Gucci is one of the most well-known designer handbag houses today. At some point in her life, every woman covets a Gucci handbag. Whether it is the formula of picking just the right handbag or the lure of their unique signature, Gucci handbags are a much-loved asset in any wardrobe.
How it all began?
The story of the beginning of the Gucci brand is quite interesting. The idea of such bags came to Gucci while he was working at high-end hotels. The guests would bring handsome luggage with them from all over the world, that would fascinate Mr. Gucci. It was from the work he put in these years as an immigrant in Paris and London that inspired Gucci to start what would later become one of the most recognized designer handbag houses on earth. He established a shop in Florence in 1920 that sold fine leather goods. Florence was already famous for its artists and Gucci made use of this. With the advent of industrialization, mechanized manufacturing began, and a number of products began appearing. Unlike most designers whose children takeover the work after the death of the founder, Gucci involved both his sons in his work well before his death.. Soon, with the joint family working together, there were not only more Gucci outlets in Florence, but also in Milan and Rome.
The way forward
During World War II, Gucci distinguished itself as a brand by showing innovation. Due to a scarcity of resources, leather and other materials were not freely available. It was then that Gucci started manufacturing bags of cotton canvas. But in the 1980s due to family feuds, the company ran into one trouble after another. Tax evasion, tricks for capturing control of the company and other events were happening at Gucci. One of the family members was murdered with suspicion being cast on his ex-wife. The company teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. Finally, Tom Ford was hired in 1990, to repair the image of the company. By 1997, there were seventy-six stores of Gucci spread across the world.
Gucci is the biggest selling Italian brand worldwide. Forbes ranked Gucci as number 38 in a list of the most valued hundred brands in the world. Kate Moss is the latest celebrity to be associated with it. Gucci was lauded for its work in women empowerment through their ‘Chime for Change’ project in 2013.
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