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Bvlgari Gold Minaudiere Evening Bag
By Bvlgari
Located in New York, NY
Bvlgari Minaudiere evening bag, finely crafted in 18 k yellow and white gold with Round Brilliant cut diamond at the push lock clasp, weighing 0.75 carat. Interior has two sections a...
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Vintage 1960s Italian More Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cabochon Ruby and Gold Minaudiere
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels ruby & gold compact makeup box, 2 cabochon rubies on top. Inside the box consists of 2 compartments and a gold lipstick holder Measurements: 4" long, 2.5" wide ...
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Vintage 1970s French Jewelry Boxes

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Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Cabochon Ruby and Gold Minaudiere
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in New York, NY
Van Cleef & Arpels Ruby & Gold Compact Makeup Box, 2 cabochon rubies on top. Inside the box consists of 2 compartments and a gold lipstick holder Measurements: 4" long, 2.5" wide S...
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Vintage 1970s French Desk Accessories

Materials

Ruby, 14k Gold, Gold

1930s Cartier Art Deco Enamel Diamond Gold Minaudiere Compact
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual Art Deco 14K gold and black enamel minaudiere by Cartier, circa 1930s. It features a compact, lipstick case, notepad holder and pencil. Also features platinum and di...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Vanity Items

Materials

18k Gold

Vintage Gold Two-Way Minaudiere 1980s
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A Vintage Gold Minaudiere Bag. Featuring a hard case purse designed in the style of a fabric purse and embellished with tiny applied crystals that co-ordinate with the silver tone me...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Vintage Gold Two-Way Minaudiere 1980s
  • Vintage Gold Two-Way Minaudiere 1980s
  • Vintage Gold Two-Way Minaudiere 1980s
  • Vintage Gold Two-Way Minaudiere 1980s
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H 4.14 in. L 6.7 in.
Vintage Judith Leiber Gold Floral Crystal Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Judith Leiber Gold Floral Crystal Minaudiere in very good condition. Gold exterior trimmed with silver/clear swarovski crystals in a filigree and floral pattern. Top kiss loc...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Gold Clear Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Judith Leiber Gold Clear Swarovski Crystal Minaudiere in excellent condition. Gold metal exterior trimmed with clear swarovski crystals. Top button closure opens to a gold leather in...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Van Cleef & Arpels Gold and Diamond Minaudière
By Van Cleef & Arpels
Located in London, GB
An 18k gold minaudiere by Van Cleef & Arpels with diamonds on the clasp. Includes a lipstick holder and separate compartments with a hidden section behind the mirror. Circa 1960s. A...
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Vintage 1960s Vanity Items

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Judith Leiber Gold Swarovski Crystal Sitting Duck Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful Judith Leiber sitting duck minaudiere in very good vintage condition. Gold sitting duck form with clear Swarovski crystal embellishments around the exterior. Side lifting ...
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1990s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Judith Leiber Gold Bow Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Judith Leiber Gold Bow Crystal Minaudiere Evening Bag in very good condition. Gold brushed metal body in unique bow shape with clear crystals along top side. Top button closu...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Gold Filigree Swarovski Crystal Box Minaudiere evening bag clutch
By Judith Lieber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning Judith Leiber Vintage gold box minaudiere in very good vintage condition. Gold structured box exterior trimmed with clear swarovski crystals and an attached gold chain shou...
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1990s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Gucci Indian Hindu Deities Metal Enamel Gold Black Clutch Minaudiere
By Gucci
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Gucci Minaudiere Embossed Gold Tone Metal and Black Enamel Clutch Very Unique Indian Hindu Deities Embossed, Featuring a Black Enamel, and an Optional Chain-Link Strap with T...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Gold with White Crystal Box Minaudière Evening Clutch
By Judith Leiber
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Elegant Judith Leiber minaudière looks like a gift box or pillow with a Swarovski crystal ribbon. The bag features a press crystal lock closure with golden hardware, The shoulder s...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Judith Leiber Gold Suede and Swarovski Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Judith Leiber Gold Suede and Swarovski Minaudiere in excellent condition. Unique double compartment design. Top compartment has a beige and gold suede body with top kiss lock...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Gold & Clear Swarovski Crystal Casket Minaudiere
By Judith Leiber
Located in Philadelphia, PA
BEAUTIFUL JUDITH LEIBER Swarovski crystal casket minaudiere in excellent vintage condition. Gold exterior trimmed with clear swarovski crystals in the signature "casket" style. Push...
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1980s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber White Crystal Gold Disco Ball Minaudières Evening Bag with Tassel
By Judith Leiber
Located in Miami Beach, FL
RARE Judith Leiber white crystal sphere minaudières shoulder bag in excellent vintage condition. White Swarovski crystal exterior trimmed with gold edges and clear crystals along top...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Minaudière Gold Metal Make Up Clutch + Comb Black Evening Pouch by Wadsworth 60s
By Wadsworth
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This vintage minaudière or small make up clutch was made by Wadsworth, most likely in the early 1960s. Made from gold metal, it features a black beaded design on the top lid and two...
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1960s American Evening Bags and Minaudières

