There's no doubt about it, whatever the occasion, we just can't leave the house without a handbag. There are times when we just need a work horse of a bag that we can dump all our necessities in without streamlining them. There are other times when all you need is for your bag to look good and practicality goes flying out the window.
Well before you ditch everything but a mobile phone and credit card consider the wonder that is a vintage handbag.
Retro ladies were the queens of necessity and heaven forbid they left the house without their compacts to powder their noses, hankies and purses...The result: cute, usable, day and evening bags!!!
1960's red beaded bag €130
1960's sherbet orange patent box bag €140
1960's pink evening bag with rhinestone opening €130
1960's orange beaded bag €70
1950's turquoise box bag €90
1960's cream and ivory beaded evening bag €70
1950's 'mint condition' designer, Nieman Marcus beaded evening bag €140
1940's french, designer bag by Josef's
white beaded evening bag with gold and rhinestone filigree opening €140
1960's oval ivory beaded evening bag €110
1950's scalloped beaded ivory evening bag €110
1950's white lizard box bag with gilt, beaded opening €160
1960's scallop shape, ivory beaded evening bag €95
1960's white cabochon beaded bag €80
1960's diamond pattern, ivory beaded evening bag €110
1960's designer beaded evening bag by Bonwit Teller €130
1960's white satchel style bag €140
1960's white raffia bag with lucite handle €100