It has never occurred to me to spend a great deal of money on vintage handbags or purses unless it’s something like vintage Chanel. Most of my vintage handbags were cheap eBay, flea market finds or freebies handed down to me from my mother and grandmother. When I found the site La Pochette, I was amazed at how expensive everything was. But on closer inspection, none of the vintage bags I own are exceptional in quality nor are they particularly unique – not so with the bags at La Pochette. The prices you are paying reflect the quality of materials, the obscurity of items and the authenticity in period. Too often, you think you’re buying a 1920’s chainmail clutch only to find it’s actually circa 1985. It’s odd how I’m either attracted to bags for its minimal functionalist qualities or because they’re wonderfully quirky. These handbags are about as quirky as they come!
60’s Leather Watch Bag – USD175 // 40’S Striped Purse USD135
1950’s Lewis Floral Print Purse USD135 // 70’s Red Telephone Bag USD295
70’s Tooled Leather Motorcycle Bag USD225 // 60’s Margaret Smith "Bird" Bag USD145
60’s Tano "Girl on the Swing" Purse USD225 // 40’s Bakelite-framed Black Suede Purse USD395
Call me odd but I find the red telephone bag strangely amusing. It would be like the handbag equivalent of the pink elephant in the room. I’d be carrying it, and people would be staring at it but not talking about it…..!