VALENTINO black leather gold Rockstud metal frame minaudiere clasp clutch bag
By Valentino
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VALENTINO black leather gold Rockstud metal frame minaudiere clasp clutch bag Reference: TGAS/A03355 Brand: Valentino Model: Valentino Rockstud Material: Metal Color: Black Closure: ...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Tom Ford for Gucci Gold Lizard Leather With Rose Gold And Amethyst Serpent Bag
By Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in North Miami, FL
This beyond stunning and now rare evening bag was Tom Fords serpent final Collection for Gucci in 2004. It was a limited edition and a runway piece. It is gold lizard leather with ro...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Clutch Moscow Lion Gold and Metallic Leather
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This bag is done in gold tone hardware and metallic gold leather, featuring a kisslock closure. The interior is done in black satin. Condition: Very Good to Excellent comes with dust...
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Early 2000s French Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Gold Metal Perfume Bottle Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Reff. #: AS3264 B08050 NI051 COLOR: Gold MATERIAL: Metal ITEM CODE: UTOLL988 MEASURES: H 6.2” x W 3.5” x D 1.4” DROP: 22” COMES WITH: Box and tag CONDITION: New with plastic rapping...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Gold CC Dripping Chains Box Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold CC Dripping Chains Box Clutch is in pristine condition. Strikingly beautiful, this evening bag defines any ensemble. Muted gold box clutch is adorned with...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Gold CC Dripping Chains Box Clutch
  • Chanel Gold CC Dripping Chains Box Clutch
  • Chanel Gold CC Dripping Chains Box Clutch
  • Chanel Gold CC Dripping Chains Box Clutch
H 2.5 in. W 4.75 in. D 1.5 in.
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Kitty blush nude gold cat face print leather crossbody bag
By Charlotte Olympia
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Kitty blush nude gold cat face print leather crossbody bag Reference: SNKO/A00162 Brand: Charlotte Olympia Model: Kitty crossbody Material: Leather Color: Beige Pat...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

M2MALLETIER Signature gold bar handle ivory leather flap crossbody bag
Located in Hong Kong, NT
M2MALLETIER Signature gold bar handle ivory leather flap crossbody bag Reference: SNKO/A00158 Brand: M2Malletier Material: Leather Color: Ivory Pattern: Solid Closure: Magnet Made in...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

LOUIS VUITTON 2016 Damier Azur Mini Pochette top zip gold chain small bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Hong Kong, NT
LOUIS VUITTON 2016 Damier Azur Mini Pochette top zip gold chain small bag Reference: TGAS/B02259 Brand: Louis Vuitton Model: Damier Azur Mini Pochette Material: Canvas Color: White P...
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2010s French Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber White Snakeskin Clutch with Multi-Stone Gold Frame
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage Judith Leiber handbag is composed of a white gathered snakeskin. The frame style clutch is adorned with multiple colored stones. In excellent condition, there is some sl...
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20th Century Unknown Evening Bags and Minaudières

