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Favorites From Gucci

This is a little sampling of facts that you may not know about these two stunning handbags for Gucci.

Frida Giannini, the Creative Director for Gucci has the ability to bring back the favorites with a little modern touch, not damaging at all the original, beautiful collections.

We will start with the Stirrup Bag, in today's article.

Using the Equestrian theme, the bag's shape reminds one of a stirrup and features light gold hardware on the bag's front side.

Facts you may not know: --Did you know that it takes a very experienced artisan almost two days to complete a bag from start to finish? It is because of the rigid frame and complicated construction. --Did you know this stunning bag is available in soft calfskin, washed crocodile, glossy ostrich, painted python or shiny crocodile? --Did you know Master artisans apply traditional techniques to make the skins more lavish? The washed crocodile has two applications of hot wax color and is hand daubed for a "chiaroscuro" effect that adds depth. To create an aged look, the skins are hand polished and washed. --Did you know the python skin is sprayed with three layers of color before it is polished plus ironed? --Did you know even the edges are hand sanded, brushed, painted and polished?

The Jackie Bag

This bag was created first in the 1950s. The Jackie Bag was easily spotted because of its rounded edges and signature push lock closure.

Facts you may not know: --Did you know the Jackie Bag was first named "Constance"? It was soon given the name Jackie in honor of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. There were many pictures taken of Jackie wearing this bag. The bag was a huge success after being renamed, because Jackie was a fashion icon of her time. --Did you know this stylish classic from the 1950's has been given modern deconstruction and is now called, the New Jackie? --Did you know the New Jackie comes in two sizes? The bag is available in Medium and Large size. --Depending on the leather, did you know the craftsman will work between seven and thirteen hours making the New Jackie Bag? --Did you know the New Jackie can be found in a super soft New Zealand calf plus other exotic skins like crocodile, python and ostrich?

I hope that someday you will be a proud owner of one of these gorgeous bag or if you already have one maybe it's time to add to your collection!