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Chanel Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Leather Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Chanel Rare Vintage Black Lizard Exotic Gold Evening Camera Shoulder Bag Lizard Gold tone hardware Leather lining Zipper closure Made in Italy Date code present 1317318 Shoulde...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
By Gianni Versace
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Beautiful Versace bag Vintage Leather Dark brown color Single handle Golden hardware Internal zip pocket Very good conditions (very light signs due to time, as in pictures) Cm 27.5 x...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
  • Gianni Versace Leather Vintage Bag
H 8.67 in. D 3.94 in. L 10.63 in.
Hermès Vintage Pola Purse Clutch Evening Bag 2 ways Black Ostrich Golden Hdw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Rare and Beautiful Authentic Hermès Purse "Pola" Made in France No stamp but vintage Made of Ostrich Leather and Golden Hardware Ostrich is it a resistant leather, and less sub...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Vintage Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag Monogram canvas Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Made in France Date code present Handle drop 5" Measures 1...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

1980s Vintage Bob Mackie Black Lace Illusion Dress w Paper Bag Waist
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Bob Mackie vintage black dress from the 1980's. The lace illusion bodice has a tan lining and is adorned with sequins and ribbons, with eyelash scallop...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Hermes Vintage 1962 Brown Box Leather 27cm Drag Bag
By Hermès
Located in Nice, FR
HERMES vintage 1962 brown box leather 27cm DRAG bag. This bag features : - Brown box leather body. - Foldover top with iconic gold toned H push-lock closure. - Top handles. - Gold t...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Black Vintage Raffia Bag
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage , black raffia bag. The bag has a central clasp and one internal pocket. Measurements: width 14'', height 8'', depth 5''
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1950s Top Handle Bags

  • Black Vintage Raffia Bag
  • Black Vintage Raffia Bag
  • Black Vintage Raffia Bag
  • Black Vintage Raffia Bag
H 8 in. W 14 in. D 5 in.
Vintage Black Felt Bag
Located in London, GB
A cut vintage black felt bag that is large enough for todays essentials. The bag has gathering at the top, and is top handle. Measurements: width 11 1/2'', height 11'' depth 1 1/2''
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1950s Top Handle Bags

  • Vintage Black Felt Bag
  • Vintage Black Felt Bag
  • Vintage Black Felt Bag
  • Vintage Black Felt Bag
H 11 in. W 11 in. D 2 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 Vintage Black Jersey Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
This beautiful little vintage evening bag is in black jersey. The jewelry is in golden metal, its chain can be worn in single or double. The bag has two storage bellows with a zipped...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Jersey Bag
H 6.7 in. D 2.37 in. L 10.63 in.
Chanel Black Diana Vintage Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Diana Vintage Bag. Vintage lambskin leather. 24 kt gold plating on hardware and chain. Classic bag by Chanel. Invest in the classics. Includes authenticity card. Guarant...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Vintage Large Black Corde Bag
Located in London, GB
A great bag by British firm Corde. This bag has a flapover front with attractive circular clasp.Inside there are two pouch pockets and one popper pocket.The shoulder strap is 18'' long.
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1950s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Large Black Corde Bag
  • Vintage Large Black Corde Bag
  • Vintage Large Black Corde Bag
  • Vintage Large Black Corde Bag
H 8 in. W 10 in. D 3 in.
CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
Very convenient. CHANEL toiletry bag in smooth black quilted leather. In very good condition, it is embroidered "CC" on each side. The jewelry is in aged gold metal. The interior is ...
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1980s Cosmetic Bags

  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
  • CHANEL Vintage Black Toiletry Bag
H 5.12 in. D 3.55 in. L 9.06 in.
Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
By Launer
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage black leather bag by Launer. The bag has a flap over front with popper fastening and pouch pocket at the back. Internally there is a zip pocket in the lid ( like Chane...
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1970s Shoulder Bags

  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
  • Vintage Launer Black Leather Bag
H 8 in. W 11 in. D 3 in.
Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel Vintage Shopper crafted in black leather with golden hardware. Equipped with double leather handle and chain, to wear it comfortably on the shoulder. Without closure, very lar...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Vintage Shoulder Bag
H 11.82 in. D 4.34 in. L 16.15 in.
Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel black vintage 80s shoulder bag in quilted lambskin. Hardware is discolored throughout the bag, please refer to photos for actual condition. Shoulder drop 13.5. Collection 1988...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • Chanel 80s Black Vintage Shoulder Bag
H 9.5 in. W 3.5 in. L 10 in.
Gucci Bamboo Black On Black Vintage Vanity Bag
By Gucci
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This vintage Gucci vanity has a fabric exterior with leather finishes and features zipper closure with a bamboo top handle and silver tone hardware. COLOR: Black and brown ITEM CODE...
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2010s Luggage and Travel Bags

