Gucci Soho Disco Bag Review | Pros and Cons | What’s Inside my Bag

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Today I’m sharing a Gucci Soho Disco Bag Review. I’ve carried this bag for two years so it’s time to share the pros and cons, what I keep inside, and how it compares to the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac handbag. I hope to answer all of your questions in this post, but if I don’t feel free to leave me a comment below!

Gucci Soho Disco Bag Review
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Gucci Soho Disco Bag Design Details

  • The large zipper tassel is my favorite detail!
  • Cotton linen lined interior makes the bag super lightweight. I also like a light interior because it makes it easier to find things inside – no big black hole issue!
  • Two interior pockets, however, I don’t use them
  • Pebbled leather design – don’t have to worry about scratches
  • Deceptively small design – see below

Weight and Dimensions

  • Just under a pound (0.9)
  • 8in L  x 6in H x 2.7in W
  • Strap length can vary from 15in to 21in


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What can you fit inside the Gucci Soho Leather Disco Bag??

At first glance, this bag looks like a compact crossbody, but don’t let its size fool you.  I can fit a lot more than I expected inside because of the bucket style design and wrap around zipper. I fit my normal wallet, iPhone 7 plus (not pictured because I’m always on it!), sunglasses + case, a few makeup necessities, a mini hairbrush, pocket-planner, hand sanitizer, a pocket mirror, gum, and my keys inside with a little wiggle room left. I can also manage to fit my blogging camera inside it if I need to, which is the biggest plus!

Where can I purchase the Gucci Soho Disco Bag?

I purchased this bag on somewhat of an impulse on my honeymoon in Maui. I had just received my sign on bonus, and it was the first time I could finally treat myself to a nice purchase as I had just started working as a Physical Therapist after 7 years of college. Plus, the price in Hawaii for designer items is a little better than here in GA – about 20% plus 4% tax vs 6-9% here in Atlanta. I purchased mine at the Gucci Store at The Shops of Wailea for $735.

I always prefer to shop designers directly from their store vs a department store, unless you have some serious reward points to use! I like to get their bags and gift wrapping, but it’s definitely personal preference.

Shops: Gucci is the only retailer that has availability. You can sign up for the waiting list at retailers including / SaksNeiman Marcus and NET-A-PORTER

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What are the color options?

The Gucci Soho Disco Bag comes inBlack, red, and rose beige. These are the classic colors they have carried from season to season. They do have seasonal colors pop up that occasionally go on sale, such as navy, metallic, light blue, and even a hot pink variation. If you hate the thought of denim transfer on your bag, consider going for the black or darker colors. Read my tips to remove them at the end of this post!

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Is the strap adjustable and comfortable?

Yes! It can vary from 15 to 21 inches in length and you can even have the Gucci store add extra holes for you if you want even more variation.

This strap is definitely comfortable on the shoulder because it’s a softer leather. I have a few bags that can get uncomfortable after a day of shopping because they’re thicker / firmer leather. I typically shorten the strap to wear it on my shoulder for date nights and lengthen it a bit to wear it crossbody when shopping or out and about.

One complaint I have about the strap is the excess strap doesn’t come with a second loop to prevent it from flapping out. I’ve seen some loop it around like I’ve seen with excess belt loops, and I’ve heard some girls using double sided tape to secure it in a sleeker way. For now, I just let it flap around.

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Does the bag keep its shape?

For the most part, I think the bag will maintain its shape. However, I can see one area that has already lost a little shape – the upper back area that rests along my hip. I haven’t had any issues with sagging along the bottom of the bag no matter how much I stuff it. It is a soft leather handbag that can eventually change with use, so it you prefer a more structured bag I recommend finding one in saffiano leather like Prada, but that’s not in my price range!

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How should I store it?

When not in use, I hang mine on my clothing rack. I’m sure the tassel needs to be stored correctly to avoid bending, so keep that in mind if you’re putting it away for a little while. I would highly recommend stuffing the inside with paper and removing and wrapping the strap inside like it was when you first purchased it. The bag comes with a pretty white silky dustbag for storage.

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Is the Gucci Soho Disco Bag worth the price?

