Skip to main content

Midcentury Handbags

Price
Shipping Options
Sort By
Vintage Carmel Crocodile Skin Handbag
Located in Antwerp, BE
Circa 1940 natural un-dyed crocodile skin handbag in excellent vintage condition. Several interior compartments and elegant 15cm long handles. body=23cm H x 21 cm W x 9cm D Handles a...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Mid Century Italian Lucite evening purse or minaudiere
Located in Daylesford, Victoria
Mid Century Wicker Handbag, with Brown and White Peal Lucite decoration, and white Lucite semi-sphere handles. Lined in white vinyl, with metal Zipper internal purse to one side, tri...
Category

1950s Top Handle Bags

Diamond Patterned Brown Alligator Clutch Mid Century Modern
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely mid century modern diamond patterned alligator clutch has gold toned hardware and closure. The different tones of brown supple alligator leather make this textural with ...
Category

1950s Clutches

Gent's Mid Century Brown Crocodile Wallet Never Used
Located in New Hope, PA
Supple brown crocodile covers the outside of this pristine vintage wallet. The butter soft brown leather interior is a perfect complement to the skin. There are seven sections inside...
Category

Mid-20th Century Wallets

Cognac Colored Mid Century Brown Crocodile Wallet Never Used
Located in New Hope, PA
A glazed brown crocodile exterior is matched to a brown fine leather interior. There is a coin purse and two open, silk lined compartments on one side. The other side has two large ...
Category

1950s Wallets and Small Accessories

Koret Black Patent Handbag
By Koret
Located in Alford, MA
Koret produced some of America's best handbags in mid-century America, both in terms of design and quality. This example is crafted of black patent leather and features interesting b...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Koret Black Patent Handbag
  • Koret Black Patent Handbag
  • Koret Black Patent Handbag
  • Koret Black Patent Handbag
H 6 in. W 9 in. D 4.5 in.
Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
Located in Alford, MA
1950s-'60s black microbeaded clutch with fishscale motif of contrasting smooth and faceted beads throughout. The gold metal frame is beaded as well, here with a chain design on top o...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
  • Vintage Black Beaded Clutch
H 7 in. W 10 in. D 2 in.
1960s Gunmetal Handbag
Located in Alford, MA
1960s large handbag featuring an unusual sweep of a handle, lending it a modernist aesthetic, and crafted in a most desirable color and material - gunmetal patent. Simple brass frame...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • 1960s Gunmetal Handbag
  • 1960s Gunmetal Handbag
  • 1960s Gunmetal Handbag
  • 1960s Gunmetal Handbag
H 10 in. W 10 in. D 3 in.
Gucci Woman Handbag White
By Gucci
Located in Milan, IT
Handbag, leather, solid color, logo-engraved buttons, magnetic closure, removable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, branded lining. Product Condition: Ver...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Mcm Woman Handbag Black
By MCM
Located in Milan, IT
Handbag, leather, other patterns, monogram logo, snap closure, removable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, suede lining, rockstud embellishment, day bag. Pr...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chloe Woman Handbag Beige
By Chloe
Located in Milan, IT
Handbag, leather, solid color, front logo, drawstring closure, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal zipped pocket, fabric lining, metal application, t...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Marni Woman Handbag Brown
By Marni
Located in Milan, IT
Handbag, leather, solid color, shiny effect, internal logo, patent, button fastening, removable shoulder strap, gunmetal hardware, internal slip pocket, fabric lining, rockstud embel...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Wine Reversible Suede/Patent Double Handbag
Located in Alford, MA
Unique, innovative design, this vintage handbag, c. 1960s, consists of two identical bags connected at bottom by goldtone rings, which allow it to reverse from wine suede to wine pat...
Category

Mid-20th Century Novelty Bags

Bottega Veneta Woman Handbag Brown
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Milan, IT
Handbag, leather, solid color, internal logo, zipper fastening, gunmetal hardware, internal pockets, fabric lining, day bag. Product Condition: Good. Lining: slightly visible stain, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Whimsical Vintage Wicker Monkey Handbag With Lilly Pulitzer Fabric c 1950's
Located in University City, MO
Whimsical vintage handmade artisan wicker monkey handbag with Lilly Pulitzer fabric c 1950s The charming light weight wicker monkey handbag was originally designed in the 1950s Has h...
Category

