Are you looking for a stylish way to upgrade your daily outfits without ever having to worry if your bag accessory fits into the whole ensemble? Well well, it looks like Gucci’s GG Marmont Belt Bag got you covered.

Introduced for the first time by Alessandro Michelle in the Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 Collection, the bag community is now rejoicing as the famous Gucci GG Marmont now comes in a reliable belt bag version! Made from matelasse chevron leather, the Gucci GG Marmont Belt Bag proves to be a go-to bag that you can wear around your waist especially when you go mad shopping ‘til you drop in flea markets while traveling around Asia. It also features the distinct Double G detail which is descriptive of the Gucci GG Marmont line.

Mind you, it brags of a sportswear-inspired rounded shape with a leather belt so that you can comfortably wear it high on the waist. It also features an adjustable belt closure for snug fitting.

For security purposes, it has a top zip closure. It also has an interior open pocket to keep your things organized.

It measures 18 x 11 x 5 (W x H x D) cm and is priced $1050 USD, €850 euro, £690 GBP, $1255 CAD, $1215 AUD, ¥129600 JPY via Gucci boutiques.










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Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent Prove Profitable for Kering

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French luxury group Kering delivered a rise in 2016 profits and sales on Friday that surpassed expectations, driven by the revival of its biggest brand, Gucci, and strong sales at fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. Gucci, under the leadership of designer Alessandro Michele and Chief Executive Marco Bizzarri since early 2015, has revamped its stores and adopted a vintage "geek chic" look that has proved popular with customers and driven higher sales.

"We recreated the Gucci dream. In 2017 we will make it a booster of sustainable growth," deputy chief executive Jean-Francois Palus told a news conference. "Gucci is cashing in on a brilliant self-help program, which has brought back the brand on the map," said Exane BNP Paribas analyst Luca Solca. Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent now generate 50 percent of their revenue from the tech-savvy generations born after 1980.

Kering, who also owns the Stella McCartney and Puma brands, was upbeat despite what it described as an uncertain business environment. The group said 2017 would see a stabilization of falling sales at underperforming Bottega Veneta, whose exclusive positioning will be strengthened. The strong results provided further evidence of a recovery in the wider luxury goods sector, after rival LVMH posted record revenue and profits for 2016 and Hermes gave a confident outlook for 2017.

Chairman and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault was similarly optimistic, citing positive signals in Hong Kong and improving demand in China and the United States. Recurring operating income for the year rose 14.5 percent to 1.886 billion euros ($2 billion) while group revenue rose 8.1 percent on a comparable basis to 12.385 billion euros. This compared with expectations for 1.83 billion euros of profit and 12.28 billion euros of sales according to a Reuters consensus conducted with Inquiry Financial.

The performance was achieved despite Gucci's decision to stop discounting and some 85 percent of Gucci sales in the quarter were from its new Michele's collection. Yves Saint Laurent, which accounts for over 10 percent of Kering's luxury sales, continued to progress with new designer Anthony Vaccarello at the helm since April. Yves Saint Laurent sales rose 20.5 percent during the quarter while the recurring operating margin of the division jumped over the 20 percent mark for the full year.

Bottega Veneta remained a weak spot with sales down 8.6 percent in the quarter. The brand was hurt by a slowdown in Chinese tourist spending in Japan and Europe. There were, however, signs of an improvement in Chinese tourist spending in western Europe in the last quarter of the year, the group said.

German sportswear firm Puma had strong sales growth and gave a confident forecast for 2017 on Thursday. Pinault said the priority was to improve profitability at Puma, when asked if he had any plans to sell the brand.

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Pink ruffled gown with bow - Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

Pink ruffled gown with bow – Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

For Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 collection, creative director Alessandro Michele once again delved into an eclectic and whimsical-filled journey. With over eighty looks in total, the lookbook was captured in Rome, Italy, at the Antica Libreria Cascianelli and the Antica Spezieria di Santa Maria della Scala. The first being an old bookstore and the latter being a 16th-century apothecary. There is no shortage of embellishments and pattern play. From black jaguars to rabbits to tigers, Michele showcased playful animal motifs.

For a touch of fantasy, the Italian designer even decorated pieces with dragons. Bows and florals adorned many styles ranging from dramatic gowns to skirt and jacket sets. For a touch of casual, the Gucci woman wears relaxed pajama silhouettes as well as leather jackets and casual t-shirts. Finishing the looks are embroidered boots and sparkling flats. Bags come in oversized totes as well as leather miniatures tied around the waist.

