Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag

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Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag


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Introduced for Cruise 2020, the Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag is recreated from an archival design. Inspired by archival designs, Gucci Horsebit 1955 designs unify original details first introduced over six decades ago with a modern spirit, highlighting the Horsebit. Pieces with versatile ways to wear and style embrace each person who is part of the House’s individual spirit.

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Gucci Horsebit 1955 Shoulder Bag


  • Three interior compartments
  • One interior zipped pocket
  • One interior slip pocket
  • Flap closure


  • Canvas/Leather


  • Red/Ebony


  • Dust cover
  • Box


  • Gold tone


  • Very good


  • N/A


  • 25 x 18 x 7 cm
  • Drop 29 cm



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With beginnings at the end of the 19th century, the Gucci company became one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of high-end leather goods, clothing, and other fashion products.

The company made handbags of cotton canvas rather than leather during World War II as a result of material shortages. The canvas, however, was distinguished by a signature double-G symbol combined with prominent red and green bands.

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The last few years have seen a resurgence in archival designs from major design houses. Designers have chosen to dip into brand archives for inspiration, thus reviving both designs in their entirety as well as specific elements from the past. Alessandro Michele has taken the latter route with the introduction of Gucci’s new 1955 Horsebit collection. The first bag from the Horsebit line was introduced last fall and since then the line has been expanded to include bucket bags, and more recently totes and top handle shapes too. While the silhouettes and designs are original creations by Michele himself, the storytelling behind these bags is rooted in the concept of neoclassicism, which focuses on revitalizing the past. Michele’s 1955 Horsebit bags do just that, emblazoned with Gucci’s storied Horsebit hardware, but in a fresh, modern way.

The Horsebit is a house icon that dates back to the 50s as its name states. The 1950s were a big decade for the house of Gucci. In 1951 Rodolfo Gucci, son of the house’s founder Guccio Gucci, opened the first Gucci store in Milan. It was around the same time that the house’s classic green-red-green web became synonymous with the brand. Two years later in 1953, the first American store opened on East 58th street in New York City.