The esteemed House of Gucci, which began as a luxury luggage brand after founder Guccio Gucci’s brief stint as a bellhop, has become one of the most recognizable and covetable brands in history—period. Gucci bags have adorned the wrists of some of the most powerful women in history, including Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis, and Grace Kelly, etching a permanent mark on the culture and making each Gucci bag a small piece of fashion history.
Under the helm of the former creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s heritage styles evolved from the grown and sexy direction emblematic of the Tom Ford era to the “Geek Chic”–inspired direction we’ve come to know over the past few years. During his tenure, he reintroduced classic silhouettes like the Jackie and created new ones like the Dionysus, which quickly achieved a cult-like following. Everything that was released under Michele’s direction was tied to a long history of winning designs, so it came as a surprise to many when he left the Italian fashion house in late 2022. While there’s no telling yet what buzzy items the newest creative director, Sabato De Sarno, will become notorious for, there are a few timeless Gucci bags that will remain favorites for years to come.
Keep scrolling to read more about the storied House of Gucci, fun facts about each of the six bag styles, and of course, the most coveted styles currently on the market.