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Alaia Paris leather black bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Carnate, IT
Alaia Paris bag. Leather black leather. Pink interior. Silver hardware. Zip closure. Inside of the bag you can find a small mirror as accessory. Bag corners show some use of sign. M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
  • Alaia Paris leather black bag
H 8.27 in. W 15.36 in. D 5.52 in.
Azzedine Alaïa Laser-Cut Leather Clutch Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
This intricately designed clutch is perfect for a night out. Featuring a neutral pallete of warm grey and white, this laser cut clutch was created to mimic broderie anglaise. The int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Very nice item. Alaia handbag, perforated, in smooth gold leather. It has a soft leather pouch that closes like a purse. Worn on the shoulder or like a handbag dimensions : length ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
  • ALAIA Perforated Bag in Smooth Gold Leather
H 10.04 in. D 8.27 in. L 17.52 in.
Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag Dimensions (cm): L 32 x H 24 x D 17 Can be held by hand or worn as a shoulder bag. Hardware galvanized in silver, Includes detachable pouch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Mina 32 Shoulder Bag
H 9.45 in. D 6.7 in. L 12.6 in.
ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Alaïa Large tote bag in beige grained leather. The interior is in leather with 3 pockets including: one zipped, one that closes with a zip and the other with a pressure. Worn by han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Beige Grained Leather
H 14.97 in. D 5.52 in. L 15.36 in.
ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Alaïa Large tote bag in black patent leather. The hardware is in silver metal. Worn by hand or arm with two handles that each measure 46 cm. The interior is in leather with three po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
  • ALAÏA Large Tote Bag in Black Patent Leather
H 13.78 in. D 5.52 in. L 14.57 in.
ALAIA black leather MINA 32 LASER CUT Tote Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa's Mina 32 tote bag has been crafted in Italy from smooth black leather that's laser-cut with the Maison's intricate 'Vienne Circulaire' pattern. Opens with a sna...
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2010s Tote Bags

ALAIA white leather STUDDED VIENNE MINI Tote Shoulder Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Alaïa Vienne studded mini tote bag in white calfskin featuring silver-tone metal studs. Lined in tan leather with one zip pocket against the back and one against the f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Alaia Black Embossed Leather Clutch Bag Handbag with Studs
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Rome, Rome
Alaia black embossed leather clutch bag. The bag is embellished with silver metal studs. Flap closure with magnetic closure. Leather lining. 1 side open pocket and D-ring inside. 'Al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Alaïa 'Arabesque' Bag in Pearl Gray Smooth Lamb Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Paris, FR
Alaia Arabesque bag in in pearl gray smooth lamb leather. It has silver metal studs. Worn by hand or on shoulder. The interior is lined with slightly aged pink leather and has 2 po...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Alaia Elba Box Bag Studded Leather Small
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing and scuffs on exterior, small marks and indentations on base and interior base. Glue stain on side opening edge, scratches a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Alaia Medium Black Leather Laser Cut Tote Bag
Located in London, GB
Alaia Medium Black Leather Laser Cut Tote Bag - Roomy leather tote, with signature Alaia laser cut work front and back - Geometric laser-cut circular patternation throughout -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

ALAIA black silver spike stud perforated corner drawstring dumpling bag
Located in Hong Kong, NT
ALAIA black silver spike stud perforated corner drawstring dumpling bag Reference: TGAS/B01396 Brand: Alaia Designer: Azzedine Alaia Model: Laser cut bucket bag Material: Leather Col...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Louis Vuitton Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, balding on exterior edges and handle. Minor darkening on base piping, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Lipstick Holder, Poc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

ALAIA burgundy red geometric silver studded drawstring mirror charm bucket bag
Located in Hong Kong, NT
ALAIA burgundy red geometric silver studded drawstring mirror charm bucket bag Brand: Alaia Model Name / Style: Studded bucket bag Material: Leather Color: Burgundy Pattern: Solid Cl...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Leopard Print Centenaire Alma bag by Alaïa, 1996
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Lugano, Ticino
Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Monogram Canvas and Leopard Print Calf Hair Centenaire Alma Bag by Azzedine Alaïa, 1996. - 100% authentic Louis Vuitton - Monogram coated canvas and leo...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

