Retro Bags, Handbags & Purses

Aldo Kemfort Quilted Tote | Affordable Designer Inspired Purse

Aldo Kemfort Quilted Tote | Affordable Designer Inspired Purse

If you like Kate Spade or DKNY style but, like me, can't afford to own one of their handbags, then you need something inspired by classic designer looks - but much cheaper. The Aldo Kemfort is just the ticket!

The quilted synthetic body and cute polka dot ...


Coach Rereleases 70s Retro Handbags | Classic Bags Exclusive to Net-A-Porter

Coach Rereleases 70s Retro Handbags | Classic Bags Exclusive to Net-A-Porter

If you've ever longed for the Coach designs of old, make sure you hit up Net-A-Porter this summer. The American heritage label will rerelease several of its iconic 70s handbags exclusively through the high-end online store.

The Coach Classics range will revive Bonnie Cashin's famous designs, ...


Kate Spade Eastward Avenue Kayla Mini Bag | Woven Basket & Stud Clutch

Kate Spade Eastward Avenue Kayla Mini Bag | Woven Basket & Stud Clutch

Kate Spade is starting to make a move away from her retro inspired bags. The newer creations still use retro materials, but with a bit of a modern "twist".

What we have before us today is a purse that is constructed from wicker, but rather than taking ...


Betsey Johnson Frill Me Up Leather Clutch | Studded Ruffled Pink Purse

Betsey Johnson Frill Me Up Leather Clutch | Studded Ruffled Pink Purse

Betsey Johnson's brand of flamboyance isn't for everybody, but you can't fault her commitment to her creative vision. I haven't always warmed to her frothy concoctions, but I can't help falling for this Frill Me Up Leather Clutch.

I think this clutch ...


Bally Mae Small Bowling Bag | Retro Leather Handbag

Bally Mae Small Bowling Bag | Retro Leather Handbag

Bally does away with tradition for this uniquely shaped Mae bowling bag.

The domed shape so familiar is forgotten, replaced with a more angular, trapezoidal shape. I'm not sure it's ideal for holding bowling balls, but if you're not lugging your kit to the local lanes ...


Alexis Hudson Maddie Shoulder Bag | Retro Square Mini Gunmetal Leather Purse

Alexis Hudson Maddie Shoulder Bag | Retro Square Mini Gunmetal Leather Purse

Alexis Hudson channels the glamour of the 1950s with this elegant Maddie shoulder bag.

I can just imagine the secretaries in Mad Men carrying this darling mini purse to the office, and then to the bar for after work cocktails. That gunmetal leather is ...


Alexander Wang Tai Box Bag | Black Leather Retro Handbag

Alexander Wang Tai Box Bag | Black Leather Retro Handbag

There are box bags, and then there is the Tai bag from Alexander Wang. It doesn't just have a square structured shape. It actually looks like a box!

This is a really clever accessory. Wang has tapped into that structured, retro styling that's become ...


Pilar Abril Nenufar Satchel | Retro Colorblock Snake Print Synthetic Handbag

Pilar Abril Nenufar Satchel | Retro Colorblock Snake Print Synthetic Handbag

Pilar Abril gets colorblocking right with this retro Nenufar satchel.

I haven't always warmed to the colorblocking trend, but by keeping the colors gentle and harmonizing Pilar Abril has created an accessory I can really get behind. The combination of pale teal and mint green is ...


Orla Kiely Printed Handbag | Coated Canvas Seventies Inspired Purse

Orla Kiely Printed Handbag | Coated Canvas Seventies Inspired Purse

Do you want a car to match your Citroen? Well, then an Orla Kiely print is the only way to go!

These classic retro prints have gone down a storm in the automotive world, and they are equally popular in the fashion world. After all, ...


Linea Pelle Dylan Clutch | Perforated Leather Cross-Body Purse

Linea Pelle Dylan Clutch | Perforated Leather Cross-Body Purse

The Dylan is something of a familiar face in the Linea Pelle range, but it keeps bringing out new and exciting versions to keep us on our toes.

This particular release sees a vaguely familiar compact clutch shape, with a cute exterior pocket and little front flap. The main ...


