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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

Chanel Pink Tweed Reissue Crossbody Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rare one of a kind Chanel pink tweed crossbody bag with pink interior is a seasonal item in excellent condition. This can be worn crossbody or with the straps shorten, it can be worn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Hot Pink Ombre Patent Leather Brick Flap Crossbody Convertible Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel runway limited edition pink patent leather lego brick flap Year: 2014 Silver hardware One centered credit card slot Pink nylon lining Classic back pocket Strap Drop 24” Cross...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Caviar Leather Gold Small Crossbody WOC Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Caviar Leather Gold Small Crossbody WOC Wallet on Chain Shoulder Flap Bag Caviar leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Date code present Shoulder stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Velvet Gold Small Micro Mini Party Crossbody Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Velvet Gold Small Micro Mini Party Evening Crossbody Shoulder Flap Bag Velvet Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Snap closure Made in France Shoulder strap drop ...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Black Satin Gold Small Micro Mini Party Crossbody Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Black Satin Gold Small Micro Mini Party Evening Crossbody Shoulder Flap Bag Satin Leather Gold tone hardware Woven lining Snap closure Made in France Shoulder strap drop 20" ...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Lambskin Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
The Must Have CHANEL bags to have in your wardrobe! With its beige color goes everywhere in summer as in winter. It will be useful with all your everyday outfits. The hardware is sil...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • CHANEL Lambskin Flap Bag
  • CHANEL Lambskin Flap Bag
  • CHANEL Lambskin Flap Bag
  • CHANEL Lambskin Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. D 3.35 in. L 11.82 in.
Chanel Jumbo Patent Double Flap
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Feel red hot with this stunning red Chanel patent jumbo double flap! Featuring a beautiful red patent leather with silver hardware and a silver chain strap that can be worn cross bod...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chanel Jumbo Patent Double Flap
  • Chanel Jumbo Patent Double Flap
  • Chanel Jumbo Patent Double Flap
  • Chanel Jumbo Patent Double Flap
H 7.5 in. L 11.75 in.
Red Chanel Jumbo Single Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Gorgeous single classic flap jumbo in red leather and silver-tone hardware, a classic CC turn-lock closure and a patch pocket on the back face. Interior is lined with smooth tonal le...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Red Chanel Jumbo Single Flap Bag
  • Red Chanel Jumbo Single Flap Bag
  • Red Chanel Jumbo Single Flap Bag
  • Red Chanel Jumbo Single Flap Bag
H 8.67 in. D 3.75 in. L 13 in.
Chanel Python Waist Chain Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Python Waist Chain Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting a matte black python skin exterior, this structured design is accented...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Jumbo Black Lambskin Double Flap SHW
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Jumbo Black Lambskin Leather Double Flap Bag. Silver hardware. Good condition. Chanel keeps going up. Great to invest in the classics just as this. Most wanted jumbo (medium-l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Leather and Tweed Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Leather and Tweed Boy Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting soft red lambskin-leather and textured tweed exterior, this design ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Glazed Calfskin Leather Boy Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Glazed Calfskin Leather Boy Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting smooth black and ivory calfskin-leather exterior, this design...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Purple Metallic Maxi Reissue Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel limited edition maxi reissue double flap with extra thick silver chain. Purple metallic distressed leather. Shoulder drop 10"/18". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

New Chanel Shanghai Burgundy Sequin Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel brand new limited edition Shanghai collection in burgundy sequins and black silk satin double flap. Strap drop 17.75". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

New Chanel Coco Cuba Green Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel sequin Coco Cuba flap bag. Handle drop, 9"/17"L. Brand new with ID card, original box, hologram.
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • New Chanel Coco Cuba Green Flap Bag
  • New Chanel Coco Cuba Green Flap Bag
  • New Chanel Coco Cuba Green Flap Bag
  • New Chanel Coco Cuba Green Flap Bag
H 6 in. W 3 in. L 10 in.
Chanel Black Reissue Gold Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel jumbo reissue double-flap bag. Black distressed leather and gold tone hardware metal. Can be worn cross body. Shoulder drop: 11"/20"L. Hardware a little bit faded. Comes with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Ultra Grey Tweed Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel grey tweed flap super rare! This bag is in excellent condition, as seen on celebrities like Mischa Barton and Diane Kruger. This is a very rare bag that is hard to find. Will...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Studded Calfskin Lambskin Paris Dallas Flap Black
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This unique classic handbag is beautifully crafted of diamond quilted calfskin leather on the bottom and a lambskin CC studded flap. The bag features ruthenium chain link straps wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Cruise Lambskin-Trimmed Sequin Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Cruise 2017 Lambskin Trimmed Sequin Classic Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a metallic two-tone sequin exterior wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