Whiting & Davis Gold Mesh Bag
By Whiting & Davis
Located in Alford, MA
Petite gold mesh bag by Whiting & Davis with wrist strap and curved gold metal frame itch engraved initials "WMF".
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1950s American Evening Bags and Minaudières

Paco Rabanne Style Vintage 1970s Gold Tone Metal Disc Purse Handbag
Located in Nice, FR
PACO RABANNE style vintage 1970s gold toned metal disc purse handbag. This bag features : - Gold toned interlinked discs. - Chain strap. - Gold metallic thread lining. - Spring fron...
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20th Century Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Gucci Gold Copper Color Leather Buckle Clutch Italian
By Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in North Miami, FL
This ever so chic and slim Italian Gucci gold copper buckle small clutch fits an I phone 11 and Up. It is from 2000. Iy was designed by Frida Giannini for Gucci. We have just had it ...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Gucci Metallic Gold Black Evening Bag
By Gucci
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Over the past several years, Gucci has risen to a monumental status. Their classic and quirky designs have placed the Italian design house at the forefront of luxury brands. Done in ...
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1970s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
OMG what an amazing sequins bag in silver color gradient. You may use it with a black dress or with a jean, day and night. It is a double flap. The interior is lined in black duchess...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
  • Chanel Black and Gold Sequins Bag
H 7.49 in. D 5.52 in. L 7.88 in.
French Brocade and Faux Pearl Bag with Gold Plated Fittings
Located in London, GB
Beautiful French gold plated brocade bag with a faux pearl clasp. Measuring maximum width 19.5 cm / 7.6 inches and height 12.5 cm / 5 inches, with a handle drop of 13.8 cm / 5.4 inc...
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Mid-20th Century French Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Flap Bag is a runway piece in pristine condition. Encrusted with tiny gold flecks and quilted in signature Chanel diamond pattern. Gold tone...
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2010s French Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
  • Chanel Gold Mini Reissue Runway Flap Bag
H 4.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 3 in.
CHANEL Black Lambskin Leather Gold Diana Jumbo Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1997 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11.75" W x 8.25" H x 3" D Strap Drop 20.5 " Includes Authenticity Card, ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA clear acrylic black feather gold spider box clutch bag
By Charlotte Olympia
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA clear acrylic black feather gold spider box clutch bag Reference: SNKO/A00161 Brand: Charlotte Olympia Material: Plastic Color: Black Pattern: Feather Closure: Magn...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

BOTTEGA VENETA Cabat Limited Edition metallic gold Intrecciato woven leather bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Hong Kong, NT
BOTTEGA VENETA Cabat Limited Edition metallic gold Intrecciato woven leather bag Reference: SNKO/A00180 Brand: Bottega Veneta Model: Cabat Material: Leather Color: Gold Pattern: Soli...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

CHANEL Black Lambskin Leather Gold Evening Shoulder Jumbo Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1997 Collection Lambskin Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 11.75" W x 8.75" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 24.5" Includes Authenticit...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Metallic Gold Lambskin Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Limited Edition Ice Cube Flap Metallic Gold Lambskin Leather Shoulder Bag Crafted from gold-tone leather, this Ice Cube CC logo chain shoulder bag features a chain and interw...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

new VERSACE 2019 Runway black gold Medusa multipocket harness arm bag Rare
By Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new VERSACE 2019 Runway black gold Medusa multipocket harness arm bag Rare Reference: TGAS/C00850 Brand: Versace Designer: Donatella Versace Model: DP8H176 D6VIT K41OT Collection: Pr...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber Black Silk Semiprecious stones Gold Chain Bag Clutch
By Judith Lieber, Judith Leiber
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Judith Leiber’s accessory designs elicit easy elegance and sophistication. Her creative yet meticulously crafted accessories have not only embodied style but have been regarded as ar...
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1990s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

