Vintage Bags, Handbags & Purses

Hobo International Paulette Hobo | Vintage Italian Leather Handbag

Hobo International Paulette Hobo | Vintage Italian Leather Handbag

Soft glazed leather helps this Paulette handbag from Hobo International turn heads.

I've seen the Paulette in various skins, including glossy patents and exotic impersonators, but this buttery leather is the pick of them. We've seen it in Hobo International's other Vintage purses, but it's used ...


Stella McCartney Structured Shoulder Bag | Black Vegan Leather handbag

Stella McCartney Structured Shoulder Bag | Black Vegan Leather handbag

While I admire Stella McCartney's commitment to ethical design, I haven't always appreciated her accessories. Her vegan leather often appears cheap, and her designs uninspired. However she's ironed out the kinks with this Structured Shoulder Bag.

The blend of polyester and polyurethane is a ...


Jessica Jensen Melissa Satchel | Structured Black Top Handle Handbag

Jessica Jensen Melissa Satchel | Structured Black Top Handle Handbag

Jessica Jensen serves up the kind of purse that wouldn't look out of place on the set of Mad Men with the Melissa Satchel.

The world is embracing vintage style, so rather than seeming like a fashion throwback it's right on trend. Its structured design and ...


Vintage Cartier Purse Raises Thousands for Children’s Hospice | Rare Silk Bag Helps Helen & Douglas House

Vintage Cartier Purse Raises Thousands for Children’s Hospice | Rare Silk Bag Helps Helen & Douglas House

A vintage Cartier handbag raised £2600 for the Helen & Douglas House when it was auctioned off recently. The stunning silk purse commanded significantly more than its £300 to £500 estimate.

All money raised at the auction will go to the Helen & Douglas House, a children's ...


Fontanelli Little Black Handbag | Structured Vintage Patent Leather Evening Purse

Fontanelli Little Black Handbag | Structured Vintage Patent Leather Evening Purse

Just as every girl needs a little black dress, there's always space in a closet for a little black handbag. Fontanelli hopes to fill that need with its appropriately titled Little Black Handbag.

This purse bears more than a passing resemblance to a Hermes or Mulberry ...


7 Chi Donna Mini Bag | Small Vintage Inspired Brown Leather Purse

7 Chi Donna Mini Bag | Small Vintage Inspired Brown Leather Purse

Ever on trend 7 Chi serves up its take on vintage fashion with this Donna Mini Bag.

I'm surprised to see 7 Chi creating a bag so conservative, but with retro styling continuing to dominate the catwalks perhaps it's not so much of a ...


Hobo International Rachel Wallet | Vintage Red Leather Kiss-Lock Clasp Purse

Hobo International Rachel Wallet | Vintage Red Leather Kiss-Lock Clasp Purse

Hobo International takes us back to a time before credit and store loyalty cards with this Rachel wallet.

This purse wouldn't look out place on the set of Mad Men, with its traditional tri-fold design and brushed antique hardware. I particularly like this red leather version, ...


Vintage Recast Customizes Clutches | Chantelle Clough’s Unique Evening Purses

Vintage Recast Customizes Clutches | Chantelle Clough’s Unique Evening Purses

Law graduate Chantelle Clough rejects the modern notion of "fast fashion" with her unique evening purses.

During her time at Durham University she attended many formal events, and found the small range of evening bags frustrating. Soon she began to notice that most people were carrying the same ...


Radley D’Arblay Cross-Body Bag | Small Brown Suede Bow Clasp Bag

Radley D’Arblay Cross-Body Bag | Small Brown Suede Bow Clasp Bag

The old adage that good things come in small packages certainly holds true for Radley's D'Arblay.

I've fallen hard for this pint-sized purse. Brown usually bores me, but in suede the color gets a whole new depth. The golden hardware is a beautiful complement to the ...


