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London’s The Savoy hotel: courtesy of Gucci

After refurbishing hotel's Royal suite Gucci has inaugurated an ephemeral space dedicated to its world of travel entitled Gucci Valigeria inside London’s The Savoy hotel.

It is precisely in travel that Gucci finds its origins, as part of a story that began in the late 1800s when a young Guccio Gucci journeyed to London and worked as a porter at The Savoy, the go-to destination for the international jet set. There, he came into contact with the magic of travel that, at the time, was synonymous with discovery, discussion, study, and a bridge between diverse cultures. It was a time in which traveling signified experience, displacing the certainties of one’s social environment, a pursuit of the unexpected, of a will to encounter and to know. Inspired by his observations of the guests and the beautiful items that accompanied them, Guccio returned to Florence and founded his own artisanal luggage atelier in 1921.

The Gucci Valigeria space at The Savoy showcases a curated selection from Gucci’s travel offering including trunks, trolleys, duffle bags, suitcases, garment bags, and other smaller items, many of which are part of the heritage-infused Gucci Savoy collection, featured in the recently revealed campaign featuring Ryan Gosling. Also displayed are pieces from the Gucci Lifestyle line, ranging from travel sets and stationery to pet accessories.

#GucciValigeria The Savoy Strand London WC2R 0EU Opening Hours Monday to Saturday, 10am–7pm Sunday, 12pm– 6pm Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, led by President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values. Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches.

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