I'm proud to be A Vintage Purse Addict


You can never have too many vintage purses!
I'll admit that vintage purses are my weakness. I have them all hanging on the wall in my dressingroom so that I can see the whole pretty collection and so that I'll use them. If I keep them in a closet or box or something where I can't see the variety, I'll end up just carrying the same purse all the time. I'm that way with shoes too, I need to see them all.
I've built up this collection over the past 20 years of collecting and wearing vintage. Once in a while I'll go through and purge/sell ones that I don't use, a few I hang onto because they are just very cool, even though I don't use them.
It's a lot of purses, but I don't have a lot of money invested in them, because I'm pretty cheap when it comes to buying for myself. $25 is the maximum that I would pay for a vintage purse, and it would have to be super-fabu-tastic for me to pay that much. I think that there are only 1 or 2 here that I've paid close to that for, and that's because the cost would have included shipping. Most of the purse came from stock purchases.
Even if I'm just in jeans, sneakers and a tee, I'm always carrying a vintage purse. It's really the easiest vintage item to add to your everyday wardrobe.







8 comments:

Hosanna said...

Wow your collection is awesome. Purses, and hats, were the first t hings I started collecting when I got interested in vintage as a teen.

Rocky said...

OMG, if I had room, I'd be doing the same!

garofit said...

Mm I can see some loooovely things...I squirrel vintage purses too, but I don't display them partly for lack of space,partly because I'm worried about them getting dusty etc. But the thought of having all on view to choose from is indeed very appealing.

Girlie Blogger said...

Fabulous collection. That's 20 years of hard work! There is something very special and timeless about vintage.

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Nelly said...

I hear you soster and fellow bag/purse collector.Mine are mostly hanging on my rack Gotta be able to see them so you know what one to use.I swap mine around tho and the family never know what bag to put something in when I say put it in my bag lol

Bubble My Licorice said...

all of them are amazing.great collection.I'm so jealous..

Lizzie - The Vintage traveler said...

One of the great things about being a vintage dealer is that you get to keep some of the goodies for yourself!!

vintagecatwalks said...

Carol WOW love the way you have them displayed . I will have to get my collection to-gether for a photo shoot, It is wonderful to be able to share with other who love to do the same things.