Everyday practical satchel by Aubin and Wills
availably from Net a Porter
I always say that I am not a "Bag girl"
I am more a connoisseur of shoes and jeans..
I have never really had a thing for an "it" bag, for me it has to be functional and suit my everyday needs, like my satchel pictured above.
Yet who am I kidding, I may not be an expensive bag fan but, I do have a passion for a vintage evening purse. It all started with my mothers collection that she had inherited from her older sister. There was a particular velvet clutch, with intricate metallic embroidery, that I adored, I still do..
My aunts evening purse
My own hidden treasure
I came across this little beauty in the local junk shop, as I was buying a few things, he threw it in for free. The detail on these bags is absolutely fantastic, all hand stitched with metallic thread. I have not as yet met anyone with the same purse either.
Kite and Butterfly Jacket from Mywardrobe.com
Just to diversify for a moment, these purses did influence one of my Sale purchases this January, as soon as I saw this Peacock jacket on sale with 50% off, I just new I had to send for it, as it would be one of those "forever" wardrobe piece, that looks perfect, equally with both jeans and dresses. It is from Kite and Butterfly clothing and I adore it, plus it compliments both purses.
Fabulous embroidery and fringing..
Ok back to bags ...
1930's snakeskin evening box style purse,
another junk shop find. I love the little clasp and the boxy shape.
As its a little deeper you can carry more in it too
Red 1930's Alligator purse from Ebay,
This reminded me so much of the Zagliani "Puffy bag"..
but a mere fraction of the cost
1940's Pony skin purse Ebay
1970's Snakeskin clutch, inherited from a family friend
1940's alligator purse again from Ebay
There is one missing from my collection that I am looking to replace. It was a lovely 1940's black snakeskin framed purse. I bought it about ten years ago from Ebay, but coming home one evening from a party, my husband was sick in it, so I just had to throw it away...