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Chanel Black Patent Leather Quilted CC Logo Cylinder Canister Wristlet Clutch
By Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chanel black patent leather mini wristlet purse from 2003/2004. Bag has square quilting throughout with CC logos, large CC logo at top. Dangling large gunmetal silver metal CC logo a...
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Early 2000s Clutches

VINTAGE Nude Patent Leather Purse with Beaded Portrait & Gold Chain
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage purse features a stunning beaded design with a nude patent leather exterior. Features interior silk lining and an optional chain strap, which can be doubled or used sing...
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20th Century Clutches

CHRISTIAN DIOR "Lady" Sand / Beige Patent Leather Handbag Tote Purse + Strap
By Christian Dior
Located in Thiensville, WI
Christian Dior sand-beige "Lady" handbag. Patent leather. Zip top closure. Detachable shoulder strap with a 17" drop. Geometric quilted detail. Gold-tone "DIOR" charm detail. Gold-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

JUDITH LEIBER Vintage Rare 1960's Black and Gold Patent Leather Petite Purse
By Judith Leiber
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Judith Leiber handbag is composed of a black patent leather with gold tone hardware. It is a very rare 1960's design featuring turn style closures with an exterior pocket. There...
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20th Century Evening Bags and Minaudières

PRADA S/S 2012 Blue Saffiano Vernice Patent Leather Convertible Boston Bag Purse
By Prada, Miuccia Prada
Located in Thiensville, WI
Prada Spring/Summer 2012 blue saffiano vernice (patent) leather convertible Boston bag. Designed by Miuccia Prada. Blue (azzurro) saffiano vernice leather structured body. Two single...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Gucci Soho Clutch Patent
By Gucci
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing and light wear on exterior, small glue stains on front opening edge. Cracking on tassel strap and side opening wax edges, wear undern...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Gucci Soho Clutch Patent
  • Gucci Soho Clutch Patent
  • Gucci Soho Clutch Patent
  • Gucci Soho Clutch Patent
H 6 in. W 11.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Sobe Clutch Patent
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs and minor wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 5", Width 10", Depth 2" Designer: Louis Vuitton Model: So...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Louis Vuitton Sobe Clutch Patent
  • Louis Vuitton Sobe Clutch Patent
  • Louis Vuitton Sobe Clutch Patent
  • Louis Vuitton Sobe Clutch Patent
H 5 in. W 10 in. D 2 in.
Fendi Patent Large Baguette Clutch
By Fendi
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
You need this clutch!! This stunning patent leather clutch by Fendi from the 90s features gold hardware and a large Fendi Forever magnetic clasp closure on the front of the clutch. T...
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1990s Clutches

  • Fendi Patent Large Baguette Clutch
  • Fendi Patent Large Baguette Clutch
  • Fendi Patent Large Baguette Clutch
  • Fendi Patent Large Baguette Clutch
H 11 in. W 3 in. L 18 in.
Gucci Black Patent Leather Romy Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Highlight your outfit with this classic Romy clutch by Gucci. The patent leather exterior is accented with a gold-tone buckle detailing. The snap magnetic closure opens to satin-line...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Romy Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Romy Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Romy Clutch
  • Gucci Black Patent Leather Romy Clutch
H 4.34 in. W 1.19 in. L 10.24 in.
Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Gucci brings you yet another gorgeous accessory with this clutch. It has been carefully crafted from patent leather into a simple shape and a green hue. The front flap featuring the ...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
  • Gucci Green Patent Leather Horsebit Clutch
H 7.09 in. W 1.19 in. L 11.82 in.
PRADA White Faux Patent Leather Pouch
By Prada
Located in San Francisco, CA
PRADA pouch comes in a white faux patent leather featuring gold tone hardware and a zipper closure. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Measurements: Length: 12 in. Width: 2 in. Height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel backpack black quiltet patent leather
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Very nice and well-preserved backpack in quilted black patent leather - including the inside! Nice long shoulder straps - the backpack can also easily be carried over one should The ...
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1980s Backpacks

