Don't you love it when you see The Duchess of Cambridge wearing an item you already own!? I was going through some 'old' Kate images and just noticed that she was carrying the Gucci monogram horsebit flap bag in this 2012 picture of her at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
My overly generous sister bought me the brown version for my birthday about 5 years ago. Now I just wish I had it in red too!
Gucci introduced the horsebit design in the 1950's, when it was used on heavy tan leather saddle-stitched handbags. Since then, the horsebit has been both miniaturised and maximised as hardware on bags and footwear. It's also been embossed or printed on clothing, bags and scarves, and is now recognised as an iconic Gucci signature. Gucci have a lovely pictorial history of the horsebit on their website. Click to shop the latest collection of the Gucci horsebit bags.
It's rare to see the Duchess carry a 'logo-ed' bag but given that the monogram is tonal I think this helps it slip under the radar ;-)
I have retired the "Bits and Bobs" section of the website and started a new segment title "Outfit Chronicle".