Gucci is an Italian Fashion House and leather goods company that was founded in 1921 by Guccio Gucci. Gucci is famed for its elite and quality range of handbags, shoes and clothing, and the current creative director of Gucci is the Italian designer Frida Giannini.
Many Gucci designs are instantly recogniseable by fashionistas, as they have features such as the double G pattern or the web striped detail.
The Gucci Sale and Clearance
I have located two Gucci outlets (genuine Gucci of course, no fakes here) which are based in the UK and offer worldwide delivery. The first of these is E&A Moda. E&A Moda is an online designer outlet which sells many high end brands at discounted and reduced prices. Whilst based in the UK, E&A Moda offer worldwide delivery and will even deduct VAT (UK sales tax, currently at 20%) for orders to be delivered outside the EU. E&A Moda have an extremely wide range of Gucci womenswear including handbags, trainers, sunglasses, tops, sandals, scarves, shirts, boots, ballet flats, belts, knitwear and dresses.
The second outlet is Flannels Fashion, a popular British online designer boutique which has some Gucci clothing in the sale. Most of the sale items are for men, and Flannels Fashion have a great range of scarves, ties, polo shirts, trousers, trainers, jogging pants, shorts, knitwear, jeans, jackets and shirts. Flannels Fashion also offer worldwide delivery.
What I found in the sales
To be honest, I was rather spoilt for choice, there were so many lovely items. I have to pick out the Gucci Pelham Bag in black, pictured at the top right of this page. Available from E&A Moda, this black leather bag is pouchy and embellished with golden studded hardware. It has a snap top fastening and it is a large, spacious bag. It was reduced freom £1545 to £619.
The gorgeous Gucci Peep Toe patent leather slingback sandals, pictured left, were reduced from £439 to £209, also at E&A Moda. They feature a side buckle fastening, branded leather insole, slim stiletto heel and a partially concealed platform sole.
The Gucci Dress, pictured right, also available from E&A Moda, is a short sleeved print dress in white with a monochrome geometric pattern. It features a wrap front with ruching, two side pockets and a gold tone chain belt to the waist. The dress was reduced from £1095 to £549.
A Word about Fakes
The internet is full of websites based in China, purporting to sell Gucci at hugely discounted prices. Do not be deceived. These sites are selling fakes. The easiest way to see that a site is selling fakes is if it has the brand name in the domain - unless, of course, it is the actual brand website. So whilst Gucci.com is a website that belongs to the Gucci brand, a website called, for example, GucciDiscountSale.com, will be selling fake goods. This is because genuine stores would not use the Gucci trademarked name in their domain name.