Gucci bags are made for decadent, ’70s-inspired debaucherous parties where Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love magically appear and, who knows, maybe you find yourself at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The latest incarnation of their Marmont style is pure party architecture, with its metallic gold and pink tones and convenient, hands-free efficiency.
It also incorporates the signature double-G belt that, according to Lyst, is the most desired product this year. You can cop the bag with its silk lining and adjustable gold belt for a cool $1,500, which is a lot of money, yes, but considering it can take you through the following holiday season scenarios, it just might be worth it.
Office Party: This Studio 54 bag feels a little WILD for the office holiday party, but there’s just something about a hands-free gold bag that means business. My summer of wearing a fanny pack, for instance, meant that a) I had not one but two hands to hold drinks and b) I didn’t have to worry about losing my purse. So while you might want to wear the Marmont at your own risk, do know that it will free you up to hover over the food table and hold as many pigs-in-a-blanket as possible.
Your Friend’s Crazy Holiday Party: Yes, this is technically a holiday party, but really it’s just an excuse to do what you’d be doing on any Saturday night: making a few regrettable decisions! This bag will stay with you from your pal’s apartment to the bar down the street, to the Lyft to the other bar where you made dubious plans to meet that person you’ve sorta been hanging out with to, thank God!, your own bed the next morning.
Looking At The Store Windows in Manhattan: It’s always crowded and cold, but somehow I force myself each year to catch the holiday windows at department stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Macy’s. The Marmont is the perfect hands-free bag to wiggle your way through those Midtown crowds.
Day Trips With Your Family: When you’re home for the holidays, there’s usually some type of day trip that involves piling into a relative’s car to a quaint town with endless shops hawking chocolates, candles, and animal figurines. Granted this Gucci bag might say “You’re not from around here!” but you’ll have the last laugh as you successfully stuff fudge in your mouth and hold the hand of the little cousin you got tricked into babysitting.