Hobo International Daley Mini Satchel | Retro Mustard Leather Purse

Hobo International Daley Mini Satchel | Retro Mustard Leather Purse

Mustard may be a bit of a love/hate color, but if you love it then you are bound to approve of the Hobo International Daley satchel.

OK, so the Daley isn't perhaps the largest handbag on the market. With regards to practicality, its four-inch handle drop and equally compact shape will put off ...


B. Makowsky Lites Burbank Tote | Pink & Blue Patent Shoulder Bag

B. Makowsky Lites Burbank Tote | Pink & Blue Patent Shoulder Bag

Get that saccharine ice cream parlour vibe with this cute tote from B. Makowski.

The Burbank tote is all about the colors. Blue and pink is more the kind of pairing you expect to see in a nursery, but ...


Lauren Merkin Iris Purse | Quilted Lambskin Flap Clutch

Lauren Merkin Iris Purse | Quilted Lambskin Flap Clutch

Ooh, quilting and art deco inspiration? This cute clutch has both, and as such I love it!

Lauren Merkin has really pushed her boundaries with the Iris clutch. It is totally different from anything she has done before, and it really works. OK, so some people ...


Tepper Jackson Lotus Chocolate Reversible Tote | Retro Brown Printed Carryall

Tepper Jackson Lotus Chocolate Reversible Tote | Retro Brown Printed Carryall

Why settle for one bag, when you can get two for the same price? Alright, when you get down to it this Lotus Chocolate tote is still one bag, but as it's reversible we can enjoy two different looks.

In regular mode this tote has a ...


Elaine Turner Bianca Basketweave Clutch | Retro Snakeskin Woven Purse

Elaine Turner Bianca Basketweave Clutch | Retro Snakeskin Woven Purse

Elaine Turner clearly thought that her Bianca clutch was good enough to produce a second version, but rather than sticking with the way it was before, she has revamped it. Gone is the exotic exterior, replaced instead with a basket-weave body.

By changing the materials, the ...


Savanna Metal Mesh Cross-Body | Glamorous Gold Diamond Clasp Evening Bag

Savanna Metal Mesh Cross-Body | Glamorous Gold Diamond Clasp Evening Bag

Savanna joins the mesh handbag market with this cute little cross body.

I find that metal mesh works best when it is left to speak for itself. Any embellishment generally makes the purse look kind of ridiculous, and therefore it is nice to see that Savanna have elected to ...


Pilar Abril Magnolia Clutch | Synthetic Snakeskin Frame Purse

Pilar Abril Magnolia Clutch | Synthetic Snakeskin Frame Purse

Pilar Abril combines bright snakeskin patterned synthetic leather with an unusual wooden frame, to make a purse that is stylish and different from everything else.

It is always nice to have handbag that stands out from the crowd, and when that bag costs just $75 it ...


Soapbox The Metro City Bag | Retro Orange Spot Handbag

Soapbox The Metro City Bag | Retro Orange Spot Handbag

Listen up mods; Soapbox has got a bag for you!

The Metro City Bag looks like it's stepped out of another time, and I like it. While it might seem a bit incongruous with the modern fashion landscape, there's a free-spirited energy about the retro spots ...


Menbur Framed Satin Clutch | Retro Tortoiseshell Style Evening Bag

Menbur Framed Satin Clutch | Retro Tortoiseshell Style Evening Bag

Tortoiseshell style but without the dead tortoises? What's not to love?!

Menbur have taken the idea of a retro tortoiseshell handle, and updated it for our modern times. The frame is bold and beautiful, coordinating beautifully with the peachy satin in that glistening metallic texture. The modern touch ...


Marni Leather Wallet | Fluorescent Orange Retro Change Purse

Marni Leather Wallet | Fluorescent Orange Retro Change Purse

Whether you lived through the decade or not, you can embrace your inner 80s child with this bold Marni leather wallet.

There's certainly no ignoring this lurid fluorescent orange purse. There's likely to be no losing it either, as you could probably spot it from several feet away! ...


Isaac Mizrahi Spazzalato Hold-all | Mint Green Patent Tote

Isaac Mizrahi Spazzalato Hold-all | Mint Green Patent Tote

Isaac Mizrahi once again brings that certain "something" to his designs by mixing up the traditional dimensions of this Spazzalato tote.

