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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, 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

Vintage Hermes Noumea Messeger Bag in Yellow Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes Noumea bag in yellow grained leather. Good vintage conition some light signs of use. No major defect. Lovely color fir sunny days. Size 28x23
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Longchamp Vintage Shoulder bag with changeable black green and red flaps
By Longchamp
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1980s. Vintage Longchamp Shoulder Bag with changeable black, green, red flaps. For unisex use, daily bag. Introducing classic design shoulder purse but rare style from Longchamp bac...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Italian Violet Woven Crossbody Handbag
Located in verona, IT
Handmade woven. Made of Lurex. Made in Italy.
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Men's Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Monogram Messenger MM Bag.
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Vuitton Messenger style bag in damier canvas. Size 30*32*12 cm Multiple pockets.really useful. Really good condition (just really lmight signs of use)
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On 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

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

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

Italian Grey Hand Woven Clutch Handbag
Located in verona, IT
Handmade woven. Made of Lurex. Made in Italy.
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Italian Black Hand Woven Crossbody Handbag
Located in verona, IT
Handmade woven. Made of Lurex. Made in Italy.
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Hermes 2008 Good News messenger Bag in beige Clemence Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermes good news messenger bag in beige Clemence Leather. Good condition just some light signs of use Marked L inside so bag from 2008 Can be wear shoulder or crossbody Closing by zi...
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2010s Hobo Bags

Gucci GG Monogram Canvas Messenger Bag (Tom Ford)
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gucci by Tom Ford Messenger Bag Made in Italy Classic tan canvas with iconic interlocked GG pattern Light brown leather detailing Gold hardware closure Gold hardware clasp has Gu...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Dior Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, other patterns, embossed logo, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal pocket Includes: Dust bag Product Condition: Excellent Lining: negl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Dior Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Dior Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Dior Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Dior Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
H 5.52 in. W 6.3 in. D 2.76 in.
Gucci Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, iconic detail, pressure lock closure, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, day bag Includes: - Dust bag - Product care Produ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Valentino Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Valentino
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, pressure lock closure, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, mini bag Includes: Dust bag Product Condition: Very G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
H 4.73 in. W 6.7 in. D 0.79 in.
Chanel Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, solid color, front logo, turn-lock closure, gold-tone hardware, external pocket, internal pockets, day bag Includes: - Authenticity car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

"Givenchy Women Shoulder bags White Leather "
By Givenchy
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, pressure lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, multiple internal compartments, suede lining, day bag. Includes: - Should...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • "Givenchy Women Shoulder bags White Leather "
  • "Givenchy Women Shoulder bags White Leather "
  • "Givenchy Women Shoulder bags White Leather "
  • "Givenchy Women Shoulder bags White Leather "
H 6.7 in. W 11.03 in. D 5.12 in.
Tod'S Women Shoulder bags Grey Leather
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, solid color, front logo, button fastening, silver-tone hardware, suede lining, mini bag Includes: - Shoulder strap Product Condition: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Tod'S Women Shoulder bags Grey Leather
  • Tod'S Women Shoulder bags Grey Leather
  • Tod'S Women Shoulder bags Grey Leather
  • Tod'S Women Shoulder bags Grey Leather
H 3.94 in. W 6.3 in. D 2.76 in.
Rochas Women Shoulder bags Beige Leather
By Rochas
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, animal print, front logo, button fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal pocket, day bag Includes: N/A Product Condition: Good Lining: negligib...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Prada Women Shoulder bags Pink Leather
By Prada
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, saffiano leather, leather, solid color, embossed logo, adjustable shoulder strap, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal pockets, bow det...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Celine Women Shoulder bags Red Leather
By Celine
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Teen Classic Medium Bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, pressure lock closure, gold-tone hardware, multiple pockets, day bag Includes: - Dust bag Product...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Celine Women Shoulder bags Red Leather
  • Celine Women Shoulder bags Red Leather
  • Celine Women Shoulder bags Red Leather
  • Celine Women Shoulder bags Red Leather
H 6.7 in. W 9.06 in. D 2.37 in.
Valentino Women Shoulder bags Yellow Leather
By Valentino
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, solid color, iconic detail, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, internal pocket, mini bag Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Yellow Leather
  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Yellow Leather
  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Yellow Leather
  • Valentino Women Shoulder bags Yellow Leather
H 3.55 in. W 3.55 in. D 2.76 in.
Dior Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, buckle closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pockets, day bag Includes: - Shoulder strap Prod...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Fendi Women Shoulder bags Pink Fabric
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, fabric, other patterns, monogram logo, adjustable shoulder strap, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, external pocket, internal pocket, day bag Includes:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Gucci Women Shoulder bags Silver Metal
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, metal, solid color, metallic effect, internal logo, metallic detail, internal pocket, evening Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Excellent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Gucci  Women   Shoulder bags   Silver Metal
  • Gucci  Women   Shoulder bags   Silver Metal
  • Gucci  Women   Shoulder bags   Silver Metal
  • Gucci  Women   Shoulder bags   Silver Metal
H 9.85 in. W 8.67 in. D 0.4 in.
Mulberry Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Mulberry
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, turn-lock closure, gold-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, mini bag. Product Condition: Very Good Lining: negligible residues. Hardware: vis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Balmain Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Balmain
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, solid color, logo placard, magnetic closure, adjustable shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, internal pocket, relief details Includes: D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Balmain Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Balmain Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Balmain Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
  • Balmain Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
H 5.12 in. W 7.09 in. D 2.76 in.
Balenciaga Women Shoulder bags Red Fabric
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, fabric, solid color, monogram logo, velvet, button fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal pockets, evening Includes: - Dust bag - Product care Product Co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Bally Women Shoulder bags Navy Leather
By Bally
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal pockets, day bag Includes: - Shoulder strap Product Condition: Excellen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Tod'S Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, branded zipper, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, evening. Includes: - Product care - Shoulder strap - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

"Chloé Women Shoulder bags Green Leather "
By Chloe
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, tassel detail. Includes: N/A Product Condition: Very Good Lining: negligible r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • "Chloé Women Shoulder bags Green Leather "
  • "Chloé Women Shoulder bags Green Leather "
  • "Chloé Women Shoulder bags Green Leather "
  • "Chloé Women Shoulder bags Green Leather "
H 7.88 in. W 9.45 in. D 1.58 in.
Stylish Leather Messenger Bag
By Donna Karan
Located in Riverdale, NY
Stylish Unisex Leather Messenger Bag by Donna Karan for DKNY circa 1988. In unworn condition, this messenger has lots of exterior and interior pockets and cool black finished hardwar...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Paula Cademartori Women Shoulder bags Multicolor Leather
By Paula Cademartori
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: ag, leather, other patterns, front logo, magnetic closure, adjustable handle, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pockets, suede detail Inclu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Gucci Women Shoulder bags Marmont Red Fabric
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Young and successful. Gucci's Marmont line is the style icon from the time when Alessandro Michele was at the helm of the Maison. Available in different sizes an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Off-White Women Shoulder bags Neon Leather
By Off-White
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, animal print, back logo , front logo, magnetic closure, internal card slot, internal zipped pocket, evening Includes: N/A Product Condition: New ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vivienne Westwood Women Shoulder bags Purple Leather
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, solid color, front logo, textured leather, pressure lock closure, detachable handle, adjustable shoulder strap, rose gold-tone hardware,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Burberry Women Shoulder bags Beige Synthetic Fibers
By Burberry
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, synthetic fibers, square print, monogram logo, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, external pocket, internal pocket, day bag Includes: - Dust bag Produc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Bulgari Women Shoulder bags Serpenti Pink Leather
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Serpenti, leather, solid color, back logo, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, internal pocket, occasion wear Includes: Clochette Dust bag Product care Rai...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Trussardi Women Shoulder bags Beige, Black Leather
By Trussardi
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, animal print, front logo, textured leather, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket Includes: -Shoulder strap Product Condit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Bottega Veneta Women Shoulder bags Red Leather
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, braided, clasp closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, day bag Includes: - Product care - Dust bag Pr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Dolce & Gabbana Women Shoulder bags Black Fabric
By D&G by DOLCE & GABBANA
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, fabric, solid color, engraved logo, quilted, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, external pocket, evening Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Excell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Alexander Wang Women Shoulder bags Orange Leather
By Alexander Wang
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, day bag Includes: - Dust bag - Shoulder strap Product ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Fabiana Filippi Women Shoulder bags Grey Leather
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Default product name, leather, solid color, internal logo, zipper fastening, ruthenium hardware, bead embellishment, fur trim Includes: N/A Product Condition: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chloé Women Shoulder bags Nile Black Leather
By Chloe
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Nile, leather, solid color, front logo, magnetic closure, adjustable shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, internal pocket, suede lining Includes: - Shoulder str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Chloé Women Shoulder bags Nile Black Leather
  • Chloé Women Shoulder bags Nile Black Leather
  • Chloé Women Shoulder bags Nile Black Leather
  • Chloé Women Shoulder bags Nile Black Leather
H 7.09 in. W 8.67 in. D 3.15 in.
Valentino Women Shoulder bags Rockstud Black Leather
By Valentino
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Rockstud, leather, solid color, back logo, adjustable shoulder strap, zipper fastening, ligth gold-tone hardware, internal pocket, suede lining, rockstud embelli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Emilio Pucci Women Shoulder bags Yellow Leather
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, side logo, zipper fastening, ligth gold-tone hardware, internal pocket, tonal stitching Includes: - Shoulder strap Product Condition...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Fendi Women Shoulder bags Peekaboo Brown Fabric
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Peekaboo is the quintessential Fendi handbag, its timeless design speaks to your soul. Immediately recognizable for its unique closure, Peekaboo features two int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Saint Laurent Women Shoulder bags Brown Leather
By Saint Laurent
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, suede, magnetic closure, internal pocket, tassel detail, woven detail Includes: - Dust bag roduct Condition: Very Goo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Saint Laurent  Women   Shoulder bags   Brown Leather
  • Saint Laurent  Women   Shoulder bags   Brown Leather
  • Saint Laurent  Women   Shoulder bags   Brown Leather
  • Saint Laurent  Women   Shoulder bags   Brown Leather
H 5.52 in. W 7.49 in. D 1.97 in.
Jimmy Choo Women Shoulder bags Silver Leather
By Jimmy Choo
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, metallic effect, front logo, adjustable shoulder strap, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal pocket, tonal stitching Incl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Jimmy Choo Women Shoulder bags Silver Leather
  • Jimmy Choo Women Shoulder bags Silver Leather
  • Jimmy Choo Women Shoulder bags Silver Leather
  • Jimmy Choo Women Shoulder bags Silver Leather
H 4.53 in. W 6.89 in. D 1.78 in.
M2Malletier Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, magnetic closure, internal pocket, day bag. Includes: N/A Product Condition: Very Good Lining: negligible residues, v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Women Shoulder bags Black Fabric
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: From 2020 Collection Bag, fabric, other patterns, front logo, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, external pocket, internal pocket, suede lining, evening Inc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Gucci Women Shoulder bags Ophidia Red Leather
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Ophidia, leather, solid color, two-tone, internal logo, drawstring closure, gold-tone hardware, day bag Includes: - Box - Dust bag Product Condition: Excellen...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chloé Women Shoulder bags Hudson Burgundy Leather
By Chloe
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Hudson, leather, solid color, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, external pocket, internal pocket, tassel detail, woven detail, day bag Includes: N/A Produc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Elie Saab Women Shoulder bags Pink Leather
By elie saab
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, solid color, internal logo, chain shoulder strap, removable shoulder strap, ligth gold-tone hardware, internal card slot, evening, occas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Valentino Women Shoulder bags Ecru, Multicolor Leather
By Valentino
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Cross body bag, leather, other patterns, iconic detail, internal logo, button fastening, adjustable shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, int...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Philipp Plein Women Shoulder bags Pink Leather
By Philipp Plein
Located in Milan, IT
Cross body bag, leather, solid color, back logo, magnetic closure, ligth gold-tone hardware, strass embellishment, mini bag. Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Excellent Meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Prada Women Shoulder bags Camel Color Leather
By Prada
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, front logo, pressure lock closure, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, day bag Includes: Dust bag Product Condition: Very ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Prada Women Shoulder bags Camel Color Leather
  • Prada Women Shoulder bags Camel Color Leather
  • Prada Women Shoulder bags Camel Color Leather
  • Prada Women Shoulder bags Camel Color Leather
H 8.67 in. W 9.85 in. D 2.37 in.
Chanel Women Shoulder bags Timeless White Leather
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Milano Limited Edition-2010-2011 Collection The Timeless bag is Karl Lagerfeld's modern interpretation of the iconic 2.55 Chanel. This version features the recta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Roger Vivier Women Shoulder bags Black Leather
By Roger Vivier
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, leather, solid color, pressure lock closure, internal pocket, flowers application, evening Includes: N/A Product Condition: Good Lining: negligible residu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Messenger Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of messenger bags for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of messenger bags includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Beige and more. The ideal items for you are waiting among the distinctive accessories we have available, which include versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding appealing messenger bags such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 7661 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Messenger Bags?