Mid-20th Century Novelty Bags

Mid 20th Century Floral Flower Rhinestone Gilt Compact
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Mid 20th century gilt-metal compact with a three-dimensional flower and vine design with rhinestone accents. Push button to open as well as a push button to open to powder area. No m...
Category

Mid-20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

Vintage Hermes Black Leather Top Handle Handbag W/Lock & Key
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Hermes black leather handbag with lock & key. Features gold hardware and black leather interior. In good vintage condition with minor scratches and scuffs at the interior and...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Vaca Lisa Argentina Black Leather Handbag with Silver Tone Fittings
Located in London, GB
Vaca Lisa black leather handbag with elegant silver tone fittings, made in Argentina. Measuring length 30cm / 11.8 inches at the base, height 18.5cm / 7.28 inches, and maximum depth ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Coblentz Italian Soft Black Leather Handbag with a Faux Tortoiseshell Clasp
By Coblentz
Located in London, GB
Beautiful Coblentz Italian soft black leather handbag with a faux tortoiseshell foldover clasp, and featuring five pleats to the front and back. Measuring 24.5cm / 9.64 inches at the...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Gucci Rare Vintage Black Silk Minaudiere Vanity Case Evening Bag
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Stunning & rare evening vanity case/clutch purse by GUCCI from the early 60s! Black satin. Inside you can find everything you need for makeup: a mini comb, a powder compact with mirr...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

Charles Jourdan Brown Bakelite Evening Bag
By Charles Jourdan
Located in Paris, FR
Collectible and rare brown bakelite bag, or clutch, from Charles Jourdan. Inside the bag the lining is made of brown monogram fabric, there is a flat pocket and a label "Charles Jour...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

  • Charles Jourdan Brown Bakelite Evening Bag
  • Charles Jourdan Brown Bakelite Evening Bag
  • Charles Jourdan Brown Bakelite Evening Bag
  • Charles Jourdan Brown Bakelite Evening Bag
H 5.91 in. D 1.58 in. L 7.09 in.
Valentino Woman Rockstud Navy
By Valentino
Located in Milan, IT
Rockstud, leather, solid color, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, main internal compartment, fabric lining, rockstud embellishment, evening, day bag. Product Condition: Exc...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

Jimmy Choo Woman Clutch bag Gold
By Jimmy Choo
Located in Milan, IT
Clutch bag, leather, solid color, metallic effect, internal logo, logo placard, suede, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, internal pocket, decorative zipper, suede detail, e...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

Bottega Veneta Woman Clutch bag Red
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Milan, IT
Clutch bag, leather, other patterns, internal logo, braided, zipper fastening, gunmetal hardware, main internal compartment, fabric lining, evening, day bag. Product Condition: Excel...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

Mm6 Maison Margiela Woman Clutch bag Black
By MM6 Maison Margiela
Located in Milan, IT
Clutch bag, leather, solid color, button fastening, removable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal card slot, multiple pockets, branded lining. Product Condition: Like New ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

Mm6 Maison Margiela Woman Clutch bag Black
By MM6 Maison Margiela
Located in Milan, IT
Clutch bag, leather, solid color, button fastening, removable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal card slot, multiple pockets, branded lining. Product Condition: Like New ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

20th Century Bag of 18th Century Imperial Russian Brocade, A La Vieille Russie
By A La Vieille Russie
Located in New Hope, PA
Made from 18th century Russian Imperial Brocade from the Schaffer Collection this small group of items was discovered in a long forgotten closet at A La Vieille Russie in New York in...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

20thC Bag from 18thC Imperial Russian Brocade A La Vieille Russie Wife of Czar
By A La Vieille Russie
Located in New Hope, PA
Made from 18th century Russian Imperial Brocade from the Schaffer Collection this small group of items was discovered in a long forgotten closet at A La Vieille Russie in New York in...
Category

