Flap Shoulder Bags - Elegant and Versatile

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3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Flap Shoulder Bag

3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Flap Shoulder Bag

$895.00
Kate Spade New York Polly Flap Shoulder Bag -60%

Kate Spade New York Polly Flap Shoulder Bag

$298 $118.30
Dkny Elissa Small Leather Flap Shoulder Bag, Created for Macy's -60%

Dkny Elissa Small Leather Flap Shoulder Bag, Created for Macy's

$178 $70.93
Dkny Elissa Flap Shoulder Bag -40%

Dkny Elissa Flap Shoulder Bag

$178 $106.80
Radley London Burnham Beeches Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

Radley London Burnham Beeches Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

$248.00
Radley London Indigo Place Medium Flapover Shoulder Bag

Radley London Indigo Place Medium Flapover Shoulder Bag

$248.00
Radley London Indigo Place Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

Radley London Indigo Place Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

$288.00
T Tahari Frida Leather Flap Shoulder Bag -40%

T Tahari Frida Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

$228 $136.80
DKNY Women's Von Flap Shoulder Bag - Black/Gold

DKNY Women's Von Flap Shoulder Bag - Black/Gold

$153.68
kate spade new york Women's Margaux Medium Flap Shoulder Bag - Black

kate spade new york Women's Margaux Medium Flap Shoulder Bag - Black

$376.72
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.

DKNY Women's Penelope Flap Shoulder Bag - White

DKNY Women's Penelope Flap Shoulder Bag - White

$153.68
Coach Cream Leather Soho Flap Hobo -36%

Coach Cream Leather Soho Flap Hobo

$270 $173.14
Roberto Cavalli Black/Cream Printed Satin and Leather Round Buckle Flap Hobo

Roberto Cavalli Black/Cream Printed Satin and Leather Round Buckle Flap Hobo

$253.50
Chanel Black Perforated Leather Drill Accordion Flap Shoulder Bag -54%

Chanel Black Perforated Leather Drill Accordion Flap Shoulder Bag

$2620 $1,214.31
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You’ve never shopped like this before: Personalize your fashion experience!

Fendi Red Textured Leather Mia Flap Shoulder Bag

Fendi Red Textured Leather Mia Flap Shoulder Bag

$1,810.00
Chloe Pink/Coral Orange Leather Medium Sally Flap Shoulder Bag

Chloe Pink/Coral Orange Leather Medium Sally Flap Shoulder Bag

$1,740.00
Celine Grey Suede and Leather Large Case Chain Flap Shoulder Bag -61%

Celine Grey Suede and Leather Large Case Chain Flap Shoulder Bag

$3645 $1,437.84
Nina Ricci White Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

Nina Ricci White Leather Flap Shoulder Bag

$1,245.00
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