Chanel Black Leather Mini Vintage Bag
By Chanel
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Chanel signature mini bag, made of black satin with golden hardware. Equipped with a magnetic button closure, internally lined in black leather, roomy for the essentials. Equipped wi...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • Chanel Black Leather Mini Vintage Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Mini Vintage Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Mini Vintage Bag
  • Chanel Black Leather Mini Vintage Bag
H 4.34 in. W 6.7 in. D 1.97 in.
Chanel Black Leather Vintage Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Athens, GA
Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Double Flap Bag. 24 kt gold plated hardware. Coveted vintage Chanel with burgundy color leather interior. Great condition for vintage. Hard to find 9" w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Lambskin Vintage Camera Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Lambskin Camera Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the 1980's. A truly classic piece, it is a must have for any collection. Black structured case in ...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Gucci Vintage Black Leather Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Black Calf leather Gucci shoulder bag with silver-tone hardware, single flat adjustable shoulder strap, tonal suede lining, open top with an attached zippered pouch. Designer: Gucci...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Gucci Vintage Black Leather Shoulder Bag
  • Gucci Vintage Black Leather Shoulder Bag
  • Gucci Vintage Black Leather Shoulder Bag
  • Gucci Vintage Black Leather Shoulder Bag
H 6.5 in. W 10 in. D 3.5 in.
GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
By Gucci
Located in Paris, FR
This GUCCI vintage bag is made of black crocodile. The clasp is in gold metal. The inner lining is black smooth leather with a large zipped pocket. The handle is adjustable, we notic...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
H 8.27 in. D 3.35 in. L 8.86 in.
Chanel Black Leather Vintage Speedy Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Leather Vintage Speedy Bag is in excellent condition. A timeless piece from the early 1990’s, it has maintained its status as a true classic. Black lea...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Black Laether Art Deco Bag
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage black leather art deco bag. The bag has attractive detail on the front ,and the top clasp. Inside there are two compartments , one with a pouch pocket and one with a p...
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1920s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Bon Gout Black Crocodile Bag
By Bon Gout
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage crocodile bag by Bon Gout . This super shiny crocodile bag is large enough for todays essentials, measuring Width 13'', height 7 1/2 '', and depth 3''. The bag has a ...
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1950s Structured Shoulder Bags

GUCCI Vintage Bag in Black Snake
By Gucci
Located in Paris, FR
Gucci vintage bag in black snake. The interior is lined in black leather with 2 pockets one closes with a snap and the other with a flap with snap. Golden metal hardware (passed) T...
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Late 20th Century Clutches

  • GUCCI Vintage Bag in Black Snake
  • GUCCI Vintage Bag in Black Snake
  • GUCCI Vintage Bag in Black Snake
  • GUCCI Vintage Bag in Black Snake
H 5.52 in. D 2.37 in. L 7.88 in.
1990 Gucci Black Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
GUCCI Black Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: CWAHF-HB009 Serial Number: 001-3191 1705 Age (Circa): 1990 Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made in Italy) Gender: Ladies Ty...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • 1990 Gucci Black Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • 1990 Gucci Black Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • 1990 Gucci Black Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
  • 1990 Gucci Black Suede Vintage Shoulder Bag
H 14.18 in. W 14.18 in. D 1.19 in.
Vintage Italian Black Leather Vintage Bag by Luana, 1950s
Located in milano, IT
Elegant bag with brass snap closure, with black leather shoulder strap. Inside there is a small zipped pocket with logo of the manufacture Ideal for everyday use.
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1950s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Prada Vintage Black Nylon Bauletto Briefcase Bag
By Prada
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This vintage Prada briefcase bag is made with nylon and features dual top handles, top zip closure, a front flap that opens to slip pockets for pen and a zipper compartment. The top ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Moschino Black Polished Leather Star Bag Vintage
By Moschino
Located in Pasadena, CA
Moschino black polished leather star bag vintage Museum quality Moschino vintage bag made of high polished leather with gold tone hardware. Condition is average with surface scratc...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Bally Black Leather Vintage Top Handle Bag
By Bally
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This vintage bag hails from the house of Bally. Crafted from quality leather, it carries a classic black shade that will complement a host of ensembles. It has a front flap that carr...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Bally Black Leather Vintage Top Handle Bag
  • Bally Black Leather Vintage Top Handle Bag
  • Bally Black Leather Vintage Top Handle Bag
  • Bally Black Leather Vintage Top Handle Bag
H 7.49 in. W 3.15 in. L 10.24 in.
Vintage Hermes Black Lizard Lift Bag 4 Ways
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage and collectible rare lift lizard bag. Black lizard exterior, black lambskin interior, gold tone hardware. 4 ways to wear it, adjusting the strap in different positions. Comes...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

