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Vintage Crocodile Handbag
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Fantastic vintage bag Real crocodile Wonderful mix of polished and opaque relief Different tones of brown Two handles Internal zip pocket Additional four pockets Cm 37 x 22 x 12 (14...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

  • Vintage Crocodile Handbag
  • Vintage Crocodile Handbag
  • Vintage Crocodile Handbag
  • Vintage Crocodile Handbag
H 8.67 in. D 4.73 in. L 14.57 in.
Chanel Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Leather Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag Lizard Gold tone hardware Leather lining Zipper closure Made in Italy Date code present 1317318 Shoulde...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Versace Vanitas Shoulder Bag
By Versace
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Fantastic Versace bag Plein and crossed leather Black color Fringed Golden trims and studs Golden Medusa on metals Zip closure Internal zip pocket Cm 40 x 30 (15.7 x 11.8) Original p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Versace Vanitas Shoulder Bag
  • Versace Vanitas Shoulder Bag
  • Versace Vanitas Shoulder Bag
  • Versace Vanitas Shoulder Bag
H 11.82 in. D 3.94 in. L 15.75 in.
Bally Violet Lizard Bag
By Bally
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Wonderful bag by Bally Lizard bag Lizard Purple color Two handles can be carried on shoulder too Internal zip pocket and phone holder Metal hardware Grey suede internal Cm 42 x 30 x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Bally Violet Lizard Bag
  • Bally Violet Lizard Bag
  • Bally Violet Lizard Bag
  • Bally Violet Lizard Bag
H 11.82 in. D 3.94 in. L 16.54 in.
Benedetta Bruzziches Carmen Clutch Bag
Located in London, GB
'Authentically imperfect' and 'Made in Italy with love by a young designer', this exceptional Carmen handbag from the Benedetta Bruzziches Spring-Summer 2014 Collection is luxurious ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Novelty Bags

Carlo Zini Ostrich Printed Leather bag with Mink
By Carlo Zini
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Different and very chic bag by Carlo Zini Ostrich printed leather Green color Blue mink Real plumage Single handle Two internal compartments Zip divisory Internal zip pocket Cm 38 x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Carlo Zini Ostrich Printed Leather bag with Mink
  • Carlo Zini Ostrich Printed Leather bag with Mink
  • Carlo Zini Ostrich Printed Leather bag with Mink
  • Carlo Zini Ostrich Printed Leather bag with Mink
H 11.03 in. W 6.3 in. L 14.97 in.
Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
By Gianni Versace
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Beautiful Versace bag Vintage Leather Dark brown color Single handle Golden hardware Internal zip pocket Very good conditions (very light signs due to time, as in pictures) Cm 27.5 x...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
H 8.67 in. D 3.94 in. L 10.63 in.
Givenchy Black Leather Large Backpack
By Givenchy
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Stunning Givenchy large bacpack Leather Black color Comfort braces Zip closure Two lateral zip pockets Cm 48 x 50 x 15 (18.89 x 19.6 x 5.9 inches) Original price €uro 2900 Worldwide ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Givenchy Black Leather Large Backpack
  • Givenchy Black Leather Large Backpack
  • Givenchy Black Leather Large Backpack
  • Givenchy Black Leather Large Backpack
H 19.69 in. D 5.91 in. L 18.9 in.
Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted CC Logo Cylinder Canister Wristlet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel black patent leather mini wristlet purse from 2003/2004. Bag has square quilting throughout with CC logos, large CC logo at top. Dangling large gunmetal silver metal CC logo a...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Hermes Black Togo Leather Plume 32
By Hermès
Located in Geneva, CH
Elegant and slick Hermes Plume bag in black Togo leather with gold-tone hardware. Lining in black leather Year: 1995 Leather: Togo Color: Black Hardware: Gold finish Dimensions: 3...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

new CELINE Phoebe Philo black leather biker bag with silver grommets
By Phoebe Philo
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Black leather 'biker bag' with silver studs and yellow suede lining designed by Phoebe Philo exactly as seen on the Celine spring 2016 runway. Bag is very large. It measures approxim...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
By Marni
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Soft brown leather clutch from Marni from the 2000s, featuring double pockets and a rectangular shape. Perfect conditions. Shows some points where glue came off (fixable) in the insi...
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Early 2000s Clutches