WOMENS DESIGNER Chanel Peace Sign Victory Extra Mini Flap
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel Victory Extra Mini Flap Bag is just stunning. It is the perfect extra small size. It also features two crystal-embellished ‘peace sign’ hands or also known as the victory...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Interwoven Bicolor Two Tone Medium Black & White Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Interwoven Bicolor Two Tone Medium Black & White Flap Bag Chanel Shoulder Bag Black Interwoven Gold-Tone Hardware Chain-Link Shoulder Strap Twill Lining & Dual Interior Pocke...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Quilted Black Lambskin Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel black lambskin quilted flap Year: 2013 Antique gold hardware CC turnlock closure Classic interwoven chain Lambskin Burgundy interior lining Interior rear open back pocket Int...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Metallic Quilted Calfskin 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Metallic Quilted Calfskin 2.55 Reissue Double Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop, it is boasting a metallic quilted calfskin exterior,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Shoulder Chain Flap Black Calfskin Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Pre-Fall 2011 Paris-Byzance Metiers d'Art Collection Black leather Chanel flap bag with Antiqued gold hardware Single convertible classic interwoven chain Chain-link trim at edges...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Flap Box Vintage 1997 Classic Single Rare Black Caviar Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Year: 1997 {VINTAGE 24 Years} Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain Interwoven chain Classic back pocket Caviar leather Black leather lined interior Main interior zippered pocket W ...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Rare Tweed Lambskin Quilted Mini Beauty Lock Multicolor Black Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
CHANEL Tweed Lambskin Quilted Mini Beauty Lock Flap Multicolor Black Excellent Like New Condition Includes Dust Bag And Authenticity Card Stunning Silver CC Pushlock Black leather w...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Vintage 90's Soft Chevron Fringe Pink Lambskin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Soft Pink Chevron Fringe Lambskin Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} CC logo Stitched detail Magnetic clasp closure Beige interior lambskin lining Center zippered pocket Hangin...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Paris-Dallas Bandana Medium Blue & Beige Quilted Classic Flap Canvas Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
This authentic Chanel Paris-Dallas Bandana Flap Bag Quilted Canvas Medium is from the brand's 2013/2014 Paris Dallas Metiers D'art Bag Collection. Crafted from blue quilted canvas w...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Two Tone Limited Edition Black & White Lambskin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Two Tone Black and White Flap Bag Rare Limited Edition 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Gold tone hardware Resin shoulder chain Mademoiselle re-issue oversized turnlock Lambskin quil...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Vintage 90's Metallic Lambskin Mini Quilted Flap Gold Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 90's Metallic Lambskin Mini Quilted Flap Gold Cross Body Bag This chic classic model, circa 1991-1994, is finely composed of luxuriously supple diamond quilted lambski...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL c.2018 “Boy” Large Black Quilted Leather Flap Chain Strap Shoulder Bag
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Thiensville, WI
CHANEL c.2018 “Boy” Large Black Quilted Leather Flap Chain Strap Shoulder Bag Brand/Manufacturer: Chanel Circa: 2017/2018 Collection: Boy Chanel Style: Shoulder bag Color(s): Black...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Micro Mini Vintage 90s Black Lambskin Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Micro Mini Vintage 90s Crossbody Classic Flap Bag Gold hardware Classic interwoven chain Lambskin quilted leather Foldover flap with CC turn lock closure Burgundy red signat...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Limited Edition 2005 Black & White Grey Tweed Fur Lizard Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Black fur Chanel multi color tweed and Lizard flap with CC logo clasp Fall/Winter 2005 Silver hardware Interior flap black lambskin lining Soft black graffiti interior lining Class...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Vintage with Gold Hardware Red Caviar Leather Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Red Caviar Classic Flap with Gold Hardware 1994 (VINTAGE 27 Years} Red caviar quilted leather Gold hardware Front flap pocket with CC turnlock closure Main zipper...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Vintage 2000s Pink & Grey Tweed and Fur Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Vintage 2000s Pink & Grey Tweed and Fur Cross Body Bag 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Light purple genuine rabbit fur with multicolor black, blue and tweed, CC turn lo...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Fringe Jumbo Rare Limited Edition Pink Multi Color Tweed Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Pink Fringe Tweed Jumbo Classic Flap Rare Limited Edition VINTAGE 2008 Resort Silver hardware Double flaps Classic interwoven chain CC Turnlock Lambskin pink interior Zippere...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Rare Vintage Orylag Black and Grey Tweed Fur Cross Body Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Vintage Classic Flap Orylag Fur Grey Tweed 2005 {VINTAGE 16 Years} Silver hardware Classic CC turn lock Black microfiber Chanel logo interior lining Center zippered p...
