Gucci

Guccio Gucci opened his first shop in Florence in 1921, with only a handful of items available. Of course, as people demanded, he started a process of expansion around Italy with the help of his two sons.

Gucci opened its first shop in the US in 1953, a decision that eventually transformed Gucci into one of the world’s top fashion houses.

Their products started being worn by VIPs such as Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy, which led to an avalanche of requests from people all over the world.

Gucci Spring/Summer 2009 Women's CollectionThe 50s and 60s were the years when the firm presented their most extraordinary innovations which were very well received by the public. The bamboo handle bag and the moccasin with the metal bit are Gucci classics that were designed in this period.

The 70s was another wonderful decade for the company which expanded to the Far East opening boutiques in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Tom Ford and Domenico De Sole deserve to be recognized as the ones who transformed Gucci into a fashion mammoth. They consolidated its worldwide presence and diversified the range of fashion items offered to their dedicated customers.

The list now includes watches and jewelry, perfume, sun glasses, shirts, ties and much more.

Gucci handbags are the most popular of the company’s products, thanks to their unique and extravagant look.

When you’re looking to make a wonderful gift, Gucci’s handmade high quality fashion products should definitely be on you list.

Click here to see some of the many fashion accessories designed by Gucci.

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