This little beauty will cost you $980 dollars here in the states. I always prefer to purchase designer items at their store (vs department) to get their wrapping and gift boxes. You’re definitely paying for the designer when it comes to designer bags, but their quality usually does back it up. I’ve had the bag for 4 months now and it still looks brand new. The stitching is still perfect, and the zipper still opens and closes as it shoulder (I will say it required two hands to zip because the leather can move around a bit). I prefer to invest in quality handbags vs quantity. I think investing in handbags is a better investment than clothing and shoes because they can be worn more often and reselling is always an option!

When I justify a high priced item, I consider the cost per wear: If it cost me $5/day of wear, would I wear it enough to justify the price? At $5 per wear, I would need to wear this roughly 150 times to justify the price, which I easily see me doing. I picked a neutral color I know I would wear most often, and the size of the bag/cross body style is something I carry often.

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How does the Gucci Soho Disco Bag compare to Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac?

Until I purchase this bag, I carried the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac crossbody for years. To compare the two, you can definitely fit more inside the Gucci Disco bag. If you look back at what I fit inside my Gucci bag, I could not fit my mini brush, mirror, keys, and gum inside the mini mac bag. The opening of the RM mini mac is much smaller, even though the bag is about an inch longer than the Gucci bag, making it harder to get things in and out easily.  I also like how the Gucci Disco will sit up on its own, and the biggest plus is how much lighter it is in comparison. I should have realized all the metal hardware on this bag would make it less comfortable over time!  I do like the strap design much better on the RM Mini Mac – you can remove it to use as a clutch, loop it to wear it shorter, or use it standard as a crossbody.

Is there denim transfer?

Light leather bags have a tendency to have an issue with denim transfer. My bag hasn’t had that issue (yet), but I know eventually it’s inevitable because of the light color. Right now I still consciously protect it by wearing longer tops if I’m wearing jeans. If you pick a darker color, denim transfer won’t be an issue.

My tips to clean denim transfer: I used to work at the Coach store, and for denim transfer issues we would use leather moisturizer with an old white tee shirt to buff out the denim and other marks (not pen marks though!). The sooner you tend to the issue, the better chance you have of removing it. It will also be harder to remove denim from the corners of bags, which sadly is where the most damage normally is. It sometimes helps to work in layers by letting the bag dry between each coat.


  • Refer to the cleaning/leather description that should be included inside your bag before using products on it. Some leathers can be very delicate
  • Ask an associate their methods to clean if you’re unsure
  • Do a test patch on a small area before getting crazy over a big stain

See the Gucci Soho Disco Bag styled in the posts below

Perfect Dress for Thanksgiving / Neon Beanie Under $8  / Just Maui’d / Cropped Blush Sweater

Bottom line?

I think the Gucci Soho Disco Bag is great for the girl who needs a comfortable cross body bag that can fit a little extra inside than the typical cross body. If you’re considering purchasing this bag, I hope this review was helpful in making your final decision!

Thanks for reading. If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to ask in the comments!

UPDATE: Here is where you can shop my top!

You can also check out What’s in my Gucci Soho Disco Bag here on my Youtube channel! 🙂

Looking for more designer handbag reviews? Here are my two cents on the Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

I hope you found this Gucci Soho Disco Bag Review helpful!

xo Amanda John




Leave a Comment


  1. Stesha wrote:

    i love that bag, it has been on my list for some time now. just beautiful!


    Posted 3.3.17 Reply
    • It's the best feeling when you check off that wish list item!

      Posted 3.7.17 Reply
  2. This bag is on my wish list! Great review! xo, Nataly

    Posted 3.3.17 Reply
  3. This was so much fun to read. I love bag reviews a ton! I've been swooning over this bag for a while now – and if someday I have the money, I know it'll be on my purchase list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Stephanie //

    Posted 3.3.17 Reply
    • It was the first review I've done, but I want to do more posts on my handbags! I think they're so helpful for people who research before buying. Thanks for reading!


      Posted 3.7.17 Reply
  4. Mollie wrote:

    The Gucci disco is one of my faves!! Definitely worth the money!

    xx Mollie

    Posted 3.5.17 Reply
  5. Maggie wrote:

    Adore that bag!! xo

    Posted 3.5.17 Reply
  6. April wrote:

    I have a bag and I love it! Such a comprehensive review. You got it for a great price too!

    April |

    Posted 3.5.17 Reply
  7. This bag is SO cute. If it came in pink, I'd be ALL over it.
    XO Amanda |

    Posted 3.5.17 Reply
  8. Emily Helm wrote:

    Love that bag! Such a great thorough review! Love!