  • Chanel backpack black quiltet patent leather
  • Chanel backpack black quiltet patent leather
  • Chanel backpack black quiltet patent leather
  • Chanel backpack black quiltet patent leather
H 11.82 in. W 11.82 in. D 3.94 in.
PRADA Black Faux Patent Leather Pouch
By Prada
Located in San Francisco, CA
PRADA pouch comes in a black faux patent leather featuring gold tone hardware and a zipper closure. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Measurements: Length: 12 in. Width: 2 in. Heig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Black Patent Square Quilt Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Chanel Black Patent Square Quilt Clutch in very good condition. Hard, black square quilted patent leather exterior with silver CC logo lift closure. Black satin lined interior with o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Christian Louboutin Loubiclutch Sequin with Patent
By Christian Louboutin
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Excellent. Minor indentations on rear, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag, With Strap ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Gucci Soho clutch is the perfect accessory for a night out. Simple, sophisticated, and classy, this blue creation is crafted from patent leather and is sure to elevate and compl...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
  • Gucci Blue Patent Leather Soho Clutch
H 5.91 in. W 1.97 in. L 11.42 in.
Roberto Cavalli Ombre Patent Leather Clutch
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous creation by Roberto Cavalli is crafted from the finest patent leather in an ombre style with lovely purple hues. The clutch features a slender body with a front flap an...
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2010s Clutches

  • Roberto Cavalli Ombre Patent Leather Clutch
  • Roberto Cavalli Ombre Patent Leather Clutch
  • Roberto Cavalli Ombre Patent Leather Clutch
  • Roberto Cavalli Ombre Patent Leather Clutch
H 4.34 in. W 1.19 in. L 11.82 in.
Christian Louboutin Rubylou Patent Leather Backpack
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Spiky studs and a polished logo charm enhance the iconic look of a luxe backpack crafted from glossy patent leather and featuring a Louboutin-red interior. The structured silhouette ...
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2010s Backpacks

Jimmy Choo Red Patent Tulita Clutch
By Jimmy Choo
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This stunning patent Tulita clutch by Jimmy Choo is ideal for a night out. Crafted from bold red patent leather, the exterior features the signature Tulita buckle and a convent wrist...
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2010s Clutches

  • Jimmy Choo Red Patent Tulita Clutch
  • Jimmy Choo Red Patent Tulita Clutch
  • Jimmy Choo Red Patent Tulita Clutch
  • Jimmy Choo Red Patent Tulita Clutch
H 3.55 in. W 1.19 in. L 9.06 in.
Vintage Black Patent Bag
Located in London, GB
An unusual hexaganal shape patent black bag . The bag has a flap over front with popper fastening, it has an internal pouch pocket and rope shoulder strap.
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1970s Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Black Patent Bag
  • Vintage Black Patent Bag
  • Vintage Black Patent Bag
  • Vintage Black Patent Bag
H 8 in. W 9 in. D 2 in.
CHANEL Clutch in Red Patent Leather
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Chanel clutch in red patent leather. Ruthenium metal hardware. Clasp 'CC'. The interior is in burgundy satin. Made in Italy. Hand carried. Included : Hologram: 1184 ...(2006-2008)...
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Early 2000s Clutches

  • CHANEL Clutch in Red Patent Leather
  • CHANEL Clutch in Red Patent Leather
  • CHANEL Clutch in Red Patent Leather
  • CHANEL Clutch in Red Patent Leather
H 5.52 in. D 1.58 in. L 9.85 in.
2000s Chanel Diamond Patent Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Forget the Hope diamond- we want Chanel diamonds! This incredible clutch comes a soft and shiny white patent leather- accented with silver hardware and of course: an oversized lucite...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Gucci Black Microguccissima Patent Leather Broadway Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
It is so easy to fall in love with this clutch from Gucci. Black in color and stunning in appeal, this creation will be a fine addition to your closet. Meticulously crafted from Micr...
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2010s Clutches

