The founder of the Gucci imperium is Guccio Gucci (1881-1953). He started as a manufacturer of accessories for horseback riders. Equestrian details can still be found in all branches where Gucci nowadays operates. Later he specialized in travelgoods and the brand expanded over the decades and now sells in all segments of luxury items: fashion, perfume, leather goods and also in jewellery. Their high end jewellery is relatively rare but is of high quality and, of course, always very fashionable.