Gucci is one of the most prestigious designer brands in the world. And if you’ve ever seen the double G on a clothing item, accessory or fragrance, chances are you’ve seen a product made by this popular Italian luxury brand.
The brand is one of the most respected in the world and in this post, we will be helping the Gucci lovers in Nigeria locate stores in the country where they can buy their favorite Gucci product.
But before we delve into that let’s learn a little about this awesome brand by looking at the history and profile of the company behind the brand.
The origin of Gucci can be traced to when the young Guccio, an immigrant hotel worker in Paris noticed the luxurious luggage the urbane guest usually brought with them and he decided to visit the manufacturer, H.J Cave & Sons.
When he returned to Florence many years later, Guccio established a shop that sold fine leather goods with classic styling. He grew the business together with his three sons expanding the company to include the stores in Milan, Rome and Florence.
The stores featured finely crafted leather accessories as handbags, shoes, and his iconic ornamented loafer as well as silks and knitwear in a signature pattern. During the World War II, the company began making handbags of cotton canvas instead of leather due to material shortages however the company’s products were clearly distinguished from other by the signature double-G symbol combined with prominent red and green bands.
After the world war, the Gucci brand further expanded leading to stores being open in New York City. Also, film stars and jet-set travelers made the brand popular in the 1950s and 1960s creating the brand into an international status symbol.
Currently, the company is owned by the French holding company Kering and it is the highest selling Italian brand in the world.
The company operates about 278 directly operated stores worldwide as of September 2009, and it wholesales its products through franchisees and upscale department stores.
Some of the popular Gucci stores in different parts of the world include the Gucci Shop on Strøget in Copenhagen, Denmark, Gucci Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Gucci Store on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas and the Gucci Store in Toronto, Canada.
Gucci is a very popular brand as a result; it is one of the most copied brands in the world.
As of 1997, there were seventy-six Gucci stores around the worldalong with numerous licensing agreements.
The Gucci headquarters is located in Florence. Also, there are other world offices in Milan, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Japan, and New York.
Now that you know what the Gucci brand is all about, let’s see if we can find any Gucci store in Nigeria.
Gucci Product Stores in Nigeria
Well, currently, there are no Gucci branded stores in the country. However, there are several stores in the country where Gucci products are sold.
Most of these retail stores are online and include the likes of Jumia, Konga etc. These stores sell Gucci products like handbags, perfumes, belt, shoes and many more.
Jumia is an online store where you can buy a wide range of Gucci perfumes. These perfumes are priced between N25000 and N42000.
Some of these perfumes include:
- Guilty Intense Edp 75ml For Her
- For Woman Edp 75ml
- Guilty Pour Homme Edt 90ml For Men
- Made To Measure Edt 90ml For Men
- Guilty Intense Pour Homme Edt 90ml
- Intense Oud For Men 90ml EDP
- Oud Intense Edp 90ml-Unisex
- Bloom EDP 100ml For Women
- Sport EDT For Men – 90ml
- Flora for Women EDT- 15ml (x4)
- Suede Driving Shoes – Blue
- Guilty Intense For Men EDT-50ml
Apart from perfumes, you may not find any other Gucci products on Jumia. However, the store has a blue Gucci Suede Driving shoes which cost N245000
Obeezi is another popular online retail store headquartered in Lagos. You can also find Gucci branded shoes and clothing items on Obeezi. These include
- GG Leather Driver With Web Brown
- GG Supreme High-Top Sneaker Biege
- Gucci GG Men’s Brandstyle World Tracksuit Black
- Gucci Men’s Tracksuit Navyblue Brandstyle World
- Gucci Unisex Black Grey Ash Navyblue socks
Ajebomarket is another reputable online store where you can buy Gucci shoes, clothes and wristwatches. Here are some of the available Gucci products on this online platform.
- GG Garden Black Tees
- GG Blind For Love Theme White Tees
- GG Mr Freedom White Tees
- Gucci Sandals | Black
- Gucci Sandals | Brown
- Gucci New Moreau Embroidered Chukka Boot
- Gucci Tracksuit Black
- Leather High Top with Tiger Embroidered Tiger Applique
- Gucci Cat Design Jacket
- Gucci Panther Jacket
- Gucci Black Polo with Navy Blue Red Collar
- Gucci Black Polo with Red Stripe Collar
- Gucci White Chronograph Bracelet Rose Gold Watch
- Gucci Navy Blue Chronograph Bracelet Gold Watch
- GG Supreme Sneaker High | Black
- GG Supreme Sneaker Low | Black
- Gucci Coupe Black Dial Chronograph Mens Watch
- Gucci Black Leather Belt
You can also buy Gucci products from resellers on platforms like Jiji and Olx however you will need to double check the authenticity of these products as some of these seller sell fake Gucci products.
One of the ways to avoid this is by being wary of their prices. Most Gucci products cost a substantial amount of money so when you see someone trying to sell a product at a much lower price, you just might be buying a fake product.
However, some of this reseller have become smart and sometimes sell fake products at the price of the original so you really have to be wary of these platforms.
Overall, we strongly recommend that you buy from outlets that are known for authentic products. And if anything goes wrong in this case, you can reach out to them and solve the problem. The likes of Jumia, Obeezi and Ajebomarket are quite reputable and these online stores should be one of your first selections when it comes to choosing a place to buy your Gucci branded products.