Gucci created a Limited Edition line entitled “8-8-2008” to commemorate the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Embracing the Chinese culture’s affection of the number “8” and the color “Red”, Creative director Frida Giannini’s collection comprises of 8 different bold red accessories: a $1,050 leather panda, a $3,420 bicycle, a $3,150 Mahjong set covered in red La Pelle Guccissima leather, a pair of $660 men’s and women’s sports shoes, a $445 sterling silver and enamel necklace inspired by military tags, and two pieces of luggage in La Pelle Guccissima, a leather duffel for $2,795 and a $995 leather messenger bag. A special edition $1,415 I-Gucci digital watch tops the collection off and will be the only item to be sold worldwide. The rest of the line will only be available in China starting this month.


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