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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Shop Opening Soon (vintage Coach, Dooney & Bourke, and many more)

Hey Vintage Purse Fans!  It's been awhile, but a new store will be OPENING SOON with lots of cool things...all your favorite vintage Coach, Dooney's, Italian designers, and many more!  We will have a whole section on just vintage purses!!  Am really excited about the shop - it will have so many different things that it will be like a general store!!  We've already started to work on this super fab new website... Mountainview Ranch Store  .  

We have always been proud to offer truly authentic vintage items and welcome the chance to sell to our valued customers without competition from copies and fakes.  We believe that has affected our business to sell where we are in competition with these kind of wares on some of the major sites.  So, this is a huge leap for us, but it is a leap of faith that selling the "real McCoys" will win out.  We do not wish our brand to be thought of as anything but high quality and authentic!  We have served customers since 2006 and plan to continue into 2018.  The store is set to open soon, but we may have some sneak previews and early bird sales?

We feel that we have built a good enough brand that you will trust us to give you everything you expect in vintage purse fashion and beyond...  

Friday, October 30, 2015

Store Re-opening on November 2nd!...

Vintage Purse Collage
Hi Vintage Purse Fans!!  Am excited to announce that our vintage purse store, NEWPRAIRIESTORE, will be re-opening on November 2nd..., keeping checking back to see all the goodies we have in store for you!

Until next time.... CHOW! : ) 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Vintage Coach Purse Gallery Part V

Vintage Coach Purse Collage

Welcome Vintage Coach Purse Fans!  I'm sooo happy to be here with another Vintage Coach Purse Gallery!!  These purses are just so awesome, they are cooler than cool - hehe.  : )

Think you'll agree that the quality of these older Coach bags are unsurpassed and they have both a high fashion, yet simplistic look to them.  So, without much more adieu, here are some I really love...

This bag is a pretty large one, so if you are liking lots of room in your bag...this is for you!  Made in 1990, it's a beauty.

Brown Vintage Coach Shoulder Bag
XTRA LARGE Vintage Coach Shoulder Bag - BUY NOW

And, if you are looking for a nice tablet briefcase, this UNISEX briefcase should hold a tablet and lots of papers, too.

Vintage Black Glove Tanned Leather Coach Organizer Briefcase
Vintage Black Coach Organizer Briefcase - BUY NOW

 And, this black leather one from 1992 has the coolest brass buckles...looks very sexy with many different outfits...

Vintage COACH Black Glove Tanned Leather Shoulder Bag BRASS BUCKLES made in 1992
Vintage COACH Black Shoulder Bag BRASS BUCKLES (1992) - BUY NOW

This RARE Saddle Bag Style Coach Bag (late 1980's) is a gem!...

RARE Vintage Coach Purse
RARE Saddle Bag Style Vintage Coach (late '80's) - BUY NOW

Made in New York City in the seventies, this exquisite vintage Coach Leatherware bag is gorgeous! The bag is marked inside "Leatherware", a special characteristic of these NYC '70's bags. In a rare rust color, it would look great with fall fashions.  
New York Coach Purse

New York City Coach Leatherware Purse (1970's) - BUY NOW

Whew!...what a dizzying collection of bags to go through AND there are many more.  So, maybe this will go into Part VI, lol?! 

Well, hope you enjoyed looking at all of these beautiful bags.
Until next time.... CHOW!! : )

Vintage Armadillo Purse

Green Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Brown Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Vintage Aurora Borealis Purse
Viintage Hilfiger Tote

Vintage Montana Silversmith Purse

Monday, July 20, 2015

Big Sale and Store News!

Vintage Purse Sale
We're pretty excited about all the happenings in Newprairiestore and just have to let ya know...

One BIG HAPPENING is our 20% Off Storewide Sale!

Also, we are busy adding new vintage purses and other items to the store and we hope you will enjoy browsing through all our new stuff!

So, check us out! 

Until next time...CHOW!! : )

Vintage Armadillo Purse

Green Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Brown Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Vintage Aurora Borealis Purse
Viintage Hilfiger Tote

Vintage Montana Silversmith Purse

Thursday, November 6, 2014

10 Tips On How To Store Vintage Purses

Photo Credit:  Anna Barcelona
Welcome Vintage Purse fans!  Ever wonder how to store all those vintage bags so they stay as fresh (and good smelling) as ones 20 years newer?  It is possible to have that, if one is diligent about the environment that your delicate purse is in.  Think of your purse as a living sponge that is more porous than when it is newer, a little less moist, and could pick up nearly anything from the environment. You would never leave your purse in a smokey room, for example, if you really cared about having it fresh and new(est) as possible.