Mid-20th Century Clutches

Fendi Woman Tote bag Beige, Grey, Red
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
Tote bag, leather, solid color, two-tone, engraved logo, logo-engraved buttons, button fastening, double handle, removable shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, internal pockets, suede...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tote Bags

Dolce & Gabbana Woman Tote bag Black
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Milan, IT
Tote bag, leather, solid color, logo placard, button fastening, removable shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, multiple pockets, fabric lining, day bag. Product Condition: Excellent. ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Tote Bags

Morris Moskowitz Rose Pink 1960s Bag
By Morris Moskowitz
Located in Alford, MA
MM handbag c.1960s in dark pink, the leather featuring horizontal, curved stitching resulting in a quilted effect. The faux tortoise handles echo the shape of the bag and snap togeth...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Morris Moskowitz Rose Pink 1960s Bag
  • Morris Moskowitz Rose Pink 1960s Bag
  • Morris Moskowitz Rose Pink 1960s Bag
  • Morris Moskowitz Rose Pink 1960s Bag
H 6 in. W 11 in. D 3 in.
Fendi Woman Peekaboo Black
By Fendi
Located in Milan, IT
Peekaboo, selleria, leather, solid color, logo placard, turn-lock closure, removable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, leather lining, metal application, ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Briefcases and Attachés

Chanel Woman Boy Tote Navy
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Boy tote, leather, solid color, front logo, quilted, snap closure, silver-tone hardware, multiple pockets, gorsgrain lining, day bag. Product Condition: Good. Lining: slightly visibl...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Saint Laurent Woman Easy Beige
By Saint Laurent
Located in Milan, IT
Easy, leather, solid color, shiny effect, front logo, patent, zipper fastening, gold-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal zipped pocket, fabric lining, day bag. Product Cond...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Saint Laurent Woman Muse Two Beige
By Saint Laurent
Located in Milan, IT
Muse two, leather, solid color, shiny effect, internal logo, patent, clasp closure, with flap, gold-tone hardware, back pocket, multiple internal compartments, suede lining, decorati...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

Morris Moskowitz Cognac Snake Bag
By Morris Moscowitz
Located in Alford, MA
Vintage c.1970s doctor-style handbag in cognac snakeskin by Morris Moskowitz, which produced some of the best bags of the period. Double handles, top zipper with logo pull, metal stu...
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Morris Moskowitz Cognac Snake Bag
  • Morris Moskowitz Cognac Snake Bag
  • Morris Moskowitz Cognac Snake Bag
  • Morris Moskowitz Cognac Snake Bag
H 9.5 in. W 13 in. D 6.5 in.
Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage 'Pullman' bag in brown box leather. Gilded metal hardware. Inside there are 3 storage spaces, very convenient. will be delivered in a dustbag
Category

Mid-20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
  • Hermes Vintage "Pullman" Bag in Brown Box Leather
H 7.09 in. D 1.97 in. L 10.24 in.
Hermes Omnibus Bag in Navy Leather Trim and Toile Canvas
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage ravel bag by Hermes Two zipper closures, one along top middle and one of front edges (to be able to open when laying flat) Includes luggage tag as well as lock and key Dimens...
Category

Mid-20th Century Briefcases and Attachés

20th Century Faux Pearl & Glass Bead Hand Bag-Hong Kong
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century faux pearl & silver glass hand beaded Hong Kong evening bag. This rare floral motif Hong Kong bag features shimmering, tiny pearl ascent white beads with iridescent fau...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

1930'S Whiting & Davis Gold Metal Mesh Wristlet Evening Bag
By Whiting & Davis
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1930'S Whiting & Davis Coveted Gold Metal Mesh "Wristlet" Evening Bag. Features a gold brass smooth frame with a 3.5" adjustable "Wristlet" style strap and ball & snap closure. Fully...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

50'S Glass Glass Bead & Crewel Embroidered Hand Bag-Hong Kong
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1950'S Hand Beaded & Crewel Embroidered Hong Kong Evening Bag. This pristine and unique piece is executed with jet black art glass beads, and and a crewel embroidered central floral ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

A 1960s Whiting & Davis Gold and White Mesh Hand Bag
By Whiting & Davis
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A mesh bag by Whiting & Davis in very good conditions
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Whiting & Davis Gold Mesh Purse and Key Holder in Original Boxes
By Whiting & Davis
Located in London, GB
Whiting & Davis beautiful gold mesh purse, and a gold mesh key holder in the style of Whiting & Davis. The purse is length 14cm / 5.5 inches by width 8.5cm / 3.3 inches. The peach li...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Elgin Mother of Pearl and Rhinestone Compact
By Elgin
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Midcentury Elgin compact featuring a goldtone brass case decorated with mosaic mother-of-pearl tiles and prong-set rhinestones forming a diamond in the center. The reticulated hinge ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

  • Elgin Mother of Pearl and Rhinestone Compact
  • Elgin Mother of Pearl and Rhinestone Compact
  • Elgin Mother of Pearl and Rhinestone Compact
  • Elgin Mother of Pearl and Rhinestone Compact
H 2.25 in. D .4 in. L 2.75 in.
Cognac Colored Mid Centurty Brown Crocodile Wallet Never Used
Located in New Hope, PA
A glazed brown crocodile exterior is matched to a brown fine leather interior. There is a coin purse and two open, silk lined compartments on one side. The other side has two large ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

Rare William De Lillo Jeweled Gilt Metal & Leather Evening Bag
By William De Lillo
Located in Miami Beach, FL
A unique (one of a kind) evening bag by William de Lillo. The off white leather handbag is set within an ornate gilt metal and stone exterior bag. It is comprised of a large oval f...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Evans Tri Color Gilt Sterling Silver Compact and Cigarrette Case Set
By Evans Case Company
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Hard to find EVANS extra large tri-color woven sterling silver compact & cigarette case set. The compact is 4 5/8" dia.The mirror has a "Sterling." sticker & the puff is signed Evans...
Category

Mid-20th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

Hattie Carnegie Coral Sequin Top Handle Evening Bag
By Hattie Carnegie, Hattie Carnegie
Located in New Hope, PA
What a great idea, an evening bag large enough to hold everything that you need for a night out! This fabulous bag is covered with opalescent coral colored sequins on a matching net...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Lilac Beaded Evening Bag with Caviar Beadwork circa 1950
Located in New Hope, PA
Lilac sequins are sewn in a circular pattern on to to liac silk crepe. This is then rebeaded with loops of caviar beads in shades of lilac to pale pink in a floral or grape cluster ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Red Beaded Evening Bag, France
Located in Alford, MA
One of the most interesting designs I've seen of the high-style and beautifully crafted French beaded bags from the 1950s-'60s. This example has a red background, white quatrefoil de...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Red Beaded Evening Bag, France
  • Red Beaded Evening Bag, France
  • Red Beaded Evening Bag, France
  • Red Beaded Evening Bag, France
H 6.5 in. W 8 in. D 1 in.
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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Travel duffle by Hermes Zipper closure along top and side Two top handles Front pocket pouch Additional belt strap secure closure on top Dimensions: 24" x 13" x 10" Condition: Okay...
Category

Mid-20th Century Luggage and Travel Bags

  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
  • Hermes Burgundy Leather Long Travel Bag
H 13 in. W 24 in. D 10 in.
19th Century French Miser's Purse
Located in Houston, TX
Fantastic orange and burgundy hand made crochet miser's purse with rough hewn multifaceted beads. This fine example of mid 19th century fashion is meticulously sewn in a vine and arg...
Category

Mid-19th Century Wallets and Small Accessories

Floral Microbeaded Evening Bag
Located in Alford, MA
Evening clutch of microbeads featuring a black background with an integrated floral in center and lattice design around the edges. Intricate, pierced gold tone frame embellished with...
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

