Authentic Vintage GUCCI Messenger Shoulder Bag Purse Handbag
- Made in Italy
- Guarantee of Authenticity, backed by full refund policy
- GUCCI Accessory Collection design
- Measures approximately 10" wide by 8" tall with a depth of 3 inches
- Shoulder strap with a drop of up to 18" - works cross body style
- Exterior of coated canvas in brown GG logo signature monogram
- Red & green signature stripe accent
- Brown pebbled leather trim
- Marked hardware
- Top zip closure
- Exterior front zip close slip pocket with signature pull
- Unstructured interior
- Interior lining intact showing wear - not flaking
- Serial no. 24.02.005
- Hallmarks in place and pictured below
If you won't take the time to read the entire listing, please do not bid on this bag.
This one owner, 25 year old bag looks totally current slung across the torso cross body style. The canvas is clean and structurally sound- no cracks- just very subtle fading at the bag's bottom along the piping. The leather trim has no concerns regarding it's immediate or long term use. All piping is intact, the shoulder strap is strong. The signature stripe is clean. All stitching is in good shape (possibly a missing or loose stitch here or there with all seams intact, nothing needs repair). The hardware shows appropriate signs of scratching but has retained a warm gold color. The interior shows wear but has been completely brushed out. It is now and will always be free of the "flaking" that plagues most vintage GUCCI bags of this era of production. The attached photos are of the bag you will receive and provide a true
perspective on its presentation. BOTTOM LINE: as shown, a nice vintage bag. As always, it's authenticity is guaranteed.
Is this your first vintage purchase? Please realize that vintage means USED. Most of the items I offer are a minimum of 15 years old. Please read the entire listing - if you buy a piece described as heavily used, showing significant wear, don't be surprised when an obviously used, worn item is what you receive. Please be realistic in your expectations. Vintage items are lovely but they are not new. A 20 year old piece in excellent condition is still a 20 year old piece. If you're looking for perfection or really want a new GUCCI bag (watch, wallet, whatever) and are buying vintage because you can't afford new, it's doubtful you'll be happy. So, check out GUCCI.com, pick out your bag (watch, wallet, whatever) and save your money but do not buy from me. Regarding odors, specifically cigarette smoke odors, if you're considering a used bag from the 60s to 80s, guess what? A LOT of people SMOKED "back in the day". I am not the original owner of any of the bags I sell. With that, I can not attest to their history. If I smell it, I tell it. Yet, not only I am not overly sensitive to odors, the items I sell came to me from an open air environment and being packed to ship will intensify any odor present. If you're sensitive to odors, please do not bid.
Without question, opinion differs widely. As any stated condition reflects only my opinion, please use the photos to form your own opinion in regard to the proffered item's condition. I make an effort to post photos showing most if not all angles of each item, including close ups of any areas showing wear. Taking advantage of the zoom and enlarge tools gives you the most accurate perspective. Should you find that I have overlooked an area of personal concern, please do not hesitate to contact me. I welcome, and will answer promptly all of your questions and requests for additional pictures. When requesting pictures, please list an actual email address where the pictures can be sent and be as specific as possible in regard to the actual areas or perspectives that you would like to see. Eliminating any need for clarification, allows me to provide you with a more expedient and accurate response.
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Authentications: For those of you with concerns regarding authenticity, I encourage you to contact Carol Ives of caroldiva.com. She is recognized by both eBay and Paypal as a trusted source for Gucci authentications. For the very reasonable fee of $7, Carol will be happy to review any listing and forward her findings to you via email. Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for her response.
Payment: Precluding previous arrangement, as per eBay's new policy, payment is accepted only through Paypal and expected within 4 days of the auction's end, please.
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Shipping: Your item will be well packed and shipped via USPS Priority Mail within 4 business days of receipt of your cleared payment. Please use the shipping calculator for the cost to ship to your location. The shipping cost is NOT inflated. There are no "handling or packaging fees". You are charged only the exact USPS rate to ship a package of this size and weight to your location. Tracking information will be forwarded to you upon shipping.
Excepting the item's guarantee of authenticity, all SALES ARE FINAL.
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