by Cristina

Gucci Marmont Small Matelassé Shoulder Bag

January 18, 2019

I got a new bag for Christmas and I am so completely in love with it! I’m reviewing it in case any of you have been debating this bag, or any camera bag style really. Behold the Gucci Marmont Small Matelassé Shoulder Bag!

I have a few special handbags but my daily bag has been the Louise Vuitton Neverful for many years now. I really love that bag, but as an everyday bag it’s just murder on my shoulders. I’ve been contemplating a lightweight crossbody bag for a year now and had narrowed it down to the Gucci Soho Disco, or this Gucci Marmont Camera Bag. I really love the casualness of a camera bag that zips closed at the top and can be worn crossbody or on the shoulder, and is very lightweight. This is really the perfect style of handbag for travel since it’s safe and secure, lightweight and hands-free. I need my daily bag to easily fit my essentials; small wallet, keys, cell phone, and other miscellaneous small items and this fits the bill perfectly.

Camera Bags

I can’t recommend the Camera Bag style enough and if you are in the market for a preloved bag, check out all of these camera bag options from many different designers, or this Marc Jacobs one that comes in 17 different colors! I have a few Rebecca Minkoff bags as well so I can attest to the quality, and I was happy to see she has this camera bag on sale for $135 Canadian. I’m fully on board with the Gucci hype though and am loving the entire Marmont line so that is where my heart was when I was handbag shopping.

Gucci Marmont Small Matelassé Shoulder Bag

Gucci Marmont Camera Bag, GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag

I ended up picking the Gucci Marmont Camera Bag over the Soho Disco because although it’s a really casual style and shape, it’s got some elevated details that make it really elegant which can transition it from a casual outfit to a dressy outfit.

I just love the quilted chevron print and the antiqued gold hardware. The chain is surprisingly light but durable. I have a wallet in this matelasse leather and it’s held up incredibly well without even the tiniest scratch after two years so I wasn’t worried about going with this bag over the Gucci Disco which has a pebbled leather. This one is slightly more structured but the leather is definitely soft and pliable. The Gucci Soho Disco is a more subtle and casual bag and perfect for more casual outfits. Subtle logos, no hardware and stunning colors. The sizing is really similar to this bag, it’s slightly taller and slightly narrower. You cannot go wrong with either design.

The sizing on this bag is another thing to consider. There is a mini size and this ‘small’ size. Both fit the key items; wallet, phone and keys, but the small had much more wiggle room which I find easier for pulling items in and out. With the small size I have room to put my sunglasses on top as well as several smaller items like lipstick, passport, coin wallet. The mini does not have an adjustable strap but this small one does. I have not had to adjust the strap so far because it’s the perfect length for crossbody which is how I wear it, but if I wanted to wear it on my shoulder I would probably want to adjust it shorter.

GUCCI SMALL GG MARMONT MATELASSÉ LEATHER CAMERA BAG
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont GG Malelasse Leather Camera Bag
GUCCI SMALL GG MARMONT MATELASSÉ LEATHER CAMERA BAG
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont GG Malelasse Leather Camera Bag
GUCCI SMALL GG MARMONT MATELASSÉ LEATHER CAMERA BAG
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont GG Malelasse Leather Camera Bag
Gucci Marmont Camera Bag, GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag
Gucci Marmont Camera Bag, GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag
Gucci Marmont Camera Bag, GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag
Gucci Marmont Camera Bag, GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag

As you can see here the storage space is deceptively large. It’s really the perfect travel size bag since you can also throw your sunglasses in here.

Gucci Marmont Camera Bag, GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag
Gucci Marmont Camera Bag, GG Marmont small matelassé shoulder bag

I love this bag so much that I’m considering saving up for the red one. I may go for the Soho Disco in the red, or go with this exact same bag in red. I’m not sure.

What do you guys think? Are you fans of Gucci Marmont? Do you prefer a camera bag crossbody or are you a large bag person? Lets chat handbags in the comments.

GUCCI SMALL GG MARMONT MATELASSÉ LEATHER CAMERA BAG
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont GG Malelasse Leather Camera Bag
GUCCI SMALL GG MARMONT MATELASSÉ LEATHER CAMERA BAG
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont GG Malelasse Leather Camera Bag
GUCCI SMALL GG MARMONT MATELASSÉ LEATHER CAMERA BAG
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont matellase
Gucci Marmont GG Malelasse Leather Camera Bag
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23 responses to “Gucci Marmont Small Matelassé Shoulder Bag”

  1. I have this exact bag but in nude. It’s a great crossbody bag. I love it! Good choice. I went with the marmont over the disco because I’m not a fan of the Giant GG logo. Even if it is subtle. I prefer the antique gold hardware. I’ve had mine for almost two years and it’s holding up well.

