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Vespa scooter iPad bag


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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Categories / Bags, Women's Fashion

Professional Picnicker Satchel by Blutsgeschwister


With a whole slew of Bank Holidays on the way, we'll all be making excuses to get our picnic sets and barbecues on the go in the next few weeks. If you're looking for something to add some quaint country chic to proceedings, this Professional Picnicker Satchel by German brand Blutsgeschwister is a must.

The bag is roomy and practical, thanks to the large side folded compartments held within, without being half as bulky as baskets and cooler boxes. The use of cream leather and a classic red gingham check throughout give this bag the retro looks that will make it tempting to use for every occasion you can.

It's available online from ModCloth for $89.99.

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Tooled Leather Bag from Wallis


Cross body bags have been a mainstay in women's fashion for decades, taking original inspiration from military clothing into the mainstream. Each era has added its own take to the style, with seventies influence shown in this Tooled Leather Bag from Wallis.

Made from a deep brown shade of 100% leather, the tooling detail adds the retro appeal to this satchel style. The punched design showcases the seventies' love of Eastern influence, tapping into the post-sixties folk look to create a stylish and durable accessory for everyday use.

It's available now from Wallis for £38.

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Mustard Contrast Satchel from Topshop


For an instant shot of sixties looks, a well chosen colour palette can often be key. This Mustard Contrast Satchel from Topshop uses a great pairing of vintage shades in a leather look bag that has plenty of retro appeal.

The tapered, sloping sides add a sixties look to the classic satchel, creating a shape that has all the sharp and angular appeal of the decade's aesthetic. The use of mustard and rich brown faux leather together adds to the impact of a design that's instantly recognisable as a nod to timeless vintage looks.

It's available now from Topshop for £32.

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Billie Leather Shoulder Bag by Chloé


Satchels are undeniably mainstream bag designers' latest love affair, leaning heavily on vintage inspiration in most cases. Pieces like this Billie Shoulder Bag by Chloé offer a chic reinterpretation of 20th century ideas, without losing that key retro appeal.

Made from panels of tan leather and heritage-look linen fabric, the sharp structure of this bag is accented by black trim. The resulting lines and shape are reminiscent of a classic sixties satchel, while the unconventional use of fabrics adds an interesting new dimension.

It's available now in the UK for £875 from Net-a-Porter.

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Midnight Stalks Dress from French Connection


Very often it can be a challenge to find retro fashion from any era other than the fifties and sixties. For those of you looking for a more unusual forties inspired look, this Midnight Stalks Flared Dress from French Connection takes some inspiration from the era to create a stunning frock.

The tea dress shape is elaborated on with longer sleeves and more exaggerated dimensions to the silhouette. Taking the famously forties shoulder accentuation, the sharp lines are made feminine by a flowing skirt and fitted waist. Finished in a silky fabric with antique-style bird print, it's a certain talking point for your wardrobe.

It's available new in at French Connection now for £75, as part of their Autumn/Winter 2010 preview.

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