I have TONS of true vintage handbags and won’t show them all, but I’ll post examples of really lovely ones or unusual styles. This one is croc-embossed leather with out-of-the-ordinary style and color.
True vintage handbags are one of the greatest bargains available, wherever you find them. Today’s purses don’t hold a candle to them in terms of quality or design.
The leather is usually of a high grade and the workmanship is exceptional. Hardware is also more interesting and of better quality than most used today.
Some even came with a small mirror included inside, in a cellophane or waxed paper envelope. Although they sometimes are not meant to hold a lot of stuff, they are elegant and send the message of strong fashion sense and good taste.
And, it is possible to find true vintage bags that are quite roomy, if you know exactly what you are looking for. This one has plenty of room, even for a small pair of binoculars . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTGESPY
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