Hobo International Libby Clutch | Convertible Framed Yellow Purse

Hobo International Libby Clutch | Convertible Framed Yellow Purse

Some accessory styles never seem to go out of vogue. They may enjoy a renaissance every now and again, but they're never truly unfashionable. So while a purse like the Libby might seem particularly on trend as we all try to emulate the Mad Men look, it'll ...


Frye Softie Cross-Body | Vintage Weathered Taupe Leather Handbag

Frye Softie Cross-Body | Vintage Weathered Taupe Leather Handbag

With its lack of frills and bows this Frye cross-body has a masculine appeal. But while it may look a little tough, Frye assures us it's a big softie!

OK, perhaps Frye christened this bag for its buttery weathered leather rather than its demeanor. But either way, it's ...


Elliott Lucca Alicante Satchel | Framed Woven White Leather Purse

Elliott Lucca Alicante Satchel | Framed Woven White Leather Purse

Elliott Lucca interprets classic vintage style with this elegant Alicante satchel.

This handbag has all the hallmarks of a bygone fashion era, from its structured frame to its delicate clasp. Its woven finish calls to mind the classic designs of Bottega Veneta. This purse costs far ...


Fossil Vintage Re-Issue Turnlock Cross-Body Bag | Classic Tan Leather Handbag

Fossil Vintage Re-Issue Turnlock Cross-Body Bag | Classic Tan Leather Handbag

I've always found Fossil's contemporary collections a bit hit and miss, so I'm thrilled that it's gone back into the vault and reinvented many of its classic designs with its Vintage Re-Issue range. Bags like this Turnlock Cross-Body are the reason why I'm ...


Roger Vivier Opens Archives | Shop for Vintage Handbags & Shoes Online

Roger Vivier Opens Archives | Shop for Vintage Handbags & Shoes Online

Roger Vivier is opening up its archives for its loyal customers. Starting in September, fans can shop online for handbags and shoes from seasons past.

All the vintage accessories will be brand new, but as they're old stock numbers are strictly limited. Fashion ...


Banana Republic Launches “Mad Men” Line | American Retailers Vintage Inspired Capsule Collection

Banana Republic Launches “Mad Men” Line | American Retailers Vintage Inspired Capsule Collection

Banana Republic has worked with Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant to create a new vintage-inspired fashion line. The retro diffusion collection will feature apparel for men and women, footwear, handbags and wallets, and even antiquated accessories like pocket squares ...


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 ...


Hobo International Aster Cross-Body Bag | Small Vintage Turn-Lock Orange Patent Leather Purse

Hobo International Aster Cross-Body Bag | Small Vintage Turn-Lock Orange Patent Leather Purse

When we've got a busy day ahead, the last thing we want is a clunky accessory weighing us down. Hobo International helps us travel light with this stylish Aster cross-body bag.

The Aster's sexy curves and polished turn-lock closure are pure vintage, but the ...


Furla Eurice Bag | Black Vintage Pebbled Leather Handbag with Silver Hardware

Furla Eurice Bag | Black Vintage Pebbled Leather Handbag with Silver Hardware

Furla shows us its prim and proper side with this elegant Eurice shoulder bag.

This purse is a vision of restraint, with its classic black pebbled leather finish and vintage inspired silver pushlock. The rounder corners and curved front pocket give her a bit of flair, but essentially ...


Dolce & Gabbana Miss Rose Satchel | Edgy Vintage Inspired Leather & Lace Bag

Dolce & Gabbana Miss Rose Satchel | Edgy Vintage Inspired Leather & Lace Bag

Dolce & Gabbana reinvents your grandma's old satchel with this modern Miss Rose handbag.

The classic satchel shape and ornate medallions take their cues from vintage fashion, but the use of modern black lace and complementary leather gives the Miss Rose an ...


Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Purses Revealed | Vintage Boho Clutches & Bags for Fall

Nicole Richie House of Harlow 1960 Purses Revealed | Vintage Boho Clutches & Bags for Fall

Around a year ago Nicole Richie promised we'd see handbags added to her House of Harlow 1960 line, and she's finally making good. Her debut purse collection will hit stores this fall.