ALAIA forest green faux stamped crocodile leather top zip clutch pouch bag
Located in Hong Kong, NT
ALAIA forest green faux stamped crocodile leather top zip clutch pouch bag Brand: Alaia Model Name / Style: Top zip clutch Material: Leather Color: Green Pattern: Solid Closure: Zip ...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

ALAIA black geometric cut out leather expandable sides zip pocket top handle bag
Located in Hong Kong, NT
ALAIA black geometric cut out leather expandable sides zip pocket top handle bag Reference: LNKO/A01243 Brand: Alaia Designer: Azzedine Alaia Model: Cut out bag Material: Leather Col...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Alaia Glossy Green Embossed Patent Leather Structured Double Handle Tote Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Chicago, IL
Glossy green embossed patent leather structured tote bag from Alaia. Silver-tone hardware. Two handles. Top zipper for closure. Mauve leather interior lining features a zip pocket an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Alaia Top Handle Bag Calf Hair
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Top Handle Bag Calf Hair in minimalistic design is elegant and luxurious made for the modern woman. Crafted in plush dark brown calf hair, this structured satche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Alaia Top Handle Bag Calf Hair
  • Alaia Top Handle Bag Calf Hair
  • Alaia Top Handle Bag Calf Hair
  • Alaia Top Handle Bag Calf Hair
H 11.5 in. W 14.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Alaia Raffia Lizard Bag 35cm
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in London, GB
Alaia Raffia Lizard Bag - Brown woven wicker to the main body - Silver-tone hardware - Twist-lock fastening to the front - 2 top handles - Lizard leather trimmings, handles and to t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Alaia Symmetrical Flap Bag Studded Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Symmetrical Flap Bag Studded Leather personifies the brand's quintessential sleek yet chic everyday style. Constructed in smooth dark green leather with a beauti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Alaia Leopard Print Pony Skin Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alaia Leopard Print Pony Skin Bag
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20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Alaia Duffle Bag Studded Leather Medium
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Duffle Bag Studded Leather Medium personifies the brand's quintessential sleek yet chic everyday style. Designed in black leather, this bag features dual-rolled ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

1990's AZZEDINE ALAIA metallic camouflage bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare metallic woven camouflage bag with leather handles and interior designed by Azzedine Alaia dating to the late 1980's. Approximate measurements: 9" tall by 7" wid...
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1990s Handbags and Purses

Alaia Wristlet Bucket Bag Embellished Leather Small
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This Alaia Wristlet Bucket Bag Embellished Leather Small, crafted in a light purple embellished leather, features adjustable wristlet strap, floral embellishments and silver-tone har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

Alaia Flap Tote Bag Calf Hair Medium
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Flap Tote Bag Calf Hair Medium is unique and casual perfect for everyday use. Crafted in animal printed genuine calf hair, this tote features dual top handles, f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We bring you this carefully-designed bag, crafted with love using perforated leather. It arrives in a bucket shape and is designed with a single buckled handle and a spacious interio...
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2010s Hobo Bags

  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
H 11.62 in. W 8.27 in. L 8.27 in.
AZZEDINE ALAIA red leather studded tote bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Montgomery, TX
AZZEDINE ALAÏA Studded with the label's signature arabesque motif, this structured Alaïa leather tote is a smart and stylish choice for day. A brand noted for its exqui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Alaia Flap Shoulder Bag Laser Cut Leather Medium
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Flap Shoulder Bag Laser Cut Leather Medium personifies the brand's quintessential chic style with chic edge. Constructed in black leather with a beautiful geomet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

ALAIA Black Bowling Bag with Cut-Out Detailing
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
Alaia Black Leather Bowling Bag with Cut-Out Detailing Made In Italy Materials: Leather Stamped: "ALAIA PARIS MADE IN ITALY" Closes with Zipper Features Cut Out Details on Sides...
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21st Century and Contemporary Handbags and Purses

