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Vintage Black Ruffled Evening Bag with Sparkly Clasp

Vintage Black Ruffled Evening Bag with Sparkly Clasp

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Nostalgia: Fashion: Accessories: Pre 1970: Item # 339929
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This is one of my all-time favorite vintage evening bags. It's ever so girly with its ruffled and pleated front, plus that huge clasp like a rhinestone doorknob! It's a great size, too: big enough to be functional (almost 7 1/2" by 7" plus clasp and handle). Both sides of the interior have flaps to contain things you want to find easily.

This bag is English (presumably, since we got it there) and very finely made, so it's odd there's no label. That fact persuades me it's older than one might think. Given its excellent condition, it could easily be mistaken for new; however, my best guess on dating would be 1950s or 1960s. Because the world went "logo mad" around 1970, labels have been essentially universal since that time and they were pretty common even earlier. Regardless of how long it's been around, this bag has seen very little action; the fabric, which appears to be a heavy satin or silk, is virtually pristine.

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