
I'd send it back if any of those marks was not in the description.
 

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I'd send it back if any of those marks was not in the description.
I was considering it but the fine print said they will only accept returns if the bag is found to be fake. Plus I got it for $246 with shipping. The scuffs are fixable ones. The lining is fixable too but I'd like to see a pic of another one so I can see if there is supposed to be more going on with the handles.
I need to learn how to fix bags made like this as well. Most coated canvas bags don't really do it for me but learning how to fix and flip them could help me buy the bags that do...I want a Nancy Gonzalez purple crocodile satchel so bad...or a vintage Gucci backpack.
Or maybe just a paid off Credit Card.
 
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So I was going through my closet and realized I’ve never shared this one of my favourites. This grand lady is from the 50s or 60s (just a guess) and I imagine held court at a number of ladies’ lunches. I especially love the croc inlaid wooden handle. I know nothing about it other than I stand a bit straighter when I carry her, like a prim lady, haha... 709BDE66-00EF-4352-81DF-E63DE6D9F721.jpeg 0BE534E7-EEEA-4AA1-A988-92D6CBAF192A.jpeg 4CC93CB1-9061-4C8C-BD92-C31C3849960B.jpeg
 

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So I was going through my closet and realized I’ve never shared this one of my favourites. This grand lady is from the 50s or 60s (just a guess) and I imagine held court at a number of ladies’ lunches. I especially love the croc inlaid wooden handle. I know nothing about it other than I stand a bit straighter when I carry her, like a prim lady, haha... View attachment 4726088 View attachment 4726089 View attachment 4726090
Just gorgeous! I can see her holding court just like you described .
 
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I'd send it back if any of those marks was not in the description.
It is actually leather. It was so dried out it had a small chip under the flap and under that was canvas so i just assumed. Turns out it's super rare ..
So much so I cannot find another like it anywhere. I have found others similar by TF for gucci but havent found this one anywhere. It's almost done I just need to finish cleaning g the sticky liner and decide if I'm going to re-coat it or not.
 

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I got this vintage Gucci bag. I was immediately drawn to the design. But super curious if anyone could tell me more about it? Curious to know it’s history.
 

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