BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER BAGS FROM MEXICO – CIRCA 1960’S – 1980’S

BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER BAGS FROM MEXICO - CIRCA 1960'S - 1980'S

Soft, supple leather inside and out – these bags were made in Mexico and probably picked up by vacationers who used them very little, if at all, after their trip.  Both have vintage hardware, but the designs – especially on the left-hand purse – are more modern.

On the right, we see a traditional floral/cactus pattern similar to those made in the western United States while the left-hand one has a farm worker pictured and, on the back, the Mayan calendar.

What I like best about these handbags, whether made in the ’40’s or the ’80’s is that they are 100% hand-made and usually the workmanship and quality of the leather are excellent.  Plus, they are SO distinctive and unusual . . . . . . . . . . always a priority for me.

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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UPPING THE GLAM – GORGEOUS DRESSY TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S SHOES AT THE SHOE MUSEUM

GORGEOUS DRESSY 1950'S SHOES AT THE SHOE MUSEUM

More lovelies from the Shoe Museum, Upstairs, 27 Bolivar, Mexico City. These are all dressy styles from the 1950’s decade.  Some would also have come from Spain.

A real variety of beauties here. I would love to have been able to photograph them all and really do recommend a visit to this FREE small museum. Very well done!

Yes, I know that I stress the fact that I publish ONLY my own true vintage wardrobe. It’s true that I don’t OWN these shoes (sob), but I DID FIND & PHOTOGRAPH THEM and felt I must share them with all of you. Please forgive . . . . . .. . when I finish posting this series of pix, it’s not likely to happen often.  I prefer to play for keeps . . . . . . . …

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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JUST LOVE MID-CENTURY “TRADITIONAL” CLOTHING FROM MEXICO – PARA LOS TURISTAS

JUST LOVE MID-CENTURY "TRADITIONAL" CLOTHING FROM MEXICO – PARA LOS TURISTAS.

LOVELY TRUE VINTAGE SHOES FROM THE 1930’S

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LOVELY TRUE VINTAGE SHOES FROM THE 1930'S - SEEN AT THE SHOE MUSEUM Beautiful footwear on display at the shoe museum I discovered in Mexico City last year.. This group is from the 1930’s. Enjoy!

Looking at old magazine and catalog ads, as well as when I observed these shoe displays, it was evident how much the styles slopped over from decade to decade or would repeat again several decades later.

As always, it’s in the little details, the quality of materials and the workmanship that the truth comes out . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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BOOK:  HOW TO FIND THE BEST IN VINTAGE FASHION – AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM

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ALL THE NEWS THAT’S FIT TO PRINT . . . . . . . . . . ..

      First off, thanks everybody for BEST DAILY VIEWS COUNT YESTERDAY!!!  So many cool and interesting people following – it’s so much fun to see your sites, respond to your comments and welcome kindred spirits . . . . .. . . . .

      Mexico is lovely and highly recommended as a trip destination!  People are very gracious and refined.  Never felt threatened in any way, whether in Mexico City, Acapulco or Taxco.  The historical sites are very well-presented and the Museum of Anthropology is world-class.

     No, overall it’s not a vintage-hunter’s paradise but I did discover one large market selling second-hand clothing from the U.S. where you might find a couple of treasures if you have several hours to do a thorough search. At the bus station, I saw a young woman who was dressed in such an artistic way, I knew I had to introduce myself.  Surprise – we share our name!  I knew this was a good sign.  She clued me in to a place to look, where she had found a Pucci tie several weeks before. Thanks, K. Morgana! Later that week, I was able to spend 2 hours and turned up a like-new pair of Dr. Scholl’s original exercise sandals (leather and wood with polyurethane outsoles) in MY SIZE. Still the best. What color? RED!! I’ll show them when we move into summer. . . . . .

Right now, that red means, of course, St. Valentine’s Day and I’ve got a lovely line-up to show this week. . .

Morgana Martin, the Magicvintagespy
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ALMOST HOME . . . . . . . . . . .

     Not sure whether I´ll be able to post tomorrow, so I´ll add an extra one today.  Back home in a couple of days, where I´ll resume the MYSTERIOUS CRAFT OF MANIFESTING TRUE VINTAGE FASHION Finders´ Clues and fill you in on the sleuthing details in Mexico.  It´s been a fabulous trip!

Morgana