Prada Vintage Black Tessuto Nylon Baguette Bag
By Prada
Located in New York, NY
Prada Vintage Black Nylon Baguette Pochette Bag Made In: Italy Year of Production: '90s-early 2000s Color: Black Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Nylon Lining: Black nylon Closure/Op...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Prada Vintage Tessuto Buckle Black Crossbody Bag
By Prada
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This bag features a black nylon body with leather trim and a front buckle to secure the top flap with magnetic snap closure. This bag comes with the Prada Re-edition ’05 attachable ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Givenchy Vintage Black Satin Embroidery Flap Bag
By Givenchy
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This vintage Givenchy bag is made with black satin and features ornate embroidery on the front flap and a long fabric strap for crossbody carry. A classic and sophisticated style. C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Chevron Leather Vintage Day Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Chevron Leather Day Bag is in excellent vintage condition, circa 1989-1991. Timeless and sophisticated, this classic Chanel is the perfect way to elevate...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Chanel Large Camera Bag Black Exotic Ostrich Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Chanel Large Camera bag in black exotic ostrich with gold hardware. Two slip pockets outside, main zip compartment lined in leather with one zip pocket i...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

2000s Vince Vintage Black Leather Tote Bag
By Vince
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Vince shopper bag in soft black leather with rectangular cut-out details on the shoulder strap and edges. Two small internal patch pockets. Lined interior in suede. Magnetic butto...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • 2000s Vince Vintage Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Vince Vintage Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Vince Vintage Black Leather Tote Bag
  • 2000s Vince Vintage Black Leather Tote Bag
H 11.82 in. W 17.33 in. D 5.52 in.
GUCCI black leather VINTAGE MINI Backpack Bag
By Gucci
Located in Zürich, CH
Gucci vintage backpack in black calfskin with gold-tone hardware, bamboo top handle, dual adjustable flat shoulder straps, one exterior cargo pocket with bamboo turn-lock closures. L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Chanel Black Leather CC Vintage Crossbody Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Leather CC Vintage Crossbody Bag is in very good condition. It is a highly collectible vintage piece that has enjoyed a previous life. Small black leat...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

1990's Chanel Vintage Black Leather Unisex Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel 90's unisex butter lambskin small black weekender bag. Handle drop 5.5". Shoulder drop 15.25". Comes with hologram, id card and original dust cover.
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Dior Black Evening Bag With Rhinestones
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
A real jewel for connoisseurs! This Dior flap bag is made of black velvet and adorned with the iconic symbol of "Maison DIOR". This lovely bag can be carried on shoulder or crossbody...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Fendi Vintage Mama Baguette Zuchino Black on Black Shoulder Bag
By Fendi
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Mama baguette is made with black canvas with black Fendi Zuccino embossing throughout. The bag features an adjustable looping leather strap, gunmetal buckle links for the top st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Celine Vintage Black Leather Box Bag
By Celine
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This vintage Celine crossbody bag is made of black leather and features vintage Celine closure, golden hardware, a front flap a partitioned leather interior with patch pockets. COLO...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Celine Vintage Black Leather Box Bag
  • Celine Vintage Black Leather Box Bag
  • Celine Vintage Black Leather Box Bag
  • Celine Vintage Black Leather Box Bag
H 6 in. D 3 in. L 9.5 in.
Salvatore Ferragamo Black Lizard Skin Vintage Shoulder Bag
By Salvatore Ferragamo
Located in London, GB
Salvatore Ferragamo Black Lizard Skin Vintage Shoulder Bag - Made of beautiful textured lizard skin - Gold tone branded hardware - Iconic fastening to the front - Inner zipped poc...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Lalique Black Suede Vintage Mini Top Handle Bag
By Lalique
Located in London, GB
Lalique Black Suede Vintage Mini Top Handle Bag - Made of soft suede - Wave like quilting pattern - Twist lock to the front - Gold tone hardware - Small zipped inner pocket - O...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Chanel Black Satin & Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag
By Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Chanel Black Satin & Leather Drawstring Bucket Bag in good condition. Black quilted satin exterior trimmed with black leather and a woven chain and leather shoulder strap. Qu...
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1980s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

