Guccio Gucci opened a leather goods company and small luggage store in his native Florence in 1921. With a vision for the brand inspired by London, the refined aesthetic of English nobility he had witnessed while working in the Savoy Hotel, his ultimate goal on returning to Italy was to ally this classy sensibility with the unique skills of his native Italy.
Within a few years, the Gucci enjoyed such success the sophisticated international clientele on vacation in Florence thronged to his bottega, seeking the equestrian-inspired collection of bags, trunks, gloves, shoes and belts. Many of Guccio’s Italian clients were local horse-riding aristocrats, and their demand for riding gear led Gucci to develop its unique Horse bit icon - an enduring symbol of the fashion house and its increasingly innovative design aesthetic.
During the Fifties, Gucci opened stores in Milan and New York and started to build its global presence as a symbol of modern luxury. With the passing of Guccio Gucci in 1953, his sons Aldo, Vasco, Ugo and Rodolfo took over the business.
Continued expansion abroad included stores opening in London, Palm Beach, Paris and Beverly Hills. Gucci then set its sights on global expansion, with stores opened in Tokyo and Hong Kong. A major corporate initiative that dovetails seamlessly with the Italian brand’s global reach, Gucci’s link with UNICEF has helped four million children through the Schools for Africa campaign.
In the nearly ninety years since Guccio Gucci began his company, the brand has become famous for its unique mix of innovative audacity and legendary Italian quality and craftsmanship. Sollberger Watches, Clocks and Jewelry is excited to bring this luxurious line of watches to its customers in Ridgeland, Mississippi.