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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

Marc Jacobs Black Leather Star Embroidered Boston Bag NWT rt $495
By Marc Jacobs
Located in New York, NY
Marc Jacobs Black Leather Star Embroidered Boston Bag NWT. Features crossbody strap Made In: Vietnam Color: Black Hardware: Silvertone hardware Materials: Leather Lining: Black tex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Black Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Kelly 32 Black Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Evening Shoulder Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Measures 12.5"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

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.
Hermes NEW Black Leather Palladium Top Handle Satchel Small Tote Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Palladium plated hardware Leather lining Turn-lock closure Handle drop 1" Measures 8.5" W x 4.5" Hx 2.75" D Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUN...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Kelly 32 Black Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Kelly 32 Black Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Evening Shoulder Bag in Box Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Measure...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder 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.
Hermes Kelly 32 Brown Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Kelly 32 Brown Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Evening Shoulder Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Handle drop 3.5" Measures 12.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Hermes 2016 Navy Blue Bleu Nuit Togo Leather 30cm Birkin Bag
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Hermes 2016 Bleu Nuit Togo Leather 30cm Birkin Bag. Features palladium hardware. Made In: France Year of Production: 2016 Color: Bleu nuit(navy bue) Hardware: Pallad...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag gold tone hardware for the chain CC logo on the front Totally made in France
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1980s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Shopper Bag
H 11.82 in. W 16.54 in. D 4.34 in.
2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
By Marni
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The practical Marni black leather tote bag features an handle, silver-tone details, inner and outer zipped pockets and a press stud buttoned fastening. The bag is in perfect conditio...
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Early 2000s Clutches

  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
H 12.6 in. W 11.03 in. D 4.73 in.
Chloe Black Leather Drew Crossbody Messenger Bag
By Chloe
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Chloé's 'Drew' Crossbody bag. Crafted of black grained leather A beautiful day-to-evening...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chloe Black Leather Suede Nile Bracelet Bag with Shoulder Strap
By Chloe
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Chloé's 'Nile' bracelet bag. Crafted of black leather and suede. A beautiful day-to-evenin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Black Leather Oversize Carryall Travel Shopper Shoulder Tote Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Oversize Carryall Briefcase Travel Shopper Shoulder Tote Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Suede lining Belted closure Made in France Date code Square E Shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote 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

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Jewelry Accessory Travel Storage Case Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Jewelry Men's Women's Cosmetic Accessory Travel Storage Case Bag Epi Leather Gold hardware Zipper closure Made in France Date code present Measures 8...
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Leather Men's Jewelry Accessory Travel Storage Case Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Jewelry Accessory Travel Storage Case Bag Leather Gold hardware Zipper closure Made in France Date code present Measures 8.75" W x 2" H x 6.25" D
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21st Century and Contemporary Luggage and Travel Bags

