Gucci’s Exclusive Made-to-Treasure Bamboo Bags at Christie’s

In the realm of luxury handbags, few names resonate with elegance and innovation quite like Gucci.

Christie’s recently unveiled a rare and exquisite collaboration with Gucci, featuring the Made-to-Treasure Bamboo bags, which are set to captivate the hearts of fashion connoisseurs and collectors alike.

From October 31 to November 14, 2023, the world will witness the unveiling of three exceptional and unique Made-to-Treasure Bamboo bags, each a testament to Gucci’s rich history and visionary future. Let’s delve into the remarkable journey of these iconic bags and the unique editions that are set to make history.

Gucci’s Historic Bamboo Bag: A Timeless Icon

At the heart of this collaboration lies the iconic Bamboo handle bag, which boasts a rich history dating back to 1947. Conceived by Guccio Gucci and his Florentine artisans in post-war Italy, this bag was born out of necessity due to material rationing and shortages.

Gucci's Exclusive Made-to-Treasure Bamboo Bags at Christie's
A Rare Beige & Ebony Original GG Canvas Bamboo Bag With Bamboo Handle And Closure Gucci, 1960 X 2023
Estimation: €6,000-8,000

It ingeniously combined the lightness of bamboo with the strength and appeal of leather, resulting in a timeless masterpiece that soon became a symbol of Gucci’s ingenuity. The bag’s popularity soared, leading to various reinventions in terms of sizes and colours. Gucci’s skilled craftsmen at the House’s ArtLab have breathed new life into three vintage Bamboo bags, transforming them into Made-to-Treasure designs that are set to create waves in the world of fashion.

Gucci’s Contemporary Interpretation: Made-to-Treasure Designs

The Made-to-Treasure Bamboo bags are a testament to Gucci’s mastery of its rich heritage and forward-looking vision. Each of the three bags is a unique representation of the House’s savoir-faire and a tribute to its legacy. The first bag stands as a rare and desirable representation of the classic model, featuring the original beige and ebony GG canvas from the 1960s (estimated at €6,000 – €8,000).

Gucci's Exclusive Made-to-Treasure Bamboo Bags at Christie's
A Unique Black Leather Bamboo Bag With 18k Yellow Gold Handle And Closure Encrusted With 927 38k White Diamonds Gucci, 1960 X 2023
Estimation: €150,000-200,000

The second bag, a nod to Gucci’s commitment to sustainability, boasts a hand-crafted Murano Glass handle adorned with a hand-painted Herbarium print (estimated at €20,000 – €30,000). Lastly, the third creation (estimated at €150,000 – €200,000) is the most exquisite, valuable, and precious Bamboo bag ever created. This masterpiece features an 18-carat gold handle encrusted with 927 diamonds, making it a truly unique collector’s piece that exemplifies the exceptional craftsmanship of the House.

A Collaborative Triumph: Christie’s and Gucci

This partnership between Christie’s and Gucci is a testament to the ongoing collaboration between the two iconic brands. It was unveiled earlier this year with the 7th edition of the Art+Tech Summit. Christie’s and Gucci joined forces to present “Future Frequencies: Explorations in Generative Art and Fashion,” a collaborative sale that featured artworks by leading digital artists at the intersection of fashion, art, and technology. This innovative sale was made accessible through Christie’s 3.0, an on-chain auction platform dedicated to exceptional digital art, and presented on the Gucci Art Space, the brand’s online gallery space.

Gucci's Exclusive Made-to-Treasure Bamboo Bags at Christie's
A Unique Cuir Brown Leather Bamboo Bag, With a Murano Glass Handle And Closure
Hand Painted With Gucci Herbarium Motif Gucci, 1990 X 2023

Estimation: €20,000-30,000


The Made-to-Treasure Bamboo bags by Gucci, set to be auctioned at Christie’s Handbags Online: The Paris Edit, are more than just fashion accessories; they are a fusion of history, innovation, and luxury. Gucci’s commitment to craftsmanship and creativity shines through in these unique creations, making them a must-have for any discerning collector.

This exclusive collaboration between Christie’s and Gucci demonstrates the power of art, technology, and fashion coming together to create something truly exceptional. As these exquisite bags go under the hammer, they are sure to leave an indelible mark on the world of high-end fashion.

Images: Christie’s

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