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Frame of the Week

May 18th, 2016 | Eyeglasses

This week’s frame of the week is a stylish gold and black women’s Gucci frame! Come try on our collection of Gucci frames with new frame arrivals coming in daily!

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With beginnings at the end of the 19th century, the Gucci company became one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of high-end leather goods, clothing, and other fashion products. As an immigrant hotel worker in Paris and later London, young Guccio Gucci (1881–1953) was impressed with the luxurious luggage he saw urbane guests bring with them. He established a shop in 1920 that sold fine leather goods with classic styling. Although Gucci organized his workrooms for industrial methods of production, he maintained traditional aspects of fabrication. Initially, Gucci employed skilled workers in basic Florentine leather crafts, attentive to finishing. With expansion, machine stitching was a production method that supported construction.

Together with three of his sons, Aldo Gucci (1905-1990), Vasco Gucci (1907–1975), and Rodolfo Gucci (1912–1983), Gucci expanded the company to include stores in Milan and Rome as well as additional shops in Florence. Gucci’s stores featured such finely crafted leather accessories as handbags, shoes, and his iconic ornamented loafer as well as silks and knitwear in a signature pattern. The company made handbags of cotton canvas rather than leather during World War II as a result of material shortages. The canvas, however, was distinguished by a signature double-G symbol combined with prominent red and green bands. After the war, the Gucci crest, which showed a shield and armored knight surrounded by a ribbon inscribed with the family name, became synonymous with the city of Florence.

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Aldo and Rodolfo Gucci further expanded the company’s horizons in 1953 by establishing offices in New York City. Film stars and jet-set travelers to Italy during the 1950s and 1960s brought their glamour to Florence, turning Gucci’s merchandise into international status symbols. Movie stars posed in Gucci’s clothing, accessories, and footwear for lifestyle magazines around the world, contributing to the company’s growing reputation.

Gucci has been making waves in the fashion world for almost 90 years and is the biggest-selling Italian brand. Gucci continues to focus on strengthening its values of exclusivity, quality, made in Italy, Italian craftsmanship, and fashion authority. Gucci’s style is very bold and youthful with high-quality distinctive shapes.

Check out Gucci’s website for more info: https://www.gucci.com/ca/en/  

Come by our clinic to see our great selection of ‪designer‬ ‪‎frames‬ and‪ sunglasses‬! Tune in for next week’s frame of the week!

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