Atlanta Antique Gallery - Handbags

Apparel & Accessories - Handbags
Handbags have been essential to daily life every since people have had something precious to carry around with them. Embroidery and jewels adorned some of these purses, and were used to show status�the richer the person, the more elaborate the purse. Skins were used on the more expensive handbags. The word �handbag� is synomous with purse. The term �handbag� first came into use in the early 1900's, generally referred to hand-held luggage bags that were usually carried by men. These hand-held luggage bags were an inspiration for the new handbags that became popularized for women, and are considered antique purses today. These antique handbags include complicated fasteners, internal compartments, and locks. With this new fashion, jewelers got into the act with special compartments for opera glasses, cosmetics, and fans. The '20's saw a revolution in fashion, with antique handbags and purses that no longer needed to match the outfit. The discovery of King Tut's tomb inspired Egyptian art on some antique handbags. The '40's saw new austerity as metal frames, zips, leather and mirrors were in short supply so manufacturers used plastic and wood. The 50's saw the rise of important designer houses and the 60's saw the breakdown of old notions of the classical and the rise of youth culture. We are confident you�ll enjoy browsing our selection of antique handbags!

Select a Sub-Category

View  
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - Beaded Handbags
Beaded Handbags
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - Evening Handbags
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - General
Handbags have been essential to daily life every since people have had something precious to carry around with them. Embroidery and jewels adorned some of these purses, and were used to show...More Details »
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - Lucite
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - Mesh
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - Petit Point Handbags
Petit Point Handbags
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - Skin Handbags
Apparel & Accessories - Handbags - Sterling Silver

Handbags Featured Products

Sort
View
 
Items 1-50 of 56
Description: Great bag for everyday use. In great condition!
Item #: JLH-60407
Condition: Antique
Price: $85.00
Sale: $75.00
Save: 12%
Save: $10.00
Qty:

Description: Black Alligator Leather Purse with Bamboo Handles,Shoulder Strap and Small Coin Purse. Measures 12 inches tall x 10 inches wide x 4 inches deep. Rudolph Knoll Designs Cape Cobra Mfg. Cape town, South Africa.
Item #: EGG-44135
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $2,900.00
Sale: $2,465.00
Save: 15%
Save: $435.00
Qty: 1

Description: Black Coach Bag
Item #: JLH-59380
Condition: Antique
Price: $85.00
Sale: $75.00
Save: 12%
Save: $10.00
Qty:

Description: Black Coach Tote
Item #: JLH-59374
Condition: Antique
Price: $85.00
Sale: $75.00
Save: 12%
Save: $10.00
Qty:

Description: Black Crochet Bag with Brown Lucite Handles and Bottom. Measures 9 1/4 inches from handle to bottom. 10 inches in length and 6 inches wide.
Item #: EGC-47157
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $150.00
Qty: 1

Description: Black Crochet Bag Black Carved Lucite
Item #: EGC-48524
Condition: Antique
Price: $110.00
Qty:

Description: Brown Coach Bag
Item #: JLH-59378
Condition: Antique
Price: $98.00
Sale: $88.00
Save: 10%
Save: $10.00
Qty:

Description: Beaded confetti pattern. Magnetic snap closure. 22" concealble braided shoulder strap. Interior change pocket. 8" x 1.5" x 3.75"
Item #: EML-60793
Condition: Antique
Price: $75.00
Sale: $45.00
Save: 40%
Save: $30.00
Qty:

Description: Brown Coach Bag. Brown.
Item #: JLH-59379
Condition: Antique
Price: $125.00
Sale: $108.00
Save: 14%
Save: $17.00
Qty:

Description: Medium-sized Coach bag. Tan, suede. Perfect for everyday use!
Item #: JLH-60405
Condition: Antique
Price: $65.00
Sale: $58.00
Save: 11%
Save: $7.00
Qty:

Description: Cross body bag. Black.
Item #: JLH-63518
Condition: Antique
Price: $55.00
Qty:

Description: Black.
Item #: JLH-63517
Condition: Antique
Price: $55.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: Large black hobo bag. Great condition!
Item #: JLH-59980-12
Condition: Antique
Sold
Description: Red. Great condition! Great price!
Item #: JLH-63516
Condition: Antique
Price: $38.00
Qty:

Description: Brown leather shoulder bag. Perfect for everyday use! Very cute and stylish.
Item #: JLH-60409
Condition: Antique
Price: $55.00
Sale: $48.00
Save: 13%
Save: $7.00
Qty:

Description: Cordovan Brown Alligator Leather Tote. Measures 15 inches tall (with handle) x 9 1/2 inches wide x 7 inches deep. Rudolph Knoll Designs Cape Cobra Mfg. Cape town, South Africa.
Item #: EGG-44134
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $4,200.00
Sale: $3,800.00
Save: 10%
Save: $400.00
Qty: 1

Description: Beautiful black, glossy crocodile bag in large size with leather lining. Four interior pockets, one with zipper. Probably 1950, possibly 1960's. 9 1/2". 12" wide at the bottom; 11 1/2" wide. 3" diameter, 15 1/2" with handles.
Item #: PTC-63149
Condition: Antique
Price: $375.00
Qty:

Description: Delill Italian Golden Owl Hand Bag. Very cute and in great condition!
Item #: RPM-62896
Condition: Antique
Price: $75.00
Qty:

Description: Whiting & Davis Oval Gold Wire Evening Bag with Strap. Beige Moire Lining, 3-1/2" x 6" x 4-1/2".
Item #: EML-33072
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $75.00
Sale: $45.00
Save: 40%
Save: $30.00
Qty: 1

Description: Fabulous Vintage Gucci Bag
Item #: LUC-61253
Condition: Antique
Price: $275.00
Qty:

Description: Gold-tone catch with rhinestones. Signed BBB Franco Bellini. Never used. COmes in original cotton bag.
Item #: EML-61929
Condition: Antique
Price: $165.00
Sale: $99.00
Save: 40%
Save: $66.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: French Beaded Purse with shags, green.
Item #: RPM-50917-12
Condition: Antique
Sold
Description: French Victorian Beaded Purse with Cameo.
Item #: RPM-50918
Condition: Antique
Price: $225.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: Dalill, Italy.
Item #: RPM 62168-12
Condition: Antique
Sold
Price: $700.00
Qty:

Description: Is a work of art! an accesory in itself beautiful bag
Item #: LUC-11111
Condition: Antique
Price: $400.00
Qty:

Description: Black with gold accessories. Comes with two keys located in tassel and a lock. Black. A little bit of wear but pretty much new. Also comes with Hermes little baggy that contains a long black strap. "Hermes-Paris."
Item #: LUC-63749
Condition: Antique
Price: $8,000.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: Janice's Legacy Red Coach Bag. Rare bag.
Item #: JLH-59376-12
Condition: Antique
Sold
Description: Large Black Coach Bag
Item #: JLH-59375
Condition: Antique
Price: $248.00
Sale: $198.00
Save: 20%
Save: $50.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: Large Coach Bag
Item #: JLH-57519-11
Condition: Antique
Sold
Description: Large Crotcheted Purse/Clutch with clear lucite zipper pull.
Item #: EGC-50857
Condition: Antique
Price: $130.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: Mint condition!
Item #: JLH-61876-12
Condition: Antique
Sold
Description: Leather Purse By Francesco Biasia
Item #: BB-63142
Condition: Antique
Price: $85.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: Mark Cross Clutch.
Item #: BB-5-50562
Condition: Antique
Sold
Description: Mawdalian Mesh Purse. Art deco designed. Red, yellow, black and gold.
Item #: RPM-49699
Condition: Antique
Price: $359.00
Qty:

SOLD
Description: Modern Style Coach Tote Bag
Item #: JHL-61647
Condition: Antique
Sold
SOLD
Description: Monsac Brown Bag
Item #: JHI-59377
Condition: Antique
Sold
Description: Monsac Tan Bag
Item #: JHI-59372
Condition: Antique
Price: $98.00
Qty:

Description: Nantucket Brooks Brothers Purse
Item #: PTC-63147
Condition: Antique
Price: $125.00
Qty:

Description: Green. Includes change purse, shoulder strap, lock and key and storage bag.
Item #: EGG-60164
Condition: Antique
Price: $2,200.00
Qty:

Description: Ramblers Legacy Coach Bag New. Excellent condition
Item #: JHL-61646
Condition: Antique
Price: $125.00
Qty:

Description: Cross-body shoulder strap, foldover front and leather trim.
Item #: EGG-60165
Condition: Antique
Price: $1,300.00
Qty:

Description: Gold Gilt with sterling silver frame. Metallic embroidered and enameled with gemstones! Vintage Jeweled Purse France Gold Rubys Emeralds Sapphires Enamel RARE. Circa 1920-30. Dimensions:...More Details »
Item #: D637 62123
Condition: Antique
Price: $1,200.00
Qty:

Description: With black piping and black shoulder strap. Never used. In excellent condition.
Item #: RPM-62901
Condition: Antique
Price: $495.00
Qty:

Description: Silver Mesh Whiting & Davis Purse In Box
Item #: EGC-48922
Condition: Antique
Price: $140.00
Qty:

Description: Silver Mesh Purse
Item #: RPM-61394
Condition: Antique
Price: $495.00
Qty:

Description: Sterling Silver Monogrammed Dance Card Purse. Purse including chain hangs 9 inches. Purse measures 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. Circa 1890-1920.
Item #: EGC-50040
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $385.00
Sale: $325.00
Save: 16%
Save: $60.00
Qty: 1

Description: Very cute bag for everyday use! 9" w x 9" tall.
Item #: JLH-60408
Condition: Antique
Price: $55.00
Sale: $48.00
Save: 13%
Save: $7.00
Qty:

Description: Vintage Black Knit Purse with Clear Lucite Handle. Measures 17 inches in length by 11 1/4 inches tall. 2 inches in width.
Item #: EGC-47158
Condition: Antique
Unique Item
Price: $140.00
Qty: 1

Description: Made in Italy.
Item #: RPM-63242
Condition: Antique
Price: $159.00
Qty:

Items 1-50 of 56
Shop Gallery    

Share