1990 Gucci Black Suede Vintage Frame Shoulder Bag
By Gucci
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
GUCCI Black Suede Vintage Frame Shoulder Bag Xupes Reference: CWAHF-HB007 Serial Number: 001-1781-1864 Age (Circa): 1990 Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made in Italy) Gender: Lad...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Vintage Beaded Mini Box Evening Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Beaded Mini Box Bag is in excellent vintage condition from the late 1990's. A rare and stunning evening bag for any collection. Black mini box bag is b...
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1990s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Fendi Vintage Black Suede Framed Shoulder Bag Handbag
By Fendi
Located in Rome, Rome
FENDI vintage black suede framed shoulder bag. Black suede with black leather shoulder strap. Gold metal FF logos on the sides. Pleats detailing. Framed top with clasp closure. Beige...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Fendi Vintage Black Leather Portfolio Bag Large Clutch
By Fendi
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage FENDI black leather portfolio. FF - FENDI logo embossed on the front. Upper zipper closure. Black canvas. 1 side zip pocket inside. 'FENDI s.a.s. Roma - Made in Italy' tag in...
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20th Century Clutches

Celine Vintage Black Leather Foldable Clutch Bag Handbag
By Celine
Located in Rome, Rome
Celine Vintage black leather clutch with contrast tan trim. Foldable design with magnetic button closure. 1 front zip pocket under the flap. Black lining and 1 side open pocket insid...
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20th Century Clutches

Gucci Vintage Black Leather Flap Shoulder Bag Crossbody
By Gucci
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Gucci shoulder bag crafted in black leather .Flap with button closure. Gold metal hardware. Black leather lining . 3 open compartments inside. 1 open pocket under the flap. 1...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Rare Vintage HELMUT LANG Oversized Black Leather Bag
By Helmut Lang
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare 1990s Vintage Helmut Lang black leather bag from early 2000s. Light minor scratches on sides of bag ( see pictures) Interior is perfect ( no stains/ no scratch) Bag Measurement...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Celine Black Leather Vintage Flap Top Handle Bag
By Celine
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This vintage bag hails from the house of Celine. Crafted from quality leather, it carries a classic black hue that will complement a host of ensembles. It has a front flap that carri...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Chanel 80s Black Vintage Leather Shoulder Chain Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel excellent vintage black shoulder bag, partially quilted. Gold tone hardware. Collection 1986/1988. Shoulder drop 13". Comes with hologram and original dust cover.
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel 90s Black Large Vintage Leather Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Chanel authentic 90s very large black shoulder bag with gold tone hardware. Collection 1996. Front outer pocket and two zipped interior compartments. Shoulder drop 13". Comes with ho...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Black Satin Evening Bag by Rene Mancini
By Rene Mancini
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage evening bag by Rene Mancini. In black satin with a flap over front with popper fastening, and an internal pouch pocket. The bag has attractive gold detail on the fro...
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1960s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Bottega Veneta Vintage Black Safiano Leather Flap Bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Bottega bag is made with textured leather and features a large front flap, attachable shoulder strap and a back zip pocket. The expandable large interior compartment has jacquar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Bottega Veneta Vintage Black Intrecciato Leather Hobo Bag
By Bottega Veneta
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This Vintage Hobo bag by Bottega is made with the company's signature intrecciato weave with calfskin leather. COLOR: Black MATERIAL: Calf leather MEASURES: H 10” x L 15.5” x D 6” D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

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Vintage Black Bag For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary vintage black bag you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Beige and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a vintage black bag may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Chanel, Gucci and Hermès each produced a popular version that is worth a look. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Vintage Black Bag?

On average, a vintage black bag on 1stDibs sells for $2,837, while they’re typically $110 on the low end and $129,920 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

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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