I like the look of this Gustto bag: The color and the hardware are beautiful. However, I’m not so sure about the embossed paisley. Whenever I see paisley, I’m always thinking of the word “old” and “grandma”. Maybe my style is too minimalistic, since I rarely like anything with a pattern, unless it is absolutely fabulous. I know Gustto has a plainer version (without the embossed paisley) of this model.
This bag measures 17″W x 10.5″H x 4″D, big enough for carrying your essentials plus some more. The shoulder strap is always a nice option when you need both of your hands. For the quality, Gustto bags are really well made, just like the other contemporary designers.
You can buy Gustto Fiore from Bloomingdale’s for $645.
Now, as for the similarity with Gucci Hysteria, I wouldn’t say that they are identical twins, but they are definitely fraternal twins, don’t you think? The shillouete, the hardware, the handles, and the detachable shoulder straps are very similar. The Gucci Hysteria is a little bit smaller than the Gustto Fiore. It measures only 15″L x 11.4″H.
I prefer the Gustto hardware over the Gucci because t looks cleaner without the logo. However, I like the pleats on the Hysteria better.
The Gucci Hysteria retails for $1,695, it is $1,050 more than the Gussto. I would definitely choose the Gussto since I’m not brand obsessed. I will gladly wear the lesser brand as long as it has good quality, but I would avoid Target look alikes. Which one would you choose?
Gucci Hysteria image from Nordstrom