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If you haven't noticed, Gucci is blowing up these days. You can't scan through a street style gallery or stalk your favorite fashion blogger on Instagram without seeing those infamous fur-lined loafers or a pair of gaudy '80s-style shades.
Everyone loves to love Gucci, but when you see those $$$$ price tags, that love starts to wane a bit. Before you drain your savings on one of those insanely expensive (but beautiful) Dionysus bags, you should know that it is possible to nail the Gucci look without forking over a month's worth of rent.
Luckily for us money-pinching folks, the brand's newest creative director Alessandro Michele is a master at giving us major déjà vu moments — putting a new spin on the house's classic horse-bit loafers and bamboo handle bags. So all you really have to do to is get your hands on some of the vintage archive pieces that sell for nearly half the price.
You can find an archive version of a $400 Gucci scarf for under $100 or a bag in the house's classic canvas for way less than the $3,000 ones you've been coming across recently.
We've rounded up some vintage pieces you can shop right now from places like The RealReal and 1stDibs in the gallery above. But you need to hurry. Once they sell, they're gone.