Gucci Offers DIY Service To Customize Your Dionysus Bag

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Alessandro Michele seems determined to constantly remain in headlines for his various projects as creative director of Gucci. His latest innovation to stay up there is a new iteration of the already-classic Dionysus bag, which was released during the fall 2015 season. It was with this handbag that we caught a glimpse of the changes Gucci would undergo because of Michele; it married the classic Gucci symbol with some modern edge, which is essentially where the brand has landed today.

Gucci Offers DIY Service To Customize Your Dionysus Bag

The bag has undergone many different styles, from florals and solid colors to patterns with fun, different embroideries, so you would think a new styling of the same bag wouldn’t be groundbreaking enough to hit some headlines. But there is something truly special about this bag styling, because it is all put into the hands of the consumer.

You’re still getting that iconic boxy yet slim handbag, and it is still secured by a double-ended horseshoe closure with tiger heads on either end, which is where the namesake of the bag came in, as a nod to Dionysus, the Greek god. This is the general shape of each bag, and that much isn’t made to be customized.

However, it is the DIY patch and embellishment choices that help personalize Gucci’s Dionysus bags. Only the medium and large sizes can be customized, but hey, that just gives you an extra excuse to treat yourself to a luxury handbag!

The embroidered patches you have to choose from include different flowers, insects, and snakes, among others. Other styling options come in the form of possible initial monograms (with a choice of decking them out with stunning Swarovski crystals), trim, or hardware.

As Michele says, it is important “that the way you dress is how you feel, and that men and women should feel authentic and free in the expression of themselves.” This is the general philosophy that the designer uses when approaching his design work, and this is one project that is so fitting of the phrase.

Gucci Offers DIY Service To Customize Your Dionysus Bag

People all have their unique styles and quirks, but one thing remains constant: the Gucci Dionysus bag is hot. Michele recognizes the blatant success of his design, and decided to let the customer’s individual style win out as well.

This is such a crafty, classic DIY project, that if another brand had come out with the same idea it might have come out a bit too corny. But following the ever popular #GucciGram stint on Instagram, Gucci lovers everywhere are longing to take part in the brand’s inner workings. This is a great way to allow for that freedom.

Unfortunately, this whole process is only available in Milan, at the Via Montenapoleone flagship – for now. It will be expanded out to other major global cities, but we’re just hoping it also expands onto the online market, so this awesome, individualized project can reach people everywhere.

It has also been mentioned that Gucci’s loafer slippers, Ace sneakers, and certain ready-to-wear pieces will eventually follow suit and allow for customization. But for now, the Gucci Dionysus customizations will keep us more than preoccupied. We’ll be keeping an eye out on social media for all the fabulous.

Gucci Offers DIY Service To Customize Your Dionysus Bag

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Perfect Spring Bag

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With an endless amount of choices, shopping for the perfect handbag can oftentimes be more task than treat: should you go with something classic or opt for something quirky? Is it time to splurge or should you save? Stick with a neutral or add a pop of color? And what the heck is even "in" this season anyway?


Luckily for you, we've already done the research, searching high and low for the hottest shapes and sizes of the season and finding them at all different price points. From buckets to minis to ladylike structure, keep scrolling — or jump ahead to your trend of choice — to see all the styles we're loving for Spring.


Fringe

Why we love it: Seventies-inspired style isn't just for festivals anymore. The trend is back in a big way — even more so this Fall — and we're crowning fringed-anything somewhat of an investment piece. The extra bits of material are a great way to add some flair to even the most ordinary of outfits.

Milly Essex Drawstring Fringe Bag 

Etro Beaded Fringe Crossbody Bag 

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack With Fringe 

AllSaints Lea Fringes Bag

Proenza Schouler Mini PS1 Fringe Bag 

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Two-Tone Satchel

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Bag for Your Buck: 15 More Handbags that Look Way More Expensive Than They Actually Are

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Retire Your Bag-Lady Status With These Superstylish Backpacks

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For most of my adult years, I've been constantly told that I am a bag lady. But like anyone with a problem, I just denied it.

There would always be something I needed to pack in my bag "just in case." I would style my hair in the morning, but still pack my portable flat iron just in case a strand fell out of place. I'd bring along an extra pair of shoes to work — just in case the ones I wore ended up hurting my feet. I carry an umbrella year-round on the off-chance that it rains. And I never leave my house without a sweater in the Summer, just in case the trains are cold (. . . or the world ends or something). But over time my every dayLongchamp shoulder bag ($185) turned into that plus an Opening Ceremony tote($45) and my reusable grocery bag.

One day while giving my OOTD a final gaze, I was taken aback by my short reflection draped in sacks of things I knew didn't need. The realization finally hit me: I am a bag lady and I have a problem.

While I do believe a girl shouldn't leave her house without a few emergency items, lugging around more than one bag has fewer pros than cons. One of them is getting shoved around by strangers in the street because you have too much stuff on your sides. Then, knocking down items in the grocery aisles because your bags are too big. And don't forget ending the day with sore shoulders because you've been carrying around so much weight. Having my necessities at hand always felt ideal, but I've learned that it isn't optimal for your body, posture, or your cute outfit.

So, for my fellow bag ladies, it's time to hang up our totes (shoulder bags, carry-alls, etc.), and invest in a backpack. Classic knapsacks have lost their typical juvenile reputation thanks to a variety of chic styles available for all kinds of budgets. Not only will a backpack allow you to carry what you need, but they are also easily the most useful accessory you can add to your wardrobe.

I've done the research and curated a list of backpacks for every bag lady looking to leave her ways in the past. Whether you're looking to invest in a quality piece or just need a quick carry-on solution, these bags have got your back. Scroll through to shop and check them out.

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20+ Super Fashionable Spring Flats That Won’t Kill Your Feet

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