  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
  • Marni Vintage Brown Leather Clutch, 2000s
H 6.7 in. W 12.6 in. D 0.79 in.
Fendi Karlito Fur Backpack
By Fendi
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Magnificent and rare Fendi backpack Special edition "Karl Love Fendi" Tribute to Karl Lagerfeld Black color Real mink fur, black, blue and white Black studs Zip closure Internal zip ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Fendi Karlito Fur Backpack
  • Fendi Karlito Fur Backpack
  • Fendi Karlito Fur Backpack
  • Fendi Karlito Fur Backpack
H 15.75 in. D 5.91 in. L 13.78 in.
Jimmy Choo Celeste crystal embellished Cosma Clutch
By Jimmy Choo
Located in London, GB
Jimmy Choo loves all things that sparkle - you can imagine the label's atelier swimming in glitter from all of its glamorous designs. This leather clutch opens with a push down clasp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Balmain Gold Crystal Embellished Pouch Clutch
By Balmain
Located in London, GB
Balmain master of all things fabulously glamorous never fails to deliver. This crystal embellished soft suede pouch with top zipper fastening is the perfect summer accessory. Crafted...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The most magical embellished bag from Saint Laurent's Fall/Winter 2016 collection! Made of a soft black leather and decorated all over with rhinestones, bows, stars, moons, lips and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
H 6 in. W 1.5 in. D 5 in. L 9.5 in.
Hermès Vintage Pola Purse Clutch Evening Bag 2 ways Black Ostrich Golden Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Purse "Pola" Made in France No stamp but vintage Made of Ostrich Leather and Golden Hardware Ostrich is it a resistant leather, and less sub...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019
By Chanel
Located in Huddersfield, GB
Authentic CHANEL CC Chic Flap Bag Black and Gold Lambskin with Brushed Gold Hardware 2019. This stunning bag is in mint condition, the bag still holds its original shape, and the ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

VALENTINO GARAVANI 'Vavavoom' Bag in Green Python Leather
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in Paris, FR
Valentino Garavani 'Vavavoom' bag in green grass python leather and pale gold hardware. Worn on shoulder and crossbody. The pretty braided chain measures: 172 cm. It ends with 2 ca...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Hermès Brown Leather Tote
By Hermès
Located in San Francisco, CA
Hermès Brown leather tote bag with cut-out handles along the top of the bag. Button snap closure at the center top. The interior is composed of the large main compartment with one z...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Mua Mua Coco 1001 Nights Book pochette and Shoulder bag
Located in Capri, IT
Coco in 1001 nights in a blue book pochette that can be worn as a shoulder bag too Embellished with beads and sequins Measurements: 23 * 18 cm Shoulder strap lenght: 95 cm
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes So Black Rodeo Leather Charm GM for Birkin Kelly
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Guaranteed Authentic Hermes So Black Rodeo Leather Charm GM for Birkin Kelly Cult favorite Hermes So Black Rodeo Charm is so fabulous and chic! Perfect gift! Brand new in box. Comes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tech Accessories and Cases

Louis Vuitton Vintage Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Vintage Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag Monogram canvas Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Made in France Date code present Handle drop 5" Measures 1...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Rare Limited Edition Metallic Bronze Large Brown Gold Boy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Limited Edition Chanel Old Medium Rare Metallic Bronze Gold Boy Bag Year: 2017 Chanel Dark Brown Bronze Quilted Patent Leather Large Boy Flap Bag Patent Leather in gold Gold Hardwa...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Metis Reverse Crossbody
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Athens, GA
Authentic Louis Vuitton Metis Reverse crossbody bag. Limited edition and sold out. Brand New with plastic still on the hardware. Comes with complete set, original dust cover and box....
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Metis Reverse Crossbody
  • Louis Vuitton Metis Reverse Crossbody
  • Louis Vuitton Metis Reverse Crossbody
  • Louis Vuitton Metis Reverse Crossbody
H 9.7 in. W 4.1 in. L 7.9 in.
Valentino Rockstud Lock Mini Bead Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in London, GB
Valentino Mini Rockstud Bead Embellished Shoulder Bag. Black Leather Embellished With Beaded Body. Signature Pyramid Studs. Bordered With Gold Tone Studs. Gold Tone Hardware. Pushloc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Christian Dior Vintage Grained Brown Leahter Doctor Style Handbag
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage grained brown leather doctor style handbag. This bag features : - Grained brown leather body. - Framed shape in doctor style bag. - Gold toned hardware. - Bei...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Celine Black Leather Toggle Kelly Style Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag
By Celine
Located in Chicago, IL
Celine Leather Gold Toggle Kelly Style Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in Italy Handle drop 6" Measures 8.75" W x 8" H x 2.5" D
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Cartier Black Leather Gold 2 in 1 Kelly Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Flap Bag
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Cartier Black Leather Gold 2 in 1 Kelly Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Flip lock closure Woven lining Made in Italy Handle drop 4.25" Removable sho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