1990's AZZEDINE ALAIA leather laser cut leather bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Beautiful laser cut bag from Azzedine Alaia dating to the 1990's. Bag measures 11" wide by 9" tall with a 5" strap drop. Lined in suede. Made in Italy. Excellent condition with minor...
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Late 20th Century Handbags and Purses

Alaia Flap Shoulder Bag Laser Cut Leather Medium
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Flap Shoulder Bag Laser Cut Leather Medium personifies the brand's quintessential chic style with chic edge. Constructed in black leather with a beautiful geomet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Alaia Flap Shoulder Bag Laser Cut Leather Medium
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Flap Shoulder Bag Laser Cut Leather Medium personifies the brand's quintessential chic style with chic edge. Constructed in black leather with a beautiful geomet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Alaia Symmetrical Flap Bag Laser Cut Python Small
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Alaia Symmetrical Flap Bag Laser Cut Python Small personifies the brand's quintessential chic style with exotic edge. Constructed in white leather and black genuine py...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Alaia Studded Bucket Bag Laser Cut Leather Mini
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This Alaia Studded Bucket Bag Laser Cut Leather Mini, crafted in brown laser-cut leather, features dual leather handles, stud detailing and silver-tone hardware. It opens to a nude l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Alaia Drawstring Bucket Bag Grommet Embellished Leather Mini
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base, light scuffs on exterior, creasing and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Leather Tag, Mirror Measurements: Height 7.5", Wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Azzedine Alaia large leopard print pony skin satchel bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Azzedine Alaia large leopard print pony skin satchel bag
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Handbags and Purses

Alaia Micro Studded Snakeskin Fringe Cross Body Bag, modern
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary cross body bag from Alaia. It is snakeskin and covered in tiny dome studs. It features fringe in snakeskin and has a flap closure with a snap. Body of bag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Alaia Wristlet Bucket Bag Leather and Grommet Detail Small
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in New York, NY
This Alaia Wristlet Bucket Bag Leather and Grommet Detail Small, crafted in black leather, features grommet studded wristlet strap and silver-tone hardware. Its drawstring closure op...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

very rare 1980's AZZEDINE ALAIA brown Alligator messenger bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Supple Alligator skin messenger bag from Alaia. Ca. 1985. Very clean design. Large in size (easily fits a laptop). Adjustable shoulder strap. One exterior pocket at back and one inte...
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1980s Handbags and Purses

Alaia NEW Leather Laser Cut Out Top Handle Satchel Bag W/Tags
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Leather Silver hardware Leather lining Zip closure Made in Italy Handle 8” Measures 13.5" W x 12" H x 7" D Includes original Alaia dust bag
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Alaia NEW Black Leather Metal Cosmetic Travel Storage Clutch Bag in Box
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Leather Silver hardware Leather interior Zip closure Measures 6" W x 3" H x 2" D Includes original Alaia dust bag and box
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21st Century and Contemporary Cosmetic Bags

Alaia NEW & SOLD OUT Purple Black Leather Wristlet Clutch Flap Evening Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Now...you're ready for that night on the town. Karung leather Leather interior Magnetic closure Made in Italy Measures 9.5" W x 5.5" H x 2.5" D Includes i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Alaia NEW Black Leather Silver Metal Embellish Large Shopper Top Handle Tote Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Leather Silver tone hardware Leather lining Zipper closure Handle drop 4.5” Measures 12.5" W x 10" H x 6.5" D Includes original Alaia removable pouch, compa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Alaia NEW & SOLD OUT Black Suede Gunmetal Hardware Knee Boots in Dust Bag
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Because your everyday life is a fashion runway. Size IT 39 Suede Gunmetal hardware Zipper closure Made in Italy Calf circumference 14" Shaft 20" Heel hei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Boots

