Fashion house Gucci is marking its 50th anniversary in Japan with a series of events, a special capsule collection and charitable initiatives. The first ever Gucci store opened in Japan, in Tokyo’s Ginza district in 1964, the same year that the Olympics took place in Tokyo. The Florentine house relationship with Japan began back in the 1940s, when it started importing Japanese bamboo for handbag handles. The limited-edition Floral collection of bags and accessories will be available in Japan from March, 2014 – including a special scarf priced at 47,000 yen (Approx. $457 dollars) with all proceeds going to the UNESCO Association Scholarship.
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