Many people like to collect vintage handbags and antique purses, but there are so many different ones to choose from. Where do you start? Being a lover of vintage handbags or antique purses I tend to like the styles from the 60’s & 70’s. One of my favorites is the lucite purse. Lucite is what they used to call hard plastic at that time. The most popular color was clear, but it also came in tortoise, black, white, marbled gray and many others. The box lucite bag to me was the neatest style. They have many that have wicker that is either wood or also metal. As time went on Lucite handled purses were also very popular.
The great thing about vintage replica designer handbags is they seem to never go out of style, sooner or later that trend will come back around. For fall Tapestry bags or Carpet bags are a must have. This hippie tapestry style bag is usually very sturdy and most of the time large in size. There are new designers that make these bags which can be very beautiful but there’s nothing like the feel of a vintage tapestry bag.
If you are going for more of an antique handbag maybe from the 30’s then there are tons to choose from. These purses tended to be very small in size and are beautifully detailed. Most were made of micro beads and usually had an amazing handmade pattern. To me they are so beautifully detailed, there’s nothing to this day that comes close to the beauty of these bags. The frames were usually Sterling or Silver plated and very ornate. They also made crochet handbags then to, this is not like the bags they made in the 70’s but usually smaller threading and tighter weaves.
There are also antique leather handbags these were usually hand tooled with metal frames. To me everything was smaller back then. Usually they only needed lipstick and rouge and they were ready to go.
When collecting retro vintage handbags there is endless possibilities
and the more you find them the more addicted you will get to collecting
them. They are so amazing affordable designer handbags you will never want to stop.