Flap Shoulder Bags - Elegant and Versatile

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Yuzefi 'Biggy' colourblock foldover panel leather shoulder bag

Yuzefi 'Biggy' colourblock foldover panel leather shoulder bag

£495.00
Radley Leighton House Large Flapover Shoulder Bag -60%

Radley Leighton House Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

£229 £92.00
Gucci Tiger Medium Shoulder Bag

Gucci Tiger Medium Shoulder Bag

£2,230.00
The Row 'Sideby Equestrian' contrast topstitching leather flap bag

The Row 'Sideby Equestrian' contrast topstitching leather flap bag

£2,030.00
Marsèll fold over shoulder bag - Black

Marsèll fold over shoulder bag - Black

£580.00
Moschino fold over satchel - Black -20%

Moschino fold over satchel - Black

£930 £744.00
Chanel Pre-Owned Classic Flap handbag - Black

Chanel Pre-Owned Classic Flap handbag - Black

£4,231.00
Off-White Plain Flap Leather Shoulder Bag -40%

Off-White Plain Flap Leather Shoulder Bag

£730 £438.00
Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Shoulder Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Edie Flap Shoulder Bag

£285.00
Radley Burnham Beeches Large Flapover Shoulder Bag -30%

Radley Burnham Beeches Large Flapover Shoulder Bag

£225 £157.50
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.

Off-White Diag Flap Printed Leather Shoulder Bag

Off-White Diag Flap Printed Leather Shoulder Bag

£795.00
Chanel Pre-Owned side flaps shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Pre-Owned side flaps shoulder bag - Black

£3,843.00
Chanel Pre-Owned quilted CC logos both sides flap shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Pre-Owned quilted CC logos both sides flap shoulder bag - Black

£6,604.00
Michael Michael Kors foldover top shoulder bag - Neutrals

Michael Michael Kors foldover top shoulder bag - Neutrals

£191.00
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You’ve never shopped like this before: Personalize your fashion experience!

Prada Pre-Owned 2000's flap shoulder bag - Brown

Prada Pre-Owned 2000's flap shoulder bag - Brown

£637.00
Chanel Pre-Owned flap shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Pre-Owned flap shoulder bag - Black

£3,809.00
Marni flap shoulder bag - Pink

Marni flap shoulder bag - Pink

£2,100.00
Kate Spade New York Nicola Medium Flap Shoulder - Roasted Fig - One Size

Kate Spade New York Nicola Medium Flap Shoulder - Roasted Fig - One Size

£295.00
Miu Miu foldover shoulder bag - Brown

Miu Miu foldover shoulder bag - Brown

£1,380.00
Chanel Pre-Owned quilted flap shoulder bag - Black

Chanel Pre-Owned quilted flap shoulder bag - Black

£4,451.00
Off-White Flap PVC Shoulder Bag with Leather -40%

Off-White Flap PVC Shoulder Bag with Leather

£819 £491.00
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