  • Floral Microbeaded Evening Bag
  • Floral Microbeaded Evening Bag
  • Floral Microbeaded Evening Bag
  • Floral Microbeaded Evening Bag
H 6 in. W 10 in. D 1 in.
Gold Beaded Evening Bag
Located in Alford, MA
Evening bag composed of small gold-lined clear beads featuring a gathered top and metal clasp with marquise rhinestones. Slim gold chain handle. Ivory satin lining.
Category

Mid-20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

Valentino Woman Glam Rock Pink
By Valentino
Located in Milan, IT
Glam rock, leather, solid color, logo placard, pressure lock closure, chain shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, fabric lining, rockstud embellishment, day bag...
Category

Mid-20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Saint Laurent Woman Shoulder bag Brown
By Saint Laurent
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, leather, crocodile print, faded effect, embroidered logo, textured leather, buckle closure, with flap, gold-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal zipped pocket,...
Category

Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Woman Wallet Khaki
By Chanel
Located in Milan, IT
Wallet, caviar leather, cc closing, leather, solid color, embossed logo, internal logo, quilted, button fastening, with flap, silver-tone lettering, with coin case, internal card slo...
Category

Mid-20th Century Wallets

Saint Laurent Woman Cross body bag Gold
By Saint Laurent
Located in Milan, IT
Cross body bag, leather, solid color, crinkle effect, internal logo, embroidered logo, patent, buckle closure, gold-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, fabric lining, evening. Produ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Dolce & Gabbana Woman Shoulder bag Black, Silver
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Milan, IT
Shoulder bag, synthetic fibers, solid color, front logo, button fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal zipped pocket, sequined, evening. Product Condition: V...
Category

Mid-20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

  • 1

Midcentury Handbags For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of midcentury handbags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black midcentury handbags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Gray and more options on these pages. 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 19th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 20th Century, can also be found on the site. Midcentury handbags such as these have likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Hermès, Chanel and Gucci are consistently popular. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Midcentury Handbags?

The prices for midcentury handbags start at $67 and top out at $15,000 with these items, on average, selling for $495.

Read More

Inside Louis Vuitton’s Most Popular Handbag Collaborations

Inside Louis Vuitton’s Most Popular Handbag Collaborations

The venerable brand has earned accolades (and gained new fans) for partnerships that meld fashion with art.

Chanel’s Boy Brick Lego Bag Transforms a Barcode into Art

Chanel’s Boy Brick Lego Bag Transforms a Barcode into Art

In the hands of Karl Lagerfeld, even running errands became a chic exercise.

This Iconic Hermès Bag Is Made from an Unexpected Material: Wood

This Iconic Hermès Bag Is Made from an Unexpected Material: Wood

From a house that specializes in covetable objects, this version of the Kelly is the rarest of finds.

A Chanel Obsessive’s Cache Extends Well beyond Her Walk-In Closet

A Chanel Obsessive’s Cache Extends Well beyond Her Walk-In Closet

From handbags and heels to jackets and jewels, Sharon Coplan Hurowitz has a deep admiration for (and collection of) all things Chanel.

How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton

How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton

What are the telltale signs that you're holding a real Louis Vuitton and not a knockoff? We spoke with expert Diane D’Amato to find out. Of course, you don't have to worry about fakes on 1stDibs, where every seller is highly vetted.

How to Spot a Fake Hermès Birkin Bag

How to Spot a Fake Hermès Birkin Bag

The iconic Birkin bag is much coveted — and often copied. Find out how to tell the real deal from a convincing fake. Of course, you don't have to worry about this on 1stDibs, where every Birkin is highly vetted.

Why the Hermès Birkin Bag Is a Surprisingly Savvy Investment

Why the Hermès Birkin Bag Is a Surprisingly Savvy Investment

More than a fashion statement, this iconic style continually appreciates in value.

A Short History of the World’s Most Iconic Designs

A Short History of the World’s Most Iconic Designs

Of the million-plus items on 1stdibs, some seem to have transcended time, looking as fresh today as when they were first produced. The pieces highlighted on our new Iconic Designs page stand out for longevity, functionality and quality of design and manufacture — just the tonic for the present unsettled moment.