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For the love of Dubai: Gucci and Ralph Lauren’s exclusive handbags for the emirate

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It seems like the outpour of pride and love for the emirates keeps on coming. Luxury brands like Gucci and Ralph Lauren have announced special gifts for its local clients who are aficionados of all things exclusive.

Take a look at this new limited edition Gucci handbag for Dubai, exclusively available at the House’s boutiques in Mall of the Emirates, The Dubai Mall, Harvey Nichols – Dubai and Bloomingdales – Dubai.

The Dubai-exclusive Marrakech handbag (AED 17,550)

A casual yet sophisticated accessory, this “Dubai Exclusive Marrakech” bag features striking blue night/taupe python. Signature detailing includes tassels with G ornaments, scoubidou piping and hand-crafted braided handles true to Gucci’s Florentine craftsmanship. The interior is as luxurious as the exterior: the bag includes lining in nappa leather with a “Dubai Exclusive” metal plaque and functional compartments for mobile phones and accessories. It will be available in all points of sale from December 2011, at a retail price of AED17,550.

Then, there is Ralph Lauren which brings an impeccable collection of Ralph Lauren Ricky Bags exclusively available only to its most important clients from the Middle East. Named after the designer’s wife and muse, the Ricky Bag reflects the highest standards of hand workmanship and is one of Ralph Lauren’s most iconic silhouettes.

Custom made in Italy, each piece of Ricky Bag is handmade, attached by hand and stamped with the signature Ralph Lauren logo—a symbol of its authenticity. Each handbag is fitted with a functioning lock and shipped with the key inside. Every part of the lock is affixed by hand.

Lavender Ricky bag for Dubai boutiques (AED 88,000)

What is more exciting with this bag is that it comes in an exclusive Dubai version, a soothing lavender croc skin number embellished with rose gold hardware. Starting at AED 88,000, this piece is made-to-order and is available at Ralph Lauren stores in the emirate.

So, if you’re a real handbag collector, then we say, you should not miss these ones. Hurry up – these bags are limited and exclusive, who knows you’ll end up on a waiting list? Worse, you might not be able to get one at all.