Flap Shoulder Bags - Elegant and Versatile

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Bottega Veneta foldover top shoulder bag - Black

Bottega Veneta foldover top shoulder bag - Black

£1,640.00
Off-White Baby Flap diagonal-stripe shoulder bag

Off-White Baby Flap diagonal-stripe shoulder bag

£555.00
Stella McCartney tiny Falabella foldover tote - Black

Stella McCartney tiny Falabella foldover tote - Black

£630.00
Loewe flap hobo shoulder bag - Grey

Loewe flap hobo shoulder bag - Grey

£1,450.00
Miu Miu foldover shoulder bag - Brown

Miu Miu foldover shoulder bag - Brown

£1,290.00
Mark Cross foldover shoulder bag - Brown

Mark Cross foldover shoulder bag - Brown

£1,323.00
Love Moschino quilted flap shoulder bag - Red

Love Moschino quilted flap shoulder bag - Red

£180.00
Acne Studios flap shoulder bag - Black

Acne Studios flap shoulder bag - Black

£320.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Flap shoulder bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo Gancini Flap shoulder bag - Black

£1,423.00
Salvatore Ferragamo quilted Gancini flap bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo quilted Gancini flap bag - Black

£1,555.00
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.

Furla flap shoulder bag - Black

Furla flap shoulder bag - Black

£322.00
Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio flap shoulder bag - Black

Salvatore Ferragamo Trifolio flap shoulder bag - Black

£1,460.00
Dolce & Gabbana foldover logo shoulder bag - Red

Dolce & Gabbana foldover logo shoulder bag - Red

£1,500.00
Versace Medusa foldover shoulder bag - Black

Versace Medusa foldover shoulder bag - Black

£630.00
You’ve never shopped like this before: Personalize your fashion experience!

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

Mulberry Darley foldover shoulder bag - Blue

Mulberry Darley foldover shoulder bag - Blue

£995.00
Elisabetta Franchi foldover shoulder bag - Blue

Elisabetta Franchi foldover shoulder bag - Blue

£230.00
Tory Burch Kira chevron flap shoulder bag - Red

Tory Burch Kira chevron flap shoulder bag - Red

£825.00
Bottega Veneta woven flap shoulder bag - Red

Bottega Veneta woven flap shoulder bag - Red

£840.00
Sonia Rykiel Le Niki leather flap bag - Multicolour -10%

Sonia Rykiel Le Niki leather flap bag - Multicolour

£985 £887.00
Zanellato front flap shoulder bag - NEUTRALS

Zanellato front flap shoulder bag - NEUTRALS

£469.00
Off-White Diag Binder Clip baby flap shoulder bag

Off-White Diag Binder Clip baby flap shoulder bag

£555.00
Miu Miu flap front shoulder bag - Yellow

Miu Miu flap front shoulder bag - Yellow

£1,290.00
Maison Margiela foldover quilted shoulder bag - Metallic

Maison Margiela foldover quilted shoulder bag - Metallic

£805.00
Tory Burch Kira Chevron Flap Shoulder bag - Black

Tory Burch Kira Chevron Flap Shoulder bag - Black

£825.00
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