new VERSACE Palazzo Medusa black leather gold chain crossbody zip clutch bag
By Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new VERSACE Palazzo Medusa black leather gold chain crossbody zip clutch bag Reference: TGAS/C00849 Brand: Versace Designer: Donatella Versace Model: DP8F162 DVITX KNJOC Collection: ...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

MARNI pink nude black gold clasp lock colorblock structured leather bag
By Marni
Located in Hong Kong, NT
MARNI pink nude black gold clasp lock colorblock structured leather bag Reference: CELG/A00019 Brand: Marni Model: Colorblock leather tote Material: Leather Color: Pink Pattern: Soli...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

new VERSACE Palazzo Medusa black patent gold chain crossbody clutch bag
By Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new VERSACE Palazzo Medusa black patent gold chain crossbody clutch bag Reference: MAWG/A00057 Brand: Versace Designer: Donatella Versace Model: Palazzo Medusa clutch Material: Paten...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

vintage DOLCE GABBANA fuschia pink gold scaled leather underarm shoulder bag
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage DOLCE GABBANA fuschia pink gold scaled leather underarm shoulder bag Reference: CELG/A00030 Brand: Dolce Gabbana Model: Long underarm bag Material: Cotton Color: Pink Pattern...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

CHANEL Brown Calfskin Leather Stitch Gold Small Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 2002 Collection Calfskin Leather Antique Gold Hardware Woven Lining Measures 9.75 W x 6.25" H x 2.5" D Shoulder Strap Drop 16" Includes Authenticit...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Loubiposh red leopard gold stud crossbody clutch bag
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Loubiposh red leopard gold stud crossbody clutch bag Reference: TGAS/B00591 Brand: Christian Louboutin Designer: Christian Louboutin Model: Loubiposh Materia...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

CHANEL Burgundy Medium Diana Caviar Leather Gold Evening Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1999 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9.75" W x 6.25" H x 2.75" D Shoulder Strap Drop 20" Includes Authenticity Card, ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

CHANEL Black Caviar Leather Vertical Gold Evening Classic Shoulder Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1996 Collection Caviar Leather Gold Tone Hardware Leather Lining Measures 9.75" W x 7" H x 2.5" D Shoulder Strap Drop 16.5" 100% Authenticity Guarant...
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Late 20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Kigu Gold Tone Carryall Compact Party Case circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
Kigu gold tone carryall compact party case, with a lovely textured diamond design to the front and back, and a snake chain handle. The case is initialled E.G. Measuring length 7.55 c...
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1950s English Evening Bags and Minaudières

Carey Adina New Gold Leather Pyramid Box Bag 1990s
By Carey Adina
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous gold leather triangular box purse from Carey Adina. It has 4 triangular panels emanating from a square base with small feet. One of these panels opens with a small tab an...
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1990s American Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage DEBBIE gold metal black beaded designer purse evening bag
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed Bag by DEBBIE Hong Kong • gold tone metal with black beads • vintage designer purse MEASUREMENTS • 8" W x 6" H x 1" D Handle drops 3" CONDITION • very good...
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20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Metallic Gold Lambskin Drawstring and Detailed Floral Top-Stitching Shoulder Bag
Located in New York, NY
Elegant and whimsical metallic gold lambskin drawstring shoulder bag is detailed with floral-design topstitching. The interior is lined in black. Drawstring as well as the should...
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1990s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Rodo Black Suede Gold Toned Rhinestones Evening Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Rodo
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage 80s Rodo black suede evening clutch/shoulder bag. - Featuring a gold toned irregular shape with crystal rhinestones. - Gold toned round shape kiss lock closure. - Det...
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1980s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Judith Leiber 1980s Gold Karung Evening Bag with Rhinestones
By Judith Leiber
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Judith Leiber 1980s Gold Karung Evening Bag with Rhinestones. This bag is in very good vintage condition with minor wear. It comes with a compact and can be used as a clutch. Meas...
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1980s American Evening Bags and Minaudières