    Posted 3.5.17 Reply
  9. I couldn't agree more with your review! I have this bag in black and I tend to reach for it over every other "small" bag in my closet .. a definite favorite!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 3.5.17 Reply
  10. I have been debating on buying this bag for a while and I think you have finally pushed me over the edge! LOVE it!

    Posted 3.6.17 Reply
  11. Jas Kaur wrote:

    I love this bags and all the marmont bags but they are super expensive and not pocket change like you said. I came across a brand called Elearia that do really similar bags at really good prices and they are all leather. You would think the bags are $1000's. I think the site is You should take a look.

    Posted 5.2.17 Reply
  12. Unknown wrote:

    love your review! super detailed and helpful!

    Posted 8.15.17 Reply
  13. Unknown wrote:

    Hi, do you think the strap is strong or not? I've had the problem with another designer crossover bag that its strap came out accidentally and needed to repair.

    Posted 9.18.17 Reply
  14. Rizal wrote:

    Hi amanda,

    I’m planning to but this bag for my wife upcoming birthday but i’m little confuse which color to choose between the three (red,black & rose beige).

    I don’t want to ask my wife or my sister because i’m planning to make it as a surprise. So i just want to ask your opinion which color is the best that can be match to almost every color / every outfit that woman wear? I’m really not good in this kind of field.

    Thanks for your help / opinion.


    Posted 3.22.18 Reply
    • Does your wife have an Instagram? Email me her handle and I will take a look at her style if you’d like! I would say either the black or the brown would be the most wearable, depending on what she wears most often. For me, I rarely ever wear black so I went with brown!

      Posted 3.22.18 Reply
  15. Bev wrote:


    My bag also loses form in the upper back, do you have a method to maintain the bag’s integrity? I love the bag, but it bothers me that it sinks in.


    Posted 4.2.18 Reply
    • I haven’t tried anything specifically, but I know when I stuff it to the brim it will keep it’s shape! Sometimes I cram a scarf or poncho onto the top.

      Posted 4.2.18 Reply
  16. Ma wrote:

    Im really strugglinf of chossing the red or black soho disco. I love the red color but worried of dltransfer discoloration… sigh… 🙁 hope someone can give me idea what best color to buy..

    Posted 5.6.18 Reply
    • If you’re worried about color transfer then go for black! I haven’t noticed any transfer on mine so far.

      Posted 5.26.18 Reply
  17. jopina wrote:

    Great information. Since last week, I am gathering details about Gucci.There are some amazing details on your blog which I didn’t know. Thanks.

    Posted 8.6.18 Reply
  18. irma wrote:

    Hello Amanda! I knew you through youtube and I like you very much! I’m going to buy this bag in black one, I love her! Gucci is Gucci!!!! Bye bye from Italy!

    Posted 8.31.18 Reply
  19. Andrea Lee wrote:

    Loved your review. Can you share a current photo of the back of your bag? I just bought a red one and the top back area is sagging a big. I would love to see if this is normal or if I need to go back to the store. Thank you!!

    Posted 11.18.18 Reply
  20. Donna Hogue wrote:

    Just purchase the Gucci SOHO bag. The zipper was so stiff, even using two hands. Rubbed a bar
    of soap against the teeth, which helped a little bit. For this price bag, the zipper should be easy
    to use…very disappointed!

    Posted 12.17.18 Reply
    • I would definitely take it back to the store and see what they say! My zipper is very smooth and easy to open. xoxo

      Posted 12.17.18 Reply
  21. Awesome bag. I am impressed with your Gucci bag. Great color and uniqueness design. Such this is an amazing bag. Great blog!

    Posted 8.5.19 Reply
  22. Wonderful!
    Bag is a necessary thing for women. Most women always want to collect many beautiful bags, especially with Gucci.
    It’s very fashionable and convenient for users.

    Posted 9.9.19 Reply
  23. Ngan Tran wrote:

    Gucci is a famous brand in the world. Most women like using bags from Gucci because it’s very fashionable. I hope that I can own a Gucci bag, I will feel more confident.
    Thanks for your article!

    Posted 11.19.19 Reply
  24. Sapilo wrote:

    This is really helpful! I enjoy reading your post so much

    Posted 12.14.19 Reply
  25. Ngoc Tran wrote:

    Impressive article!
    The bag is an essential thing for women.

    Posted 2.7.20 Reply