Flap Shoulder Bags - Elegant and Versatile

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Salvatore Ferragamo Vara flap bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara flap bag - Black

$637.00
Maison Margiela foldover quilted shoulder bag - Metallic

Maison Margiela foldover quilted shoulder bag - Metallic

$995.00
Bottega Veneta flap shoulder bag - Black -30%

Bottega Veneta flap shoulder bag - Black

$1400 $980.00
LIU JO studded flap shoulder bag - NEUTRALS -10%

LIU JO studded flap shoulder bag - NEUTRALS

$222 $200.00
Salvatore Ferragamo mini Gancini flap shoulder bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo mini Gancini flap shoulder bag - Black

$766.00
Valextra foldover flap shoulder bag - Black

Valextra foldover flap shoulder bag - Black

$2,550.00
Mulberry Darley foldover shoulder bag - Blue

Mulberry Darley foldover shoulder bag - Blue

$1,325.00
Salvatore Ferragamo classic flap bag - NEUTRALS

Salvatore Ferragamo classic flap bag - NEUTRALS

$1,918.00
Acne Studios flap shoulder bag - Black

Acne Studios flap shoulder bag - Black

$420.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio flap shoulder bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio flap shoulder bag - Black

$1,990.00
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.

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini flap shoulder bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini flap shoulder bag - Black

$1,918.00
Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Shoulder Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Shoulder Bag

$298.00
Off-White Mirror Mini Flap Bag -50%

Off-White Mirror Mini Flap Bag

$1090 $545.00
Alexander McQueen Small Double Flap Leather Shoulder Bag - Pink

Alexander McQueen Small Double Flap Leather Shoulder Bag - Pink

$2,190.00
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Prada Genuine Python Flap Shoulder Bag - Green

Prada Genuine Python Flap Shoulder Bag - Green

$4,700.00
Salvatore Ferragamo foldover Vara shoulder bag - Red

Salvatore Ferragamo foldover Vara shoulder bag - Red

$1,253.00
Givenchy foldover chain shoulder bag - Brown

Givenchy foldover chain shoulder bag - Brown

$2,590.00
Sonia Rykiel Le Niki leather flap bag - Multicolour -10%

Sonia Rykiel Le Niki leather flap bag - Multicolour

$1200 $1,080.00
Bottega Veneta foldover top shoulder bag - Black -30%

Bottega Veneta foldover top shoulder bag - Black

$3200 $2,240.00
Victoria Beckham foldover top box bag - PINK

Victoria Beckham foldover top box bag - PINK

$2,735.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio flap shoulder bag - PINK

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancio flap shoulder bag - PINK

$1,677.00
Zac Zac Posen foldover quilted bag - Grey -20%

Zac Zac Posen foldover quilted bag - Grey

$450 $360.00
Off-White Diag Binder Clip baby flap shoulder bag

Off-White Diag Binder Clip baby flap shoulder bag

$805.00
Brunello Cucinelli foldover top shoulder bag - Grey

Brunello Cucinelli foldover top shoulder bag - Grey

$2,595.00
Alexander McQueen Small Double Flap Leather Shoulder Bag - Black

Alexander McQueen Small Double Flap Leather Shoulder Bag - Black

$2,190.00
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