Gucci Dionysus is the hottest bag of recent memory. Everyone and their sister / mother / cousin / chihuahua has or wants one, and it’s easy to see why.
Gucci’s Dionysus bag is a wardrobe staple.
With clean lines, a simple double snake emblem reminiscent of Tom Fords 2004 upwards dragon designs and more patterns than we could possibly choose from (but yes, we’ll take them all) it’s a bag for the modern millennial at heart.
Bold, brassy, in your face or subdued and stately. Some of the Dionysus designs are understated elegance with leather and suede mixes or floral clusters, others are 70’s punk rock reminiscent with embellished lightning bolts or lettering.
Dionysus designs for every luxe-loving style.
There’s something for everyone and their spoilt tween (or maybe the tween millionaire social media star who made all their own money, kudos to them). And anyone who is into poultry (see below ad).
Will the Dionysus bag retain its value?
But for the rest of us a Dionysus is a hefty sum – especially considering my bag obsessed collector friend Mme. Birkin’s advice that they have much lower resale value than LV’s or Birkins and therefore aren’t worth the price, in her opinion.
However iconic it doesn’t hold a torch to the other staple bags such as Chanel 2.55, LV duffle or Hermès Birkin. ~Mme. Birkin
Is the future iconic for Gucci Dionysus? Or kitsch?
Will the Dionysus retain its iconic status and become a rare collectors item? Perhaps, but if not managed very strategically by Gucci the mad designs could fall into the realm of past generations kitsch, shunned by the next and unsaleable as a result; completely the opposite of a classic Loewe Amazona bag. In which case those thousands of dollars may have been better spend on an ETF or even high risk investment – which you might feel a bit better about having purchased in twenty years from now.
But of course this is just speculation. Some outrageous bags you’ll buy and love to bits every single day, feeling like a super fabulous queen of fashionistas while you’re wearing them. This kind of bag is worth getting, but it has to be a giant YES.
VERDICT: Own a Dionysus that WOWs you. Or is a great price.
I have personally trawled through hundred of Dionysus designs, loving them but not feeling that WOW factor that would impel me to part with that much cash. But recently one has popped its head up that makes me wake up in the night with starry eyes, and I have no idea why.
Worth the buy? Or just worth dreaming about for a while longer until the urge passes? Who knows. One thing is for sure – the Dionysus is one hell of a fabulous bag design concept. Well done Gucci.
Gucci Dionysus can be purchased pre-owned at up to 90% off through the following links at guaranteed authentic resellers :
- TheRealReal (Affirm 3mths instalment plans available)
- Vestiaire (luxury ebay – seller lists price, can have unusual items)
- Reebonz (Instalment plans 6/12mths available)