Call yourself a fashion addict? Then I’m going to assume that you’ve already given into the temptation and jumped onto the Gucci trend. As hard as it was to resist, we all knew it was inevitable. Gucci has been absolutely killing it and everyone (and I mean everyone!) has been making that very clear on Instagram. Literally, I can’t scroll through my feed without seeing a Gucci accessory! If you haven’t then what rock have you been living under?
I’ve never been an avid Gucci lover nor did I expect to become one. I was always convinced that when I buy myself my first designer handbag then my money would always go towards a classic Chanel. If I were ever lucky enough then a Hermes Birkin would be the number one bag on my list. However the revival of Gucci has completely stolen my heart (and my wallet). For the past couple of months I’ve been lusting over one highly coveted Gucci accessory…the Dionysus bag.
The Dionysus has become one of Gucci’s newest iconic bags and in my eyes, it definitely fits the profile. The Dionysus bag puts a new spin on the classic GG supreme monogram canvas that is synonymous with Gucci. By combining it with suede accents, embroidery and floral prints, it adds a playfulness and unique stand-point for the brand. There is literally a Dionysus bag out there for everyone’s taste. For me the mini Dionysus bag had me at hello, end of discussion.
After numerous trips to Selfridges, Old Bond Street and Harrods I could not find it anywhere in the style that I wanted. That was until my spontaneous trip to Harrods happened on my day off from work. After being told on countless occasions that the bag was out of stock, I was now spoilt for choice when I was presented with the beige and red (the two I had been debating over). I had no intention of purchasing a bag that day but seeing as the situation presented itself, it would’ve been rude not to…right? Harrods definitely didn’t make my decision any easier but of course I naturally gravitated towards a particular colour…
Yes, I went with the red (my favourite colour as you might know already). Although the beige would have been easier to match outfit wise, the red stood out to me more. I also thought it would it would complement my Gucci ace sneakers nicely.
Disappointingly, the beige suede was a lot darker than I had anticipated. It looked almost grey whereas the red veered more towards being an orange-based red. If you’re a makeup lover like myself, I’d compare it to Jeffree Star’s “Anna Nicole” velour liquid lipstick. It’s definitely worth taking the time to visit the store and seeing the bag in person before making any decisions. Especially if you can be an indecisive mess like myself when it comes to situations like this.
If you’re trying to decide on what size or colour to get, here’s a comparison of my sister’s Dionysus bag in the next size up vs. my Dionysus bag. As tempted as I was to get one of the larger sizes, I like how you can wear the mini as a cross body bag.
Unfortunately you can’t do that with any of the other sizes. They can only be worn as shoulder bags with a double strap or a single strap. In terms of wear-ability, the mini size can be worn both ways, which does make it more versatile. If you’re anything like me and have slowly moved towards smaller bags then I’d say the mini Dionysus is perfect for you.
Not only did I purchase a bag but I left with something else (by accident, of course). Be sure to check out my next post for the reveal of what’s inside the box.