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN RED PATENT LEATHER CLUTCH Bag
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Montgomery, TX
Alexander McQueen Patent leather clutch bag Gold-tone hardware Made in Italy Pre-owned. Great condition! 100% authentic guarantee PLEASE VISIT OUR STORE FOR MORE ...
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2010s Clutches

Versace Black Patent Leather Medusa Chain Clutch
By Versace
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Known for their upmarket accessories and expert designs, the House of Versace presents this gorgeous Medusa chain clutch. Flaunting black patent leather with a gold-toned Medusa logo...
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2010s Clutches

Delvaux Blue Patent Mini Brillant
By Delvaux
Located in Antwerp, BE
Delvaux Blue Patent Mini Brillant Makes heads turn with this super chique Delvaux Brillant . This icon comes in beautiful blue/ purplish patent leather and matchig hardware.  The ic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Delvaux Blue Patent Mini Brillant
  • Delvaux Blue Patent Mini Brillant
  • Delvaux Blue Patent Mini Brillant
  • Delvaux Blue Patent Mini Brillant
H 11.03 in. W 4.34 in. D 7.88 in.
Saint Laurent Pink Patent Leather Chain Clutch
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Saint Laurent is known for perfection and this piece is no different. This clutch made from pink patent leather features a chain handle. It has a flap closure with the brand's logo o...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Classic Flap Patent Black Frame Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Electric black quilted patent leather clutch with rectangle metal frame Year: 2014 Metallic black cc logo Satin interior lining Zippered back pocket 10.5” W x 5.5” H x 2” D Made i...
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2010s Clutches

Alexander McQueen Black Patent Leather Envelope Clutch
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Well known for their uncommon exquisiteness and leading designs, Alexander McQueen's creations are at the top of every fashionista's list. Presenting in a lovely shade of black, this...
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2010s Clutches

Alma in red patent leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: LOUIS VUITTON - Model: Bagatelle - Condition: Very good condition. Minor sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Dustbag, Invoice - Measurements: Width: 31cm , Heigh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Alma in red patent leather
  • Alma in red patent leather
  • Alma in red patent leather
  • Alma in red patent leather
H 11.42 in. W 14.97 in. D 7.09 in.
Chanel XXL Burgundy Patent Mademoiselle
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel xxl burgundy patent leather mademoiselle bag with silver tone hardware. Collection 2011. Shoulder drop 8". Comes with hologram and generic dust cover.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Red Lambskin and Patent Leather Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Red Lambskin and Patent Leather Clutch is in excellent condition. The simple silhouette gets a boost with a mixed texture and fiery red color. Lipstick red s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Burberry Green Patent Leather Bridle Parmoor Clutch
By Burberry
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Set your own style statement with this lovely Parmoor clutch by Burberry. Made from patent leather, it has a nylon-lined interior secured by a zipper and a shoulder strap for you to ...
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2010s Clutches

Gucci Pink Microguccissima Patent Leather Broadway Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A must-have for all Gucci lovers! This Broadway clutch is crafted from patent leather with microguccissima embossing and is provided with gold-tone hardware. The flap closure with co...
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2010s Clutches

Jimmy Choo Green Patent Leather Cayla Clutch
By Jimmy Choo
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This gorgeous Cayla clutch by Jimmy Choo is a perfect example of the label's commitment to being chic, contemporary, and elegant at the same time. Designed to dazzle, this patent lea...
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2010s Clutches

  • Jimmy Choo Green Patent Leather Cayla Clutch
  • Jimmy Choo Green Patent Leather Cayla Clutch
  • Jimmy Choo Green Patent Leather Cayla Clutch
  • Jimmy Choo Green Patent Leather Cayla Clutch
H 5.12 in. W 1.78 in. L 9.06 in.
Burberry Mint Green Patent Leather Parmoor Clutch
By Burberry
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Set your own style statement with this lovely Parmoor clutch by Burberry. Made from patent leather, it has a nylon-lined interior secured by a zipper and a shoulder handle for you to...
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2010s Clutches

