Guccio Guccio, inventor of a status-symbol

 

Guccio Gucci was born in Florence in 1881. He went as an immigrant to Paris and then to London, finding a job in exclusive hotels, such as the Savoy in London. He was impressed with the luxurious luggage of the sophisticated guests he saw. When he returned to Florence, a city distinguished for a very old tradition of high-quality materials and skilled artisans, he established a shop in 1921 that sold fine leather goods with classic styling, employing skilled workers in basic Florentine leather crafts.

In few years, the brand obtained an international echo, attracting a rich and elegant customer base which appreciated its bags, suitcases, gloves, shoes and belts. (more…)