1990s Chanel Black Leather Mini Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s black quilted leather vintage Chanel classic mini flap bag with gold-tone hardware, single chain-link and leather shoulder strap, CC gold-tone turn-lock closure at front flap. ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Black Evelyne TPM Shoulder Cross Body Messenger Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Black Evelyne TPM Shoulder Cross Body Bag Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition. Perfect gift! Coming in full set with shoulder strap, Hermes sleepers, and Hermes ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Vintage Brown Leather H Clasp Rio Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage brown leather Rio envelope clutch bag featuring an exotic wood and gold toned signature H clasp snap front closure. Embossed HERMES PARIS Made in France. No date code...
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20th Century Clutches

Chanel 2014 Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Coral Velvet Small Medium So Black CC Classic Flap Year: 2014 So Black Hardware CC Turnlock Closure Classic Interwoven chain Coral interwoven velvet Classic back pocket In...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Vintage 1962 Brown Box Leather 27cm Drag Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage 1962 brown box leather 27cm DRAG bag. This bag features : - Brown box leather body. - Foldover top with iconic gold toned H push-lock closure. - Top handles. - Gold t...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Sonia Rykiel Paris printed Embossed Leather Hand Bag
By Sonia Rykiel
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Classic vintage Sonia Rykiel embossed leather bag. - edgy and chic It closes with a magnetic press stud one pocket inside. The bag is worn has some spots inside lining and on bucket....
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1980s Top Handle Bags

CHLOE Chocolate Brown Leather Paddington Medium Satchel Bag with Lock & Key
By Chloe
Located in New York, NY
Get the bag that is coveted by celebrities everywhere! This gorgeous Chloe Paddington Medium Satchel Bag in this rich dark brown color. It has a slouchy rectangular shape that is ult...
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2010s Luggage and Travel Bags

BOTTEGA VENETA burgundy INTRECCIATO VLOURS VENETA LARGE Hobo Shoulder Bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Zürich, CH
Bottega Veneta "Velours Veneta" limited edition shoulder bag in burgundy woven lambskin and velvet. Opens with a zipper on top. Lined in dark taupe suede with a zipper pocket against...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Chanel Lambskin Quilted Leather Medium 19 Flap Bag
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Chanel handbag is made with supple lambskin quilted leather in black. The bag features signature diamond stitching, gold and sliver tone hardware, a front flap with the signatu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

New in Box Louie Vuitton Damier Stickers CC Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton damier stickers credit card wallet. Patches of the Alps and LV symbols. Brand new , comes with dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Moschino by Redwall Vintage Navy Blue Fanny Pack
By Moschino
Located in Nice, FR
MOSCHINO by REDWALL vintage navy blue fanny pack. Thick nylon body with gold toned hardware. Two zippered pockets. One size fits all. Adjustable strap length. Marked MOSCHINO RED...
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20th Century Belt Bags

Hermes Vintage Dark Navy Blue Pochette Fanny Pack
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage rare dark navy blue pochette fanny pack with gun patina hardware. Snap button closure at front with iconic HERMES horn and ribbon design. Adjustable straps can be ti...
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20th Century Belt Bags

2000s Céline Black Handbag
By Celine
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Céline modular handbag in leather and fabric covered with beads with two handles and details in silver metal. Internal clutch with clip closure and internal patch pocket. The bag ha...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • 2000s Céline Black Handbag
  • 2000s Céline Black Handbag
  • 2000s Céline Black Handbag
  • 2000s Céline Black Handbag
H 4.73 in. W 7.88 in. D 2.76 in.
Stella McCartney black handbag with gold hardware
By Stella McCartney
Located in New York, NY
Stella McCartney doesn't believe in harming any animals, and, because of this Stella makes bags that are animal-friendly. This black nylon handbag has two outer compartment along...
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20th Century Handbags and Purses

Vintage Vassar Black Alligator Handbag
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Vassar black alligator handbag, refurbished by Lana Marks. Height 9.5", width 13.5", depth 7", handle drop 8".
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20th Century Handbags and Purses