Lady Dior in patent leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: DIOR - Model: Lady Dior - Condition: Very good condition. Few scratches, Scratches on hardware - Accessories: None - Measurements: Width: 30,5cm, Height: 24cm, Depth: 8cm...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

  • Lady Dior in patent leather
  • Lady Dior in patent leather
  • Lady Dior in patent leather
  • Lady Dior in patent leather
H 9.45 in. W 12.01 in. D 3.15 in.
Vintage in black patent leather
By Chanel
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: CHANEL - Model: Vintage - Condition: Very good condition. Sign of wear on Leather, Scratches on hardware - Accessories: None - Measurements: Width: 17,5cm , Height: 17cm ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage in black patent leather
  • Vintage in black patent leather
  • Vintage in black patent leather
  • Vintage in black patent leather
H 6.7 in. W 7.09 in. D 1.19 in.
Dior Beige Patent Leather Flap Chain Clutch
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Clutches like this Dior creation will never go out of style. Crafted from patent leather, this bag features a beige Cannage quilted exterior and a single chain-link shoulder sling. T...
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2010s Clutches

  • Dior Beige Patent Leather Flap Chain Clutch
  • Dior Beige Patent Leather Flap Chain Clutch
  • Dior Beige Patent Leather Flap Chain Clutch
  • Dior Beige Patent Leather Flap Chain Clutch
H 4.53 in. W 1.19 in. L 8.47 in.
Coblentz Patent Clutch with Glass Orb Charms
By Coblentz
Located in Riverdale, NY
Coblentz Patent Clutch with Glass Orb Charm decorations which can be folded inside to use as well as a plain black clutch with enamel frame. 1950's USA. Does not appear to be used. H...
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1950s Clutches

Burberry Black Patent Leather Tote
By Burberry
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Elegance get personified with this brilliantly crafted patent leather tote. It is lined with fabric and is designed with dual top handles and a silver-tone logo accent to the front. ...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Burberry Black Patent Leather Tote
  • Burberry Black Patent Leather Tote
  • Burberry Black Patent Leather Tote
  • Burberry Black Patent Leather Tote
H 9.06 in. W 3.94 in. L 11.62 in.
Alexander McQueen Burgundy Patent Leather Envelope Clutch
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Well known for their uncommon exquisiteness and leading designs, Alexander McQueen creations are at the top of every fashionista's list. Presenting in a lovely shade of burgundy, thi...
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2010s Clutches

Gucci Grey Patent Leather Sigrid Flap Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This sleek Sigrid clutch from the house of Gucci is a masterpiece. Crafted in Itlay, it is made of glossy patent leather and comes in a stunning shade of grey. It features a front fl...
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2010s Clutches

  • Gucci Grey Patent Leather Sigrid Flap Clutch
  • Gucci Grey Patent Leather Sigrid Flap Clutch
  • Gucci Grey Patent Leather Sigrid Flap Clutch
  • Gucci Grey Patent Leather Sigrid Flap Clutch
H 4.34 in. W 1.19 in. L 13 in.
Chloe Patent Leather Ada Tote
By Chloe
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Chloe Ada bag is ideal for everyday use. It’s crafted from wrinkled patent leather. It features two flat handles, metallic mesh insets, side pockets, a front zipper pocket and a...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Chloe Patent Leather Ada Tote
  • Chloe Patent Leather Ada Tote
  • Chloe Patent Leather Ada Tote
  • Chloe Patent Leather Ada Tote
H 12.6 in. W 5.91 in. L 18.12 in.
Ted Lapidus Burgundy-Bronze Patent Leather Clutch
By Ted Lapidus
Located in New York, NY
This wonderfully made Ted Lapidus burgundy-bronze patent leather clutch has a handle on back, if instead, to carry. There's a gold hardware chain to use as a shoulder bag if desire. ...
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1970s Clutches

Salvador Ferragamo patent-leather clutch/ shoulder bag
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in New York, NY
Salvatore Ferragamo black patent calf-skin leather clutch has detachable patent leather shoulder straps for your option. The front of the clutch/shoulder bag has detailed black silk ...
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1980s Clutches