    My review here.

    https://www.petiteimpact.com/2017/04/review-gucci-gg-marmont-matelasse.html

    I’m always looking at handbags, it’s my one big weakness that I can’t seem to kick! Enjoy yours!!!

    • Cristina says:

      So funny you’ve commented because I was just on your Instagram looking at your Marmont. I love it in nude too! Tell me, have you seen the new LV new wave heart bag? I’ve been ogling that one.

      • Hah! Any time you post about purses I am there! I have seen the new LV bag. It’s very cute, but not sure it’s really something I have to have. Considering their prices which is probably double the Marmont bag we have it has to be something spectacular. Are you on The PurseForum at all? I’m there almost everyday ogling bags….

        • Cristina says:

          I agree on the prices. It has caught my eye but I also worry about the practicality of the shape/size. I am most certainly on PurseForum and researching ‘red crossbody bags’.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Imagine my surprise when I opened up Cristina’s latest post and found a written conversation between my two favorite bloggers!
    Leslie, even though I’m not petite, I enjoy your blog. I don’t have a google account (yet) and haven’t been able to successfully respond to any of your posts. I enjoy your reviews, your cat posts, and think your eyebrows look amazing after the procedure you had done.
    And Cristina, I always enjoy your posts and the lively conversations that ensue. My favorite was when you let Steven have it with both barrels for his sexist and unwanted opinion.
    As much as I appreciate you both, I’m going to ignore this whole handbag thing for the time being. ?

    • Cristina says:

      Awe you are too sweet! I love Leslie’s posts and I often get pulled to a post based on her awesome Instagram feed.

      Haha, Steven. That guy.

      I have some other content plans coming soon. Health, Wellness, Beauty and Fashion. Life got stressful for a bit there and I lost my creative spark, hence the lack of content variety. Thank you for sticking around!

  3. Anonymous says:

    It is cute … but you are really paying a huge premium to have the big gold Gucci logo. It’s a statement piece more than a functional piece (even though I’m sure it is a very nice bag). I love the style, but there are so many similar high quality bags out there.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The logo reminds me too much of Cover Girl!

    • Anonymous says:

      ha ha, now that you said that, I can’t look at the bag and not think of Cover Girl also.

      I myself am not a fan of giant logos on my bags, clothes, whatever.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Hi Christina!
    I’m loving the bag. Where did you buy it?

    • Cristina says:

      Hi! I’m so obsessed with it still. I’ve been using it non stop since getting it for Christmas. My husband purchased it from the Gucci store. He would have gotten it from Nordstrom so that I could get Nordstrom rewards but the Vancouver Nordstrom doesn’t carry Gucci.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Can you tell me which style number you have? Thanks so much!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for all your help!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Hi Christine,

    Thanks for your post on the purse! I love it so much that I end up purchasing it all because of you.

    • Cristina/The Sweat Edit says:

      Yay I’m so glad! I hope you love it as much as I do. This is such a smart bag and such great quality.

      Cristina

  9. Anonymous says:

    I must say you have such a great eye for fashion! Hope you will always find ways to inspire us. I can’t believe because of your blog, I was introduced to Veronica Beard which I now love and pull the trigger and bought a VB blazer. Hopefully no more damage. Love your blog!

    • Cristina says:

      Thank you! You are so sweet to say that. I just enjoy going on style tangents and hunting for special pieces. I have several new items to share soon. Lots of special finds.

  10. Kristi says:

    Hi Cristina, when you bought the purse from Gucci’s website did the amount of the estimated taxes increase a lot? Do they charge duties also when it was delivered? Thanks

    • Cristina says:

      Hi Kristi, my husband purchased it at the Gucci store in Edmonton so I’m not sure what the online shopping experience is like. If you are on the Canadian site (Gucci.ca) it should give you the price in CAD with just the taxes. If it adds in a duty I would call your closest store and see if they can ring the order through for you and ship directly from the store. You would only get charged duties if it’s coming from outside of Canada.

      If you are shopping from the Nordstrom website, they do add in duties and use Borderfree which is huge pain. You can call the Toronto store instead and see if they have it in stock and Canadian Nordstrom stores will ship directly to you from the stores. The Vancouver Nordstrom does not carry Gucci but I believe the other Canadian stores do.

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