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Vintage Designer Shoulder Bags

One of the latest arrivals to the history of handbags, shoulder bags are a relatively modern inclusion to the contemporary wardrobe.  No nonsense and hands free, they reflect the activities of women as they have changed over the 20th century.  During the 2nd World War compulsory gas masks and women’s forces uniforms required the wearing of the shoulder bags and satchels and their style filtered through to civilian style.  Today, they are one of the most popular forms of handbag from the cross body bag to the satchel, they come in every form, little and large. Worn long or short or, even slung over your back while you cycle, they can be the best choice when we are on the go in the city.

However, their practicality does not diminish their look in the style stakes.  Shoulder bags are included as some of the most iconic bags on the planet from designers such as Chanel.  Their longevity in fashion is testament, not just to their appearance, but to the number of women who have loved these bags for more than looks alone.  The classic Chanel 2.55, introduced to the world by Coco Chanel in February 1955 was actually a reincarnation of a bag originally made in 1929 which Chanel designed specifically to free her hands.  In the 1950s it was an instant and lasting success, with its adaptable chain shoulder strap and its beautiful looks which allow it to be as easily worn with everything from a beautiful dress to a pair of beaten up jeans. This bag holds its own. 

It is this adaptability of shoulder bags which suited the busy lives and stylish of women in the 20th century.  Gucci’s classic 1950s Hobo bag the ‘Constance’ became the ‘Jackie’ the year the Kennedy’s entered the White House.  And in the 1960 and 1970s, two-way bags were favoured with the detachable shoulder strap creating a sleek look for wearing with trousers and the introduction of Courrèges pantsuits in 1964 and Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Le Smoking’ dinner suit of 1966.  Equally popular in the 1970s were saddle bags of every form, a style which has been adapted in every material and size, and which remains a popular for the bohemian edge.  So whether you are looking for a statement piece, a small cross body or a simple classic, take a look at our Open for Vintage selection of vintage shoulder bags from decades past to find your new inspiration.

 

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Vintage Chanel vertical quilted black shoulder bag

Vintage Chanel vertical quilted black shoulder bag
£1,754.50

Chanel Lilac Leather Classic Flap Shoulder Bag

Chanel lilac classic flap in excellent condition.
£2,823.91

Limited Edition LOUIS VUITTON Monogram Velvet Trompe L oeil Pochette

Limited Edition Louis Vuitton monogram velvet trompe l'oeil pochette in excellent condition.
£1,040.39

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Trompe L'oeil Le Fabuleux Velvet Shoulder Bag

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Trompe L'oeil Le Fabuleux Shoulder Bag in excellent condition.
£2,691.09

Chanel Cotton Matelasse quilted Chain Shoulder Bag

Chanel Cotton Matelasse quilted Chain Shoulder Bag
£755.00

Chanel Chevron Stitch W-Chain Shoulder Bag

Chanel Chevron Stitch W-Chain Shoulder Bag
£2,265.00

Gucci GG Pattern Canvas Pochette Shoulder Bag

Gucci GG Pattern Canvas Pochette
£195.00

Chanel Caviar Skin Tassel Chain Shoulder Bag

Chanel Caviar Skin Tassel Chain Shoulder Bag
£1,595.00

Louis Vuitton Rock Me Shoulder Bag

LOUIS VUITTON Rock Me II BB
£1,725.00

Chanel Multicolor Quilted Cotton Jersey Reissue Silver Hardware Shoulder Bag

Really nice Chanel multicolor bag in quilted cotton.
£1,117.12

Chanel Tweed Camelia Messenger Bag. Seen in 2005 Catwalk Look 21

Really nice Chanel Messenger bag in Tweed and leather with Camelia.
£1,769.52

Chanel Red Limited Edition Shoulder Bag

Chanel Red Limited Edition Shoulder Bag
£2,275.00

Chanel Pink Classic Flap Chain Bag 23cm

Chanel CF Chain Bag 23cm Baby Pink
£2,530.00

Chanel Black Denim Classic Flap Chain Bag 25cm

Chanel Black Denim Classic Flap Chain Bag 25cm
£3,130.00

Chanel Black Crocodile Double Flap CC Turn-lock Chain Bag

Chanel Black Crocodile Double Flap CC Turn-lock Chain Bag
£5,065.00

Chanel Black Lizard Turn-Lock Mini Chain Shoulder Bag

Chanel Lizard Turn-Lock Mini Chain Bag Black
£5,195.00 £5,570.00

Chanel Red Caviar Diana Flap Shoulder Bag 25cm

Chanel Red Caviar Diana Flap Shoulder Bag 25cm
£3,395.00 £3,645.00

Chanel Blue Denim Full Flap Mini Shoulder Bag

Chanel Blue Denim Full Flap Mini Shoulder Bag
£3,530.00 £3,770.00

Chanel Black Classic Flap Tortoiseshell Chain Shoulder Bag 23

Chanel Black Classic Flap Tortoiseshell Chain Shoulder Bag 23
£3,060.00 £3,225.00

Hermes Herbag MM 2 in 1 Black Canvas Leather Shoulder Hand Bag

Authentic Hermes HerBag MM size 2 in 1.
£630.00

Vintage Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Green Red Vio Epi Leather Shoulder Bag

Authentic Louis Vuitton Petit NOE a interpretation of the famous champagne bag created in 1932, Noe is styled in Epi leather
£385.00

Louis Vuitton Besace Mary Kate Beige Mini Monogram Canvas Shoulder Bag

Authentic Louis Vuitton Mary Kate Besaca shoulder bag in Mini Monogram Line Canvas.
£370.00

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