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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 The classic Chanel 2.55, introduced to the world by Coco Chanel in February 1955 was actually a reincarnation of a bag originally made in 1929 which Chanel designed specifically to free her hands.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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2008 Hermes Brown Epson Leather Kelly 35cm Shoulder Bag

Really nice Hermes Kelly 35 Bag in Dak Brown Epson Leather. Material : Leather
specification : Brown, Leather, Good
€9557.87

Chanel 2.55 Double Flap 9" Chain Shoulder Bag Black Lambskin

Style Keyword : Shoulder Bag
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 9 in.
specification : Black, , Good. Outside: 7 of 10 Very nice condition with minimal signs of use. Slight scratches. Inside: 7 of 10 Very nice condition and clean. Slight scratches. Stains at the inner bottom. Strap and Hardware: 8 of 10 Shiny and excellent condition with.
Size : Width: 9 in. (23 cm), Length:None
€2594.74

Chanel Beige Leather Large Vintage Bucket Shoulder Bag

Authentic Chanel bucket shoulder bag in beige leather
€627.57 €810.13

Chanel Black Lambskin Chevron Stitch Maxi Flap Shoulder Bag

Style Keyword : Shoulder Bag
Gender : Female
specification : Black, Lamb, Leather, Excellent
Size : Width: None, Length:None
€3859.37

Chanel Diana Black Lambskin Gold Chain Shoulder Bag

Style Keyword : Handbags & Luggage
Length (inches) : 9 in.
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 2.5 in.
specification : Black, , Excellent
Size : Width: 2.5 in. (6 cm), Length:9 in. (23 cm)
€2573.20

Chanel Patchwork Accordion Flap Bag

Style Keyword : Shoulder Bag
Height (inches) : 12"
Depth (inches) : 7"
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 13
specification : Black, LambSkin, Used
€1779.44

Chanel Surf Line double chain vintage shoulder bag

Rare and unusual Chanel Surf Line double chain shoulder bag
€1169.56

Christian Dior Beige Diorissimo Medium Tote Bag

Style Keyword : Handbags & Luggage
Colour : Beige
Gender : Female
specification : Beige, Leather, Used
€1904.95

Christian Dior Patent Fuchsia Lady Bag

Style Keyword : Top Handle Bags
Height (inches) : 8"
Depth (inches) : 3.75"
Colour : Fuchia Pink
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 9.25"
specification : Fuchia Pink, Leather, Used
€2532.52

Louis Vuitton Brown Saint Jacques GM Handbag

Louis Vuitton Saint Jacques GM handbag in brown epi leather.
€450.71

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Neverfull MM Shoulder Bag Canvas

Style Keyword : Tote Bags
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 18.1 in.
specification : Gold, , Good. Outside: 8 of 10 Excellent condition with minimal signs of use only. Tiny and slight scuff marks on the top edges. Slight scuff marks on the bottom corners. Inside: 7 of 10 Very nice condition. Stains. Strap: 8 of 10 Excellent condition .
Size : Width: 18.1 in. (46 cm), Length:None
€1327.52

Vintage Louis Vuitton Saint Jacques GM Blue Epi Leather Shoulder Bag

Style Keyword : Shoulder Bag
Gender : Female
specification : Blue, Epi Leather, Overall: 7 of 10 Great pre owned condition with some visible signs of use.
Size : 17.3 x 11.8 x 6.7 inches 44 x 30 x 17 cm
€336.60

1972 Hermes Vintage Velvet and Leather Shoulder Bag

Rare Vintage Hermes Black leather and velvet Shoulder bag. Material : Leather
specification : , Leather, Good
€1006.63

Alexander Wang Silver Metallic Rocco Stud-Bottom Satchel Bag

Alexander Wang "Rocco" bag in pebbled metallic lambskin with rhodium hardware.
€559.95

Balenciaga Hip Cross Body red vintage Bag

Balenciaga mini hip cross body bag in red leather with gold hardware
€398.79

Balenciaga Pink Giant City Bag

Style Keyword : Top Handle Bags
Height (inches) : 10"
Depth (inches) : 4"
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 14"
specification : Pink, LambSkin, Used
€756.50

Cartier Pink "Marcello" Bag

Style Keyword : Hair Accessories
Height (inches) : 7"
Depth (inches) : 5.5"
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 14.5"
specification : pink, Leather, Used
€882.02

Celine Beige Mini Luggage Tote Bag

Style Keyword : Dresses
Height (inches) : 11.5"
Depth (inches) : 5.1"
Colour : Beige
Gender : Female
Width (inches) : 14.25"
specification : Beige, Leather, Used
€2030.47

Celine medium python red trapeze shoulder bag

Celine Red Python Medium Trapeze Bag
€2532.52

Chanel 1980s Quilted Leather Beige Vintage Shoulder Bag

Vintage Chanel shoulder bag in beige lambskin leather with gold tone hardware
€1369.24

Chanel 2.55 Jersey Black Vintage Shoulder Bag

Vintage Chanel shoulder bag in black jersey with the signature Chanel gold tone metal monogram on the front.
€1797.12

Chanel 2.55 S.P. Quilted Leather Black Vintage Flap Bag

Chanel 2.55 S.P. black quilted flap bag with gold tone hardware
€2641.49

Chanel Black Zipper Pocket Shoulder bag

Style Keyword : Handbags & Luggage
Gender : Female
specification : Black, Caviar Leather, Overall: 8 of 10 Excellent pre owned condition with light signs of use.
Size : 12.5 x 4 x 10.6 inches 31.8 x 10.2 x 27 cm
€1026.93

Chanel Boy Pink shoulder Bag

Colour : Pink
Condition : great
Currency : EUR
specification : Pink, , great
€3537.20

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