Valentino Green Patent Leather Rockstud Bow Wristlet Clutch
By Valentino
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This clutch from Valentino is crafted from exquisite patent leather. Flaunting a pleasing look, the clutch is styled with a bow on the front flap that features the signature Rockstud...
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2010s Clutches

Versace Royal Blue Patent Leather Pouch with Strap
By Versace
Located in London, GB
Versace Royal Blue Patent Leather Pouch with Strap - Slim patent leather pouch in royal blue with bright, gold-tone hardware including the brand's signature Medusa head on the front...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Saint Laurent Black Patent Leather Kate Tassel Clutch
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Meticulously crafted from patent leather, this Saint Laurent Kate clutch exudes just the right amount of sophistication. The clutch features a gold-tone YSL logo with a tassel on the...
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2010s Clutches

Gucci Black Microguccissima Patent Leather Medium Broadway Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
It is so easy to fall in love with this clutch from Gucci. Black in color and stunning in appeal, this creation will be a fine addition to your closet. Meticulously crafted from Micr...
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2010s Clutches

Gucci Nude Micro Guccissima Patent Leather Broadway Clutch
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A must-have for all Gucci lovers! This nude Broadway clutch is crafted from patent leather and laid with Microguccissima embossing. The flap closure with concealed magnetic fastening...
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2010s Clutches

Saint Laurent Belle de Jour Clutch Patent Large
By Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
These are professional pictures of the actual item offered by Rebag. Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Moderate stains and indentations on exterior, cracking and peeling on side fl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Chanel Electric Blue Patent Leather Quilted Runway Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel electric blue quilted patent leather clutch with rectangle metal frame Year: 2014 Metallic blue cc logo Satin interior lining Zippered back pocket 10.5" W x 5.5" H x 2" D Ma...
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2010s Clutches

Chanel Patent Leather Long Zip Quilted Gala Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
2008 {VINTAGE 13 Years} Silver Hardware Classic Chanel interwoven chain wristlet Chanel CC Charm Long zipper Red lambskin interior 10.5” W x 5.5” H x 2.5" D Made in Italy
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Early 2000s Clutches

Alexander McQueen Red Patent Leather Skull Box Clutch
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Add Alexander McQueen's signature touch to your closet with this clutch. Crafted from patent leather, this box clutch is embellished with crystals on the skull clasp. Its interior is...
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2010s Clutches

Louis Vuitton Beige Poudre Patent Leather Louise Clutch
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This beige Louise clutch by Louis Vuitton is well-crafted and overflowing with style. It has a glossy patent leather exterior, a fabric interior, and a large gold-tone 'LV' adorned o...
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2010s Clutches

Saint Laurent Black Patent Leather Pushlock Flap Clutch
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This clutch by Saint Laurent is a creation that is not only stylish but also exceptionally well-made. Meticulously crafted from black patent leather, it flaunts an engraved push-lock...
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2010s Clutches

Gucci Light Gold Patent Leather Studded Evening Wristlet
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from light gold patent leather and styled with gold-tone studs to the front, this Gucci evening wristlet is that handy accessory that you'll love to carry for parties and eve...
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2010s Clutches

Dior Beige Cannage Patent Leather Lady Dior Clutch
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Lady Dior clutch has been crafted in Italy from patent leather and it carries the brand's signature Cannage quilt. It is equipped with an interior having ample space for your es...
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2010s Clutches

Dolce & Gabbana Metallic Gold Patent Leather Box Clutch
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Dolce & Gabbana designs for the fashion-forward and pioneers of style. Their bags are coveted around the world for their unique designs. This Dolce box bag is no different. Crafted i...
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2010s Clutches

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Patent Purses For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of patent purses. Our collection of patent purses includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Beige and more. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 19th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Patent purses designed by Chanel, Christian Dior and Gucci — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much are Patent Purses?

Prices for patent purses can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $105 and can go as high as $14,340, while these items, on average, fetch $1,241.

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An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.

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