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The bamboo-handled bag was developed in a Gucci backroom in Florence in 1947 by craftsmen who were charged to muster all their powers of innovation to think their way around war-time shortages – yet still make objects that met the Gucci standards of desirable exclusivity. Shoots of Bamboo which could still be imported from Japan, were softened by a flame and curved into a distinctive ‘u’ shape. Once it was articulated and attached to the bag by four metal loops (using the least amount of the precious commodity possible, in the on-site forge), the bamboo handle instantly became a piece of design history.

Over the decades, the bamboo went beyond its origins as a pragmatic solution and became a device used on generations of new bag shapes, gradually transforming itself into a Gucci visual code. Bamboo-inspired patterning has featured on a variety of products – from umbrella handles to headscarves, watchstraps and jewellery, and has even been carved cleverly into a pair of golden stiletto heels. Frida Giannini has even reinvented the iconic original handbag with her own ultra modern version, “The New Bamboo”.

Along with the horsebit, the green-red-green web stripe, the diamante and flora patterns and the GG – the bamboo is a Gucci icon and part of the House’s incredible heritage that proves savvy design will never be out of style.

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free ground shipping will be offered for online orders placed between april 1, 2015 and april 30, 2015 to destinations within the continental united states. this offer will only be applicable to purchases made on the u.s. gucci.com website, is non-transferable, and is not valid on orders placed before april 1, 2015.

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for a limited time, free return shipping will be offered for online orders shipped between april 1, 2015 and april 30, 2015 and returned from within the continental United States. Free return shipping is not available for Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico at this time.

Full-price merchandise must be returned within 30 days from the date of delivery to Gucci.com or to a Gucci boutique within the United States. However, all PayPal purchases must be returned exclusively to Gucci.com.

Sale merchandise and corporate gifts must be returned exclusively to Gucci.com within 10 days from the date of delivery.

Beauty products may be returned if unopened and in the original cellophane wrapping within 10 days from the date of delivery.

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