Hermes Black Leather Silver Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Silver Large LapTop Business Envelope Clutch CarryAll Bag Leather Gold hardware Buckle closure Made in France Date code present Measures 14" W x 10.5" H x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Louis Vuitton Black Leather Men's and Women's Carryall Travel Tote Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Black Leather Men's Carryall Travel Top Handle Satchel Tote Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop 4" Measures 13" W x 14" H x 7" D
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Alexander McQueen Black Medallion Leather Chain-Strap Shoulder Bag with Charms
By Alexander McQueen
Located in San Francisco, CA
Alexander McQueen Black Medallion Leather Chain-Strap Shoulder Bag with Charms Black leather with silver tone chains and charms, can be worn over the shoulder or carried like a clutc...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Crocodile Exotic Leather Gold Evening Small Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Black Crocodile Leather Gold Evening Clutch Small Shoulder Flap Bag Crocodile Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in France Date code present Measures 7.5" W...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black Leather Gold Hardware Travel Sport Single Shoulder Carryall Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Rare Black Leather Kelly Gold Hardware Travel Sport Single Shoulder Carryall Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Adjustable should...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Quilted Gold Shopper Carryall Tote Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Caviar Quilted Gold Shopper Carryall Tote Shoulder Bag Caviar Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Made in France Date code present Shoulder strap drop 1...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Classic Black Leather Lambskin Gold Chain Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Snap button closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Sh...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Black Leather Gold 'H" Logo Evening 2 in 1 Shoulder Flap Clutch Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Leather Gold 'H" Liddy Logo Evening 2 in 1 Shoulder Flap Clutch Bag Crocodile leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in France S...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Chanel Black Ostrich Exotic Leather Gold Single Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Ostrich Exotic Leather Gold Single Evening Shoulder Flap Bag Ostrich Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
YSL Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag Leather Twill lining Button closure Measures 9.5" W x 6.75" H x 2" D Includes original dust bag
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Chanel Black leather gold hardware maxi jumbo shoulder bag
By Chanel
Located in Capri, IT
Chanel Black leather gold hardware maxi jumbo shoulder bag
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Celine Black Leather Gold Toggle Kelly Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Flap Bag
By Celine
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in Italy Handle drop 4.75" Shoulder strap drop 19" Measures 9" W x 8" H x 3" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Celine Black Leather Gold Toggle Kelly Top Handle Satchel Flap Tote Bag
By Celine
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in Italy Handle drop 5" Measures 8.25" W x 8.25" H x 3.5" D 100% authenticity guaranteed NEWFOUND LUXURY is the premier luxury fashio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Hermes Black Crocodile Leather Gold 'H" Logo Shoulder Flap Clutch Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Crocodile Exotic Leather Gold 'H" Liddy Logo Shoulder Flap Clutch Bag in Box Crocodile leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Made in ...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Black Cognac Leather Palladium "H" Top Handle Evening Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Black Cognac Leather Palladium 'H' Top Handle Evening Shoulder Bag Leather Palladium hardware Zipper closure Made in France Measures 12.5" W x 7.5" H x 4" D Shoulder strap ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Leather Top Handle Kelly Style Satchel Flap Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Leather Top Handle Kelly Style Shoulder Satchel Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Woven lining Magnetic closure Handle drop 5" Measures 10.5" W x 8.2...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Black Leather Gold Logo Coin Clutch Evening Small Party Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Leather Gold Logo Coin Clutch Evening Small Party Shoulder Flap Bag Lambskin Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Interior features built ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black Leather Gold Rope Kelly Style Evening Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes Black Leather Gold Rope Kelly Style Evening Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Flip lock closures Blind stamped Made in Fr...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

2000s Marni Blue Nappa Leather Tote Bag
By Marni
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The original Marni blue nappa leather design tote bag features a black leather handle and a bordeaux pvc clasp closure. The item shows scratches, as shown in the pictures. Years: ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Bottega Veneta Metallic Leather Knot Clutch Bag
By Bottega Veneta, Chanel
Located in London, GB
Crafted in Italy, Bottega Veneta meticulously reworked their iconic 'Intrecciato panel' Clutch bag with this opulent evening companion. Showcasing a bold, minimalistic, two-tone colo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Leather Lambskin Small Party Evening Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Leather Lambskin Small Mini Party Evening Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag Lambskin Gold tone hardware Turn lock closure Leather lining Made in France Handle drop 3" Measure...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle 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

Louis Vuitton Burgundy Passy GM Epi Leather Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
Louis Vuitton Burgundy Passy Leather GM Handbag - Textured Epi leather on exterior - Expandable belts on outside width - Silver hardware - Zipper pouch attached on inside - Rectangu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Valentino Rockstud Lock Mini Bead Embellished Leather Shoulder Bag
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
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

Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Gold 2in1 Evening Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag in Box
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Chanel Black Lambskin Leather Gold 2 in 1 Evening Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag in Box Lambskin Gold tone hardware Leather lining Magnetic snap closure Made in France ...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Hermes Green Leather Palladium Men's Women's Travel Backpack Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Red Leather Kelly Palladium Ado Men's Women's Travel Backpack Shoulder Bag Leather Palladium tone hardware Turnlock closure Leather lining Date code present Made in France Ad...
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Late 20th Century Backpacks

