I am so excited to be sharing my newest addition to my designer bag collection: The Gucci Nymphaea Leather Top Handle Bag in Small with Black Leather. Although there are many popular Gucci bags out there, such as the Gucci Dionysus or the Gucci Marmont, I decided to go for a very different style this time. In my opinion, the Gucci Nymphaea Designer Bag that I purchased is such an underrated Gucci bag. When I did my research on this bag, I could barely find any reviews whatsoever online. That's why I decided to dedicate this blogpost to my Gucci Nymphaea. If you're interested in this bag, or you just want to know why I got it, keep reading!
"A small structured leather top handle bag with bamboo handles featuring cream pearl details, referencing Greek and Latin myths surrounding the pearl and water lily-an aquatic plant part of the Nymphaea genus. Made in incredibly soft leather with a natural shine and supple appearance."
The Gucci Nymphaea Leather Top Handle Bag in Small with Black Leather is not be a hyped up bag. However, I think that's a good thing; Don't take me wrong, I love my Gucci Dionysus bag and I wear it loads, but I do know that a lot of people have the same bag as me. However, with this Gucci bag I am quite certain that it will stay a hidden gem. Even though I feel like this bag has a very unique and classic style! I purchased the Gucci Nymphaea in the Small size with Black Leather. There's also one bigger size in Medium and a smaller size in Mini and the bag is available in Red Leather & Light Pink Leather. However, I wanted to go for the most classic version of this bag, because it suits my style better.
The bag is made from a leather material that is very smooth. It does not have any texture whatsoever and has a slightly shiny finish. If you are scared of scratching your bag, that's definitely something to think about. More about that later. The leather has also a small Gucci embossed in the front of the bag.
One of my favorite parts about this bag is the opening or closure. Instead of having a zipper or a lock, this bag has a magnetic folding/harmonica opening and closure. You just pull and the bag will unfold itself for you. I found this opening system really practical, because it allows you to pull out anything from your bag very easily. I use this bag as my camera bag and you have no idea how handy it is that I can now access my camera in an instant. I will never miss that perfect shot anymore, haha! Now, if you are very panicky with your stuff, this closure may not be ideal for you. However, if you want easy access to your bag, this bag is perfect.
The inside of the bag is lined with really pretty pink suede-like material. Honestly, I catch myself patting the inside of the bag, that's how soft it is, haha! I personally love it when a bag has a light colored lining, otherwise it is really hard to find your stuff. However, it can be a con if you are scared of the lining getting dirty. On the inside you can find one small pocket and one zipper pocket to organize your items.
A couple of specifications of this bag:
- Double bamboo handle with pearls and 3" drop
- Detachable shoulder strap with 49cm drop
- Small size: 10.5"W x 8.5"H x 5"D
THE BAMBOO HANDLES
The most iconic part of this bag are the handles. The Gucci Nymphaea has two top handles made from bamboo. These bamboo handles are extremely light, making it very comfortable to carry your bag in your hand or in the nook of your arm. It also has cream pearl with gold details on the handles. These details are actually the reason why this bag is called Nymphaea. It references to the Ancient Greek myths about the pearl and water lily-an aquatic plant that is part of the Nymphaeae genus. As a Greek mythology lover, this was one of the things that made me fall in love with this bag even more!
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
Although I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone (that's how much I love it), there are two things you need to keep in mind when you're thinking about getting this bag. First of all, I don't like the fact that this bag does not have any studs or feet on the bottom of the bag. This way, the bottom of the bag will get marked if you don't put your bag down carefully. I find this quite annoying and I really don't understand why Gucci didn't add any little studs on the bottom of the bag. Another thing to keep in mind is the leather of this bag. Now, I already talked about the material briefly, but I do want to emphasize that this leather is quite soft. If you are very scared of scratching your bag, this may not be the bag for you. I do have to say, this is not that very soft buttery type of leather, so it will hold up relatively well. It's just not as tough as caviar leather for example. But if you are careful with your beautiful baby I am sure it will be fine!
I also uploaded a video about me unboxing the Gucci Nymphaea, sharing the back story of why I got this bag, discussing the pros and cons of this bag ánd a what's in my bag as well. It turned out really helpful, so definitely check it out if you're interested in this bag as well. I would also love it if you'd subscribe to my Youtube channel here. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed reading about my new designer bag baby, the Gucci Nymphaea! Also, I would love to know if you agree with me that this is indeed one of Gucci's most underrated designer bags.
You can find the Gucci Nymphaea Designer Bag here for €1.590.
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