Counterfeiting is a huge menace to luxury fashion houses right now. While there are some compelling reasons presented by consumers as to why they should purchase replicas, the reality that we are all aware of is that such practices are unethical and hurtful not only to the businesses of these companies, but also to the image of a designer item signifying the heritage of a brand, and to the self-esteem of consumers who carry authentic ones after having spent quite a pretty penny on their particular purchases. Furthermore, one who has purchased a fake is aware at all times that they may be identified and shamed, which leads to them being nearly paranoid about carrying these counterfeit items in the first place. On the whole, it’s a vicious circle I’m sure nobody wants to be a part of.
Gucci, however, has put a rather quirky and positive spin on this extremely serious debate with it’s “Not/Fake” line of products and today we’re paying homage to this very brave endeavor by talking about their Medium Duffle Bag from SSENSE.
Yes, it’s although it’s called Medium, measuring at 16.5″, the bag is pretty big for your everyday chores (unless you adore maxi bags like I do), so it’s probably meant to serve as a travel carry-on. If however, you need to carry a lot (like me), especially larger sized laptops, gym clothes or shoes, this is the bag for you. Not only that, it’s design is neutral enough for both men and women to carry. Now to the details.
Made from Gucci’s Signature beige GG Supreme Coated Canvas and brown grained leather trims and a leather logo appliqué, this duffle is both waterproof and perfect for work if you fancy its all-over logo design. If monograms are your preference, what will appear most striking to you is the bold yellow “NOT” and “FAKE” on the two sides printed on top of the vibrant red and green stripes.
Its twin carry handles and detachable and adjustable shoulder strap also ensure maximum versatility when carrying to work, gym or airport, while the two-way zips allow convenient and secure reaching to its interior. Speaking of interior, the inside of this duffle is lined in beige canvas (that’s easy to clean!) and has got a patch pocket and a zippered one for your smaller essentials. Four gold tone bumper studs and gold hardware provide a luxe finishing to this premier duffle bag.
I simply can’t stop lusting after it, can you? Grab now at SSENSE before it runs out!