So, since vintage purses often need more help when it comes to storage than newer ones, here are some tips to "baby" your precious ones and giving them lots of TLC...they will thank you for your loving care with many more years of usefulness as the high quality bags they are meant to be...

1)  Be sure that your vintage purse is stored in a place that has temperature control between 50 - 80 degrees with the use of central air and heat.

2)  Humidity can wreak havoc on leather and other fabrics - the true sweet spot for optimal humidity for delicate materials is around 55 percent, according to Diane Piegza, VP of corporate communications at Sovran Self Storage.

4) The room would ideally be cool and dry, but not in a garage since temperature fluctuations, pests and sunlight can cause damage.  Cooler temps help prevent mold growth, discourage pests and drying out of leather. 

5)  Do not store any purses in air tight containers since these contribute to mold and mildew growth.

6)  Proper ventilation is critical to keeping your articles fresh smelling with no mildewy, moldy odors.

7)  Keep away from cooking areas or cigarettes.  Smoke and other elements in the air can permeate fabrics and leather.

8)  Chemical desiccants (like the packets found in pill bottles and food) are excellent for preventing mold growth due to moisture.  Purchase these at self-storage facilities.

9)  Keep your bags in areas where they will be protected from dust, also.  They should ideally be placed in breathable bags made of fabric or paper.  Or, they could be stored in wooden boxes or drawers.  It would even be acceptable to use cardboard boxes to protect them from environmental elements.  
10)  Occasionally remove your bags from storage for them to spend a day airing out in a climate controlled, well-ventilated area free from dander, dust, moisture, smoke or excessive sunlight.

Well, hope you liked these tips...if you follow them, you will keep your "babies" in tiptop vintage condition. : )
This has been lots of fun but gotta go..., until next time... CHOW!! : )

We have a NEW STORE that's just opened...
Check out Newprairiestore (at Ruby Lane) to see all the cool vintage!!

Vintage Armadillo Purse

Green Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Brown Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Vintage Aurora Borealis Purse
Viintage Hilfiger Tote

Vintage Montana Silversmith Purse

Friday, September 5, 2014

What's Different About The Leather On Vintage Coach Purses? (with pictures)

Hi Vintage Purse Fans! Have you ever wondered what really is DIFFERENT about the leather on Vintage Coach Purses? Coach uses various types of leather, but something they all have in common is that they are of a nice quality leather. This is one way that you can tell whether your bag is authentic or not. Coach leather is not thin, does not crack when folded in half...instead, it is relatively soft, moderately thick, and durable. It should not be easily damaged by folding or compressing. And, under most circumstances, it should not peel.

Most of the leather on the vintage bags is made of gloved-tanned leather. So, what exactly is glove tanned leather? It is made with the similar process that is used in making baseball gloves that are made to last. More specifically, the designation of being "glove tanned" means it has a high oil content and the amount of oil used in tannage is key to the desired softness (as well as the milling process). Also of interest is that the vintage glove tanned leather is NOT the same as the leather seen in the Coach purses made today since the vintage leather is thicker - made of heavier cowhides. Plus, these bags were all handmade by workers in the US or oversea companies. Coach discontinued using gloved tanned leather after the late nineties due to cost effectiveness and wanting to change the look of their bags. Here are some pictures of some beautiful glove tanned leather for you to see...

Vintage Black Leather Coach Shoulder Bag

Well, that should give you a pretty good idea about the leather characteristics.  If you have some of these beautiful vintage bags, you should already know the difference that their quality leather makes in their looks and durability.  They just seem to last and last!

Guess that's all for now...
Until next time... CHOW! : )

We have a NEW STORE that's just opened...
Check out Newprairiestore at Ruby Lane to see all the cool vintage!!

Vintage Armadillo Purse

Green Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Brown Dooney & Bourke Vintage Purse

Vintage Aurora Borealis Purse
Viintage Hilfiger Tote

Vintage Montana Silversmith Purse
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