Front view of Gucci Horsebit 1955 bag in white leather

Gucci Horsebit 1955 Bag Review – Worth it?

Aug 9th, 2023 Handbags Unwrapped 31 min read

Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini has found its way into my collection when I was on a lookout for a small, white leather bag. There was one caveat, though… it had to withstand extreme weather conditions. In the past, climate was never a major consideration guiding my purchasing decisions. In the UK, I was naturally drawn to dark leather bags – a sensible choice for rainy…

Gucci sandals in different colours

Gucci Slides Review – For the love of GG sandals

Dec 27th, 2022 Shoes Unwrapped 31 min read

Gucci slides have taught me how to fall in love with summer shoes. Until recently, sandals have not been a noteworthy feature of my wardrobe. The few pairs I owned, I would wear almost exclusively on holidays – otherwise they would rarely see the light of day (such are British summers!). It also did not help that finding the right pair of slip-ons has always…

Gucci Brixton loafers

Gucci Brixton Loafers Review – Spell of the Horsebit

Jan 29th, 2021 Shoes Unwrapped 121 min read

This review of Gucci Brixton loafers has been a long time coming. I have been thinking of posting it for a while, but somehow the idea of writing about shoes which have been reviewed hundreds of times kept it sliding to the back of the queue. Still, each review seems to add something new and original to the long discussion so in the end, I…

Gucci Ace sneakers

Gucci Ace Sneakers Review – The luxe comfortwear dilemmas

Mar 9th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 13 min read

The trend of designer trainers and sneakers has been around forever but it has really caught the momentum in the last few years with all major fashion houses like Chanel, Gucci, and Valentino throwing their weight behind comfort shoes reimagined as luxury footwear. Mad as it sounds, the idea of selling casual footwear as a high-ticket item has turned out to be a true stroke…

Gucci tights brown and black

Gucci Tights Review Part 2 – Black vs Brown GG Logo

Jan 27th, 2020 Accessories Unwrapped 16 min read

Those of you who follow my posts will know that I have already written an extensive review of the brown logo version of Gucci tights earlier last year. However, as I have not dedicated a separate post to the black Gucci tights, and I keep receiving questions about them, I thought it might be helpful to compare these two styles and let you know which…

Gucci Jordaan Ankle Boots

Gucci Jordaan Ankle Boots Review – The Shy Classic

Jan 12th, 2020 Shoes Unwrapped 15 min read

I have had a pair of Gucci Jordaan ankle boots on my mind for a while but, equally, for a long time I could not decide whether to choose them over the ever-popular Gucci fringed, double G boots. For one thing, the fringed boots have been receiving far more love and attention among the online fashion community whereas there have been virtually no reviews of…

Gucci Tights

Gucci GG Tights Review

Nov 2nd, 2019 Accessories Unwrapped 14 min read

I am not one for seasonal fads and prefer classic designs but when I first saw Gucci GG tights, I knew instantly that I absolutely had to have them. As a great fan of patterned tights, with Wolford being my absolute favourite, I found the cool and funky vibe conveyed by the brown GG logo too hard to resits. So off I went to the…

Gucci Marmont bag

Gucci Marmont Bag Review

Aug 26th, 2019 Handbags Unwrapped 21 min read

I remember that when I bought my first Gucci bag around 2005, I was absolutely mesmerised by the interlocking GG logo canvas and bamboo detailing characteristic of brand. This started my obsession with Gucci accessories, both shoes and bags, and led to many happy purchases. However, after a few years of this love affair I started exploring other brands, fell in love with Chanel, and…

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Gucci Princetown Mules Review

Jul 22nd, 2019 Shoes Unwrapped 14 min read

I suspect I may not be the only woman for whom Gucci Princetown mules were not exactly the love at the first sight. In fact, I explicitly remember that the initial encounter with the lamb wool-finish version left me utterly puzzled. I could not help but feel that the form and novelty factor significantly outweighed the aesthetic value. Even the not-so-hairy version of the shoe…