Flap Shoulder Bags - Elegant and Versatile

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DKNY flap shoulder bag - Neutrals

DKNY flap shoulder bag - Neutrals

$207.00
Off-White Baby Flap diagonal-stripe shoulder bag

Off-White Baby Flap diagonal-stripe shoulder bag

$750.00
Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Shoulder Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Shoulder Bag

$298.00
Elena Ghisellini distressed trim flap handbag - Blue -20%

Elena Ghisellini distressed trim flap handbag - Blue

$600 $480.00
Miu Miu flap front shoulder bag - Yellow

Miu Miu flap front shoulder bag - Yellow

$1,790.00
Prada front flap shoulder bag - Black

Prada front flap shoulder bag - Black

$2,350.00
Alexander McQueen foldover studded shoulder bag - Black -40%

Alexander McQueen foldover studded shoulder bag - Black

$2590 $1,554.00
Alberta Ferretti flap shoulder bag - Brown

Alberta Ferretti flap shoulder bag - Brown

$1,150.00
Ermanno Scervino foldover tote bag - Black

Ermanno Scervino foldover tote bag - Black

$1,515.00
Bottega Veneta foldover top shoulder bag - Black

Bottega Veneta foldover top shoulder bag - Black

$2,300.00
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.

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Flap Bag

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Flap Bag

$2,397.00
Chanel Natural Quilted Canvas Vintage Flap Bag

Chanel Natural Quilted Canvas Vintage Flap Bag

$1,711.00
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Classic Flap Bag -43%

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Classic Flap Bag

$5580 $3,169.00
Chanel Beige Quilted Canvas Jumbo Vintage Flap Bag

Chanel Beige Quilted Canvas Jumbo Vintage Flap Bag

$3,173.00
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Double Flap Bag

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Double Flap Bag

$2,247.00
Chanel Purple Quilted Leather Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag

Chanel Purple Quilted Leather Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag

$2,041.00
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag -57%

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag

$4080 $1,767.00
Chanel Burgundy Leather Accordion Vintage Vertical Quilted Flap Bag -35%

Chanel Burgundy Leather Accordion Vintage Vertical Quilted Flap Bag

$3440 $2,251.00
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Wild Stitch Vintage Flap Bag

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Wild Stitch Vintage Flap Bag

$2,083.00
Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag -15%

Chanel Black Quilted Leather Small Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag

$4142 $3,540.00
Chanel Coral Orange/Pink Quilted Leather Mademoiselle Vintage Flap Bag -42%

Chanel Coral Orange/Pink Quilted Leather Mademoiselle Vintage Flap Bag

$4540 $2,631.00
Chanel Peach Illustration Print Fabric and Leather Scarf Vintage Flap Bag

Chanel Peach Illustration Print Fabric and Leather Scarf Vintage Flap Bag

$1,842.00
Chanel Light Pink Quilted Jersey Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag

Chanel Light Pink Quilted Jersey Medium Vintage Classic Single Flap Bag

$2,690.00

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.

Tod's tassel flap shoulder bag - Blue -30%

Tod's tassel flap shoulder bag - Blue

$2265 $1,586.00
Liu Jo zebra flap shoulder bag - Black

Liu Jo zebra flap shoulder bag - Black

$204.00
Bottega Veneta woven flap shoulder bag - Red

Bottega Veneta woven flap shoulder bag - Red

$1,150.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Vara flap bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara flap bag - Black

$1,590.00
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Nina Ricci flap shoulder bag - Red

Nina Ricci flap shoulder bag - Red

$1,183.00
Tom Ford foldover top bag - Black

Tom Ford foldover top bag - Black

$2,773.00
Furla foldover top shoulder bag - Neutrals

Furla foldover top shoulder bag - Neutrals

$382.00
Prada foldover shoulder bag - Black

Prada foldover shoulder bag - Black

$2,635.00
Dolce & Gabbana foldover logo shoulder bag - Red

Dolce & Gabbana foldover logo shoulder bag - Red

$2,263.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Vara bow flap shoulder bag - Metallic

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara bow flap shoulder bag - Metallic

$1,281.00
Salvatore Ferragamo logo Vara bow flap bag - Black -10%

Salvatore Ferragamo logo Vara bow flap bag - Black

$1869 $1,682.00
Sonia Rykiel Le Niki leather flap bag - Multicolour -30%

Sonia Rykiel Le Niki leather flap bag - Multicolour

$1200 $840.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Flap Bag - Red

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Flap Bag - Red

$1,117.00
Salvatore Ferragamo quilted Gancini flap bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo quilted Gancini flap bag - Black

$2,400.00
Liu Jo foldover top shoulder bag - Red

Liu Jo foldover top shoulder bag - Red

$125.00
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