The service was designed for collectors who want to learn about the history of their vintage Gucci items, and perhaps most importantly, what they're worth.
The service is free, and accessible through both the official Gucci and Christie's websites. Users upload photos of their vintage Gucci goods and submit an appraisal request. These take approximately two to four weeks to prepare, and include an auction estimate prepared by Christie's Director of Fashion and Textiles Patricia Frost in association with Gucci's archive department, and notice about the item's suitability for an upcoming Christie's vintage sale.
There's more good news for Gucci lovers too. The Italian fashion house is preparing to unveil a Gucci museum in Florence. It should open in 2011 to coincide with the brand's 90th anniversary.
I wonder whether any of the Gucci bags that Christie's values will end up in the museum's hallowed halls!