Just like the jewelry, over-sized sunglasses, apparel, and footwear ...


Traditional Bally Redgrave Tote | Leather and Canvas Luxury Handbag

Traditional Bally Redgrave Tote | Leather and Canvas Luxury Handbag

I am always shocked when Bally makes a handbag that isn't all leather, but when it comes up with designs like this fabulous Redgrave I can't really complain!

The main word for a painfully expensive bag like this? Classic. From the square handle, to the deep blue contrasting trim ...


Nine West Maraka Tote | Tan Vintage America Zip Pocket Convertible Handbag

Nine West Maraka Tote | Tan Vintage America Zip Pocket Convertible Handbag

Do you want zippered pockets? You've got them with this Maraka Tote from Nine West.

Those zip pockets are the centerpiece of this bag, which is a really good thing. I love it when an element makes a bag aesthetically pleasing and practical, and these pockets ...


Pullman Gallery Sells Vintage Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk | Malle Chaussures Chest For Sale in London

Pullman Gallery Sells Vintage Louis Vuitton Shoe Trunk | Malle Chaussures Chest For Sale in London

If your wealthy aunt has just kicked the bucket or your Lotto numbers have come up, you may be interested in the Louis Vuitton Malle Chaussures shoe trunk currently available through London's Pullman Gallery. Because that's the only way you'll be able to ...


Imoshion Diana Satchel | Vintage Styled Bamboo Handle Bag

Imoshion Diana Satchel | Vintage Styled Bamboo Handle Bag

Imoshion tries to recapture the dramatic fashion looks of yesteryear with the Diana. But I wonder whether it's overreached here.

The competing elements cause me to hesitate here. On separate bags I'd applause the feminine finish of the lacy crochet, the effect of contrasting leatherette trim, and the ...


Savanna Satin Frame Clutch | Vintage Beaded Floral Purse

Savanna Satin Frame Clutch | Vintage Beaded Floral Purse

Savanna takes us back to a more refined time, when men opened doors for the women they courted, and those women behaved like ladies, with this Savanna satin frame clutch.

While so many vintage style purses deliver a modern interpretation of classic trends, this one embraces ...


Jil Sander Madame Frame Bag | Medium White Leather Top Handle Purse

Jil Sander Madame Frame Bag | Medium White Leather Top Handle Purse

Ever since Mad Men hit our television screens, I've been inspired to make my wardrobe a little more feminine and ladylike. This Madame Frame Bag has the right amount of vintage style to tempt me.

The Madame certainly takes its cues from fashions of yesteryear, but ...


Bally Lyla Hobo | Sophisticated Brown Graduated Leather Handbag

Bally Lyla Hobo | Sophisticated Brown Graduated Leather Handbag

Bally reinvents the typically bohemian hobo as a sleek, sophisticated creature with the Lyla.

The deerskin leather is what first drew my eye. I tend to find most brown bags boring, but this isn't most brown bags. The graduated colors give it a lovely aged feel which I'm ...


BCBG Max Azria Vintage Crackle Leather Shoulder Bag | Retro Green Glazed Handbag

BCBG Max Azria Vintage Crackle Leather Shoulder Bag | Retro Green Glazed Handbag

I fell instantly for the gorgeous jungle green leather of this shoulder bag, but there's a lot more to love about this BCBG Max Azria purse than its pretty color.

That hue helps to make this ...


Prezzo Vintage Clutch | Beaded Tribal Ring Convertible Purse

Prezzo Vintage Clutch | Beaded Tribal Ring Convertible Purse

Goodness there's a lot going on with this Prezzo vintage clutch!

The label has shown very little restraint with this tribal inspired purse. Herringbone printed fabric, croc-embossed material, and swatches of fur peek out from behind all those beads, sequins, and jewels. It's a lot to take in, ...


Etienne Aigner Hyde Park Satchel | Classic Structured Honey Brown Handbag

Etienne Aigner Hyde Park Satchel | Classic Structured Honey Brown Handbag

While so many designers pander to passing trends, Etienne Aigner remains true to the classics. This Hyde Park satchel might not push the fashion envelope, but its structured good looks will stand the test of time.

