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BAG COMPARISON // Gucci Dionysus Super Mini vs Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini

You know I love comparing handbags for you guys so when I added the Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini bag to my collection recently, I realized it is very similar to the Gucci Dionysus Super Mini - what better thing to do than compare them both and help you with your decision if you've been looking at these handbags.


Let's start with the price to get that out of the way. In Europe, the Dionysus retails for 890€ in the canvas version that I own (the leather version is 930€) while the Horsebit 1955 retails for 980€. In my opinion, that is a fair price difference since the Horsebit bag is indeed a bit bigger.


As mentioned, the Horsebit is a bit bigger than the Dionysus Super Mini bag. The official size on the Gucci website states that the Horsebit 1955 Mini measures 18cm x 12cm x 5cm (width x height x depth) while the Dionysus Super Mini measures only 16,5cm x 10cm x 4cm.

You might think that 1,5cm in width wouldn't make a huge difference in the capacity of the handbag, but trust me it does. As you can hopefully see from the pictures below, the Horsebit is actually quite a bit bigger.


The closure features the classic Dionysus tiger head and all the hardware is in an aged palladium colour.

The Dionysus has a pin closure in the front, with the classic suede flap (that has nothing underneath and is solely for aesthetic purposes) no interior pockets but features a removable crossbody chain as well as a keychain that is detachable. The crossbody chain has a 60cm drop which I think is extremely long and is also one of the reasons why I barely use the bag. It's made in the GG supreme canvas with beige/taupe suede in the front as well as the lining on the inside.

When it comes to the Horsebit bag, the biggest and most noticeable difference is the hardware. While the Dionysus has the typical aged palladium hardware, the Horsebit features shiny gold hardware. The Horsebit hardware is a Gucci classic and dates back to the 50s (as the name of the newly redesigned collection would suggest).

The Horsebit bag has a brown leather trim along the outside of the bag, a magnetic closure right under the gold Horsebit hardware detail in the front, no interior pocket and a brown leather crossbody strap that is not removable, BUT at least adjustable. 

The Horsebit 1955 is also made in the same GG supreme canvas and the lining on this one is microfibre even though it looks very suede-like.

Capacity / What fits inside?

The first and most important thing, for me anyway, is the fact that a larger phone does indeed not fit inside the Dionysus Super Mini. For reference, I tried putting my iPhone 12 Pro Max case inside and you can see, it does not fit at all. 

I did once try out the phone without a case and that was a very hard squeeze and if you put that inside, nothing else will fit in the bag anymore, other than maybe 1 or 2 credit cards.

If you are fine with not putting your phone in your bag anyway, the bag can fit the main essentials like a regular card holder, Apple Airpods and a few keys (definitely not a big keychain though). You might also be able to fit in a lip balm or lipstick. If you don't mind, you can skip the cardholder and just put in cards/cash directly which does give you more space for other things.

The biggest plus on the Horsebit 1955 is the fact that the bigger iPhone fits in perfectly. You can see there is still room left on the sides and a lot more space for other things as well, compared to the Dionysus Super Mini. Even if you put in the card holder and the Airpods, there is still more room left for you to put your keys, lip balm, chewing gum or whatever little things you like to carry around with you.

For me personally, I don't think you need both of these bags. They are very similar when it comes to their price as well as the GG supreme canvas and the capacity. If I could only choose one, I'd definitely go with the Horsebit 1955 Mini. I do love the edgy look of the Dionysus a bit more but overall, the Horsebit is just better value for the money.

Especially the non-adjustable crossbody chain and the fact that my phone does not fit, makes the Dionysus a bit of a miss purchase for me. If you are interested in a more in-depth review of the Dionysus Super Mini, you can check out my full video on the bag here.