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
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: 39 euro
1950s Black Small Evening Bag Embroidered with Roses
Lovely little tapestry embroidered bag or clutch purse for the evening.
The bag is made of black silk and has embroidered pink roses in the centre with a floral decorative design around. The reverse is plain black.
The frame and clasp are made of gold-tone metal with a nice decorative pattern. There is a short linked gold-tone chain. The clasp is a clip clasp with that lovely 'click' sound when you are closing it.
Internally there is a lovely black silk lining and small inner pocket with a removable mirror.
A cute little bag in excellent condition. Externally and internally is clean and there is no tarnishing to the metalwork. You will see in the photos that there is a fold across the back. This seems to be just where the bag has been stored flat with no padding inside and the material has folded over. In use, the fold mark disappears.
Size: approx. 7 inches x 5 inches (18 x 12cm)
Price: 22 euro
1950s Black Cord Evening Bag with Olive Green Ruched Front Panel
A pretty and quite unusual black cord evening bag with a panel of ruched olive green satin at the front. The inside of the bag is black silk and the hardware is gold tone. The frame has an engraved pattern with a cute kiss clasp and a gold chain handle.
The bag is in excellent condition, clean inside and out. It has been very well looked after and kept very carefully in its original box. There is a little damage to the box.
Size: Across the top: approx. 7 inches
Across the Bottom: approx. 9 inches
Width: Max approx. 1 1/2 inches
Height: approx. 5 1/4 inches (with chain handle extended 10 1/2 inches)
Price: 38 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.