If you've been wowed by the vintage fashions ...


Dialog Ltd. Village Embroidered Evening Bag | Acrylic Handle Vintage Style Clutch

Dialog Ltd. Village Embroidered Evening Bag | Acrylic Handle Vintage Style Clutch

Handbags this pretty are rare to come across, and this one is a cracker!

This vintage style purse embraces the decorative, delicate and antique all the way through. From the adorable embroidered country scene that shines brightly on the front, to the cute sculpted acrylic handle and clasp. Even ...


Latico Vyntage Braided Baguette | Classic Medium Burgundy Leather Shoulder Bag

Latico Vyntage Braided Baguette | Classic Medium Burgundy Leather Shoulder Bag

I've always admired the retro flair of accessories from Latico's Vyntage collection, and this braided baguette is no exception.

What the line cleverly creates the perfect balance between vintage design and contemporary style. The clean baguette shape is given interest with some carefully placed, curved seams. ...


Hobo International Caralee Chain Cross-Body Bag | Elegant Vintage Style Taupe Purse

Hobo International Caralee Chain Cross-Body Bag | Elegant Vintage Style Taupe Purse

Hobo International's traditional styling has made it a favorite amongst conservative fashion fans, but I must admit many of its accessories leave me a bit bored. So when one catches my eye like the Caralee it's reason to take a closer look.

This cross-body purse is simple but ...


Coach Horse Carriage Cargo Flap Shoulder Bag | Vintage Signature Fabric Handbag

Coach Horse Carriage Cargo Flap Shoulder Bag | Vintage Signature Fabric Handbag

Coach takes us back to its roots with this Horse Carriage Cargo Flap Bag.

I've never really warmed to Coach's signature prints, but there's something so endearing about this Horse Carriage pattern. The Coach name is paired with images of the iconic Horse Carriage, ...


Prezzo Metal Mesh Snap Bag | Elegant Vintage Bone Colored Flap Handbag

Prezzo Metal Mesh Snap Bag | Elegant Vintage Bone Colored Flap Handbag

Prezzo channels vintage style with this elegant metal mesh snap bag.

Metal mesh has made a comeback in recent years, but with mesh innovators like Whiting & Davis pushing the envelope it's refreshing to see a brand going back to basics. Paired with a ...


Pink Studio Larissa Clutch | Vintage Preppy Houndstooth Fabric Purse

Pink Studio Larissa Clutch | Vintage Preppy Houndstooth Fabric Purse

Pink Studio has packed all the vintage style of the hit advertising drama Mad Men into this stylish Larissa clutch.

Some might call it drab, but after seeing so many colorful Pink Studio designs I'm happy for something a little more conservative. The look of black houndstooth checks ...


LeSportsac Vintage Loveheart Clutch | Pretty Metallic Polyester Wristlet

LeSportsac Vintage Loveheart Clutch | Pretty Metallic Polyester Wristlet

It is unusual to see the word "vintage" and the name LeSportsac in the same sentence. After all, LeSportsac product sporty handbags from nylon or polyester, and this isn't something that usually fits neatly in to the vintage category.

So, flaws with the naming aside, what do we think of this ...


Pineider Tri-Bag Leather Satchel | Formal Multi-Level Closure Purse

Pineider Tri-Bag Leather Satchel | Formal Multi-Level Closure Purse

If you are going to spend over $2000 on a handbag (yes, you heard me correctly, that's two thousand big ones), then you damn well want it to be versatile. Well, what is more versatile than a handbag that converts into three different sizes?

You see those silver ...


Jason Wu Debuts Accessories Line | Designer’s New Vintage Handbags, Sunglasses & Shoes

Jason Wu Debuts Accessories Line | Designer’s New Vintage Handbags, Sunglasses & Shoes

Jason Wu has expanded his fashion empire to feature handbags, sunglasses, and shoes. The American designer showcased the goods from his first accessories line at his New York Fashion Week show on Friday night.

