On a recent visit to my favourite local vintage hangout on the mountain, I came across the sweetest little 1950's handbag with beautifully designed hardware, still working like a charm.
And if you look closely at the initials on the front, well, how could I resist? 😁
98 1568:55 PM Mar 12, 2017
"Bright Lucite and jet- black rayon satin in a series of afternoon and dinner bags." By Josef, 1946. $28.50 at leading stores. On the left is the original ad; on the right is an example in my collection. Nfs #1940s#1940sfashion#fashionhistory#vintagehandbag
The inflation calculator says $28.50 in 1946 has the buying power of $377 today.