In 1921, Guccio Gucci opened a leather goods company and small luggage store in his native Florence. Though his vision for the brand was inspired by London, and the refined aesthetic of English nobility he had witnessed while working in the Savoy Hotel, his goal on returning to Italy was to ally this classy sensibility with the unique skills of his native Italy. Specifically, with the master craftsmanship of local Tuscan artisans..
Based in Italy, Gucci has a large presence around the world of being one (1) of the top Luxury brands. Under the Kering group, Gucci is the largest brand they own.
Gucci is very famous in the United Kingdom, especially London. Gucci has fourteen (14) stores in London, including the concessions. Gucci’s flagship store is located in Knightsbridge, near the Knightsbridge train station, on Sloane Street and opened in 1990.
Gucci has hundreds of retails stores around the world, which are directly operated by Gucci themselves. However, brand operates in other ways as well and through other channels including the following:
- Department stores
The brand’s product categories includes:
- Watches / Jewellery
Gucci for it’s 2015 SS has gone back into the the seventies. A house like Gucci taps into the Seventies it does it with a sense of conviction that’s unparalleled. The decade was a Gucci heyday and Frida Giannini, a Seventies girl at heart, must have delighted in the making of this spring collection.
It was convincing from the get-go: from the opening look – a narrow-shouldered button-through A-line skirt suit rendered in white leather – to the toffee-coloured suede coat dresses with stonking gold marine buttons; this collection zinged with confidence.