Popularized in the 50s by the likes of Channel and Hermes, the handbags of the period were traditionally boxed shaped. In the 60s they would come to take on a rounder, softer form, thanks to Gucci, as worn by Jackie Kennedy. Other styles include the straw picnic bag and the drawstring bag. Here’s a selection of 5 of our favourites – available to shop now!
THE BOX HANDBAG
The traditional box shape handbag is perfect for formal occasions. Pair with a smart dress suit and heels.
Charlotte Reid Mei Sing animal print satchel bag
Iconic floral printed clutch with detachable top handle
Nico Giani box tote
Complet Micro Valery belt bag
THE STRAW HANDBAG
The straw handbag is perfect for a day at the beach or park. Pair with a casual cotton white outfit.
KAYU Black Jane clutch
ARANAZ Circuolo straw tote
Dune Dathryn basket grab bag
THE DRAWSTRING PURSE
The drawstring purse is a practical accessory to fit all your day to day essentials. Perfect for a casual look for running about town in.
H&M hole patterned bucket bag
Mango Cuquino metallic hoop hobo
THE PURSE COME HANDBAG
This vintage handbag features stunning lock detailing. Perfect for a retro yet sophisticated look.
AIJUN women’s vintage clutch
V Bags Store retro vintage shoulder purse
Zara gold minaudiere
THE HANDBAG WITH OVERSIZED HANDLE
The handbag with oversized handles is the ultimate vintage accessory. Pair with kitten heels and other retro accessories such as the handkerchief scarf.
Zara Blue Collection minaudiere in black
Vintage flower pattern tote