Alaia Maroon Crocodile Structured Business Bag
Located in London, GB
Maison Alaia Maroon Croc Structured Business Bag - Silver toned hardware - Two top handles - One internal zipped pouch and one patch pocket - Fully lined in blush leather Made in I...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Alaia Maroon Crocodile Structured Business Bag
  • Alaia Maroon Crocodile Structured Business Bag
  • Alaia Maroon Crocodile Structured Business Bag
  • Alaia Maroon Crocodile Structured Business Bag
H 10.63 in. D 3.75 in. L 13.78 in.
Bag in Black Leather
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: ALAÏA - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Dustbag, Mirror - Measurements: Width: 31cm , Height: 25cm , Depth: 15cm - Exte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Bag in Black Leather
  • Bag in Black Leather
  • Bag in Black Leather
  • Bag in Black Leather
H 9.85 in. W 12.21 in. D 5.91 in.
Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We bring you this carefully-designed bag, crafted with love using perforated leather. It arrives in a bucket shape and is designed with a single buckled handle and a spacious interio...
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2010s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Black Leather Rose Marie Bucket Bag
H 11.62 in. W 8.27 in. L 8.27 in.
Louis Vuitton x Azzedine Alaia 'Centenaire' Leopard Alma Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Complete your bag collection with this amazing Louis Vuitton x Azzedine Alaia Leopard Alma! Circa 1996, this limited edition collaboration from the 'Centenaire' 100th Anniversary Col...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Alaia Brown/Beige Calf Hair Rose Marie Bucket Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We bring you this carefully designed bag, crafted with love using calf hair. It arrives in a bucket shape and is designed with animal prints all over, a single handle, and a leather-...
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2010s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

  • Alaia Brown/Beige Calf Hair Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Brown/Beige Calf Hair Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Brown/Beige Calf Hair Rose Marie Bucket Bag
  • Alaia Brown/Beige Calf Hair Rose Marie Bucket Bag
H 9.85 in. W 5.71 in. L 10.63 in.
Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Minor darkening and wear on base piping, moderate balding on exterior and handle edges. Light stains and wear in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Access...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Centenaire Monogram Alma Bag By Azzedine Alaia - Circa 1996
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Louis Vuitton Centenaire Monogram Alma Bag By Azzedine Alaia - Circa 1996. The bag includes a makeup case, lipstick holder, compact holder, comb & comb holder, small container, and d...
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1990s Handbags and Purses

Alaia Black Suede And Leather Crystal Embellished Rose Marie Mini Bucket Bag
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
We bring you this carefully-designed bag, crafted with love using suede and leather. It arrives in a bucket shape and is designed with crystal embellishments all over, a single handl...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram C
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
This Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram Canvas, crafted from brown monogram coated canvas and pony hair, features a flat handle with bow e...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram Canvas is a limited edition from the Centenaire 100th Anniversary Collection by designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram C
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram Canvasis a limited edition from the Centenaire 100th Anniversary Collection by designer ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
This authentic Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Alaia Centenaire Alma Bag Pony Hair and Monogram Canvas is a limited edition from the Centenaire 100th Anniversary Collection by designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

ALAIA black floral perforated leather flat top handle expandable large tote bag
Located in Hong Kong, NT
ALAIA black floral perforated leather flat top handle expandable large tote bag AZZEDINE ALAIA Black leather. Floral perforated leather all-over design. Dual flat top handles. Expan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

ALAIA nude leather geometric perforated cut out dual handle small shoulder bag
Located in Hong Kong, NT
ALAIA nude leather geometric perforated cut out dual handle small shoulder bag AZZEDINE ALAIA Nude leather upper. Geometric perforated cut out. Gunmetal hardware. Dual rolled top ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

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Alaia Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary alaia bag you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Beige and more. If you’re looking for a alaia bag from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. An accessory like this designed by Azzedine Alaïa and Louis Vuitton — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Alaia Bag?

Prices for a alaia bag can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $376 and can go as high as $7,143, while, on average they fetch $1,130.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.