Although purses and handbags became popular for women in the 16th century and late 18th century it was the Victorian era which is considered to have seen the greatest evolution in handbag design.
Many modern handbag designers are influenced by the vintage designs of the past but for the purist only an original vintage handbag will do. You just can’t reproduce the authenticity of the genuine vintage handbag, one that has had a life, has a history, with it’s own story to tell.
In this blog we will share 8 popular vintage handbag styles for you. Each one available on RETRuly.
A pretty vintage Kelly style handbag that was made by Freedex in 1950’s in Republic of Ireland. It will be shipped with original packaging and mirror.
Dimensions: 10. 5 x 7 x 3 inches
It’s quite comfortable, soft and cute handbag especially for women. It will glamorize your personality in public gatherings. Made in the 1930’s. Peach silk lining.
Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 3 inches
Beautiful vintage navy blue raffia handbag made in the 1950’s in Japan. A lovely example of an original 1950s handbag.
Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 8 inches
Although this beaded bag is a vintage one, it’s still very much in fashion. It clearly demonstrates the innovation and attraction attached to this vintage bag in different arenas. It also has pull cord through the top. A couple of black beaded handles are also attached with it (14 inches). Inside material is made up of plain black cotton
Dimensions: 15 x 16 inches
This white Rattan handbag was originally made in Hong Kong and particular recommended for summer season
Dimensions: 11 x 4 x 8 inches
This pale green hand bag by Kelly Style just catches the attention in any social gathering at the first site. Its vintage value is unique and attracts others to praise it. It was originally made in the US by Gammins in 1950’s. It’s interior material is made up of peach silk
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 x 3.5 inches
This white leather clutch bag has an envelope style and its leather is not detrimental to suede lining. It was vintage made in 1980s and is available in good condition
Dimensions: 10 x 5.5 inches
Its ivory fabric interior, large beveled mirror, ivory silk coin purse and small gold toned perfume bottle just hypnotizes everyone who looks at it. Its outer shell demonstrates Chinese scenes whereas its corners reveal the delicacy of the handbag
Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 1 inches
Why not start your vintage handbag collection today. RETRuly has a lovely selection and with new items added weekly you are sure to find the perfect piece.