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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 The classic Chanel 2.55, introduced to the world by Coco Chanel in February 1955 was actually a reincarnation of a bag originally made in 1929 which Chanel designed specifically to free her hands.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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Gucci by Tom Ford 1990s Pony Hair Camel Brown Shoulder Bag

Gucci by Tom Ford camel coloured pony hair handbag from Fall 1996 collection.
35,096.18 (INR)

Charles Jourdan 1980s Gold Striped Red and Pink Suede Shoulder Bag

Vintage 80's Charles Jourdan red and pink suede gold leather striped round shaped handbag with detachable black leather shoulder strap.
31,196.70 (INR)

Celine Heavy Link Strap Blue Velvet Shoulder Bag

Céline blue velvet shoulder bag with enamelled gold tone link detachable shoulder strap
37,696.11 (INR)

Gianni Versace 1990s Couture Red Leather Convertible Bag

Vintage 1990's Gianni Versace couture red leather convertible backpack and single sling strap bag.
57,193.52 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Caviar Leather Chevron Quilted Black Vanity Bag

Vintage 1990s Chanel black chevron vanity bag made in caviar leather with gold chain shoulder strap.
102,688.60 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Lambskin Leather Turquoise Cross Body Bag

Vintage 1990's Chanel turquoise lambskin leather shoulder strap flap bag.
109,188.02 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Caviar Leather Brown Vintage Camera Bag

Vintage 1990s Chanel brown caviar leather camera bag.
100,738.86 (INR)

Chanel 1990s Caviar Leather "CC" Logo Brown Tote Bag

Chanel brown caviar leather "CC" logo shopping tote from 1990s collection.
109,188.02 (INR)

Pancaldi 1980s Colour Block Leather Red Blue and Yellow Crossbody Bag

Vintage 1980's Pancaldi colour block (turquoise/red/yellow) leather flap bag with black piping trim red leather gold chain strap
63,692.94 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Yellow Petit Noe Bucket Bag

Louis Vuitton Petit Noe bucket bag in yellow epi leather.
31,283.78 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Black Shirley Handbag

Louis Vuitton Shirley handbag in black monogram canvas.
46,502.92 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Red Petit Noe Bucket Bag

Louis Vuitton Petit Noe handbag in red epi leather.
46,502.92 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Brown Saumur 30 Handbag

Louis Vuitton Saumur 30 handbag in brown monogram canvas.
30,015.52 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Black Red Noe Bucket Bag

Louis Vuitton Noe bucket bag in black and red epi leather.
38,893.35 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Brown Petit Noe Cipango Handbag

Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Cipango handbag in brown epi leather.
26,633.49 (INR)

Chanel Black 2.55 11" Double Flap Handbag

Chanel 2.11 11" double flap handbag in black quilted leather.
130,208.18 (INR)

Chanel Transparent Vinyl Medium Tote Bag

Chanel medium tote bag in transparent vinyl with black leather detailing.
101,038.17 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Brown Saumur 30 Handbag

Louis Vuitton Saumur 30 handbag in brown monogram canvas.
51,153.21 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Brown Tribeca Ebene Damier Handbag

Louis Vuitton Tribeca handbag in brown ebene damier canvas.
41,852.63 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Brown Nolita Handbag

Louis Vuitton Nolita handbag in brown monogram canvas.
52,844.23 (INR)

Chanel 1990s White Quilted Leather Handbag

Chanel 1990s double flap handbag in white quilted leather.
213,913.44 (INR)

Balenciaga Beige Jute and Red Leather Handbag

Balenciaga handbag in brige jute with red leather detailing.
37,202.34 (INR)

Louis Vuitton Brown Reporter GM Briefcase Handbag

Louis Vuitton Reporter GM briefcase/handbag in brown monogram canvas.
36,779.58 (INR)

Gianni Versace Couture Black Medusa Chain Shoulder Bag

Vintage 90s Gianni Versace Couture Black patent leather with iconic Medusa and double chain straps.
89,689.76 (INR)

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