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Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Handbag Classic Flap Boy Brick Mini Studded Classic Logo CC Navy Blue Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Boy Brick Mini Studded WOC Classic Logo CC Flap Bag Year: 2016 Ruthenium brass hardware Chanel CC logo and studded brick accents Diamond quilted lambskin leather at rear...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Side Pack Classic Flap 2.55 Reissue Rare Limited Edition Double Twin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Rare Limited Edition Double Twin Micro Mini Classic Flap Bag 2011 Silver hardware Classic interwoven chain Double Mademoiselle CC Turnlock Quilted Lambskin Leather Interior l...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Boy Soldout Spring 2016 Fluo Medium Rare Black Neon Lime Nylon Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Spring 2016 RTW Fluo Neon Lime Sport Boy Bag Year: 2016 Spring Ready to Wear Chain-link strap Silver-tone hardware accents. Boy push-lock closure Black nylon ...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Chain Me Around Single Flap Jumbo Maxi Cc Logo Black Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Calfskin Chain Me Jumbo Flap Bag in Black. This single flap shoulder bag is made of calfskin leather - super thick and soft calfskin that is stitched in a diamond quilted we...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Mini Vintage Lambskin Crossbody Classic Flap Bag 1989 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Gold hardware Black lambskin diamond stitch Red lambskin interior lining Classic interwoven long cha...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Longchamp Beige Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
By Longchamp
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Swap that everyday tote with this charming crossbody bag from the house of Longchamp. It features a beige leather body, an adjustable shoulder strap, and the logo in gold-tone on the...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Longchamp Beige Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
  • Longchamp Beige Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
  • Longchamp Beige Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
  • Longchamp Beige Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
H 4.73 in. W 2.76 in. L 8.67 in.
CHANEL Diana Chain Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Diana Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Clas...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Boy Chain Shoulder Bag Black Flap Quilted Leather Crossbody
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Boy Chain Shoulder Bag Black Quilted Flap Leather Crossbody. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Contemporary....
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Naked Beauty Lock Clear Transparent PVC Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Classic Flap Naked Beauty Lock Clear Transparent PVC Crossbody Bag Year 2017 Lambskin leather lining Transparent diamond stitch PVC Silver hardware CHANEL engraved beauty ...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Small Sized Beige Tweed Fringe Organic Crochet Crossbody Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel small sized beige tweed crochet flap 2009 Antique gold hardware Large CC logo Magnetic clasp closure Interior beige canvas lining Interior center zippered pocket Flat bottom ...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Bottega Veneta Crossbody Orange Leather Flap Bag With Shoulder Strap
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely vintage Bottega Veneta orange leather handbag with a shoulder strap. The bag has 2 flaps, a larger exterior flap that snaps closed and a hidden smaller flap pocket ...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Striped Classic Flap Velour Velvet Black and White Crossbody Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel velour black and white striped flap 2006 {VINTAGE 15 Years} Silver Hardware Classic interwoven lambskin chain Three pearl charm detail on strap CC turnlock closure Black lamb...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Saint Laurent Black Leather Y-Ligne Flap Crossbody Bag
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This elegant black bag from Saint Laurent is ideal for everyday use. Crafted from leather, the bag is detailed with a gold-tone 'Y' motif snap closure and an adjustable shoulder stra...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Carolina Herrera Navy Blue Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
By Carolina Herrera
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from leather in a navy blue shade, Carolina Herrera's crossbody bag features a classy and minimal design. The logo-accented front flap opens to a well-sized interior that can...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Anya Hindmarch Blue/Black Textured Stripe Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
By Anya Hindmarch
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This stunning crossbody bag comes from the house of Anya Hindmarch. It has been crafted from textured leather and flaunts blue and black hues. The exterior features stripes that add ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Hermes Black Leather Gold Small Mini Evening Crossbody Shoulder Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Date code present Made in France Shoulder strap 18" Measures 6" W x 6" H x 1" D Includes dust bag and box 100% authenticity guaranteed NE...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag in Chocolate Brown GHW
By Chanel
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chanel Small Classic Flap Bag in Chocolate Brown GHW Chanel Classic Flap Bag in small with double flap in beautiful smooth quilted chocolate brown lambskin and gold hardware. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

