Wednesday

fashion review: 1920's metal purses

I took this at Lisa's Antique Mall. This purse was around 180 dollars. It is insane how much these purses go for today. If they are in great condition, depending on the detail they can sell for up to 400 dollars.
This compact is built into the purse! Convenient? YEAH! Why aren't these made any more?
Anyway, I am ogling over this purse.
This is the 1920's purse I bought off ebay for 20 dollars. It's a beautiful example. It said on the description that it had some wear and the sides weren't quite intact all the way, but I am actually quite pleased with it. Keep in mind that the purses are this small because, frankly, what else did a woman in the 20's need besides a lipstick and a little bit of money?

20 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

So pretty! I have a flapper-esque 1920's Whiting & Davis that I got off of Ebay too :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

They're beautiful, but that pricing is ridiculous. I could see paying that for a new beaded purse, because you're paying for the labour. But with an old beaded purse, the labour has long since been repaid/was done by someone else, so I don't think they should cost any more than an average purse from that era (however much that might be)!

They are lovely though!

sparkleweed said...

I love these :] So handy! Why DON'T they make them anymore???

The Lilac Rabbit said...

I had one. Where it went is anyone's guess. :( Mine was not as pretty as any of these, though.

NotJustAnotherBrickInTheWall said...

Those are so beautiful!!!

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

these are so lovely, the work that goes into them is just beautiful and amazing x

ching said...

wow. long live 1920s purses!

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dreamy princess said...

Hi Honeyyy!! Thanks for the award!! My internet connection is really bad...>< I can't post the award asap in my blog..T,T
Thank you thank you thank youu!! you made my dayyyy! yeyyy!!

The purse is totally a unique one, ay? you're totally a vintage girl;D

Have a nice day,
Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

dreamy princess said...

Hi Honeyyy!! Thanks for the award!! My internet connection is really bad...>< I can't post the award asap in my blog..T,T
Thank you thank you thank youu!! you made my dayyyy! yeyyy!!

The purse is totally a unique one, ay? you're totally a vintage girl;D

Have a nice day,
Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

Lane said...

Those are so gorgeous, i found a beautiful one about a month ago in an antique shop down the street, (I didn't get it)it was in great vintage condition but didn't have as much detail as the ones your showing. It was 50 bucks, I had no clue that they sold for so much.

Kym said...

What charming finds. I haven't been in an antique shop in ages, I love to find good vintage buys.
That purse is really beautiful.

St├ęphanie said...

Oh ! that's beautiful ! I follow your blog !

rachel! said...

that purse is darling! i love such beautiful finds. <3

Rachel said...

Super cute purse! I love Vintage items, they seem so much more magical than the crap that everyone has from H&M.

BarnKitten said...

Those purses are beautiful! Things back then were made with so much more detail and elegance.

Booga said...

Wowzers... up to 400 dollars. And to think last year I saw a similar metal purse at goodwill, but passed it up because I didn't want to spent $4 more dollars. Lol!

'Aristotle for everybody' sounds like an interesting read, how are you liking it?

Caroline said...

Oh wowwwwww, i can't tell you how much i love all of these, the very first one is perfect! The chainmail one is lovely too, i have a small chainmail purse and i adore it, hehe! You're so lucky to have got your bag for that price, it's one of the prettiest! xxx

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