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Gucci Purse… Real or Fake?
by: Mike Yeager
Gucci purses, designer accessories, status quo for those with money and those who pretend like they do. Where did it all start? Via Condotti, Rome was home to the first shop opened in 1938 by Guccio Gucci. By 1947 Guccio had brought us the instantaneously recognizable Gucci icon. The leather bag with the bamboo handle. Popularity rose during the 1960's, when Hollywood stars such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn made Gucci Chic. Gucci also made front-page news when Jackie Kennedy was photographed with the handbag that became known as the "Jackie O."

Gucci purses today are found for sale alongside Kate Spade, Burberry, and Prada, other well-known designer accessory names, in high-end fashion stores like Neiman Marcus, and can sell from anywhere between $350.00 to $4,800.00. However, if you are in the market for vintage Gucci purses, like classic vintage bamboo and leather braid handbags, you can always find an online auction.

High end too steep, afraid of auctions, there is always a knock-off. Gucci purses, along with other well-known brand names have become known for knock-off’s. In fact, knock-off purses are even more popular than the originals. According to federal agents, knock-off products have become a 60 billion-dollar a year market. Big money made easily. These fakes are even bigger than drugs. They can be found anywhere from flea markets, to upscale boutiques. If you want an authentic Gucci make sure the label is on it. Real or fake it's all in the label.

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