The heyday of travel

The spirit of travel has been a constant creative source for Gucci and traces its roots back to the brand’s founder, Guccio Gucci, who in the late 19th century worked as a porter at The Savoy Hotel and saw off guests with trunks and suitcases. This sparked a business idea for him, and he returned to Florence to found in 1921, what is known today as the House of Gucci. It is precisely this heritage that is reflected in Gucci Valigeria, the house’s new boutique in Paris dedicated to its travel collection. Located at 229 Rue Saint-Honoré, the decor is inspired by the heyday of rail travel during the Belle Époque, with matching elements such as vintage lamps and shelves.

Photos by Dominique Maitre/Gucci