Gold Mulberry Evening Clutch or Chain Handle Bag
By Mulberry
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Gold Mulberry Evening Clutch or Chain Handle Bag A superb and unusual bag, with this colour way you get a black & a gold evening bag in one Heavy Gold (coloured) chain strap matchin...
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Early 2000s Unknown Evening Bags and Minaudières

new VERSACE Vanitas black quilted baroque gold Medusa metal chain crossbody bag
By Versace
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new VERSACE Vanitas black quilted baroque gold Medusa metal chain crossbody bag Reference: TGAS/B01971 Brand: Versace Designer: Donatella Versace Model: Vanitas Material: Leather Col...
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2010s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

GUCCI Small Dollar black gold interlocking GG crossbody clutch wallet on chain
By Gucci
Located in Hong Kong, NT
GUCCI Small Dollar black gold interlocking GG crossbody clutch wallet on chain Reference: TGAS/B01263 Brand: Gucci Model: Interlocking GG flap crossbody Material: Leather Color: Blac...
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2010s Evening Bags and Minaudières

HERMES Dark Brown Chocolate Ostrich Exotic Skin Gold Saddle Shoulder Flap Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Pre-Owned Vintage Condition From 1980 Collection Ostrich Leather Lining Gold Tone Hardware Measures 8.75" x 7.5" H x 3" D Shoulder Strap Drop 16" Includes Dust Bag 100% Authenticity...
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Chanel Vintage Metallic Gold Egg Minauderè Diamond Quilted Red Carpet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Lambskin Quilted Tassel Clutch Gold Bag This stylish egg-shaped clutch is crafted of diamond stitched lambskin leather in gold. The clutch features a gold hardware and a hang...
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1990s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

French Black Micro Beaded Evening Bag with Gold and Silver Swags
Located in New Hope, PA
Langlois & Jargeais< Paris are the creators of this stunning black beaded evening bag. The workmanship is truly breathtaking. The very smallest micro beads are used in shades of bla...
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Mid-20th Century French Evening Bags and Minaudières

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Gold Minaudiere For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary gold minaudiere you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Brown is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Gold, Beige and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a gold minaudiere may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 19th 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, Judith Leiber and Donatella Versace — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Gold Minaudiere?

Prices for a gold minaudiere can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $75 and can go as high as $29,478, while, on average they fetch $913.

Finding the Right Evening Bags and Minaudières for You

Vintage and designer evening bags and minaudières are elegant accessories that can elevate an ensemble and add an air of sophistication.

Evening bags began as coin purses and pouches. They were practical accessories before travel necessitated large cases and handbags eventually emerged and became a fashion statement. Evening bags grew in popularity with both men and women and, by the early 14th century, included details like embroidery and fine materials such as silk. As women began carrying hand fans, calling cards and perfumes, the evening bag became roomier while keeping its compact charm. Some designers added a thin shoulder strap.

Minaudières are ornamental cases designed to hold personal items such as jewelry or cosmetics. A version of a vanity case, the minaudière was pioneered in 1933 by Charles Arpels of Van Cleef & Arpels. Made from metal, it could be engraved, decorated with precious stones or lacquered. The decade saw the popularity of these jewel-like pieces and other evening bags with Hollywood celebrities and others.

Though some of the world’s best-known luxury brands followed suit, minaudières are now made by only a small number of fashion houses such as Judith Leiber, Chanel, Versace and Hermès.

Find a vast array of vintage minaudières and evening bags in a range of designs, colors and styles to complement any outfit on 1stDibs.