Monday, March 30, 2020

Gucci's Small Dionysus in Beige

... and the days float by...

Hello, everyone!

How is everyone doing during the enhanced community quarantine? Here in my country, all of us are required to stay at home. In fact, to leave, you have to show off these primordial quarantine passes. Each locality gives us a quarantine pass which you can present at checkpoints. If you don't show them, they won't allow you to pass through unless it's an emergency. My family and I have followed the quarantine rules straight to a t. My cousin and Dad's bodyguard are the only ones who leave the house. Often, it's just for food or supplies. Nothing more, nothing less. When they arrive, everything is immediately disinfected. They even have to take a bath upon arrival.

In my case, I've been in quarantine for over 3 weeks now. A week prior to the announcement of the quarantine, my parents already barred me from leaving the house. I've always been productive inside the house so nothing much has changed with me sans the enormous amount of Facebook posts on my feed. 

I hope you and your loved ones are all safe!

Today, I wanted to talk about my last Gucci piece which is the Gucci Dionysus in Beige. This is in a small size. I've had this bag for over two years now. I purchased this bag around March 2018.

If you are looking to invest in a classic piece that will last you a long time, this is the bag for you.


The bag has several models. I decided to go for the 'small' version as I thought it was the most chic design among the available models. This bag is the canvas version. There are other versions in suede, leather and of course the canvas. I chose the canvas version as I currently own a lot of Gucci canvas bags, and from my experience, Gucci canvas is strong and durable. I have the Ophidia bags as well. While the leather from the linings have worn out, the canvas looks brand new. I can say the same for the canvas on this Dionysus.


The detail on the Dionysus symbol is exquisite. When it comes to bags, I like having my bags with a certain 'point'. For this bag, the Dionysus detail is certainly the bag's focal point. It is very thick and robust. The details are intricate on the bag. At first, I wasn't too particular with the silver detail. My Marmonts have the vintage-gold colour, but it eventually worked out perfectly for me. 


The bag has a fasten-clip closure. You have to press the left button for it to release.


I really love this bag. Prior to my current Louis Vuitton addiction, I brought this bag with me everywhere. I would personally never sell this bag. To me, it is a classic. 



In terms of design, the bag is an accordion-type. Much like the current Dauphine iteration, the bag has a large pocket at the center. It is lined with beige-colored suede. It also comes in different colours. I figured it was time for me to have a more neutral-colored bag as most of my bags are black. It can fit in a lot of items. I even keep my Nintendo Switch in here when I'm traveling. 


As with most accordion bags, it has a middle pocket. You can store important documents, cash or cards here.




There is not much I dislike about the Gucci Dionysus. I've owned this bag for 2 years. It has withstood a lot of beating. Prior to having my other bags, this was my daily go-to bag. It is a durable bag.


Another detail you might want to consider is the bag's chains. It is heavy-duty. You can truly feel the quality and robustness of the chains. If this bothers you, this will be a difficult thing to contend with. For me, my shoulders can take it. However, if you will be walking around, it may be a bit heavy for you. 

You can carry it as a shoulder bag and adjust the length of the chains. I personally just like the normal way of carrying this bag which is the 2 chains on the shoulder. It kinda looks chic when you carry it that way. 

PROS:
  • The Dionysus detail is well-crafted
  • Chic design makes it timeless
  • Reasonable price
  • Sturdy, well-built
  • Looks classy and expensive
  • Suits a lot of outfits

CONS:
  • Heavy
  • Robust
  • Weighty chains
  • Absolutely not for travel where you want an ease-free, light bag!

Love, Mika