The purses seem influenced by the golden age of Hollywood. There's definitely a 1940s feel to ...


Jessica McClintock Leaf Embossed Frame Clutch | Faux Leather Vintage Style Evening Purse

Jessica McClintock Leaf Embossed Frame Clutch | Faux Leather Vintage Style Evening Purse

Jessica McClintock gets back to nature with this elegant leaf embossed frame clutch.

This purse's pewter toned leatherette body is embellished with delicate leaves. All-over patterns can look busy, but the dainty treatment of this one helps Jessica McClintock get away with the style. The cause is also helped by the simple, ...


Frye Vintage Stud Tote | Classic Chestnut Brown Leather Hold-all

Frye Vintage Stud Tote | Classic Chestnut Brown Leather Hold-all

Every girl needs a spacious leather tote. It is a wardrobe essential, and this vintage purse from Frye ticks all of my boxes.

The quality of the leather is important in a bag like this. Of course it is. After all, this tote will almost certainly be carted around for years and years ...


Salvatore Ferragamo Releases W Bag on Fashion’s Night Out | Models Customize New Handbag at New York Store

Salvatore Ferragamo Releases W Bag on Fashion’s Night Out | Models Customize New Handbag at New York Store

Salvatore Ferragamo will celebrate Fashion's Night Out on September 10 with the launch of its new W bag. The luxe accessory, named after the fashion house's matriarch Wanda Ferragamo, is a modern interpretation of the bag original designed by Fiamma Ferragamo in the 1970s.

It might take its cues from ...


Whiting & Davis Art Nouveau Wristlet | Interesting Decorative Metal Mesh Purse

Whiting & Davis Art Nouveau Wristlet | Interesting Decorative Metal Mesh Purse

We have already seen an Art Nouveau bag from Whiting & Davis, in the form of their large and sumptuous hobo. Now, however, they bring this colorful design to a much more evening appropriate purse.

The colors aren't perhaps what you would obviously expect in an Art Nouveau clutch. The images are, ...


Badgley Mischka Melissa Tote | Beige Sand Shine Leather Vintage Style Handbag

Badgley Mischka Melissa Tote | Beige Sand Shine Leather Vintage Style Handbag

Badgley Mischka channels vintage style with this chic Melissa Tote.

Everything about this purse is polished and poised, from the gently shiny sand-colored leather to the elegant wood-toned turn-lock clasp. I've never seen a turn-lock look quite like this, but I love the art deco vibe it brings. The structured top gives ...


Vintage Louis Vuitton Travel Bags Auctioned in London | Christie’s Clears Out Antique Trunks and More

Vintage Louis Vuitton Travel Bags Auctioned in London | Christie’s Clears Out Antique Trunks and More

Louis Vuitton fans should start saving their pennies, or more correctly their pounds. On September 28, the famed Christie's auction house in London will auction off a massive selection of Louis Vuitton travel bags as part of its Interiors: Style & Spirit sale.

The auction features more than 20 pieces ...


Kate Spade Garden Grove Marguerite Tote | Sophisticated Cut Out Hold-all

Kate Spade Garden Grove Marguerite Tote | Sophisticated Cut Out Hold-all

Ooh, this bag is sexy. I suspect I am not the only girl who will see this designer tote with its sleek black lines and have that kind of reaction.

I can tell that I am going to have a hard time critically evaluating this hold-all. It is just too pretty. In fact, ...


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 ...


Etienne Aigner Vintage Cut Out Handle Purse | Stylish Sophisticated Signature Brown Leather Bag

Etienne Aigner Vintage Cut Out Handle Purse | Stylish Sophisticated Signature Brown Leather Bag

We can always rely on Etienne Aigner for classic handbags, but its traditional sensibilities can get a little boring. So I was thrilled to come across this Vintage Cut Out Handle Purse, an accessory which adds a little spice to the brand's time-honored appeal.

The head-turning style comes from the large cut-out ...


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 ...


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 ...


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