The fashion brand’s master craftsmen customise handbags and other accessories in-store.
Bloomingdale’s 59th Street store will host the “Artisan Corner” special retail event from June 6 to 9, offering an up-close and personal look at the level of craftsmanship that goes into all of Gucci’s leather goods.
Having started as a tour in Naples in 2009, the workshops have since stopped in selected stores all over the world.
There will be seven artisans setting up their workshops right in the store. Their particular focus will be on woman’s accessories, assembling handbags, monograming leather bags and personalizing silk scarves. The handbags will even include a special interior plaque inscribed with details of the event.
The Artisan Corner will also feature new versions of the antique designs of their most iconic ’60s-style handbags, including other popular items such as the Flora scarf worn by Princess Grace and the New Bamboo, Soft Stirrup, and Soho bags.