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The Prettiest Bag You Ever Did See: Gucci Dionysus Bag

I finally got myself my current dream bag – a Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag.

You see, my modus operandi is to treat myself to a pretty bag whenever I hit a major goal. This type of excessive reward though was curtailed by real damn life: a mortgage, car payments, landscaping (I love my garden), etc.

When house stuff finally settled down and I finished paying off my car, I decided to get my dream bag and got to saving.

Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag

My husband, who is the finance mind of this marriage, doesn’t share my love of designer handbags. “A waste of money” he says. He doesn’t understand the beauty of them, the rush of buying one and the “need” to have many. He’s like: “If you have one bag, why buy more?”, to which I respond “Well, why watch more than one basketball game? See one, you’ve seen them all!” So, I started sneaking my precious bags into the house and passing them off as scores from Forever 21 and the like. Hey – it worked for a short while. He’s gotten a lot smarter though, especially since I started this fashion blog.

Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag

My friend Lo and I were talking while shoe shopping. She picked up a pair of cute Manolos and sighed while wondering aloud how to get them into the house.

Lo: “You know – I can’t buy this stuff anymore without the husband finding out.”

Me: “Oh yeah?”

Lo: “Yeah. Now when I bring home a new bag, he’s all like ‘Wait a minute. Isn’t that Proenza Schouler??'”

I died laughing as I sympathized. My own husband who loves basketball, potato chips and scotch, has become the guy who helps me decide between a Chloe Drew Bag and a Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis. AND since he’s great with money and I’m the polar opposite, the extent of his bag help is: “Yeah. That bag is ok I guess, but ya can’t even carry chocolate chip cookies in it and you’d have to be insane to spend that!”

Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag
Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag
Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag

So, I saved and saved and got the bag for my birthday…AND I LOVE IT.

The details of the Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag are stellar. From the luxurious cobalt blue suede to the painted flowers on the canvas, I swoon each time I look at it.

I also love a bag that tells a story, so the Dionysus bag really appealed to me. This bag is named after Dionysus, the God of Wine, Ritual Madness and Unrestrained Consumption. Pretty sure this guy was my spirit animal.

Gucci Dionysus GG Mini Blooms Bag

This beauty also features lovely, solid hardware. The substantial chain strap is remarkably comfortable, and the bag’s closure features a tiger-head closure which further symbolizes Dionysus’ crossing of the River Tigris on a tiger given to him by his father, Zeus.

Since the weather has warmed up, I’ve been taking my beloved bag on more outings. Despite the mix of colours, patterns and the silver hardware, she has been easy to pair with many outfits, giving my new orangey-red Zara blazer even more zest, and elevating a black jumpsuit to head-turning levels.

Are you coveting anything by Gucci? If so, let me know in the comments! Next on my list? These lovelies.

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. April 17, 2017 / 9:39 am

    I was just looking at these bags at Holt’s the other day, and I turned to my husband and said “it’s been quite some time since I picked up anything from Gucci, no?” to which he responded with …. crickets. Then he looked at me and said “I thought you had your eye on something else?” to which I came back with “my eyes are everywhere”. You’d think that after 27 years of marriage he’d know this already. Sigh.
    But back to the back: she’s a beauty and you are so totally deserving of treating yourself! Wear it in good health, my friend!

    • Dominique
      April 17, 2017 / 5:30 pm

      Haha! Eugenia! I’m glad it’s not just my husband. I guess they can never really appreciate them when they cost the same as a tv or a vacation down south! Thank you for your kind comments. I’m really enjoying it. Now…I want to enjoy that LV Pochette Métis….

  2. Lo
    April 17, 2017 / 9:53 am

    This bag was worth every penny! It’s a special piece that will only grow with more VALUE over time!
    Good for you lady—in the meantime, I shall live vicariously through you and hope to also achieve a similar handbag goal (Classic quilted Chanel flap bag with gold hardware) 😉

    • Dominique
      April 17, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Oh God. You know…when I finally buy my Chanel bag, you, Katrina and I should go to Toronto to get it. We can then take it out for champagne. HAHAHAHA!

      And I agree! Not all bags hold their value, but I kinda think this is a piece of art. I dunno – I just really like it!

    • Dominique
      April 17, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Thank you, Tanvi! They are popular…but I have yet to see anyone else with this particular one. I’m really pleased with it!

  3. April 17, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    This Gucci bag is just so pretty in blue! So happy you got to treat yourself with it. I also just got a garden and I’m really digging it as well.

    • Dominique
      April 17, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Ohhh! A fellow gardener! AWESOME! I love my plant babies so much….

      Thanks for your kind words, Cheryl!

  4. April 17, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Nice bags. As long as you are happy and can afford them, get as many of them as you can.

    • Dominique
      April 17, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Hi Robert! Ha! I agree! I was able to save for this one and paid in cash…which made it even sweeter!

    • Dominique
      April 17, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you, Mary! I was so happy to actually get my hands on it. It was sold out for a while…

  5. Adaleta
    April 18, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    They really are beautiful bags! I got a new gucci bag last month and I love it!!

    • Dominique
      April 18, 2017 / 2:15 pm

      Oooh! Ada! Is it on your instagram? I’ll check it out! Congrats!

  6. April 18, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    This bag is perfection!!! So worth the splurge!!

  7. April 19, 2017 / 2:54 am

    Congrats on paying off your car. Thats a big deal! I think it’s always important to treat yourself. A treat at the end is a great incentive to boost the motivation to achieve the goal.

    • Dominique
      April 19, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you so much, Oyinkan! Means a lot! I actually hugged the teller at the bank when she confirmed that it was paid off! That bag was a total splurge, but I love it!

  8. Rachel
    April 19, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I totally hear you, girl! I have to make up the most ridiculous things to keep my husband in the dark about my luxury shopping habits! — HOWEVER, he’s pretty smart and I honestly think at this point he’s letting me get away with it because he likes seeing me so excited about a new piece haha! That bag is absolutely stunning and I SO want to add a GUCCI to my collection now!

  9. Jasmine Smith
    December 17, 2018 / 11:45 am

    Gucci is one of my favourite brands that I absolutely adore. If you’re looking for second hand Gucci pieces, check out ( https://www.hardlyeverwornit.com/gucci) they’ve got some great stuff.

  10. Nina
    January 23, 2019 / 5:15 am

    Hi, I love your choice in purses. I am deciding between the Pochette metis or this dionysus myself. If you could only have one, then which one would you choose?

    • Dominique
      January 23, 2019 / 9:09 am

      Hi Nina! Thanks for your comment! If I had to choose between the two, I would get the Pochette Metis, hands down. I love my Dionysus, but it is entirely too small. It’s also half suede, so it’s hard to wear in the climate I live in (always either snowing or raining). I’m actually looking to buy the Pochette Metis in black Empreinte leather this year. I think it would be stylish AND functional! I also love that the Metis has a ton of pockets, including a zippered one on the back to stash your iPhone in quickly. Hope that helps!

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