Although it calls itself a suitcase, there's little chance of you fitting anything but your smalls in this petite Woven Suitcase Bag from Topshop.
Based on the ever popular vintage train case, this little beauty has the added extra of a cross-body strap. The combination of the canvas and 'Chartreuse' faux-leather give the bag a real summertime feel and is then finished with an antiqued brass catch for extra vintage feel.
£35 from Topshop. See the website for more details.
Any 80s enthusiast will be familiar with the eponymous piano key tie. It wasn't perhaps the most stylish accoutrement of the era but there's always room for improvement.
The Recital Farrah clutch bag from Kate Spade is the essential accessory for any budding key-tar maestro. Just the right size for all your necessities on a night out, the clutch is adorned with patent leather 'keys', 14-karat gold plated hardware and finished off with a lucite bow clasp. Much better. Now will you please get rid of that ridiculous tie.
$375 from Kate Spade. See the website for more details.
Looking for a retro twist for your modern gadget? Check out this Vespa scooter iPad bag.
Yes, it's a mini bag, designed to carry your Apple iPad, complete with zip closure, shoulder strap and a smaller bag for carrying your power supply and other accessories. Of course it also features that bold design, featuring both the scooter and the Vespa logo.
Grab one online, the price is £32.90.
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When it comes to the more functional items in life, like luggage and cosmetics cases, it can be tempting to opt for the sturdy but unstylish for the sake of ease. There’s no excuse not to indulge in something more chic, however, with affordably priced gems like these Tattoo Make-Up Bags by British designer Kate Garey.
Small but sufficiently roomy, both bags take inspiration from a kitschy 50s pin-up style, with the tattoo inspired embroidery providing an instantly cute retro feel. With each backed by a fifties style print, too, the bags make a stylish little addition to any handbag or travel set.
They’re available now from Dollydagger, sold separately at £14.99 each. For a limited time, however, the Mermaid version is on sale at £6.
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Vintage satchels are everywhere at the moment. If you fancy something a little different from the tans and browns of your school days, wander over to ASOS and take a look at this Leather Tassel Detail Satchel.
ASOS have given the classic satchel an art deco-style twist with a fan accent above the buckle and geometric stitching detail on the front. The striking jade green with brass rivets give a further nod to the 20s aesthetic. It's also nice and roomy, ideal for carrying all your school books, a few bags of pick'n'mix and even a slingshot.
The Leather Tassel Detail Satchel is £100 from ASOS.
Step back in time with this 1950s velvet flower applique handbag.
This 1950s velvet handbag is beautifully decorated with a floral applique, micro-beaded trim and grosgrain bow. The colour will suit almost anything and it's something you will keep for years. It's a very rare find and using it you will be passing on history. Just think of all the glamorous women from the 1950s who treasured such bags.
It is fully lined and measures 10 1/2 x 11 x 3 inches. As it's so rare it comes with quite a price tag and will set you back £125 online.