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!  

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 Trefoil Backpack - Black, 30 x 44 x 17 cm, 17 ladidas Originals National Waist Pack Bag, Radiant Red/White, One SizeAdidas Trefoil Gym Drawtring BagAdidas Classic Backpack, Night MarineAdidas Trefoil Unisex Shoulder Bag, RedBlue Adidas Originals Lunch Bag. Also available in grey and redAdida Retro Red, White and Blue Logo BackpackAdidas Classic Logo Sports Backback, BlackWomen's Adidas Trefoil Casual Daypack Bag


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 2 Stripe Retro Despatch BagDunlop Retro Music Themed Bag with Hip Hop and Cassette GraphicsDunlop Faux Leather Unisex Sports Messenger BagOfficial Dunlop Headphones Blue Retro Messenger BagDunlop Wimbledon Tennis Racket Bag with Strawberries GraphicDunlop Multi-Coloured Retro Pop Art Warhol Sports BagUnisex 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 & Green


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)


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 Redford Retro Inspired Sports Bag - Red/WhiteOriginal Gola Redford Classic Retro 70s Messenger Shoulder Bag black/goldGola Classics Redford Messenger Bag, BlackGola Hicks Chevron Gym/Beach Bag, Red, whiteand blueGola Originals Classic 70s Apple Green Messenger BagGola Redford Messenger Bag, Red, White and BlueGola Love London Retro Messenger BagGola Unisex Redford Retro Chevron Stripes Red Messenger BagLadies Pink and White Retro Gola Messenger BagGola Classic Redford Purple Floral BackpackGola by Tado Retro Beachbum Mesenger BagClassics Redford Team Gola Swimming Retro Messenger Bag


More Retro Bags that caught our eye...

Scooby Doo Mystery Machine Retro Sports BagLonsdale Cabin Flight Bag Lightweight Suitcase Accessories Blue/White One SizeBlack Commodore 64 Logo Gym Bag, DrawstringDoctor WHo TARDIS Police Box Insulated Cooler BagNintendon NES Controller Daypack Sports BagAtari Japanese Logo Messenger BagDisney Kids The Muppets Animal Retro BagRetro Style Shoulder Bag, big choice of coloursWalls Starship 4 Lolly Messenger BagSpace Invader Red Rucksack Backpack BagAX Spectrum Keyboard Retro Sports BagSonic The Hedgehog Class of 1991 Retro Backpack Bag