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Guccio Gucci (1881 – 1953) the son of an Italian merchant, started the House of Gucci in Florence in 1906 as a small, family-owned saddlery shop. Guccio was an exceptional craftsman and as a young man he quickly established a reputation for quality. In 1938, he opened a store in Rome. Guccio designed many of the company's most notable products himself, in 1947 Gucci introduced the iconic bamboo handle handbag, which is still one of the company’s most popular products.

After Guccio Gucci's death in 1953, his son Aldo Gucci helped to ensure that the company became a leading international brand. The first Gucci boutiques abroad were opened in London, Paris and New York. Gucci expanded into the Far East in the late 1960s, opening stores in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Korea. Gucci benefited from its association with stars such a Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly in the 1960s and it is also around this time that the company developed its famous GG logo, the Flora silk scarf and the Jackie O shoulder bag, made famous by Jackie Onassis.

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In the late 1970s a series of disastrous business decisions and family quarrels almost bankrupted the company. In the 1980s Maurizio Gucci was left in complete control of the company, it was the first time in years that only one person had been in charge.

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Gucci Handbag Britt Medium Boston Bag In the 1990’s, Tom Ford restored Gucci's reputation for chic, making it once again one of the most prestigious and easily recognizable fashion brands in the world. Current Gucci CEO Mark Lee, in an interview with Women's Wear Daily in 2006 said that the company “had the best year in the history of the company, so we are quite proud and happy about that”.

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In 2006 Gucci generated over US$7 billion in revenue and was ranked 46th in the Business Week annual "Top 100 Brands". Gucci is the second biggest selling fashion brand after LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy). Gucci is, however, the biggest selling Italian brand in the world. The House of Gucci belongs to a French conglomerate Pinault-Printemps-Redoute (PPR). It operates 425 stores worldwide and distributes its products wholesale through franchisees and upscale department stores.

Gucci Handbag Royal Large Tote Gucci Group is now one of the world’s leading multi-brand luxury goods companies, with a wide range of products and an extensive geographical presence.

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Its brands include Gucci, Bottega, Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Sergio Rossi. The group sells high-quality luxury goods, including handbags, luggage, shoes, timepieces, jewellery, perfumes and cosmetics, belt clasps (the one with the Guccio Gucci initials, was introduced in 1964), and eyeglasses.

The group currently has 454 stores worldwide and also wholesales products through franchisees, duty-free stores and leading departments stores.

Gucci manufactures all its products in Italy and has 219 directly operated stores.

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There are two main websites and and they are both considerably better than Louis Vuitton’s website, even though they still tend to be rather slow due to the excessive graphics! At you can shop online for a wide range of products. They even have a form where you can ‘consult a personal shopper’ although I didn’t try it to see how fast the consultation was.
You can also rotate the bags displayed through 360° so you can see them from all angles! But not inside unfortunately.

The only thing lacking is a search bar. For info. on how to spot a fake Louis Vuitton bag see here How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton

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If you are looking for womens handbags designer handbags, designer purses, luxury bags, shoes, accessories or clothing then you may be tempted to visit the NET-A-PORTER website. Net-a-Porter describes itself as "the world’s premier luxury fashion e-tailer" and certainly first impressions of the site are excellent.

Their site is easy to use, fast, interesting and effective, by which I mean you can find what you are looking for with a minimum of effort ! A blessing in this day and age where some web designers seem to believe that making things more complicated actually makes people stay at their website, it doesn't ! On the contrary it drives them away.

The Net-a-porter website is refreshingly simple to use. Just click on 'Bags' type Chloe Edith or Louis Vuitton in the search box and in less than a second you have a range of Edith bags to choose from, some of them at a discount of 30% ! What more could you want ? For more detailed information just click on the pictures.

In their own words NET-A-PORTER, is "presented in the style of a fashion magazine, and offers you unprecedented access to the world’s cutting edge fashion designers."

The site was launched in June 2000 to sell authentic current season clothing, shoes, and accessories, selected by their editors for fashion consumers worldwide.

They offer the latest collections from Miu Miu, ChloƩ, Jimmy Choo, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Mulberry, Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs. All of which are available for purchase on the site.

NET-A-PORTER prides itself on offering you a "superior level of service and customer care. .....and is the "first and only luxury fashion website to target a global market. "

Deliveries are made with taxes and duties pre-paid, so no matter where you live in the world, NET-A-PORTER can claim to be your local fashion shop, as well as the world’s most successful luxury global boutique and e-commerce destination.

In addition to being an online store, NET-A-PORTER also has a magazine and what's new section, as well as an interesting 'Explore' section where if you are not sure what you are looking for you can easily discover new things by browsing everything that's on offer.

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