Arguably, one of the more older bags in the luxury handbag market, the Gucci Soho Disco maintains a spot in the hearts of luxury goods lovers the world over. Personally, I think I saw this bag back in 2013. If you’re like me, you probably liked it but didn’t really think you’d buy it given that luxury good rarely make a good cross-body bag. It either be too long or the bag is too small.
Thankfully, I find myself happily wrong about this particular cross-body bag. But first, let’s get the details out of the way. To clarify, we’ll be taking a closer look at the Rose Beige Soho Leather Disco Bag. As per the actual Gucci website, the Soho leather Disco Bag has these details going for it:
- Light finegold toned hardware
- Rose beige Leather
- Leather Tassel
- Embossed Interlocking G
- Cotton Linen Lining
- Adjustable Leather Strap with a 21.6 inch drop
- Interior phone and open pockets
- Top zip closure
- Small size: 8 inch W x 6 inch H x 2.7 inch D
- Made in Italy
For others, the rather encompassing monogram can be daunting but in this shade, it’s rather subdued in its appearance so it certainly has the power to woo those who aren’t usually fans of logos.
I particularly like how the strap is really adjustable. I can wear it on my shoulder or as a cross-body bag. A fact that I truly appreciate is that when I bought mine, I asked the client liaison at the store if it was possible to add more holes to the strap–in case I wanted something even shorter–they were more than happy to oblige. I think only actual Gucci retail outlets do this for you.
Touching the bag yields you a smooth yet fleshy surface–indicative of quality leather. The tassel, while large, I think is a perfect addition to the bag. Not only does it serve as a good grip for the zipper, but it’s also a good accessory that brings the whole look together.
It was lighter than what I initially thought it would be. I suppose that’s because of the fact the inside of the Soho Disco is lined with cloth and not more leather. I tried weighing it and I was pleased to find it comes in at less than a pound.
For it’s size, it can carry quite a bit without any threat of getting bent out of its original shape. It is to be noted, however, that since this is pure leather, it’s not a very good cold weather bag. It can get wet or damp which can lead to issues when not cleaned properly. It is, however, a perfect back for summer and tropical vacations. It’ll be a perfect carrier for your daily basics.
For those asking, the price of this bag starts at around $980. Certain colors go on sale at the end of each season while some (like the Rose Beige) do not go on sale. Depending where you’re at or where you’re planning on buying the Soho Disco Leather Bag, the price might even go up to $1300.
Don’t let that scare you! Regardless of its price, the heft it can carry and the stylishness that never goes away is more than enough incentive to purchase one for yourself.