From Gucci to Chanel: Classic Hollywood Designer Bags at a Fraction of the Cost

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You're not the contents of your handbag -- but from Maria Sharapova carrying Sharpies (to give autographs) to Sharon Stone carrying tins of dark chocolate in their totes, who doesn’t love when fashion meets functionality?

What you probably love a little less when it comes to designers, is the price tag. 

Enter eBay, who in spite of the competition, reigns supreme when it comes to finding your favorite designer goods at a fraction of the cost. And with their authentication verification program, you don’t need to worry if your bag is a rip-off or the real deal. What’s not to love?

Designer Handbags from the Golden Age of Hollywood

Chanel's Classic Flap

Growing tired of having her hands full with a drink and a handbag, Coco Chanel created the Chanel Classic Flap Bag. She took inspiration from WWI soldiers' packs and added an extended strap to create an iconic silhouette. It remains as one of the most recognizable bags in the world.

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From Elizabeth Taylor to Beyonce, A-listers favor these bags in heaps. First coming on the scene in 1947, the use of bamboo was born of necessity more than style choice. At a time when resources were limited, bamboo cane could still be imported from Japan.

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Even though the Speedy bag was released in the 1930’s, it was Audrey Hepburn who really made it the ultimate "it" bag in the 1960's. In fact, the Speedy 25 was custom made in its particular size especially for her.

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In the 1930s, Robert Dumas designed a ladies' handbag with a simple design; Grace Kelly commissioned half a dozen of the bags in various shades. The bag served her well, shielding her from paparazzi when she was pregnant - that photo made the cover of Life magazine, and the bag found its moniker, the "Kelly."

Gucci Jackie O Bag

This hobo-shaped bag is one of Gucci's best-selling styles. In 1961 Gucci changed the name of this bag from "Constance" to "Jackie" -- this was the same year that Jackie Kennedy (who made the look iconic) moved into the White House.

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It is said that this bag is named after Sophia Loren, who was a pal of the famous designer.

 

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