Wasn't going to make the big reveal till my birthday, but you have all been sending me messages asking if I got it and which size I got, so I am ending the mystery today. Here it is in flesh the GG Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag in pepto bismal pink.
Gucci's GG Marmont bag is an instant upgrade to my daily outfits. Even when I am spotted in my slob chic outfits when I walk Margot, if I add this bag into the mix I take my outfit game to the next level. The bag takes the matelassé part of its name from the leather the bag is actually made of. Matelassé chevron leather. I didn't even know this was a type of leather. I just thought it was a fancy name they added as part of the bag's name. I love designer handbags, but I am the worst when it comes to remembering their names or what leather they are made out of for that matter.
The reason why I fell in love with this bag is because of its colour. Pepto bismol pink (what Kam referred the bag's colour as when I showed it to him) with antique gold toned hardware and an interlocking logo plaque; I was sold at our first glance. The double G is definitely what I call in your face logo galore, but the bag wouldn't be the same without it. I think what makes the bag is the large GG logo.
There are three sizes available in this design: mini, small and medium. Mine is the medium and the largest size this bag goes up to. Right now, the small size in this bag is sold out. The small size was the one I wanted, but I kinda don't mind the medium instead. I find it big, but not too big. I am able to fit comfortably all the items that I usually carry in my Kate Spade tote, except of course my agenda. I also love how I have the option to either wear the handbag as a crossbody or a shoulder bag. Having an adjustable chain strap is essential. Also, just as crucial is the fact that one strap of this handbag is leather and the other is a brass chain strap. If this bag only had a chain strap I would have most likely not purchased it. Chain straps, especially when it is a large handbag, kills your shoulders.
Verdict: To Purchase or Not
Yes! I absolutely love this bag. From the colour to the hardware, to the leather used to make the bag. It is definitely a yes bag. Most of my purses are made of lambskin leather and I have such a hard time taking care of them. The matelassé chevron leather seems like a piece of cake to take care of compared to my Balenciaga City bag which by the way is only a couple months old, but the leather has already aged so much. I am even inclined to say that I love the Gucci Marmont more than my Chanel purses. Ah I know, did I just really say that? But I just absolutely adore this bag. I definitely think the GG Marmont will be a classic piece. It mixes versatility with femininity, and even though it is a modern design there are elements of it that are timeless.
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