This large mint green tote, you see, is a good few inches taller than you would normally expect. Despite the average sized handles, ...


Nine West Take A Bow Mellow Yellow Tote | Cute Bow PVC Shopper

Nine West Take A Bow Mellow Yellow Tote | Cute Bow PVC Shopper

Embrace all things bright and beautiful with this adorable Nine West tote.

The canary yellow (or, as they so cutely brand it, Mellow Yellow) shade of the Take A Bow shopper is the first thing that catches your eye. In a Smeg-like retro shade, ...


PAA Reversible Weekend Bag | Retro Pan Am Travel Tote

PAA Reversible Weekend Bag | Retro Pan Am Travel Tote

Pan Am has always been one of the big glitz and glamor names in the travel industry, so what better brand to produce your travel bag?

This spacious weekend bag channels the retro airline vibe with a design that recalls the heydays of the airline industry, a time went travel felt ...


Ed Hardy Hattie Demi Satchel | Classic Retro Black Bow Bag

Ed Hardy Hattie Demi Satchel | Classic Retro Black Bow Bag

When is an Ed Hardy bag not an Ed Hardy bag? When it's the Hattie Demi Satchel!

Seriously this bag is very different to anything we've seen from the Ed Hardy stable. Gone are the colorful tattoo style graphics and the loud looping Ed Hardy signature. ...


Charles L Thomas Raquel Shoulder Bag | Retro Black & Cheetah Haircalf Handbag

Charles L Thomas Raquel Shoulder Bag | Retro Black & Cheetah Haircalf Handbag

Charles L Thomas walks on the wild side with this retro styled Raquel bag.

After seeing shrinking violets like the label's Melanie and Kathy bags, I was surprised by the vampish nature of this purse. The black haircalf center panel in combination with the ...


Imoshion Melrose Shoulder Bag | Quirky Studded Flared Black Flap Handbag

Imoshion Melrose Shoulder Bag | Quirky Studded Flared Black Flap Handbag

It's bound to be too much for conservative fashion fans, but I'm strangely drawn to the playful retro style of this Melrose bag from Imoshion.

There's definitely a vintage vibe about this purse, but it's created in such an unusual way. Silver pyramid studs typically have a modern rock flair, ...


Jimmy Choo Roxana Vintage Leather Shoulder Bag | Chic 80s Style Black Drawstring Bag

Jimmy Choo Roxana Vintage Leather Shoulder Bag | Chic 80s Style Black Drawstring Bag

It's interesting for a designer like Jimmy Choo, whose own styles defined the first decade of the 2000s, to emulate the designs of the past in such an explicit manner, but that's exactly what he's done on this Roxana bag. Of course, Choo hasn't just thrown ...


Tianni Zoe Satchel | Affordable Retro Coral Red PVC Carryall Handbag

Tianni Zoe Satchel | Affordable Retro Coral Red PVC Carryall Handbag

Tianni offers us plenty of space and retro style with this Zoe satchel.

This isn't the kind of handbag that cries out for attention, but there's something endearing about its white handles and trim. I love the way these light, bright accents pop against the bright red PVC. ...


Nick & Nora East West Set | Cute Affordable Cherry Purses

Nick & Nora East West Set | Cute Affordable Cherry Purses

Cherries! These gorgeous 1950s cherries make these little cosmetics and travel purses a lovely retro addition to any holiday.

Nick & Nora generally tend to produce purses that are intended more for function than fabulousness. However, the fun decorations mean that the functional plastic fabric becomes something a ...


Radley Woven Leather Bowling Bag | Unique Retro Fall Colors Handbag

Radley Woven Leather Bowling Bag | Unique Retro Fall Colors Handbag

I've seen so many woven handbags lately that they're almost becoming commonplace, so I was thrilled to see Radley taking some risks with this unique woven leather bowler.

Rather than using regular strips of leather, Radley interweaves differently sized swatches to create an effect which is ...


Garden Of Eden Pretty Retro Purse | Nvie Designs Oversized Floral Satchel

Garden Of Eden Pretty Retro Purse | Nvie Designs Oversized Floral Satchel

Don't you just want to be skipping through an English country garden picking forget-me-nots when you see this cute retro satchel? I do, anyway!

