|original brand name||Gucci|
|material||gold plated base metal|
|total item weight||11.9g||~ 0.38oz|
|total item length||4.9 inch|
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Gucci was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. In 1938, Gucci expanded and a boutique was opened in Rome. Guccio was responsible for designing many of the company's products. In 1947, Gucci introduced the bamboo handle handbag, which is still a company mainstay. During the 1950s, Gucci also developed the trademark striped webbing, which was derived from the saddle girth, and the suede moccasin with a metal horsebit.Though the Gucci Accessories Collection was well received, it proved to be the force that brought the Gucci dynasty crashing down. Within a few years, the Perfumes division began outselling the Accessories division. The newly-founded wholesaling business had brought the once-exclusive brand to over a thousand stores in the United States alone with the GAC line, deteriorating the brand’s standing with fashionable customers. "In the 1960s and 1970s," writes Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, "Gucci had been at the pinnacle of chic, thanks to icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Jacqueline Onassis. But by the 1980s, Gucci had lost its appeal, becoming a tacky airport brand." Gucci world offices and headquarters are in Florence, Milan, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Japan and New York. PPR headquarters are in Paris. 10 Brand new. Never been used. 9 Mint or like-new. 8 Excellent condition. Barely discernible signs of use. 7 Very good. There may be some light scratches and/or marks. 6 Good. There are some scratches/marks commensurate with regular use or age. 5 Good. May have some wear on leather,discoloration or marks throughout. 4 Fair. Obvious signs of use; noticeable scratches, stains or discoloration. 3 Fair. Very obvious signs of use. There are many scratches and stains. 2 Acceptable. Still in adequate condition for continued use. 1 Acceptable. May require some repair and/or cleaning before use.