The prices for messenger bags start at $45 and top out at $72,000 with these items, on average, selling for $1,414.

Finding the Right Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags for You

Stylish and practical, vintage and designer crossbody bags and messenger bags are ideal for all occasions, from lunch dates to errands to sunny afternoons in the park to formal affairs.

Messenger bags are a fashion staple. A shoulder bag that’s designed to be durable and lightweight, messenger bags offer comfort and convenience when carrying heavy items, and while their functionality is comparable to that of standard backpacks, you don’t have to take your bag off to get into its compartments and various zippered pockets. This is a sophisticated accessory — it sits flat against your body and provides easy access to your belongings at all times.

Our love for vintage handbags and purses goes back a long time. For as long as we’ve needed to carry around personal items to and from our homes, handbags of some fashion have been in our lives. Bag design evolved notably during the later Middle Ages to meet the needs of increasingly prosperous, sophisticated and diverse societies. As craftspeople grew in skill, and the choice of materials and dyes increased, the bags’ exteriors were embellished to please the eye and signify status. In our modern era, there is a vast range of iconic handbags and other bags to choose from.

Crossbody bags, which were designed to be worn on one side of the body so that the long strap is looped over the opposite shoulder, have been popular and versatile accessories over time, thankfully improving upon the medieval-era crude leather and silk coin purses that Europeans fastened to their belts as well as the drawstring pouches of the Renaissance, which held money as often as they did flowers and spices. These bags — as well as the stylish messenger bags that have materialized during the 20th century — weren’t bound by gender when they first appeared, and they certainly aren’t today.

For an alluring alternative to a satchel or backpack, luxury houses and various legendary brands such as Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and others offer a wide range of crossbody bags and messenger bags for the discerning bag enthusiast. Find these bags in all shapes and sizes on 1stDibs.