Flap Shoulder Bags - Elegant and Versatile

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Chanel Vintage quilted CC logos both sides flap shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Vintage quilted CC logos both sides flap shoulder bag - Black

$6,322.00
Moschino fold over satchel - Black -40%

Moschino fold over satchel - Black

$1195 $717.00
Stella McCartney Falabella Fold Over Small tote

Stella McCartney Falabella Fold Over Small tote

$1,185.00
Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag - Black

Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Quilted Leather Shoulder Bag - Black

$298.00
Off-White Sculpture Leather Flap Bag - Black

Off-White Sculpture Leather Flap Bag - Black

$1,320.00
SheIn Metal Tassel Flap Shoulder Bag

SheIn Metal Tassel Flap Shoulder Bag

$22.00
Rebecca Minkoff Women's Edie Flap Shoulder Bag - Pine

Rebecca Minkoff Women's Edie Flap Shoulder Bag - Pine

$274.72
Golden Goose long foldover shoulder bag - Black

Golden Goose long foldover shoulder bag - Black

$1,020.00
SheIn Knot Detail Flap Chain Bag

SheIn Knot Detail Flap Chain Bag

$12.00
Fontanelli Designer Handbags, Dark Blue Woven Italian Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

Fontanelli Designer Handbags, Dark Blue Woven Italian Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

$485.00
Flap Shoulder Bags: Best Styles and Selection From All Your Favorite Handbag Stores

About Flap Shoulder Bags

A shoulder bag with a flap closure is a classic design that has been used by some of the world's most renowned handbag designers, like Chanel, Prada, and YSL. A flap closure is very practical, because it allows you to fit more into your bag and maximize your space. However, a weighty flap still keeps everything secure and is a good alternative to an open shoulder bag, particularly if you live in a dense city. There are so many different styles within a flap shoulder bag, from utilitarian day bags to bold, embellished evening options. Although these bags are a trend piece right now, they will also look timeless for years to come.
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A shoulder bag with a flap closure is a classic design that has been used by some of the world's most renowned handbag designers, like Chanel, Prada, and YSL. A flap closure is very practical, because it allows you to fit more into your bag and maximize your space. However, a weighty flap still keeps everything secure and is a good alternative to an open shoulder bag, particularly if you live in a dense city. There are so many different styles within a flap shoulder bag, from utilitarian day bags to bold, embellished evening options. Although these bags are a trend piece right now, they will also look timeless for years to come.

History

Messenger bags were some of the first bags to have flaps over the top, and they have been used throughout history as utilitarian working bags. Chanel was one of the first influential designer brands to release a flap bag. This iconic leather bag featured traditional Chanel quilting and a gold chain, and was small enough to work as an evening bag, but large enough to hold daily essentials like a wallet, compact, and address book. The chain made it easy to use the bag hands-free. Chanel flap bags are still coveted today, and have inspired so many popular designers to release their own flap bags.

How to Style Flap Shoulder Bags

The simple design of flap shoulder bags make them so easy to style. The right shoulder bag for you will depend on your lifestyle and how you want to use the bag. For example, if you're looking for a day bag, you'll want a simple design that's large enough to hold not only your wallet, but also larger items like electronics or even a spare piece of clothing. These shoulder bags could even work for short trips. If you're wearing your shoulder bag in a crowded area, you will want an option that has a clasp closure for extra security.

Alternatively, if you're wearing your flap shoulder bag out at night, a smaller design will likely be more convenient. Look for a secure strap so you can dance and have fun completely hands-free. You may also want to go for a flap back with unique embellishments, a bright color, or an innovative shape.

Unique Flap Shoulder Bag Trends

A major trend that designers have been showcasing lately are classic bag styles like the flap shoulder bag in bright metallics. This is an easy trend to try, because although the metallics are bold, they can still work as a neutral, so they can be paired with many different outfits. Another popular trend is the mini shoulder bag, which has a similar flap design and strap, but is the size of a wallet.

Flap shoulder bags are a classic look that will never go out of style. They are also very functional, so they make for a great investment bag if you are trying to decide on a designer piece to purchase.

Chanel Vintage quilted flap shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Vintage quilted flap shoulder bag - Black

$4,261.00
SheIn Contrast Laser Cut Patch PU Flap Bag

SheIn Contrast Laser Cut Patch PU Flap Bag

$12.00
SheIn Scarf Decorated Crocodile PU Flap Shoulder Bag

SheIn Scarf Decorated Crocodile PU Flap Shoulder Bag

$17.00
Radley London Flapover Medium Leather Shoulder Bag

Radley London Flapover Medium Leather Shoulder Bag

$298.00
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Chanel Vintage side flaps shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Vintage side flaps shoulder bag - Black

$3,679.00
Radley London Leighton House Large Flapover Shoulder Bag -60%

Radley London Leighton House Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

$298 $119.00
Chanel Vintage Quilted CC double-flap chain shoulder bag - Neutrals

Chanel Vintage Quilted CC double-flap chain shoulder bag - Neutrals

$7,274.00
Stiebich & Rieth foldover flap shoulder bag - Brown -30%

Stiebich & Rieth foldover flap shoulder bag - Brown

$1823 $1,276.00
SheIn Ring Design Color Block Flap PU Shoulder Bag

SheIn Ring Design Color Block Flap PU Shoulder Bag

$10.00
Chanel Vintage double flap shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Vintage double flap shoulder bag - Black

$7,929.00
Tory Burch Chelsea Flap Shoulder Bag

Tory Burch Chelsea Flap Shoulder Bag

$458.00
Radley London Burnham Beeches Flap Leather Shoulder Bag -40%

Radley London Burnham Beeches Flap Leather Shoulder Bag

$298 $178.80
SheIn Chevron Detail Flap Chain Shoulder Bag

SheIn Chevron Detail Flap Chain Shoulder Bag

$19.00
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