The Gucci GG Marmont line of handbags is a gorgeous collection of totes, shoulder bags and clutches made out of soft maltelassé leather. While I love much of the entire collection, the GG Marmont Maltelassé Small Shoulder Bag is my favourite. It’s such a fun yet practical bag with its chevron stitching and large GG logo. In today’s blog post I’m sharing my full review of the GG Marmont camera bag, including everything I loved and hated.
GG Marmont Small matelassé shoulder bag review
Although the GG Marmont camera bag is a relatively small bag, I would say it is more of a day bag vs an evening bag. The informal shape of the bag and the chevron quilting of the leather makes it feel more casual than elegant. While the GG Marmont is available in several different styles, including a flap bag and tote bag, the small camera bag is my favourite. I personally love camera style bags because the simple zip top shape makes them so easy to wear and use.
What fits inside the GG Marmont small camera bag?
The bag is surprisingly quite roomy considering its small dimensions. The exact measurements of the small GG matelassé bag are 9.5″W x 5″H x 3”D. In the picture below you can see exactly what I was able to easily fit inside the bag including a iPhone 11 Pro, Fujifilm Instax 9 camera, AirPods, a card case, lipstick, blush and concealer. Overall I found the bag had more than enough room to carry around my daily essentials.
Where to buy the GG Marmont?
I have personally purchased directly from the Canadian Gucci website and have had a great experience. They do a great job of packaging everything immaculately and shipping was fast and free. The Gucci GG Marmont is also available to purchase online through many department stores such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue or Net-A-Porter. While the pricing is usually the same for the bag regardless of where you shop, there may be some loyalty benefits from shopping at a department store instead of directly from Gucci (for example Nordstrom Notes for Nordy Club members).
How much does the Small GG Marmont bag cost?
The small leather Gucci GG Marmont shoulder bag currently retails for $1390 USD or $1810 CAD. It is also available for purchase in a mini size for $1100 USD or $1430 CAD.
What colours does the GG Marmont come in?
The available colours for the small GG Marmont shoulder bag change seasonally so if you love a certain colour I recommend buying it ASAP. The bag is currently available in black, brown, hibiscus red, dusty pink, pastel pink, white and pastel blue leather. They are also sold in a canvas material with the Gucci logo printed across the bag.
I personally had been majorly crushing on the black velvet version of this bag for quite some time and had planned to add it to my handbag collection. However, I sadly waited too long to purchase it and can no longer find it available anywhere. Ps. If anyone has a lead on where to find the black velvet version of this bag please let me know!
What I love about the Gucci Marmont:
- The leather strap is comfortable and the bag feels light to wear
- The colour and style feels classic and the simple style allows it to match with plenty of different outfits
- The bag holds a fair amount considering it’s small size
- The leather is durable and doesn’t show scratches easily
What I dislike about the Gucci Marmont:
- The strap is still quite long when worn on the highest buckle. I wish it could be fastened shorter to be worn over a single shoulder
- The interior of the bag is a microfibre fabric that honestly feels more like a cheap couch than a luxury bag
- The bag has no zippered pockets in the interior
Is the Gucci Marmont bag worth it?
There is certainly plenty to love about the Gucci Marmont camera bag. While the leather is soft and supple, the bag still manages to hold its shape well. It’s easy going style fits into any wardrobe and the price point makes it a perfect option for a first designer bag. In my opinion, the Gucci GG Marmont an everyday bag that will be relevant for years to come.