CHANEL Chain Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Flap Quilted Lambskin
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Flap made of black Lambskin. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vi...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Class...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

CHANEL Full Chain Flap Shoulder Crossbody Bag Black Quilted Lamb
By Chanel
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic CHANEL Full Flap Chain Shoulder Bag Crossbody Black Quilted Lamb. The color is Black. The outside material is Leather. The pattern is Solid. This item is Vintage / Class...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermes Vintage Leather Flap Crossbody Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
CURATOR'S NOTES Hermes Vintage Leather Flap Crossbody Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Toggle closure Made in France Date code Circle R Adjustable shoulder strap drop 53" Meas...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Small Ballerina Flap Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in London, GB
Chanel Small Ballerine Flap Bag has been hand-finished by skilled artisans in the label's workshop. Boasting a soft lambskin-leather exterior with satin edging, this design is accent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Crossbody Flap Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of crossbody flap bags available on 1stDibs. Our collection of crossbody flap bags includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Gray and more. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. Crossbody flap bags such as these have likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Chanel, Hermès and Celine 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 Crossbody Flap Bags?

The prices for crossbody flap bags start at $225 and top out at $14,920 with these items, on average, selling for $3,386.

Finding the Right Shoulder Bags for You

Ever since we’ve needed an accessory to carry our personal items when we’re on the go, shoulder bags have proven indispensable. Today, vintage and designer shoulder bags are such a treasured part of fashion history that they even get their own museum exhibitions.

Prior to bags becoming an essential piece of any ensemble for any gender, women wore pockets strung on ribbons as garments that were separate from their gowns, accessible by openings in the fabric. Small handbags and handheld purses were developed before the accessory gained importance as functional and fashionable. Most had more in common with wallets than anything else.

While the bags of the 16th century warranted ornament, such as exteriors embroidered with silver-gilt thread and beads, it wasn’t until the late 18th century and early 19th century that the design and craft of bags had really broadened. Handheld purses were finished with details that were meant to garner attention, and bags were fitted with shoulder straps. A stylish shoulder bag meant that women could tote jewelry, cash and perhaps a decorative snuff box full of tobacco to an evening ball across town.

The early 1900s saw the introduction of gold and silver minaudières. The patenting of these compact bejeweled clutches has been attributed to revered French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels, and today they remain a fashion favorite. One of Judith Leiber’s innovative minaudières even earned a role in the movie Sex and the City.

A luxury shoulder bag is a work of art with a long, fascinating origin story, and entire brands and fashion lines have emerged around creating the perfect versions of shoulder bags and top-handle bags. For example, the iconic Hermès Kelly bag, which was popularized by actress Grace Kelly, is a widely coveted, collected and often faked entry from the handbag hall of fame. And while vintage Gucci tote bags have their own dedicated fan base, collectors and lovers of luxury are likely familiar with the Dionysus, a pared-down Gucci shoulder bag that manages to make a substantial statement anyway.

Embrace a classic look with a vintage shoulder bag designed by Chanel, Givenchy or Fendi — find yours on 1stDibs today.

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