Fur coat with embroidered sweater and printed skirt - Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

Fur coat with embroidered sweater and printed skirt – Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

Pink dress embellished with bows - Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

Pink dress embellished with bows – Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

Embellished leather jacket, t-shirt and jeans - Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

Embellished leather jacket, t-shirt and jeans – Gucci Pre-Fall 2017 collection

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Gucci jewellery's new queen bee


Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has always so effortlessly incorporated nature into his designs, from ready-to-wear, accessories, leathergoods and jewellery, with equal parts of fun and sophistication that is truly refreshing.

This year, he has introduced a bee motif, not only to the RTW collections and watches, but also to the new jewellery collection.

LMDM Bracelets PR LR Each piece is exquisitely crafted in Italy, 18kt yellow gold’s colour exalts the country's time-honoured goldsmith techniques, as grey diamonds are set in aged sterling silver for an intriguingly artistic combination.

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Gucci Turnaround Tote

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Gucci Marmont Wallet ClutchGucci Marmont Clutch BagThe simplistic ‘Wallet on Chain’ bag trend is an essential that should be in everyones bag-drobe. There are days when a handheld purse like a wallet or clutch just wont cut it, and a chain strap is absolutely necessary. I’ve noticed this especially so during the autumn months. Here in Emerald City, during this time of the year, the umbrella goes with you everywhere. So if you’re carrying coffee or a shopping bag it makes it nearly impossible to have a hand free. Which is why I love the Gucci Marmont WOC Wallet on Chain. It’s the perfect bag for whatever occasion may be!
The Marmont Clutch is accessorized with the antique gold signature GG Guccio Gucci hardware and a long chain strap. I love the fact that this chain is removable! Or you can simply leave it attached to the bag and wrap around your wrist and carry like a wristlet clutch. The interior opens up to an according style triple compartment with ample card slot. Who has 16 cards?! Size-wise the Marmont Bag is perfect for the on-the-go essentials – lipstick, cellphone, and keys. Measures in at 5” x 8″ x 2.5”. However the depth is about half the size compared to this Gucci Soho Wallet on Chain, and it does not fit my iPhone 6 Plus comfortably. Kinda wish I considered this Gucci Marmont Clutch on Wallet before getting the Prada WOC Bag.
Recently launched in Singapore, it is exactly what the name implies, a tote that can be ‘turned around’, or in professional speak, reversed.
Made almost entirely of leather (there’s the GG monogram on one side and a polished, slightly grained surface on the other in either Red or White), it is also extremely structured which keeps it always looking smart, super lightweight which is always a bonus and depending on which size you pick, you can either carry it handheld or over the shoulder.
The only downside? There isn’t a zip on the top, which could be an issue for those iffy about keeping their personals secure when they are out and about. The easy solution? Get a bag organiser to keep everything safe or do what I do and use a smaller drawstring dust bag as my bag-within-the-bag.

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Gucci Convertible Tote & Top Handle Duffle


gucci_convertible-tote-top-handle-duffleIt’s been a while since I covered any bags for the guys, so consider this post a double treat. From Gucci’s F/W14 collection comes not one, but two bags worth a closer look, one tall and slim that’s great for work and the other big and roomy good for everything from weekend jaunts overseas to a gym bag for all your workout gear.

First up, the Gucci Convertible Tote that measures 41 cm by 45 cm in height, the leather bag is quite the minimalist dream with nary a monogram in sight; instead all you’re greeted with is grained leather that’s both supple and sturdy, topped off simply with another icon of the Italian house, a pair of blackened bamboo handles. Carry it handheld, sling it over your shoulder or just fold it over and use it as a clutch (shown), this is one bag that’s as versatile as it gets.

Next we’ve got the Gucci Top Handle Duffle, which is as ginormous as it gets as far as holdalls/weekenders are concerned. Spanning a good 66 cm across by 47 cm tall, the grained leather bag’s design is also deceptively simple. Built with a pair of top handles that can be adjusted up to 5 different lengths, there isn’t a zip on top nor are there buttons or clasps. You simply fold down the flap to ‘close’ it, and do the reverse to ‘open’ it, allowing for quick and easy access.

Available in muted pastel tones, you’ll find both bags online via Mr Porter where they retail for GBP2167 each. Yes, you read that right; they are priced exactly the same. The only downside? They only come in Brown. Which leaves just Gucci boutiques in Singapore where you’ll find them in a wider array of hues.

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