One of my newest bags’ obsessions is the Gucci Soho. This is one of the latest additions on the original Gucci website and it features a unique style and an enhanced functionality, representing the perfect city bag. Remarkably, the purse is designed with simple lines, few aesthetic embellishments and a pronounced sense of versatility. It is the classic example of contemporary bag created to serve both our style and carrying needs.
When I first decided that I must have this bag, I was blinded by its beauty and did not complete my research work on its design specifications. I only knew that I wanted a medium size Gucci Soho replica and started browsing online for a replica store that could supply a nice version at a decent price. In the meanwhile, I have discovered a thing or two about this model and I have realized that my purchase is a huge fail. Let me explain. Gucci makes this model only in metallic leather, regular leather, metallic python leather and denim. When I submitted my order for the Gucci Soho replica, I didn’t know that. This is why I have ordered a Gucci Soho made from brown ebony canvas. Now, that I have received the fake purse, I am highly disappointed as such version does not exist. I can’t actually wear the bag because everyone will be able to tell that it is a fake. Still, I must admit that this was entirely my fault. I am the one that did not research the bag correctly and this is why I am going to review it comparing every design detail to the one of the original product.
The particularity of the Gucci Soho is represented by the embossed interlocking G letters logo and the tassel detail. It is a considerably spacious shoulder bag and it is available in two different sizes: large and medium. The large size measures 16.5″W x 14.2″H x 8.3″D while the medium one is 13.8″W x 11.4″H x 6.7″D. I find the medium version pretty big so the large one seem huge to me. This is why I can’t comprehend how many things you need to carry with you in order to justify buying the larger one. Also, the handles are available in leather or metallic chains. I like the leather handles best as I find the chain ones slightly uncomfortable and rigid, especially if you need the bag for carrying heavy things.
My Gucci Soho replica bag in brown ebony canvas is medium size. It is quite spacious and I could fit in many of my work and personal stuff without problems. The canvas fabric feels quite authentic and high quality, as it has a firm, but smooth texture without casting that exaggerated shine that we usually see at cheap replicas. Right in the center front part of the knockoff there is the iconic interlocking G letters logo in brown leather, also stitched with brown threads. The logo doesn’t seem to have any visible defects or loose threads, but it is slightly different than the logo we find on the original Gucci Soho. The G letters should be more contracted and narrow, but on the replica these are clearly rounder and more spaced apart.
If we study the shape of the bag, we find other differences between the original purse and the replica. For example, the authentic Gucci Soho has a rectangular shape with a wider base, while the sides are slightly contracted and make elegant creases. The exterior margins of the front and back sides of the purse are outlined by a double-stitched line. This accentuates the shape of the Soho bag and offers a nice refinement to its whole design. The replica doesn’t have this shape or the stitching details. The replica is just a simple square shaped purse.
On each side of the original bag, on the top part of the double-stitched margins there are two rectangular leather tabs that connect to a metal ring which holds an end of the leather handles. On the replica bag, the leather tabs sewn on the body of the purse are thicker and shorter, but what I must admit is that the quality of the leather is pretty decent. The leather handles are arched and have a considerable length, allowing you to comfortably carry the bag on your shoulder.
On one of the metal rings that connect the handles to the body of the purse, there is the second detail that differentiates the Soho bag from the other Gucci Purses of its kind: the leather tassel. This is made from the same type of leather as the rest of the bag and features a metallic top from where the numerous strings start to flow freely. The fake bag manages to imitate this detail pretty nicely.
The Gucci Soho has a natural beige cotton linen lining that looks quite beautiful and simplistic. Surprisingly, my replica bag has the same type of textile lining and in the correct color. Also, at the interior there are a zip pocket and two smart phone pockets. The bag doesn’t have a zip closure; instead it has a hook closing system. The Soho fake bag has a center pocket that isn’t available on the original bag- it separates the interior of the purse in two sections and it closes with a zipper that protects your important belongings.
Just like the authentic bag, the Gucci Soho replica has a leather tab placed under the interior zipper pocket and this tag is embossed with the circled large R letter, “GUCCI” and “made in Italy”, each one on a separate row.
The Gucci Soho bags are available with silver and gold color hardware and each piece of metal is stamped with the Gucci name or logo. My replica has a nicely crafted yellow gold hardware with a very authentic look. I have also checked all the metal parts and these are all embossed with the brand’s name, including the protective metal feet.
There is no woman on earth that isn’t fascinated by the elegance and style of the beautiful Gucci bags. The brand’s newest success is represented by the launch of the modern and fashionable Soho line. This contemporary bag is perfect for all city gals that want to have a twist of luxury and functionality. If you are considering buying a Gucci Soho replica then you must be careful at all the aesthetic details and avoid making the mistake I did: ordering a bad fake. Simply, read the above tips and you will surely manage to identify a perfect Gucci Soho replica!