A Find: An all-new Gucci

April 11, 2006 by Christina
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What: Gucci’s Spring 2006 Handbags and Shoes

Why: It’s been two years since the fashion world—and Gucci fans the world over—said goodbye to the legendary 10-year veteran designer Tom Ford, and now the Florentine label has finally been reborn. Under Frida Giannini, the 30-something creative director of the brand, the Spring 2006 collection has a fresh, more feminine spin. Gone are the days of dark monochrome: The new line brings to mind ’50s prints (especially floral), ’40s high platforms, and ’70s bright hues. It’s almost enough to make you wonder, “Is this really Gucci?” Don’t worry—these aren’t gaudy monstrosities. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The shoes, for one, are so perfect for the season, with modern, unique shapes never before seen at Gucci. The orchid print platforms ($675) are to die for, as are these white espadrilles with the classic horse-bit logo decorating the fabric ($395).

image And as for the bags—those drool-worthy accessories that Gucci is so famous for—there’s the soft, girly off-white mini Boston ($1,295); I fell in love with the pink stripes. You can carry this with most spring/summer outfits. It’s classic enough to last until your bag lust turns elsewhere. Don’t forget your daughters or daughters-to-be-born-someday who’ll probably really love you for the vintage hand-me-downs. The shockingly green hobo ($980) with the signature bamboo handle is another winner, and the black floral evening bag ($695) has a crystal fly on the zipper. The pesky insect never looked so desirable.

Just in: at NeimanMarcus.com




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