Pretty beaded and fringed evening handbag from the 1970s with a silver tone metal frame with kiss clasp and swirly single handle. The kiss clasp has clear crystals set into the top.
The bag is made silky feel material and the beading on the front of the bag is in a wavy pattern. The top wave consists of white agate chips sewn onto either side, black agate chips in the centre, and black glass bugle beads on each side of the black agate. The middle wave is the black silky material with two rows of clear crystal chatons, and the bottom wave is a fringe of clear and black glass seed beads. The fringe also waves up and down with longer tassels at either side of the bag.
The back of the bag is plain apart from two rows of tiny black seed beads that outline the edges. The same outline the front as well.
Internally the bag is lined with the same silky material and there is an open pocket to one side.
This bag is in excellent condition, perfectly clean inside and out. All of the beads are present, and they are the originals. There would have been a shoulder chain at one time, but this is missing.
Size: 8 1/2 x 10 inches
Price: 18 euro
1930s Small Black Handbag with Diamantes
A lovely little handbag from the 1930s with patterned black material and gold hardware, including a ridged kiss clasp that has that lovely click to it when you close it. There is a row of clear rhinestones along each outer edge, that are lovely and shiny and all present and correct.
The top handle of the bag is doubled over and connected at the center with a loop.
The inside is lined with finely corded material that looks like silk, but of that, I can't be sure. There is an open pocket on one side, and the lining is clean with no marks, and a 'Made in England' tag attached.
This little bag is in very, very good condition for it's age. The outside is clean and smart with no sign of wear, apart from a small amount of tarnishing to the metal, which I have tried to show in the photos. All in all, it looks to have hardly been used.
A small bag, large in quality and style. Perfect for evening use and a great addition to your vintage accessories collection.
Size: Approx. Side to side at bottom 6 1/4 inches
Side to side at top 5 inches
Height 5 1/2 inches
Depth 1/2 inch
The handle at full height adds approx. 2 1/2 inches to the height.
Price: 38 euro
Small Red Beaded Evening Bag with Tassel - 1980s
Beaded details grace this small handbag / purse, made of a red silk like material. The bag is fairly flat, with a zipper top and the beads (a mix of glass seed and round beads) form a mesh-type pattern over the exterior surface. There is a large red beaded tassel attached to the zipper.
The two handles are made of red material covering a solid base.
The interior is the same material as the outside (without the beads). Both the inside and outside are in excellent, perfectly clean condition, with no marks at all and there are no missing beads. The bag looks as though it has hardly been used.
Complete your look this season with this cute little purse.
Size: approx. 10 x 6 inches (Handles are approx. 5 inches in height.)
Price: 18 euro
1960s Black Satin Beaded Evening Bag
A cute little black satin evening handbag designed and made by Farfalla in the 1960s. The bag has two top handles. Externally it is made of plain black satin at the back and the front is stitched with tiny black glass beads in a zigzag and diamond pattern.
Internally it is lined with plain black satin and there is one open side pocket with the Farfalle label stitched to the front of it.
The bag is meticulously designed with attention to detail on the stitching. It is in excellent condition and very clean inside and out with no missing beads. There would have been a detachable shoulder strap originally, but that is no longer present. It is securely fastened with an internal flap and stud closure.
A lovely, chic little vintage black bag for evenings or special occasions, with sufficient storage space for all necessities.
Size: Width at base: approx. 9 inches across, width at top: 6 inches across, Depth approx. 1 1/2 inches.
Height: 6 inches with a further 6-inch height for the handles.
Price: 15 euro
Vintage HOBBS Polka Dot Bag - Clutch / Shoulder Bag - Hobbs of London
This is a really cute bag from the 1980's, by Hobbs of London. It is classic black with white polka dots, and has three different styles that you can use. It's a clutch bag, and has two interchangeable straps, one long, so that you can use it as a shoulder bag, and one short so that you can use it as a handbag.
Made of 64% cotton and 34% viscose with a magnetic press stud clasp beneath the button on the front. Internally the bag is lined with material printed with the name Hobbs and there is a small leather Hobbs signature on the inside/back.
This lovely little classic bag is in exceptionally good, if not perfect condition.
Size: 6 ins x 6 ins x 2 1/2 ins
Height: 6 ins (without handles)
Base Width: 6ins
Top Width: 5 1/4 ins
Shortest handle drop: 2 ins
Longest handle drop (cross body/shoulder ): 24 ins
The perfect style and size to carry your essentials and style up your outfit.
Exquisite craftsmanship and pin-sharp attention to detail are intrinsic to the Hobbs brand.
Price: 29 euro
Vintage 1940s Black Grosgrain Clutch Bag
A small and very neat 1940s grosgrain black clutch bag with rounded corners at the top, and gold tone metal hardware. Made by Gilbert, England, it has a cute kiss clasp which makes that lovely 'click' sound when you close it. The metal work is stamped 'Gilbert England' toward the hinges on both sides.
Internally the bag is lined with black satin. There is an open pocket which runs along the whole length of one side. The top of the pocket is finished with a fine gold edging.
The bag is in very good condition, especially when you consider it's age. It is clean inside and out and has obviously been very well looked after over the years. The only fault is that the hardware has some slight tarnishing.
It is big enough to hold all of your essentials, and one additional thing I noticed, is that it has a really nice feel to it when you are holding it.
Size: approx. 7 1/4 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches high x 1 inch deep. The kiss clasp adds approx. 5/8 inch to the height.
Price: 24 euro
Vintage Brown Beaded Evening Bag - 1980s
This pretty little evening bag from the 1980s is made of a silk like brown material. The back is plain and the front has waves of brown glass beads and sequins with the odd clear one scattered throughout.
There are two types of handles. The double handles at the top of the bag are matte gold beads, and there is a long brown plaited shoulder strap that fits inside the bag if you don't wish to use it.
Inside, the bag is lined with the same silky material as outside, and there is a pocket on one side. The top has a flap which fastens with a press stud clip.
This bag is in very good condition, and has been looked after very well in it's past life. All beads are present. The only fault is a white mark at the back of the internal pocket, which looks like a chalk mark, but isn't, because I couldn't clean it away. I have shown it in the last photo, where it looks huge, but it is in fact only about 1 inch.
Size: approx. Side to side at top : 8 3/4 inches
Side to side at base : 9 3/4 inches
Width at base: 2 inches
Handles: 5 inches in height
Shoulder strap: 20 inches
Price: 15 euro
1950s Black Embroidered Clutch Purse
An original 1950's small clutch purse in black with an embroidered tapestry panel down the front centre. The inside is lined with red satin, and the top is a gold metal bar and kiss clasp.
This little clutch purse is in excellent condition with no flaws found inside or out.
Back in the time it was made it would have been taken to a dance or wedding to carry a lipstick, compact and keys, plus perhaps a little money. Today we would have our mobile phone as well, but unfortunately it wont fit inside this little cutey, so it will have to be used for when a phone isn't needed, or perhaps use it inside a larger bag.
A nice addition to your vintage accessory collection.
Size: 5 x 4.5 inches
Price: 18.50 euro
1960s White Beaded Evening Purse / Clutch by Geo Mercier
A really pretty white (or maybe off-white) beaded and sequined handbag / Clutch from the 1960s. The beads are small white glass seed beads and sequins, which cover the whole of the outside of the bag.
The frame is gold tone metal with a gold tone snake chain handle that can be folded inside the bag if you want to use it as a clutch. The clutch is a lovely kisss clasp with clear crystals fitted into the top
The inside is off-white satin and there is an open packet to one side. There is a label stitched to the outside of the pocket which has the 'Geo Mercier - Montreal' signature on it.
The bag is in excellent condition inside and out. No marks at all and all beads are present.
A lovely accent purse to carry with you to a special event, dinner or party. The perfect addition to you vintage accessories collection.
Size: approx. 5 1/2 inches at the top and 7 1/2 inches at the base. The handle is approx. 6 inches high.
Price: 34 euro