Hello there! Today I’ll be doing a review about me favorite bag! The Gucci Marmont in the mini size. I’ve been wearing this bag almost every single day since I got it, and it has been one of my must worn items so far!
I waited for almost a year to get this bag, and honestly this period of waiting gave me the time to realize, if I really wanted to get this bag. I was afraid of just buying a trend bag, and once the trend is over I was probably going to get bored of it.
Before starting, let’s get into the general details:
The official name is: GG Marmont matelassé mini bag
Price: 1,550 CHF
Materials: Black matelassé chevron leather with heart at the back, and antique gold-tone hardware.
Mini size: W22cm x H13cm x D6cm
Made in: Italy
My fears of only getting a trend bag disappeared after I realized there’re a couple of details on this bag that are actually quite classic. First of all, the shape it’s a very simple and practical shape that will never go out of style.
Leather and black color will never go out of style, since I can wear it with any outfit. The mini size is also very useful, big enough to carry all my essentials, but it can still be worn at night and still look elegant.
You can wear it as normal purse on your shoulder with the double chain or as a crossbody. I usually waer it on my shoulder, but I like the fact I can choose! The mini size is perfect, because even if you use it as a crossbody it will never loose its shape.
(The medium size on the other hand does, and when worn as a crossbody the top of the bags looses its shape.)
This bag comes in many different colors (red, beige, white, baby pink, metallic golden/pink, and metallic red/pink) materials (velvet, raffia or snake skin) and sizes (medium, mini and super mini). But as I previously mentioned I wanted something that would be timeless and easy to wear.
After one full year of use, I was expecting to have much more damage on the bag. The corners are usually the first places a bag shows wear and tear, and mine are in perfect conditions.
I have done some traveling with this bag, I went to Vietnam and back home to Mexico (a couple of times). When you’re traveling and moving around, you can’t really take the same care of precautions as when you’re home. For example, I remember while I was in Vietnam, It suddenly started pouring rain while walking on the street and no damage happened to my bag (I was afraid of the stains water can leave on some materials). Also the hundreds of times I had to open the bag to get my passport and all the security filters… I was really happy with the quality of the leather!
The quality of the interior is just amazing, it’s made of microfiber lining with a suede-like finish, in a light pink/beige color. Light interiors are made to easily find your belongings, but on the downside it also makes it easier for dirt and stains to show. I know maybe others won’t find this as problem, but personally, I care about this type of details and I try to be careful.
I regularly clear my bag and I gently swipe away any dust that can get accumulated, and I also use baby wipes and clean the items that go into my bag. The interior looks brand new to me so I don’t have any complaints!
What can I fit in the bag? I’m not someone that carries a lot of things, a small bag is more than enough! I usually carry my wallet (mine is small but you can fit a big one), key pouch, sunglasses, lipstick, reusable tissue bag (folded), and hand sanitizer.
A few days ago I placed an order from the brand Samorga, this website makes bag organizers (inserts) for every single luxury bag we know! I already have a bag organizer for my Louis Vuitton “neverfull” bag, and I can’t recomment it enough! It helps my bag to hold its shape but also find things easily! The problem with big bags is that you can loose everything inside. For my Marmont bag this is not the case, but I just want something to continue to protect the interior of the bag.
As with any object, bags are made to be worn and get used with time. Even if I have no intentions of selling my bags, I just want to be able to enjoy them as much as I can! Since I can’t afford a new bag as the season dictates the new IT bag every couple of months, so I just try go for pieces that I know will look great in the years to come!
Who knows maybe one day I’ll be able to get my hands on a classic Chanel double flap in caviar leather? *my absolute dream bag*