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.
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…….