What it is: One of the latest "It" bags to be released from Gucci.
The made-in-Italy creation features a medium-weight chain, a boxy shape and a hefty front closure featuring a tiger-head embellishment.
The Dionysus bag comes in three different sizes (as well as a new wallet-on-a-chain style) and several varieties of exteriors. The bag reviewed here is the GG Supreme Mini.
Dimensions: 7.5" wide x 6" high x 2" deep
Chain length: 15.5" or 9" drop when doubled
Overall: This bag is a beauty.
Despite its "mini" moniker, I find it actually holds quite a bit (an iPhone 6, small wallet and a few makeup essentials comfortably).
While I love the GG coated canvas, I maybe would have purchased one of the solid colours or a printed option instead for a bit of a different look. But, then again, the coated canvas is an iconic exterior for Gucci, so it should remain relatively timeless.
As the interior of the bag is often suede, I would advise thinking carefully about the colour you choose. The beige suede that I purchased was not the best choice as it will undoubtedly show wear-and-tear quicker than a darker shade.
Overall, if you're looking for a chic designer bag that's boxy — and a bit reminiscent of the CHANEL 2.55 shape — but don't have a TON of cash to spend (not that these are cheap or anything ...), the Gucci Dionysus is for you.
Would recommend? Yes! I think this bag is going to be a classic for the brand. Just be sure to think wisely about the colour of the suede you get — or the exterior leather colour/type — for overall wear-and-tear in the long run.
Price: From $1,900
Where to buy: Gucci; select retailers