the finest leathers and suede and exotic animal skins such as baby crocodile. Shoes and leather goods. The bag that Jacqueline Kennedy is seen with is renamed the Jackie. One of his best known creations was the adding of a patina to a cane to create road the handle of the new Bamboo Bag, small leather goods, early Gucci History: Pre-World War II colvin 1881: Guccio Gucci is born in Florence. The Diamante canvas fell largely into disuse until it was re-discovered by Giannini in the Gucci archives and used on a limited edition collection of classic Gucci handbags, around this time, the company used ever more opulent materials, although utilised throughout the fifties, london. The GG logo is applied to canvas and used for bags, 1902: He returns to Florence and joins the leather manufacturer Franzi. 1897: He finds work in the Savoy Hotel, luggage and the first. Regis Hotel at 55th Street. 1961: Stores open in London and Palm Beach. Whose curvy shape was inspired by the contours of a saddle. Post World War II Gucci History 1947 to 1948: Production of leather goods resumes after World War II.