Chanel Brown Leather Mini Small Party Evening Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Brown Leather Mini Small Party Evening Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag Lambskin Gold tone hardware Turn lock closure Leather lining Made in France Handle drop 3" Measure 5.75" W ...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Chocolate Brown Leather Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
YSL Yves Saint Chocolate Brown Leather Envelope Evening Flap Clutch Bag Leather Twill lining Button closure Measures 9.5" W x 6.75" H x 2" D
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Late 20th Century Clutches

Hermes Kelly 35 Brown Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Bag in Box
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Hermes Kelly 35 Brown Leather Gold Top Handle Satchel Shoulder Tote Bag in Box Leather Gold tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop 4" Removable shoulder strap dr...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
By Marni
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The stylish Marni black leather tote bag features decorative curliness details on both sides and silver-tone metal decorative details. With removable handles and inner pockets, the b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Marni Black Leather Tote Bag
H 19.69 in. W 14.97 in. D 10.24 in.
Cartier Black Leather Unisex Clutch Bag
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Cartier black leather unisex embossed logo clutch featuring a top zip closure, a main internal compartment, a leather lining, an internal zipped pocket, an internal slip pocket, an i...
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1980s Clutches

  • Cartier Black Leather Unisex Clutch Bag
  • Cartier Black Leather Unisex Clutch Bag
  • Cartier Black Leather Unisex Clutch Bag
  • Cartier Black Leather Unisex Clutch Bag
H 7.88 in. D 1.58 in. L 10.63 in.
Salvatore Ferragamo Black Leather Envelope 2 in 1 Clutch Flap Shoulder Bag
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in Chicago, IL
Salvatore Ferragamo Black Leather Envelope Gold Charm 2 in 1 Clutch Evening Flap Crossbody Shoulder Bag Leather Metal Gold tone hardware Twill lining Made in Italy Shoulder strap d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Leather 2 in 1 Envelope Clutch Single Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Lambskin leather Gold tone hardware Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap drop 15" Measures 8.5" W x 7" H x 3" D
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Late 20th Century Shoulder 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

Cartier Black Leather Gold Emblem Charm Kelly Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Cartier Black Leather Gold Emblem Charm Kelly Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Flip lock closure Leather lining Made in Italy Handle drop 5" Measures 8.7" W x...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Celine Black Ostrich Leather Toggle Kelly Style Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag
By Celine
Located in Chicago, IL
Celine Black Ostrich Exotic Leather Gold Toggle Kelly Style Evening Top Handle Satchel Flap Bag Ostrich leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Made in Italy Handle drop 6.75" Mea...
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Late 20th Century 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

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

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

YSL Black Leather Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Alford, MA
YSL black leather handbag with outer "skirt" that is pleated and features side lacing through silver grommets. The horn-shaped handle is wrapped in leather and has studs and silver e...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • YSL Black Leather Bag
  • YSL Black Leather Bag
  • YSL Black Leather Bag
  • YSL Black Leather Bag
H 9.5 in. W 16.5 in. D 2 in.
Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
By Launer
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage black leather bag by Launer. The bag has a flap over front with popper fastening and pouch pocket at the back. Internally there is a zip pocket in the lid ( like Chane...
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1970s Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
H 8 in. W 11 in. D 3 in.
Dior Lady D Black Leather Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful Dior Lady D bag with black leather flowers. Set with leather flowers and black sequins, this ravishing evening bag is hand-carried with a lamb leather handle. The fittings...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Dior Lady D Black Leather Bag
  • Dior Lady D Black Leather Bag
  • Dior Lady D Black Leather Bag
  • Dior Lady D Black Leather Bag
H 5.52 in. D 1.97 in. L 7.09 in.
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Black Leather Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary black leather bag you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Gray, Brown and protectString (more) in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a black leather bag may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. An accessory like this designed by Chanel, Gucci 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 Black Leather Bag?

On average, a black leather bag on 1stDibs sells for $1,311, while they’re typically $99 on the low end and $58,945 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Handbags Purses Bags 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.