Vintage Gucci Speedy Handbag

Vintage Gucci Boston Style Handbag

 How long has Gucci been famous for their designer handbags? I'm not sure exactly when their bags became so desired but I know its been decades. The inovative style, comparably lower prices (to some french designers), high quality what more could you ask for in designer luxury.

If I am spending $500+ on a handbag I want people to know who makes it. I know I am not the only one who feels this way either. In contrast I like the bags you wont see on every other lady in the mall like the jessica bag AKA chain hobo, the crescent shape abbey or an indy bag. Instead I like a classic but vintage piece, or a black canvas charmy. Something people knoe is Gucci but shows the simplicity of how I dress. 

This particular bag was  a popular style circa late 1980s. It is actually the bag my mother carried for more than 2 decades. She could never  find a bag that fit into her style so well. She still carries a speedy style bag (sorry but its Burberry).  So now this bag is in my collection. It sits alone in my closet waiting to be loved again. It is in great condition considering its age and what my mom has thrown at it.

What I love about this style is the coated canvas. It has not one flaw and the handles, canvas, and zippers are so sturdy. There has been no babying of this bag and it looks as if its hardly been used. On the other hand the lining inside is wearing around the zipper area. This is a common symptom of this particular era of handbags. I have this beautiful vintage Gucci tote that features the small -GG- print that I had to retire. I was using it as a carry all type of bag and the lining finally gave way. The lining looked like the one in this particular bag except it was sort of hanging off.

I love the way that the hardware looks as its aged. You don't have to worry about scratches, smears or that shiny glare like with the new light gold hardware that's on the majority of new Gucci styles. I am also a big fan of silver rather than gold so that kind of clashes with my jewelry. All I wear is white gold, silver, or platinum never gold. That is one thing I like about Prada is their use of silver!

Canvas or Leather? What do you prefer? I really cant decide; I love them both. I love the feel of leather, hate the maintenance. I love the versatility of the canvas but again they get dirty easily. This coated canvas is great. I really love the tessuto nylon that Prada uses as well cause it is so easy to keep clean. Burberry is another one that has stayed close to the classic style with their coated canvas. The situations you get into to not always make for good news on behalf of that expensive handbag.

If you have read this article and have any knowledge to share about Vintage Gucci Handbags please comment below. I'd love to sharre some insights on Vintage. I will be adding a new hub on my Vintage Gucci Tote that lost its lining:( so sad.

Have a Couture day!

From my personal Collection

Vintage Gucci Coated Canvas Speedy Navy Blue Monogram
Vintage Gucci Coated Canvas Speedy Navy Blue Monogram
The side showing off the lightly tarnished brass hardware
The side showing off the lightly tarnished brass hardware
Showing the zipper pull
Showing the zipper pull
The inside
The inside
The Gucci Plaque on the serial tag
The Gucci Plaque on the serial tag
The serial number behind the plaque
The serial number behind the plaque

Comments 23 comments

Rebekah 7 years ago

I have this exact same gucci bag! It was handed down to me from my Mom (it was a gift to her from my Dad). The navy coating on the lining is literally disintegrating so that i can't use it without getting blue dust all over my hands or anything that's inside of it. I was wondering if you know how i can repair or replace the lining so that i can use it? I absolutely the vintage look and the zipper still works great! The handles and everything else about it are in great shape. Any advice so i can start carrying this beautiful handbag??


Victoria  7 years ago

Hi, What a small world. As far as replacing the lining I would say look for a sewing shop or leather repair shop and see what they can tell you about fixing the lining. vggvgggghggggg


Cynthia 7 years ago

I have this exact same bag. I bought another style in 1985, and still have it. However my speedy I acquired another way: I scored it for $3 at a thrift shop last week. Alas, my linings are not faring so well, either.


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michelle.dragon99 7 years ago

the bag looks great...but about $500 which a little bit expensive....but Gucci bag is much more worth than you spend...thanks for sharing...great hub!


