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Lipstick cherry all over my bag…

This is the first of my wonderful vintage handbags that I am showcasing.  This little beauty is a lipstick cherry red coloured clutch bag originally from the 1980s. It is such high quality & in fantastic condition – looks hardly used.  I got it for a pound in a charity shop in Marsden, West Yorkshire when I visited my friend.

Lipstick cherry clutch bag

The bag is made out of butter soft leather & was made in Italy – the original maker’s label is still inside.  It has a lucite retro snap clasp that makes a reassuring ‘clunk’ noise when it shuts.  I absolutely adore it!

I am a huge fan of red accessories as they brighten up any outfit and add a bit of vintage glam at the same time.  I last used this bag when I went out for a Chinese meal for my friend’s birthday in November.  I had a black dress on with orange & red love hearts all over it (from Oasis) so it matched beautifully.  My friend, who is a bit older than me, exclaimed that she had the same bag as mine in the eighties only hers was electric blue!  If only she still had it…….