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Vintage Handbag Collectors

For lovers of vintage and antique handbags: beaded, bejeweled, mesh, knitted, tapestry and more.

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Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2019

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vintage handbags?

i have these old handbags which have been left to me, wanting to start selling them can anyone tell me about these, please?Continue

Started by BARBARA MURPHY Oct 17, 2017.

Harry rosenfield cylinder evening bag

I am looking to find the age of this bag . I have only found one made in Italy, but it was all metal. Hoping someone here has information to share.Thank youJulieContinue

Started by Julia sinclIr Feb 26, 2016.

Help pricing a clutch purse?

Made sometime in the 40's I believe. Says "Handmade HongKong" inside. Is in perfect…Continue

Started by GrannyNan Aug 7, 2014.

hand bags and coin purses

Check these out...

Started by ryan otoole Jul 14, 2014.

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Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on September 17, 2011 at 10:26pm
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on September 17, 2011 at 10:26pm
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on September 13, 2011 at 9:35am
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Comment by Chicago Retro on January 18, 2011 at 3:09pm

Ok, Here is the Pink - I'm posting one pink item relevant to each of my groups as part of Editor diannes "PINK CHALLANGE" Enjoy the Pink!!


Comment by Carrie Hunnicutt on November 22, 2010 at 1:16am
These are gorgeous! I'm a sucker for a pretty evening bag, though I rarely get the opportunity to use them. Here's one that's beyond wild: a mink and alligator Louis Vuitton "Le Fabuleux" bag from 2004. I think the department head said that only seven were ever made! Heritage just launched a Handbags & Luxury Accessories category, and the first auction is Dec. 13 in Dallas. Check it out at HA.com/5048.

Comment by Anita Medema on October 11, 2010 at 3:04pm
Love the Tapestry bags!!!
Comment by Chicago Retro on October 2, 2010 at 9:20pm
they are lovely labonnevivante I love them and thanks for all the great info!!
Comment by vicki hufstetler on October 1, 2010 at 4:45pm
WOW - that you for the wonderful information and the great eye candy! :)
Comment by labonnevivante.com on October 1, 2010 at 4:21pm

After WWII, Soure' produced a myriad of embellished and collage bags, many with needlepoint details, some actually constructed on unfinished needlepoint canvases. While the proof has eluded me to date, I assume post-war European warehouses were full of luxury good materials for with there was no European market and many workers had no factories in which to work. So there was likely a lot of unfinished canvases or many workers available cheap, because these bags are plentiful to this day.

This closeup shows the variety of materials used to embellish these bags. The Base material is needlepoint canvas. Glass beads are applied with glue. The flowers cut from another piece of needlepoint and glued to the center, along with gold plastic leaves and faceted plastic jewels. Condition is critical to value on these bags. Most often, they have lost a lot of their charm along with many of their trims. If stored improperly, dust will accumulate and there is no cleaning them! Other makers of bags in this manner are LlewellynInc and Caron of Houston.
(SOURCE: http://bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.SoureBagCo_

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