If you are looking for a first designer bag or want to make a luxury purchase on a tight budget the GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag may be just what you are searching for. In today’s blog post I’m sharing my full review of the Gucci Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag, including what fits inside, how to wear it and whether it’s actually worth the price.
Gucci Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag review
While I love the camera bag style of the GG Marmont Small Shoulder Bag (You can read my full review here!) what drew me towards purchasing the super mini bag is its unmatched versatility. Since I purchased it last year, it has easily become my most used handbag. Being a mom to both a toddler and an infant means I’m deep into the stage that necessitates carrying a diaper bag on the regular. The super mini is perfect for me in this stage of life because I can easily pop it into my larger diaper bag when I’m out with my children or wear it hands free crossbody or as a belt bag. The super mini is extremely lightweight and is easy to carry for longer periods of time. The ultra sweet stitched heart detail on the back of the bag is one of my favourite small details that make this bag extra special.
Here’s what you need to know before buying the Gucci Marmont super mini.
How can you wear the GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini?
The attached key ring is a genius idea that greatly increases the versatility of the super mini bag. You can use it to attach a key, secure the super mini onto another bag or even loop the shoulder strap through to create different wearing possibilities.
Here are 6 ways to wear the super mini bag:
1. As a cross body. Attach the removable chain to the D-rings and wear securely across your body.
2. As a long handled shoulder bag. Cross the chain under the flap to shorten for wearing on a single shoulder.
3. As a handbag. Double the chain by looping the shoulder chain under the front flap.
4. As a clutch. Remove the shoulder chain, or tuck inside the bag to wear as a clutch.
5. As a waist bag. A clever hack is the use the attached key chain to hook onto the shoulder strap in order to secure around your waist. Do note that this hack is only accessible with the attached chain to those who wear US size 0-10.
6. Hooked onto another bag. Use the attached key ring to clip your supermini onto a tote or larger handbag.
If you are looking for exact instructions on how to create these different styles watch this video!
How big is the GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag?
The dimensions of the GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag are 6.2″ wide by 4″ high and 1.7″ deep. The chain is 49″ long and has a 23″ shoulder drop when worn in the standard crossbody configuration. The attached keychain is 4″ long. When worn as a belt bag, the chain will fit a waist circumference of up to 30.5″.
What fits inside the GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag?
I would only recommend the Gucci super mini bag to those comfortable carrying only the essentials. Inside my super mini I can comfortably carry my iPhone 13pro, a Chanel card case, my car key, lipstick and a spare face mask.
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 GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag cost?
The GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini currently retails for $1100 USD or $1430 CAD.
What colours does the GG Marmont come in?
Gucci changes the leather colours, stitching patterns and hardware on the super mini seasonally. The GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini currently comes in 9 colours: white chevron, hibiscus red chevron, dusty pink chevron, black chevron, brown leather, black leather, grey leather, rose beige leather and white leather.
What I love about the Gucci Marmont:
* The heart shaped stitching on the back of the bag adds a sweet touch
* The bag is light weight and won’t drag you down
* The chain is the perfect length and can be worn multiple different ways
* For a miniature bag, there is quite a bit space inside
* The durable leather doesn’t show scratches and holds up well to use
What I dislike about the Gucci Marmont:
* The gold chain is pretty, but since it is quite thin it is not very comfortable to wear with sleeveless tops
* The interior of the bag is made of microfibre that takes away from the luxury feel of the bag
* There are no pockets or card slots inside the bag making it necessary to use a card holder to use with this bag
Is the Gucci Marmont bag worth it?
While the GG Marmont matelassé leather super mini bag is small, it also has a small price point to match. I would definitely recommend this bag to women who prefer to carry only the necessities or to moms who want a chic way to store their essentials during the diaper bag stage. In my opinion the Gucci super mini is very much worth the investment.