The combination of duck egg blue, the color most often used to represent the 50s, and a delicate floral pattern means that the ...


Nancy Gonzalez Woven Crocodile Tote | Luxury Red Retro Designer Handbag

Nancy Gonzalez Woven Crocodile Tote | Luxury Red Retro Designer Handbag

Woven surfaces and exotic crocodile skins scream luxury, so Nancy Gonzalez desired to pair both elements in the ultimate plush accessory.

Sadly though I think the idea behind this one is better than the result. The open weave just doesn't have the same appeal ...


Magid Small Wood Handle Bag | Affordable Minimalist Woven Pink Paper Straw Purse

Magid Small Wood Handle Bag | Affordable Minimalist Woven Pink Paper Straw Purse

The old saying that the simplest things are often the best definitely applies to this lovely little purse from Magid.

It's not very luxurious, but there's something so appealing about its clean look and minimalist style. The body is made from woven paper straw. This fabric ...


Lux de Ville Sugar Skulls Lucky Me Kisslock Handbag | Retro Frame Black Velvet Rose Purse

Lux de Ville Sugar Skulls Lucky Me Kisslock Handbag | Retro Frame Black Velvet Rose Purse

It's a little bit naughty and a little bit nice, just as all women are. Meet the Sugar Skulls Lucky Me kisslock handbag.

The Lucky Me bag is one of Lux de Ville's best sellers, with ...


L.A.M.B. Fisher Clutch | Cute Retro Colorblocked Purse

L.A.M.B. Fisher Clutch | Cute Retro Colorblocked Purse

When I saw the bold colorblocked style of L.A.M.B.'s Clara hobo I was torn. I loved the vibrant retro appearance of the geometric colorblocked design, but I wasn't sure I could pull it off on such a large scale. Enter the Fisher clutch, which happily solves my problem.

The Fisher ...


Kate Spade Book of the Month Clutch | Retro Novel Fabric Box Purse

Kate Spade Book of the Month Clutch | Retro Novel Fabric Box Purse

For the most part, we can rely on Kate Spade for classic retro accessories with just a hint of spice. But every now and then she abandons tradition and creates something fun and frivolous like this Book of the Month clutch.

This is a clutch is a great choice for bookworms, with ...


Tamara Boston Caroline Tote | Polka Dot Retro-Colored Shoulderbag

Tamara Boston Caroline Tote | Polka Dot Retro-Colored Shoulderbag

Mm, mint green and chocolate brown. It's a combination that makes me want to eat a box of After Eights, and which also reminds me of Smegs, and Cath Kidson, and other such retro beauties.

As you can tell, I love this tote's coloring. It may be hard to coordinate with outfits, but I ...


J. Furmani Satin Evening Bag | Soft Ruffled Pink Retro Asymmetrical Purse

J. Furmani Satin Evening Bag | Soft Ruffled Pink Retro Asymmetrical Purse

Despite the hopes of many discerning fashionistas, it seems the taste for 80s style isn't going anywhere. I say you can close your eyes to the cacophony of color, or you can embrace it. As I admire this J. Furmani satin evening bag, I'm beginning to think the latter is a ...


Car Designer Frank Kurtis Inspires Retro Neiko Handbags | New York Label’s V8 Collection

Car Designer Frank Kurtis Inspires Retro Neiko Handbags | New York Label’s V8 Collection

You don't have to be a car enthusiast to appreciate the latest handbag collection from independent New York accessories brand Neiko. The label has recently released its V8 line, a range which pays tribute to American race car designer Frank Kurtis.

Kurtis made iconic midget and roadster racing car designs ...


Eenamaria Southern Belle Satchel | Retro Spots Patent Purse

Eenamaria Southern Belle Satchel | Retro Spots Patent Purse

Eenamaria figures that when you're on to a good thing, stick to it. Its mod-style accessories might not push the envelope, but they're consistently stylish and fun.

To be fair, this Southern Belle satchel is a little different from most of the designs I've seen from the label. It's made from the ...


Bodhi Oval Box Handbag | Unique Retro Quilted Shoulder Bag

Bodhi Oval Box Handbag | Unique Retro Quilted Shoulder Bag

We can always count on Bodhi to deliver an accessory that will turn heads. This Oval Box Handbag is another example of the brand's commitment to original style.

