Gucci handcuffs on sale for $90,000

  • 12/12/2017
Gucci handcuffs for sale on Grailed
The Gucci handcuffs on sale for US$65,000. Photo credit: Grailed

If you haven't found a Christmas gift for your grandparents yet, the perfect gift may just be a pair of vintage Gucci handcuffs on sale for a cool US$65,000 (NZ$94,000).

According to Grailed, the website selling them, the cuffs have an adjustable length, are made of solid silver and come "with the original dust bag and a contemporary Gucci box".

The cuffs were designed by Tom Ford in 1998, and according to W magazine, have an interesting backstory.

They were reportedly made when an Italian socialite was sentenced to 29 years in prison for hiring a hitman to kill her husband, Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci.

The handcuffs were positioned in the window of the flagship Gucci store in Florence on the day of her conviction - "a sign, if one were needed, that the world of high fashion has no use for ugly family feuds, except as a source of dark, sardonic humour", wrote The Independent .

Back in 2009, a pair was sold by the auction house Christie's for about US$2000 (NZ$2891), while another pair is currently on display at the official Museo Gucci in Florence.