I know – the black rayon evening handbag is so common and I see many of them. Although they almost always have something for their designers to be proud of in comparison to today’s cheap copies, I usually pass them by (I have so many!) However,
once in a while I’ll see one with an unusual clasp or shape that makes me take a second look and know that I gotta have it. Here is one. It’s in beautiful condition, for one thing, but the closure set off to one side is handy and attractive. The style has that sleek, atomic feel that some post-war and mid-century modern designers really went for in the age of mega-bombs and Sputnik.
No matter how long this handbag hangs around, it will never be anything less than elegant. The quality and “look” keep it from being dated or unfashionable. Unless we someday stop carrying handbags altogether – you just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY