Stop the presses!
Gucci.com has Summer holdovers on sale for up to 60% off. This medium size boston bag (duchessa) is ordinarily $1190 but is now $479. The small size is even more budget friendly at $399.
Finding the sale merchdise isn't as easy as walking to the back of the store. Use this link to find the gucci handbag deals. This link will will take you to the sale section for travel & business. You know you've been dying for a gucci fanny pack, now $239 (from $395). And over here are sale wallets.