There's something decidedly retro about this structured handbag. The unique oval shape is made from classic quilted leather. This striking skin contrasts with the ...


Halsea Kona Koi Envelope Clutch | Cute 1960s Inspired Printed Purse

Halsea Kona Koi Envelope Clutch | Cute 1960s Inspired Printed Purse

If you like Pucci inspired prints but don't want to pay the astonishing prices that go with them, then this cute Halsea envelope clutch is just for you.

The print is definitely 1960s inspired, with a graphic fish scale pattern than explains the "Kona Koi" name choice. Just close you eyes and you ...


Lily Waters Isla Tote | Retro Quilted Floral Purse

Lily Waters Isla Tote | Retro Quilted Floral Purse

For many people the idea of a quilted floral tote is simply too chintzy and quaint to bear. However, I think totes like this Isla edition by Lily Waters could actually look stunning if worn in the right way.

How should you wear this? Well, the floral pattern lends itself nicely to the ...


Lux de Ville Sin City Satchel Bag | Retro Black Patent Vinyl Quilted Kisslock Purse

Lux de Ville Sin City Satchel Bag | Retro Black Patent Vinyl Quilted Kisslock Purse

Lux de Ville serves up a healthy dose of retro style with its Sin City shoulder bag.

It's not quite as naughty as its name suggests, but there's definitely a rebellious spirit about the bag's shiny black finish. It's not genuine patent leather, but this glossy vinyl does a pretty passable imitation. ...


Mad Men’s Janie Bryant Designs Retro Fashions for QVC

Mad Men’s Janie Bryant Designs Retro Fashions for QVC

Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant is bringing the popular advertising drama's fashions to fans everywhere with the launch of her line for shopping channel QVC.

The 60s inspired collection, known as Mod, will include 20 pieces of apparel, including fake fur jackets and brocade boleros, 15 pieces of costume ...


J. Renee Butterfish Bag | Transparent Retro Shoulder Purse with Rhinestone Fish Accent

J. Renee Butterfish Bag | Transparent Retro Shoulder Purse with Rhinestone Fish Accent

Add a dash of whimsy to your summer wardrobe with this adorable Butterfish bag from J. Renee.

It's a curious name, but one which makes sense when you spot the tiny crystal covered fish which adorns the leather front flap. Some might call this embellishment tacky, but I think if you view ...


Maxx New York Hibiscus Tote | Red Patent Nautical Hold-all

Maxx New York Hibiscus Tote | Red Patent Nautical Hold-all

That nautical storm doesn't seem to be showing any signs of slowing. You'd better batten down the hatches in that case, because the fire engine red of this bright Maxx New York tote is bound to make the weather even worse.

Of course, all those terrible nautical metaphors are essentially just my way of saying ...


Retro Style Reins with Dmarcel’s Quirky Cigar Box and T-Shirt Handbags

Retro Style Reins with Dmarcel’s Quirky Cigar Box and T-Shirt Handbags

Kitschy vintage accessories are the key to eco-friendly accessories label Dmarcel. The brand takes retro goods and turns them into fun handbags, jewelry, and belt buckles.

T-shirts become tote bags, cigar boxes become summery purses, and vintage posters become pendants. In fact, any fascinating thrift store finds are fair game ...


Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Studded Bowler Bag | Large Studs Retro Black Leather Dome Handbag

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Studded Bowler Bag | Large Studs Retro Black Leather Dome Handbag

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel is the more affordable sister line of the French designer's premier collection. But does that really mean it should get the dregs?

Honestly, it doesn't look like the fashion mastermind even tried here. There's a certain retro charm to the large silver studs which dot this black domed ...


Santi Rebecca Clutch | Colorful Retro Patchwork Synthetic Purse

Santi Rebecca Clutch | Colorful Retro Patchwork Synthetic Purse

In a sea of delicate evening purses, a daring clutch like the Rebecca really stands out from the pack.

There's no missing this style statement with its vivid rainbow colored swatches. These textured asymmetrical pieces bring a bold sense of retro fun. The hot pink gemstone clasp even reminds me of a ...


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