Posted on June 26 2017
We are so happy we got our hands on this authentic vintage Ferragamo basket we had to make it our pick of the week. Tan woven wicker Ferragamo handle bag with dual rolled top handles with gold-tone Mancini accents and open top. The interior is lined with black fabric and has a single pocket.
Handle Drop: 5.5"
Salvatore Ferragamo's Gancini logo is one of the most recognisable designer features. The Company has a legend that the inspiration for the shape and design came from the wrought-iron gate of Palazzo Spini Feroni, where the Ferragamo business in Florence resides. Others believe it was born in the 1950s when marketing strategies for “Made in Italy” products were being developed and a number of brands created distinctive symbols to set their designs apart.
Shaped like a backwards horseshoe, the logo, also called Gancino, was first featured as the clasp of a handbag in 1969. Since then it has appeared on handbags, belts, shoes, and even as a print on ties and scarves.
The word Gancini in Italian is a small metal hook or clasp used to hang various objects.