Worth It: Gucci Attache Bag

The newest bag that has us hooked.

Gucci Attache
(Image credit: Gucci)

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When Gucci's Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, set eyes on the Attache bag in the Italian fashion house's archives, he knew the style was ahead of its time. Designed in a crescent or half moon shape that hooks onto itself, the '70s silhouette is a catch-all, practical, but with attributes of a modern It bag—like craftsmanship and a unisex appeal—that transcend time and place. 

Intrigued by the purse, Michele followed his "instinctual desire" to reinterpret it for Gucci's Spring/Summer 2022 Love Parade collection. The collection's theme was a nod to Gucci's multi-faceted roots in art and cinema, shown in the streets of Hollywood last November.

The bag's metallic G-shaped clasp hardware harkens back to the 1975 bag—forever connecting the new Attache bag with its original—alongside an updated color palette, contemporary leather fabrications, and duo size options. The clasp allows the crescent shape to remain open or closed as a top handle bag, a shoulder bag, or a functional messenger bag—one I would gladly use as a small weekender or work bag. The Attache comes in small and large sizes with leather, suede, or a vintage Gucci monogrammed option, a collectible for long-standing Gucci admirers and my favorite rendition. This bag drives home the point that Michele thoughtfully makes time and again: that an object of desire cannot just be beautiful—it must also be useful. 

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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director at Marie Claire, covering runway trends and tracking down the latest finds to buy and wear. When she’s not writing about fashion, she pens about the best places to jet-off to. Over her six years with Marie Claire, Sara has reported on the ever-evolving world of fashion— covering both established and emerging designers within the industry. Sara has held fashion positions at Lucky and SELF Magazine and was a regular contributor to Equinox’s Furthermore website, where she wrote across their style, wellness, and travel verticals. She holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and currently resides in Manhattan. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork.