Retro Bags, Handbags & Purses

Bringing back the 70s, 80s and 90s with these off-beat and retro bags that will look hip with any retro clothing. These purses and handbags are all made using chic retro styles and funky fabrics sporting many vintage and fashionable unique designs.

Betsey Johnson Neon Gem Clutch | Hot Pink Retro Evening Purse

Betsey Johnson Neon Gem Clutch | Hot Pink Retro Evening Purse

Betsey Johnson shows an uncharacteristic sense of style with this Neon Gem Clutch.

I've never seen a Betsey Johnson bag that could go toe to toe with the minimalist designs of Jil Sander or Emilio Pucci. Its vibrant neon pink hue has the girly ...


Fendi Anna Shoulder Bag | Mustard Colorblocked Retro Handbag

Fendi Anna Shoulder Bag | Mustard Colorblocked Retro Handbag

It's been a while since a Fendi creation turned my head, but it's caused my heart to skip a couple of beats with its Anna Shoulder Bag.

It's interesting that it took some colorblocking to impress me, as the effect's starting to feel overused and tired. ...


Frye Lola Fringe Crossbody Bag | Retro Gray Nubuck Handbag

Frye Lola Fringe Crossbody Bag | Retro Gray Nubuck Handbag

Is there a bag in there? I can hardly find Frye's Lola underneath the flurry of fringe!

The Lola's wide fringing is used as the bag's centrepiece rather than a design enhancer. The soft finish looks like it's made from suede, but Frye has cleverly opted ...


Marc by Marc Jacobs I Work for Tips Shoulder Bag | Stylish Stuctured Blue Leather Purse

Marc by Marc Jacobs I Work for Tips Shoulder Bag | Stylish Stuctured Blue Leather Purse

Forget about looking pretty in pink; Marc Jacobs helps us feel beautiful in blue with this striking I Work for Tips Shoulder Bag.

I don't mind saying that I'm smitten by this purse. Its ...


Z Spoke Zac Posen Audrey Satchel | Accordion Style Colorblocked Purse

Z Spoke Zac Posen Audrey Satchel | Accordion Style Colorblocked Purse

I was beginning to tire of colorblocked purses, but Zac Posen has reignited my interest with this Audrey satchel from his Z Spoke line.

I appreciate that Zac Posen hasn't whacked us over the head with the colorblocking. This is a very restrained example of the ...


Nina Ricci ASAP Satchel | Retro Top Handled White Leather Handbag

Nina Ricci ASAP Satchel | Retro Top Handled White Leather Handbag

Top-handled satchels are flooding the marketplace, but Nina Ricci attempts to convince us we need to snap its up quickly. Why else would it call it the ASAP?

Its name might suggest urgency, but its looks are far from frazzled. This is the kind of bag ...


Michael Kors Gia Satchel | Sophisticated Croc Embossed Handbag

Michael Kors Gia Satchel | Sophisticated Croc Embossed Handbag

Michael Kors offers a satchel that promises to stand the test of time with the Gia.

The Gia manages to seem eternally stylish and right on trend. Its structured shape fits neatly amongst the retro styled accessories we're all seeing, but by choosing a classic brown ...


Salvatore Ferragamo Top Handle Satchel | Classic Beige Vitello Leather Purse

Salvatore Ferragamo Top Handle Satchel | Classic Beige Vitello Leather Purse

Salvatore Ferragamo stays fashion forward with this elegant top handle satchel.

It makes sense for Salvatore Ferragamo to create a purse like this. Similar top handled satchels are enjoying a fashion renaissance, and the high end label is always on trend. The classic flap-over ...


Prada Reissues Vintage Purses for MET Exhibition | Retro Handbags Celebrate New York Show

Prada Reissues Vintage Purses for MET Exhibition | Retro Handbags Celebrate New York Show

Prada has brought back some of its most beloved handbag styles to celebrate its upcoming art exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.

We might not all be able to see the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations display, but we can indulge in the ...


Emilio Pucci Rio Piazzato Bowler Bag | Small Retro Printed Purse

Emilio Pucci Rio Piazzato Bowler Bag | Small Retro Printed Purse

Emilio Pucci takes us back to the swinging sixties with this bold Rio Piazzato Bowler Bag.

We know the designer's creations are never shy, retiring types, but I've never seen a Pucci purse with quite this much retro flair. Its saturated citrus, ...


Fendi Silvana Shoulder Bag | Colorblocked Red & Brown Handbag

Fendi Silvana Shoulder Bag | Colorblocked Red & Brown Handbag

Fendi takes an uncharacteristically subtle approach to design with this Silvana shoulder bag.

I'm used to Fendi covering its handbags with logos and signature prints, a technique which is starting to feel a bit dated. This more minimalist approach is much more in vogue. The logos ...


Banana Republic’s New Mad Men Collection | Janie Bryant Designs More Retro Bags & Apparel

Banana Republic’s New Mad Men Collection | Janie Bryant Designs More Retro Bags & Apparel

As the premiere of Mad Men season five looms, the advertising agency drama's costume designer Janie Bryant is getting us into the spirit early with another line for Banana Republic.

David Gandy and Shalom Harlow do their best Don and Betty Draper ...


Tod’s Fleur Pochette | Colorblocked Nude Mini Convertible Purse

Tod’s Fleur Pochette | Colorblocked Nude Mini Convertible Purse

Tod's seems determined to prove the old adage that good things come in small packages with this Fleur Pochette.

It's been a long time since I've seen Tod's creating a small purse, and now that I'm swooning over this one I wonder why it took so long. It's ...


Tignanello Color Me Classy Satchel | Retro Brown Leather Satchel

Tignanello Color Me Classy Satchel | Retro Brown Leather Satchel

Tignanello takes us back to the 70s with this Color Me Classy satchel.

I'm not sure it's quite as classy as its name suggests, but the combination of tan and chocolate brown has a charming sense of nostalgia. It's very 70s, but with that ...


Savanna Austrian Crystal Topaz Minaudiere | Vintage Geometric Pattern Evening Purse

Savanna Austrian Crystal Topaz Minaudiere | Vintage Geometric Pattern Evening Purse

We all know Savanna as a cheap and cheerful label, but with this Austrian Crystal Topaz Minaudiere it shows us it's also got a glamorous side.

This minaudiere isn't too different to the ones Judith Leiber creates, although its design is much more wearable than many ...


Sara Berman Raphael Day Bag | Conservative Brown Leather Handbag

Sara Berman Raphael Day Bag | Conservative Brown Leather Handbag

Sara Berman plays it safe with this elegant Raphael Day Bag.

This is the kind of handbag that suits any occasion or situation. It doesn't make a strong style statement, but there's an elegant quietness about it that's really attractive. It might not turn ...


Radley Holloway Shoulder Bag | Medium Chocolate Leather Handbag

Radley Holloway Shoulder Bag | Medium Chocolate Leather Handbag

I'm not sure whether Radley was influenced by Christina Hendricks' formidable Mad Men character, but there's a delicious retro air about this Holloway Shoulder Bag.

Joan would probably carry something more petite to the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, but I like to think of this shoulder ...


Oroton Anouk Clutch | Retro Orange Leather Evening Purse

Oroton Anouk Clutch | Retro Orange Leather Evening Purse

Oroton reminds us that the simplest things in life are often the best with this Anouk clutch.

This purse is the picture of retro refinement, with its clean curved lines and bold orange color. It's also available in more conservative dark ivy green and a beige-gray blend that ...


Mark Cross Company Bags to Barneys | Resurrected American Accessories Label Launches

Mark Cross Company Bags to Barneys | Resurrected American Accessories Label Launches

It's been some time coming, but Mark Cross Company bags will finally be back in stores.

The accessories from the American heritage label were favorites of Cole Porter, Ernest Hemmingway, and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. However when the company folded in 1997 it seemed ...


Lux de Ville Getaway Satchel | Metallic Green Sparkle Kiss Lock Handbag

Lux de Ville Getaway Satchel | Metallic Green Sparkle Kiss Lock Handbag

If it ain't broke, why fix it? That's the clearly the design ethos of Lux de Ville, who serves up another retro accessory with this Getaway Satchel.

The Getaway takes us back to the 50s with its clean lines and structured shape. The sparkly ...


Lauren Merkin Essex Clutch | Glossy Black Snake Print Michelle Fantaci Designs Leather Purse

Lauren Merkin Essex Clutch | Glossy Black Snake Print Michelle Fantaci Designs Leather Purse

I enjoyed Lauren Merkin's distinctive pleated clutch purses when I first discovered them, but her formulaic designs became tired pretty quickly. So I'm thrilled to see her working with Michelle Fantaci, a designer who's breathed new life into the label with bags like the Essex.

While ...


Prada’s Retro Spring 2012 Advertising Campaign | Models Pose at Gas Station in New Commercial

Prada’s Retro Spring 2012 Advertising Campaign | Models Pose at Gas Station in New Commercial

Prada's passed over more exotic settings and shot its new spring 2012 advertising campaign at a humble gas station.

Photographer Steven Meisel makes even this ordinary location look glamorous, with a little help from a mob of models. Meghan Collison, Natasha Poly, Ymre Stiekema, Elise ...


Fendi Chameleon Shoulder Bag | Retro Black Colorblocked Leather Purse

Fendi Chameleon Shoulder Bag | Retro Black Colorblocked Leather Purse

I can't imagine this bag ever blending into the background like the reptile that shares its name. Meet the surprisingly eye-catching Fendi Chameleon.

Fendi's given a colorful twist to the basic black shoulder bag. This messenger style purse features white side panels, a fuchsia shoulder strap, ...


Etienne Aigner Krista Satchel | Brown Python Embossed Frame Flap Handbag

Etienne Aigner Krista Satchel | Brown Python Embossed Frame Flap Handbag

Etienne Aigner, where have you been hiding? The usually pedestrian fashion label has created an uncharacteristically fashion forward satchel with the Krista.

If I didn't know better I'd swear this was the work of some high end European designer. Its honey colored snake embossed leather is ...


Guess Retro Croc Clutch | Orange Patent Synthetic Purse

Guess Retro Croc Clutch | Orange Patent Synthetic Purse

Guess imitates luxury for girls on a budget with this Retro Croc Clutch. Sadly though, it's a pretty poor mimic.

That's hardly surprising for a Guess purse. Its crocodile scales seem like they're barely trying to emulate the reptilian skin. Its glossy surface might pass for ...


Guess Prep School Bowler | Black Quilted Retro Handbag

Guess Prep School Bowler | Black Quilted Retro Handbag

Guess gets old school with this Prep School Bowler.

I haven't always been a fan of this fashion house's logo-heavy accessories, but I think it gets the balance right here. Of course the Guess logo is placed up front and center, but its scrolling script is ...


JanSport Elefunk Messenger Bag | Colorful Retro Animal Print Handbag

JanSport Elefunk Messenger Bag | Colorful Retro Animal Print Handbag

JanSport walks on the wild side with this bold Elefunk messenger bag.

Its neon animal printed finish will polarize fashion fans, but I adore it. Perhaps it's because I’m a child of the 80s, but I think the rainbow colors and animalistic array of spots and ...


Jeffrey Campbell Abbate Bag | Small Neon Pink Fanny Pack Purse

Jeffrey Campbell Abbate Bag | Small Neon Pink Fanny Pack Purse

Jeffrey Campbell serves up a pop of 80s with this Abbate Bag.

This purse takes me right back to my childhood with its fanny pack style and lurid neon pink hue. The patent leather finish is probably far too bright to please anyone who isn't of my vintage, ...


Whiting & Davis Opposing Stripes Clutch | Colored Metal Mesh Envelope Purse

Whiting & Davis Opposing Stripes Clutch | Colored Metal Mesh Envelope Purse

As if metal mesh wasn't already retro enough, Whiting & Davis treats us to a bit of 70s color with this Opposing Stripes clutch.

This is a discolicious purse with its wide stripes and bold metallic colors. I really like the way ...


Samsonite Lax Throwback Backpack | 90s Retro Colorblocked Knapsack

Samsonite Lax Throwback Backpack | 90s Retro Colorblocked Knapsack

Samsonite takes colorblocking back to the 1990s with this retro inspired Lax Throwback backpack.

It's refreshing to see an accessory that is unashamedly a fashion throwback. All too often designers looks to reinterpret the styles that came before in new modern ways, but this backpack is ...


Roger Vivier Metro Bag | Brown Calfskin Retro Buckle Handbag

Roger Vivier Metro Bag | Brown Calfskin Retro Buckle Handbag

Roger Vivier goes retro with this Metro Shoulder Bag.

Its name makes us think of the big city, but its styling certainly doesn’t reflect a modern metropolis. The brushed antique buckle is a lovely accompaniment to the Metro's brown calfskin body. The strap that runs beneath ...


Moschino Cheap & Chic Corsage Mini Shoulder Bag | Red Patent Leather Purse with Black Rosette

Moschino Cheap & Chic Corsage Mini Shoulder Bag | Red Patent Leather Purse with Black Rosette

Moschino embraces its feminine side with this Corsage Mini Shoulder Bag from its Cheap & Chic collection.

Let's get one thing out of the way first. Like everything from the Cheap & Chic line, it is far from cheap. At a little ...


Lucky Brand On the Fringe Macrame Cross-Body | Retro Red Crochet Cotton Handbag

Lucky Brand On the Fringe Macrame Cross-Body | Retro Red Crochet Cotton Handbag

With the fashion world embracing the seventies, Lucky Brand has dared to bring back one of its quintessential looks. But is the world ready for the return of macramé?

Clearly with the On the Fringe Cross-Body, Lucky Brand hopes so. ...


Jimmy Choo Parker Handbag | Olive Retro Minimalist Shoulder Bag

Jimmy Choo Parker Handbag | Olive Retro Minimalist Shoulder Bag

When it comes to Jimmy Choo, you either get loud and proud or refined elegance. While bags that show its more flamboyant side haven't always been to my taste, I think there's a place in my wardrobe for the Parker.

There's an air of ...


Jesselli Couture Blues Satchel | Boho Velvet Paisley Purse

Jesselli Couture Blues Satchel | Boho Velvet Paisley Purse

It might not be very high class, but my inner boho chick has fallen in love with this Blues Satchel from Jesselli Couture.

This bag is a real free spirit, with colorful embroidered patterns decorating its rich teal velvet body. The accents perhaps are more fashion ...


Forzieri Capaf White Stitched Squares Handbag | Retro Black Leather Carryall

Forzieri Capaf White Stitched Squares Handbag | Retro Black Leather Carryall

Forzieri embraces the quirky charm of the swinging sixties with this Capaf White Stitched Squares Handbag.

I've seen so many designers tackling retro style recently that it's almost the new modern. However I've never seen a label interpret it quite like this. White squares stitched onto ...


Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Road Tote | Red Classic Netting Accented Polyester Twill Handbag

Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Road Tote | Red Classic Netting Accented Polyester Twill Handbag

Polyester twill and silky netting aren't the fabrics that fashion dreams are made of, but Diane von Furstenberg gets the most from these materials with her Silk Road tote.

I really love the way that the soft silky netting and patent leather ...


Bally Christa Cross-Body Purse | Small Structured Blue Leather Handbag

Bally Christa Cross-Body Purse | Small Structured Blue Leather Handbag

Cross-body bags tend to be casual affairs, but Bally has dressed the style up with this elegant Christa purse.

I immediately fell for its easy blend of retro and contemporary influences. Its sturdy structured design is a bit of a fashion throwback, but its bright blue ...


Juicy Couture Retro Floral Tote | Gray Coated Canvas Flower Handbag

Juicy Couture Retro Floral Tote | Gray Coated Canvas Flower Handbag

Once upon a time we could count on Juicy Couture accessories to be made of velour, covered in rhinestones, and very, very pink. But that's not always the case these days, as the label flexes its creative muscle in new ways. This Retro ...


Stuart Weitzman Debut Bowler Satchel | Retro Colorblocked Pearlized Leather Small Purse

Stuart Weitzman Debut Bowler Satchel | Retro Colorblocked Pearlized Leather Small Purse

It's not big enough for carrying your ball to the local lanes, but I've fallen hard for this Debut Bowler from Stuart Weitzman.

It's strange, because this isn't usually the sort of bag that would start my pulse racing. Colorblocking has never been my favorite look, ...


Stella McCartney Alexa Shoulder Bag | Retro Woven Faux Leather Handbag

Stella McCartney Alexa Shoulder Bag | Retro Woven Faux Leather Handbag

Stella McCartney is one of those designers I can't help admiring, despite not always being impressed by her line. Her commitment to cruelty free design is admirable. But just as I invariably crave meat while eating a vegetarian dish, I mostly find myself ...


Spiegel Button Trim Canvas Tote | Affordable Black Fabric Bag

Spiegel Button Trim Canvas Tote | Affordable Black Fabric Bag

We can always count on Spiegel for low priced accessories, but they're not always the best looking. When the label attempts to replicate leather the shortcomings of its materials are obvious. That's why I think this canvas tote is one of Spiegel's best.

This ...


Melie Bianco Maya Clutch | Affordable Patent Bow Purse

Melie Bianco Maya Clutch | Affordable Patent Bow Purse

I'm always a sucker for bows on purses, and the cute size and shape of this particular example endear it to me even more.

OK, so bows are kind of overdone. You'll find them on everything, in every size conceivable, and brands are hard pressed ...


Alexander Wang Robyn Textured Leather Hobo Bag | Soft & Slouchy Mustard Shoulder Bag

Alexander Wang Robyn Textured Leather Hobo Bag | Soft & Slouchy Mustard Shoulder Bag

Fashion is always retro obsessed, but the 80s and 90s trend seems to have lasted an especially long time, don't you think? Luckily, those were both great decades for me, and for accessories. This Robyn hobo takes cues from both eras and restyles them for modern ...


M. Andonia Hair on Calf Shoulder Bag | Retro Blue Leopard Print Handbag

M. Andonia Hair on Calf Shoulder Bag | Retro Blue Leopard Print Handbag

I haven't always been M. Andonia's greatest fan, but lately the line has won me over with bags that show some real personality and pizzazz. This fun Hair on Calf Shoulder Bag is the latest M. Andonia purse to ...


Fossil Vintage Re-Issue Fabric Tote | Practical Utilitarian Purse With Pockets

Fossil Vintage Re-Issue Fabric Tote | Practical Utilitarian Purse With Pockets

The Fossil Vintage range re-lives some of the best traditional vintage moments from our fashion past.

The particular Zeitgeist being re-enacted for this fabric tote is the utilitarian look. This style is one that constantly cycles in and out of fashion, and it will have re-occurred time and time again throughout ...


Kate Spade Bixby Clutch | Stylish Retro Leather Purse

Kate Spade Bixby Clutch | Stylish Retro Leather Purse

If Kate Spade has been losing a little of her "retro" recently, the Bixby lets us know that it is definitely still there!

The retro comes in many forms in this leather clutch. Firstly there is the remarkably art deco frame and cute ball clasp. The contrast between the deep ...


Jessica Simpson Whitney Clutch | Ladylike Leopard Print Frame Purse

Jessica Simpson Whitney Clutch | Ladylike Leopard Print Frame Purse

Jessica Simpson goes retro with this classic Whitney clutch.

There's a real vintage charm about this purse, from its golden turn-lock to its kiss-lock clasp. But the leopard printed body punches things up a bit, taking it from old Hollywood glamour to retro rockabilly. I'm not ...


Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Clutch | Retro White Leather Evening Purse

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Clutch | Retro White Leather Evening Purse

Giuseppe Zanotti embraces the 80s with this fun crystal covered clutch.

Its sleek white leather body is jazzed up with spiky crystals. These gems look a bit intimidating, but they also add punch to the dramatic V-shaped design.

With those jewels polished to a point I can't ...


Devi Kroell Wooden Clutch | Swarovski Crystal Studded Evening Purse

Devi Kroell Wooden Clutch | Swarovski Crystal Studded Evening Purse

Devi Kroell abandons the exotic skins she's so fond of for this fun wooden clutch purse.

I'm always a little nervous when designers deviate from their signature looks, and some may say my concerns are justified here. This is a polarizing purse, but I've fallen ...


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