On this page you can take a nostalgic trip back to your younger days and rediscover the sports bag you used for school or college in the 70s and 80s, or even further back!

There are now hundreds of sports and gym bags available that are reminiscent of the bags everyone was using several decades ago. Some are authentic replicas, while others have a funky modern twist, and we've hand-picked all the best ones just for you!  

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Adidas Bags

Back in my childhood, the most popular sports bag that was used for carrying just about everything we needed for a long day at school was an adidas messenger style bag. The most popular colour was, not surprisingly, red and white which reflected the amount of support for the big teams such as Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal. I am an Aston Villa supporter, so it has always been much more difficult to find bags in claret and blue!

It's amusing to see that retro style sports bags are now considered "cool" by today's school kids, and as old as it makes me feel, it's still very satisfying to know that I had several of the original bags during my school days back in the 70s and 80s. 

adidas Unisex's Airliner Vintage Messenger Bag, Black, 12 x 29 x 39 cmadidas Vintage Airliner Bag - Black, 12 x 29 x 39 cmAdidas Disco Shoulder Bag Womens Retro Originals Messenger BlackAdidas Disco Shoulder Bag Womens Retro Originals Messenger Pinkadidas Trefoil Backpack - Black, 30 x 44 x 17 cm, 17 lAdidas Airliner Trefoil Shoulder Bag - Bluebird/Whiteadidas Airliner Classic Shoulder Bag blue Bluebird/White Size:38 x 12 x 28 cm, 13 Literadidas Unisex's Trefoil Gymbag, Real Red, 37 x 47 cmadidas Originals National Waist Pack Bag, Radiant Red/White, One Size


Dunlop Vintage Gym Holdalls

Dunlop Sport are a British company that have been making tennis and golfing equipment since 1910. These trendy Dunlop sports bags have a wonderful vintage style. They're made from a leather-look PU (which helps to keep the cost down) but they still look very authentic.

If you want to be ultra-fashionable, then turn up to your training session with a Dunlop gym bag and it will certainly be a conversation starter!

Dunlop Retro Gym Holdall Sports Weekend Barrel Shoulder Bag BlackBack to School Dunlop Navy Blue Retro Distressed leather look Holdall Shoulder Gym bag with Ecru trimDunlop Unisex-Adult Weekender Top-Handle Bags 20177 Black (Black/Beige), 46x25x25 cm (B x H x T)


Dunlop Messenger and Flight Bags

With a trendy leather look exterior, these retro-style bags will ensure that you really stand out from the crowd. We've picked out some favourties here, but you can see oodles more designs by selecting the links below.

Dunlop Original Sports Stripe Messenger Bag - Blu/WhiteDuns7050a Dunlop Perforated Red & White Trim Messenger Bag With Adjustable Shoulder StrapUnisex Stylish Messenger Bags Flash Flight Bag H29xW38xD12.5 cm (N, Black/Gold)Dunlop Perforated Logo Black One SizeDunlop GREEN FLASH Double Zip Shoulder Bag White & GreenDunlop - Men's Classic Gym,cabin,school,college,sports Shoulder Messenger Bag (BURGUNDY)Dunlop Shoulder Bag - White Black OriginalDunlop Unisex - Adult Classic Manchester Shoulder Bag White Weiß (white/green) Size: 40x30x12 cm (B x H x T)Dunlop Unisex union jack sports Flight Bag (red white blue)


Gola Sports Bags

The Gola bag was an iconic success back in the 70s, and the Redford is the style to go for for true retro coolness. T
here are oodles of fun colours and designs to choose from. Many of the designs look just like the originals from back in the day, with others having a modern twist, such as the Kolmio below.


GOLA classic 80s triangles kolmic redford retro school record sports bagsGola Redford Retro Inspired Sports Bag - Red/WhiteOriginal Gola Redford Classic Retro 70s Messenger Shoulder Bag black/goldGola Classics Unisex-Adult Redford Cub 901 Messenger Bag CUB901 Reflex Blue/Whitegola classic redford sports school bag in apple green/whiteGola Redford Arcade 70s Sports Bag Black/MultiGola Unisex-Adult Reynolds 72 Canvas and Beach Tote Bag Black/GoldGola Classic Redford Messenger Bag (White/Black)Gola Redford Union Jack Sports Bag Blue/Red/White


More Retro Bags that caught our eye...

Retro Style Holland Netherlands Dutch Football Sports Bag Unisex School Bag Gym Bag Flight Shoulder Cross Messenger Bag All Weather Classic Airline Flight BagRetro Style Italia Football Sports Bag Unisex School Bag Gym Bag Flight Shoulder Cross Messenger Bag All Weather Classic Airline Flight BagDr Who - Tardis Retro Sports BagLonsdale Cabin Flight Bag Lightweight Suitcase Accessories Blue/White One SizeLonsdale Cruiser Leather Boxing Martial Arts Equipment Holdall BagBlack black Size:MSlazenger Unisex Retro Sports Bag White/BrownCadbury's® Chocolate Curly Wurly CurlyWurly Retro Vintage Shoulder Messenger Bag Purple Travel Carry CaseDisney Kids The Muppets Animal Retro BagNasa Space Camp Retro BagHEAD Retro Monte Carlo Holdall, Navy/GoldSpinning Unisex Retrobag Retro Sports Bag, Red, 52 x 32 x 21 cmShoulder Bag Commodore C64 - Messenger Bag - Nerd - Sports Bag - Retro - black - Licensed original design - High quality - LOGOSHIRT



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