  • Vintage Vassar Black Alligator Handbag
  • Vintage Vassar Black Alligator Handbag
  • Vintage Vassar Black Alligator Handbag
  • Vintage Vassar Black Alligator Handbag
H 9.5 in. W 13.5 in. D 7 in.
Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Vivienne Black Handbag 
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Louis Vuitton Model-Epi Leather Vivienne Black Handbag Color-Black Date Code-BA0055 Material-Epi Leather Measurements-12.25" L x 2.5" H x 6.25" W Strap-Handle -4" Outside-...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Gucci Pebbled Calfskin Medium Soho Boston Black Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Gucci handbag is made of black textured leather with an interlocking GG embroidery embellishment on one side. Featuring leather strap top handles, a leather tassel zipper pull c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

VERSACE LARGE FRINGED VANITAS Black HANDBAG/SHOULDER BAG
By Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
VERSACE Resort 2015 collection LARGE FRINGED VANITAS HANDBAG Top handles, detachable shoulder straps, top zip fastening, gold-tone hardware, detachable Medusa key ring 1...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Tod'S Woman Handbag Black Leather
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, leather, solid color, engraved logo, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, main internal compartment, evening. Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Very Good Lining: negl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Longchamp Woman Handbag Black Leather
By Longchamp
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket. Includes: - Key - Product care Product Condition: Excellent External Leather: negligible scuffi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Marni Woman Handbag Black Leather
By Marni
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, button fastening, removable internal pouch, fringe embellishment, evening. Product Condition: Good Lining: visible scratches. External Leat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Gucci Woman Handbag Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Clutch bag, leather, other patterns, front logo, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware Includes: N/A Product Condition: Very Good Lining: negligible residues. Corners and edges: neg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
  • Gucci Woman Handbag  Black Leather
H 9.45 in. W 14.18 in. D 1.19 in.
Chloe Handbag Black/Grey
By Cristina Sabatini
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
The Chloe is a classic flap bag with a plush felt woven through the chain for a softer and more elegant look. Fold-over flap with turn-lock closure Non-removable woven velvet chain c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Black Crocodile Handbag
By Artbag
Located in Alford, MA
Small 1960s crocodile handbag from Artbag on Madison Avenue, NY, features an envelope style top with snap closure and double handles that attach below the flap. Black leather interio...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

  • Black Crocodile Handbag
  • Black Crocodile Handbag
  • Black Crocodile Handbag
  • Black Crocodile Handbag
H 6 in. W 8 in. D 2 in.
Maison Margiela Woman Handbag Black Leather
By MM6 Maison Margiela
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, leather, solid color, textured leather, zipper fastening, multiple internal compartments, fabric lining. Product Condition: Very Good Corners and edges: slightly visible scuffi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Versace Women Handbags Black Synthetic Fibers
By Versace
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Clutch bag, synthetic fibers, solid color, internal logo, button fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, suede lining, fringe embellishment, eve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Gucci Women Handbags Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Tote bag, leather, solid color, front logo, patent, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, day bag Includes: - Product care - Dust bag ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Chanel Women Handbags Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cruise Collection 2018 Tote bag, leather, solid color, front logo, magnetic closure, silver-tone hardware, external pocket, internal zipped pocket, internal pock...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Chanel  Women   Handbags   Black Leather
  • Chanel  Women   Handbags   Black Leather
  • Chanel  Women   Handbags   Black Leather
  • Chanel  Women   Handbags   Black Leather
H 13.78 in. W 17.72 in. D 5.52 in.
Chanel Women's Handbag Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
From 2007/2008 Collection Woman, leather, solid color, embroidered logo, quilted, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal pockets, day bag Includes: -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Fendi Women's Handbag Black Leather
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
Woman, synthetic fibers, solid color, monogram logo, patent, adjustable shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, main internal compartment, day bag Includes: - Shoulder strap - Dust bag ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Tote - Black Pebble Leather Handbag
By Cristina Sabatini
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
-The simplicity of the Lindsay Tote Handbag makes this bag a wardrobe staple. -The AAAA quality pebble leather makes this bag soft and flexible. A hard bottom helps keep this bag sta...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

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Black Handbags For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of black handbags available on 1stDibs. Our collection of black handbags includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Beige and more. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. Black handbags such as these have likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès are consistently popular. 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 are Black Handbags?

The prices for black handbags start at $7 and top out at $499,925 with these items, on average, selling for $1,325.

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.