SB 7 years ago

I have a Gucci speedy tote that's about 15 years old and the inside lining has faded/cracked and gets blue dust all over my hands and things in the bag. I called Gucci and explained what happened and for $20, they send your bag to NJ at their facility and they analyze your bag and put together an estimate on how much it would cost to repair/restore your bag. Contact your local Gucci store for further info.


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RosWebbART 6 years ago from Ireland

great hub. thanks.


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kerrylee 6 years ago

Wow, cool. not like the Gucci bags i have seen on this website. http://www.handbagtime.com/gucci-c-23.html


gabsandme 6 years ago

I have a bag from this exact line - it's a bigger Gucci satchel but still blue & has that flaking blue interior. Or I should say it HAD...I contacted Gucci's customer service and returned it and they replaced the complete interior for me with something very similar but one that no longer flakes or rubs off. I purchased the bag at one of Gucci's New Jersey outlets in Oct. of 1996. I believe I sent it to be repaired in either 1998 or 1999. But they did it without question & it looked good as new. No charge to me whatsoever other than the shipping cost to send it to them -- they even covered the return shipping. I was very happy/pleased with their customer service.


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I love them!? Do you have more pics of this bag? The gucci bags are amazing for the same season.

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annie 6 years ago

You can always go to your local gucci store and ask them if they can recommend any restore/repair shops locally. As long as the bag is authentic they should be happy to help you out. That's what I did.


kathy 6 years ago

I have a very unusual Gucci bag. It is three handbags

in one, leather, suede or satin. you just unclip the gold

clasps in each corner to unwrap the bag to the desired

fabric. I believe it is very old, would love to find some

more about it


=) 6 years ago

i have a bag from this line also handed down by my mom... the flaky blue interior gets all over my hands =(


RoJetta 6 years ago

I have a Gucci bag that my husband gave me in 1985 for a wedding gift. Its one of the Big duffel bags and would like to have it fix. The lining is worn and need a new zipper. can any tell what a good solution would be Love this bag.


Tracey Mc 6 years ago

I bought a small Gucci bag at the Gucci store in St Thomas in 1988 and the bag looks brand new. Except the tan lining is shedding!!!! Gets all over everything in it. I paid the $20 to have the bag evaluated......finally after calling back to them several times they finally sent an estimate of $485 to replace the defective lining in my bag!!!! I was shocked>>> and even more shocked at the lady that had hers repaired for free! Gucci admitted to me that this lining was a defective product that they used & they no longer use this!!! Even still no cooperation. I have 2 other Gucci bags and 2 Louis Vuitton(which I have never had a problem with). I will never buy Gucci again!!


Elizmitch 6 years ago

Try Avelle Handbag repair on line they repair all upscale handbags.


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mysisters 5 years ago

Great Hub. This is a beautiful handbag. You definitely get what you pay for!


toni 5 years ago

how much does one of these bags cost does anyone have an amount to buy this


Pamcoco 5 years ago

There are a couple ways to deal with the lining. First you should know that under the shedding is a soft felt that works perfectly as a lining. If you want to get down to the felt, lightly sand or suede brush the lining and vacuum to remove the dust.

The second option is to condition the lining to prevent further disintegration. I do not suggest this method unless you're lining is mostly intact. Vaseline works wonders, apply a thin layer and allow is to absorb for a few days. You may need to repeat this step several times but I assure you it does work. I use vaseline to treat patent when it becomes gummy and sticky. I have successfully salvaged three Chanel patent leather backpacks this way.

There you have it!


Pamcoco 5 years ago

There are a couple ways to deal with the lining. First you should know that under the shedding is a soft felt that works perfectly as a lining. If you want to get down to the felt, lightly sand or suede brush the lining and vacuum to remove the dust.

The second option is to condition the lining to prevent further disintegration. I do not suggest this method unless you're lining is mostly intact. Vaseline works wonders, apply a thin layer and allow is to absorb for a few days. You may need to repeat this step several times but I assure you it does work. I use vaseline to treat patent when it becomes gummy and sticky. I have successfully salvaged three Chanel patent leather backpacks this way.

There you have it!


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