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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Small Vintage Bags That Are OHH SOOO CUTE!!

Photo Credit:  Glyn Lowe
Welcome Vintage Purse Fans!!  When was the last time you needed a small purse for that special dressy outfit?  Or, just wanting to look younger??...actually, small bags DO make one look younger ~ n'cest-ce pas??  Younger gals carry the smaller bags, for sure.  Easy to carry on their busy excursions with just a lipgloss, brush, and small wallet. 

So, for the vintage-lovin' haute couture set...here are some that are fabulous!...


Silky Deco Bag - SOLD

This elegant, hand-beaded pearly bag is AMAZING!...

Vintage Aurora Borealis Pearly Bag - BUY NOW 

Here's one for those prairie women out there...

Vintage Deco Prairie Hand-Tooled Bag - SOLD 

This oriental bag is exquisite, with all the beautiful turquoise beading....

Turquoise Hand-Beaded Satiny Handbag 

This Montana Silversmith bag is easy to carry, looks very stylish with many casual outfits...

Montana Silversmith Fur and Cowhide Western Hipster - BUY NOW

Another really cute (& unique!) small western bag...it is a repurposed Tony Lama boot with a long, stone-beaded handle...

Repurposed Tony Lama Boot & Stone Bead Hipster - SOLD

This mini Coach hipster will go anywhere you go, in a hurry... : )

Mini Vintage Coach Hipster - SOLD

For an old-timey, romantic look ~ this elegant vintage (wooden!) purse fits the bill...

Vintage Wooden Purse With 3 Embroidered Hankies 

And, does anyone remember this little Nine West Hipster...it is sooo cute!...


Nine West Basket Weave Hipster - SOLD
Whew!...that's about all for now.  There are so many cool small vintage bags that would fit in with this season's styles - will need to have a Part II to this!!! 

So, 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!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Are U a Lover of LARGE Purses? ~ Vintage, that is... : )


Dooney & Bourke Vintage Tote Bag
Dooney & Bourke Backpack Style Tote Bag
Hello Vintage Purse Fans!!  Been thinkin' about what purse to grab out of the closet for the weekend (and with a busy life, too!) - what better sense than to get one that holds EVERYTHING! : )  I mean, why have a small purse and stuff some more stuff in a few plastic bags?? 

Well, if you understand the NEED...here are some C O O L  LARGE Vintage Bags (for your enjoyment, of course!)...

Here's a very large Fossil bag that holds lots ~ has many pockets and zippered pouches...one cool bag!!
Vintage Fossil Purse w/Lots of Pockets - SOLD

And, this Vintage Italian Harold Powell Mock Croc bag is another one with a large zippered front pouch, something that gives a little bit extra, without adding a lot of bulk...

Harold Powell Italian Mock Croc Purse 


Here's a style that always has a lot of room (and looks classy, too!)...a Coach Station Briefcase Bag...
 
Vintage Coach Station Bag - SOLD

And, this Coach Doctor Bag is just so FABULOUS...look at the beautiful leather and large size...
Vintage Coach Doctor Bag - SOLD

This Fossil Tote is simply amazing!...the leather is exquisite, it's very large and the wide canvas shoulder strap gives you lots of comfort...

Fossil Large Messenger Tote Bag - SOLD

And, this Vintage Legacy Coach Bag is the LARGE one that Coach made...a dream!...

Vintage Coach Legacy Shoulder Bag - SOLD

And this LARGE Coach Tote Bag from the Seventies is SUPER COOL...a rare RED TOTE that you probably won't find very easily on the Net...

RARE Vintage Red Tote Bag 

This Vintage Coach Backpack in BROWN leather is to die for!!!!!!!!!........
Brown Leather Vintage Coach Backpack 

And this Turquoise Fossil Tote Bag is really amazing!...
Turquoise Vintage Fossil Tote Bag - SOLD

Whew!  That was quite a few LARGE VINTAGE BAGS!!  But, it was a lot of fun for me...hope you liked it, too!

Well, 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!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

7 Reasons Why Vintage Purses Are HOT

Nicky Hilton sporting a vintage Chanel bag
Photo Credit:  Ashley Cooper
Welcome Vintage Purse Fans!! We do have something in common...a love for vintage bags! And, they are really HOT these last few years, not without some very good reasons. Maybe, you know why you like 'em, but here are some reasons to carry a vintage bag...

1) They are such a good investment since vintage purses seem to last and last...many vintage bags have been constructed of high quality materials and stunning designs...


Vintage Dooney & Bourke Tote Bag
Vintage Dooney & Bourke Tote Bag 


 2)  A vintage purse will span the years and not go out of style like many others...

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Photo Credit:  Eli Brown

3)  Vintage purses that have lasted through loving care keep giving back...



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4)  Vintage purses often lend a flair to our apparel....

Vintage Coach Purse with Madden Girl Sandals

5)  They can add a certain style to your outfit like...

  western...


Vintage Texas Tooled Leather Doctor Bag 

       fifties modern...


Vintage Harold Powell Purse Made In Italy 

sixties boho...

Vintage Sixties Drawstring Patchwork Bag 

or vintage elegance...

Bags By Dormar Vintage Dress Evening Bag Pearly Beaded Clutch Wallet Purse Made In Japan
Pearly Beaded Evening Clutch Purse 

 6)  Vintage purses give us comfort...the comfort of having a piece of the past...


Photo Credit  brizzle born & bred


7)  Vintage bags give us a way to have individuality and not all sort of "look alike"...

Photo Credit:  Susan NYC
So, vintage bags give us ALOT, n'cest-ce pas?  

They add to our buying power, comfort, flair, individuality, and give us long-lasting style.  Definitely good reasons to be crazy about vintage bags!!

Until next time...CHOW!  : )
We have a NEW STORE that's just opened...
Check out Newprairiestore to see all the cool vintage!!
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