T0 accompany the New Gucci Museum in its enchanting founding city of Florence (read the blog here) a book has been written about Gucci before the limelight and fame.

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Gucci: The Making Of costs £50 from bookstores and is published by Rizzoli, edited by Gucci's creative director, Frida Giannini, and provides an insight into the life of Guccio Gucci and into the heart of the infamous Italian fashionhouse.

The book starts where every good book should start; at the beginning. We gain a greater understanding Guccio Gucci's live as a young boy growing up in Florence, through to his marriages, to the betrayal of one of his grandson's, Paolo, who took over the company after his grandfather's death and re-named the brand after himself.

A must-read for Gucci lovers, and adorers 20th century fashion history!

And guess what? We've got some brand new Gucci in stock!

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A chic and simple, black Gucci bag with bamboo handles and silver hard ware, and cube-like in shape adding a very sharp tailored look to any outfit!