Friday, October 13, 2017

Gucci price increase :: Marmont belt review

If you're a fan of Gucci then you're probably aware of their recent price increase (somewhere between 5%-15%). However, I notice department stores still have old prices on their sites. If you're been eyeing one of the bags below, act now before they update their prices.

Gucci Mini Marmont: Old price ($1590) vs. new price ($1690)
Gucci Soho Disco: Old price ($980) vs. new price ($1190)


I ordered this belt back in August and paid $395 for it. It's now $450 (that is a whopping 13% increase). I already sent this back but wanted to do a quick review just in case someone is interested. I know this is a very popular item from Gucci. I was looking into purchase a statement belt to jazz up my outfits. Since my Hermes belt is dressy, I wanted something that has a more casual vibe and and the Marmont belt seems like a good candidate. I ordered a size 75 and it fits perfectly (I wear a size 25 in jeans). The belt was on back order and took nearly 6 weeks to arrive. I decided to go with the dark brown leather version with nickle buckle. I liked the color and the quality of their leather. However, I wasn't too crazy about the buckle. It just looks cheap in my opinion. The main reason I returned it because it felt big and overwhelming on my frame. The huge GG buckle seems a bit tacky and try hard. Some people pull it off beautifully but it did not do it for me. I guess I am not cool enough =) I don't hate the belt but for almost $450, it's not something I love enough to keep. If you own this belt, I'd love to hear your thoughts.


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