My Fake Vintage Gucci

8 Sep

This handbag has a story that began a few decades ago. My Mom, who died in 1990, was a shopper. She would buy and return as a pastime. Her favorite store was Hudson’s, and if you are from Motown, and of a certain age, you remember it well. (Hudson’s later became Dayton-Hudson’s, Marshall Fields and now Macy’s.)

Although she did not buy this purse at Hudson’s, she bought it at Northland, a mall that no longer exists. She showed it to me, and said it was a Gucci purse. I really didn’t want it at that time, so she said she would put it away for me. When she passed away, I rediscovered it and kept it.

My daughter enjoys designer handbags, and I told her about the Gucci purse. I really built it up, saying it was a vintage handbag that’s probably valuable. She was excited, and the last time she visited, I pulled it out. She looked at it, and started laughing. “Mom look at the G’s–they’re not G’s, they’re E’s.”

So, I have a fake Gucci. My mom was bamboozled. It’s probably one of the first dupes. I’m really not sure what to do with it. Any ideas?

7 Responses to “My Fake Vintage Gucci”

  1. STELLA September 8, 2021 at 8:48 pm #

    This is beautiful

  2. Linda Solomon September 9, 2021 at 11:30 am #

    Love this story

  3. motownsavvy.com September 9, 2021 at 3:18 pm #

    Thanks, Linda. I keep trying to read your stories on the Detroit Free Press, but it’s for subscribers. Are you archiving them anywhere?

  4. Tanooki September 10, 2021 at 11:26 pm #

    Hi there! Loved reading your post. The handbag may be a fake but thinking about it belonged to your mom, it got a great sweet memories…I vote for keeping it if the space allows❤️

  5. Priti September 12, 2021 at 7:53 am #

    Excellent article with the memories of your mom. Loved to read it 💖🙂💖💞

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