Vintage clothing and accessories have become extremely popular in the world of fashion. No matter their style tastes, men and women can find a wide variety of vintage items that allow them to express their personal fashion sensibilities Pre-1920s Handbags. Items manufactured between 1901 and 1910 are often referred to as Edwardian. In the world of vintage handbags, Edwardian bags are especially popular among collectors. Such handbags generally featured metal frames and handles. The majority of Edwardian bags were beaded or crocheted. Handbags of the Great Depression. Fashion designers working from the late 1920s to the late 1930s had to find creative ways to incorporate older materials into new designs. Many of the handbags made during the Great Depression featured materials from the beaded handbags of the previous era. Fabrics, purse frames, and handles were all repurposed in order to make new bags. World War II-era Handbags. Velvet and tapestry handbags were all the rage during World War II. Though designers suffered from supply shortages, they still managed to create fashionable World War II-era handbags. Tapestry was particularly desirable because it could be produced by weaving brightly colored thread into otherwise inexpensive fabrics. Crocheted purses were also in vogue during World War II.
Vintage Floral Tapestry Carpet Bag w/ Bakelite Bracket & Clasp ILS - K64 45.00 Vintage tapestry purse - measures approx. 7 x 9 inches - Bakelite bracket & clasp is tight but in perfect working order- lining in great condition - 3 fine scrattches on reverse side of Bakelite bracket (indicated in final...Add to CartDetails
Ornate Metal Copper & Brass Pillow Purse w/ Velvet Lining ILS-K63 125.00 Vintage 1920 s original molded brass with copper Pillow Purse with purple/navy velvet lining and original chain - very well made hammered brass scroll patter - measures approx. 7 inches by 5 inches by 3 1/2 inches. The original...Add to CartDetails
Antique Victorian Silver Mesh Change Purse w/ Oval Sterling Chain J10-178 200.00 Silver Victorian Mesh Handbag 1900s - gorgeous ball clasp snaps nicely (and tightly) and is fully functional - the rim of the purse has an embossed Victorian, scrolled floral pattern - oval shaped chain link strap - in great...Add to CartDetails
Antique Silver Edwardian Mesh Coin Purse marked Patent June 4 1913 No. 52493 "WB" 52LD ESED Mesh ILS-K66 200.00 Gorgeous bejeweled clasp which has a blue glass stone mount and closes nicely - the rim of the purse has an embossed Victorian, scrolled pattern - in great condition with minimal wear - Engraved...Add to CartDetails
Vintage Carved Water Buffalo Horn Purse w/ Brass Trim & Chain ILS-K61 75.00 24 drop brass shoulder bag chain - black, grey & white - lined with purple crushed velvet - brass latch, corner floral and hinge - made in India around the 1910's the purse measures approx. 8 x 6 x 4 inches. is in antique condition...Add to CartDetails