Gucci will host the “Handbag Artisan Corner” in the house’s Atlanta store.
The exclusive event will bring the craftsmanship of Gucci’s Florentine leather goods factory directly to its clientele, allowing guests to view skilled artisans assembling some of the House’s most iconic handbags. The Gucci artisans will focus on assembling the House's signature New Bamboo, New Jackie, Soft Stirrup and Soho bags. The hand-crafted products will be available in exotic skins and exclusive colors and can be personalized with hand-embossed monogramming. The Artisan Corner display will include custom work tables, a sewing machine, a leather stand and metal tools, as well as additional background materials which illustrate the evolution of the products, from mood board to sketches.
The original Gucci Bamboo bag was created in 1947 and was reintroduced in the Spring Summer 2010 collection.
The New Bamboo is comprised of 130 separate pieces and is crafted the same way as the original, requiring two days of work to ensure its perfect details. Meanwhile, the New
Jackie takes its cue from a 1960s style that became the preferred accessory for Jacqueline Onassis, who was photographed toting numerous versions. America’s former First Lady was so devoted to the style that the bag soon assumed the moniker ‘The Jackie.’ Featuring a spur closure and echoing the House’s equestrian heritage, the Soft Stirrup bag boasts unparalleled craftsmanship and draws inspiration from an iconic model from 1975. The
Soho bag is distinguished by the interlocking G that appears embossed and stitched for a discreet, iconic style.
The Gucci artisans and Handbag Artisan Corner display will be in the Atlanta store in Phipps Plaza for public viewing October 22 - 24.