No, Gucci does not manufacture any of its products in China. There is a general idea that Gucci has a manufacturing industry base in China because luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Armani do. So, it makes sense to think Gucci does, too – except for the fact that it doesn’t. All products are made in Italy, Spain and France.
Where is Gucci made?
Gucci products are primarily manufactured in Italy. This is perhaps one of the reasons why it is so expensive. Gucci boasts of the fact that all of its products – bags, wrist watches, footwear, belts, etc. – are 100% Italian-made. Gucci headquarters is located in Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
Who Manufactures Gucci?
Gucci is owned by a luxury French group named “Kering.” Kering is the current manufacturer of Gucci products. The group also owns three other luxury brands: Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent.
However, like many other fashion brands, Gucci has more than one place where it manufactures its products. So, aside from Italy, Gucci manufactures its products in other countries in Europe, specifically Spain and France.
What Makes Gucci So Expensive?
Gucci is one of the most expensive and popular luxury fashion brands in the fashion industry. Why is that? Well, first of all, Gucci uses only the most exquisite, top-notch, and unique materials for its products. Nothing less than that. Gucci products are meticulously made. All of the brand’s products are handcrafted, which takes a lot of time. All products, such as handbags, go through a tight quality control process to ensure they are perfect and 100% identical.
Besides that, Gucci has some of the most talented, prestigious, and influential designers in the world designing its products. One more reason is that Gucci has, for a while now, focused on using technologies that increase the use of sustainable materials, thereby reducing waste. Based on how expensive it is, it’s no surprise that Gucci employees make a decent wage.
How Can You Spot a Fake Gucci Handbag?
It is no surprise that counterfeits of Gucci products are being made. Many consumers don’t mind since it is cheap, affordable, and ‘branded.’ But it does matter for a Gucci loyal fan. Here are three ways you can detect a fake Gucci handbag:
- Stitching in original Gucci handbags is very tight. This is why the bags fit more solidly, and the material is stronger. Feel the bag; the difference is pretty easy to tell.
- Look at the logo on the fabric. First of all, the G’s should be facing each other – the left ‘G’ facing right and the right ‘G’ facing left. The carving of the G should be a perfect oval. Lastly, the logo should be well defined – nowhere near imperfect.
- Another way to spot a fake Gucci handbag is in the weight. Original Gucci handbags are weighty. If the ‘Gucci’ bag is light, then it is a fake.
There is no doubt China has a lot to offer a luxury brand like Gucci in terms of production costs, among others. However, Gucci has yet to make a move to China, although many luxury brands like it have made. For now, Gucci manufacturers its product only in Italy, Spain, and France.