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Literature and Fashion: Gucci’s Frame Print Leather Tote Bag

Frame print leather top handle bag

Nothing sexier than a Gucci leather bag with a bamboo top handle.

But it’s more than just a leather bag with a bamboo top handle. A lot of thought came in designing the bag. Called the Frame Print Leather Top Handle Bag, it looks similar to the lovely Nymphea bags, but comes from a whole other design perspective.

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The bag is framed with gold print, showing an intricate braided pattern. It has a flap with a roaring feline head push clasp. This clasp is encrusted with cyrstals, with eyes set in stone, and colored enamel tongue.  (Gucci of late tends to adorn their bags with animals and insects in case you haven’t caught up with it yet). Also, the bag comes with a detachable chain strap to allow you to wear it over your shoulder.

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There are accordion sides similar to the Nymphea bags, a tell-tale sign of how structured these bags are. Seems Gucci prefers more structured bags in its catalogue, and perhaps we can’t get enough of them. There’s no reason why a structured bag could be bad for you, especially if you’re looking for a bit of polish in your over all look.

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The beauty of this Frame Print Leather Tote is it comes in standard glossy black leather, but also in dark red and white leather too. If that’s not enough, there’s a variant in exotic python too.

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It’s called a Frame Print bag because of its frame for sure, and because the interior is printed. And inside the bag is a book called Juvenilia. It’s a compilation of short stories, written by Jane Austen in her teen years between 1787-1793. During this time, she wasn’t held back by censorship or peer pressure. Something that Gucci relates with in the Italian fashion house’s recent collections. Can you believe that there’s a book in the bag? Lovely.

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It’s so wonderful to come across a bag that’s not just cool, but has a reason to be cool. And not just cool, but English literature cool.

Images from Gucci.

 

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