The Gucci ‘Soho’ Large Shoulder Bag in off-white leather is a subtly elegant creation. It’s part of the new Cruise 2012 collection and is the perfect Christmas gift for any luxury bag lover this year. Gucci has been a sought after luxury designer brand since 1921, and now in 2011 their collections are more desired than ever. This Soho collection is bold, but classic Frida Giannini in honor of Guccio Gucci.
This is a great weekend bad for casual occasions. Its droopy style just oozes comfort and convenience, and the capacity is quite large, so it could even be used on road trips or overnight stays. It’s easy to find your belongings inside thanks to the simple light cream cotton liner. This also contributes to the light weight of the bag.
The double shoulder straps with a 7″ (16cm) drop provide comfort and style, and the bottom feet ensure long term protection. Inside there is a natural cotton lining and pockets for a cell phone and PDA, as well as inside zip pockets. The light gold hardware is striking and contrasts beautifully with the leather tone.
The large embossed interlocking G logo gives this bag that unmistakable Gucci look and feel as this feature was first seen in 1973. Rather than a traditional monogram, the embossed logo appears significantly more sophisticated and less pretentious. The tassel is extra large, but it adds charm and character rather than being an annoyance.
The dimensions of the bag are:
Also available is a medium SOHO shoulder bag, which has all the same features as the larger version.
In addition to off-white leather, the Gucci Soho Large Shoulder Bag is also available in three other variations: Grape colored leather which is a gorgeous deep purple, Red leather which is a bright lipstick red, and Grape multi-colored python with leather trim. The off-white, red and grape/purple leather versions are all $2090. The python version, which is hand painted, is going for a premium: $4500.
Replica bags from this collection are currently being sold for under $300 but needless to say, the quality does not compare. Only a real Gucci Soho shoulder bag will turn heads – whichever color you choose this is a bag that screams attention and envy.
Gucci is currently taking pre-orders for this bag with shipping expected any time between 1st December 2011 and 31st March 2012.