When I find something I like, the collector in me kicks in (as with my "head jug" and Scottie dog planter collections).
It all started when I fell in love with the blue bag on the left, purchased at a yard sale about 8 years ago for $1.00. It’s velvet with soutache decoration and lined with brocade fabric. Then, a couple years ago, I bought the smaller black bag on eBay. Last year, my boyfriend A. noticed that I had ‘favorite’d’ this huge one on Etsy and he bought it for my birthday. It is enormous and I’ve used it to carry my laptop or when I’m out for an entire day. You can see how big it is here.
And I was thrilled to score this tote bag in velvet and corduroy at a local thrift store for $10.00. This is the only one with a label, which reads: Made in Pakistan. 85% Cotton 15% Metallic thread.
I assume these bags are from the late 1960s or early 1970s. I’m curious to hear from anyone who bought one new in that period of time.
I have a pattern dating to 1972 for the same style bag, so I’m looking forward to making my own some day.
I’ve added two new bags to my collection. This carpet bag and green velvet purse were purchased for $2.00 each at a yard sale recently, where I also bought a new-to-me straw cloche for $1.00.
Do you have a weakness for a particular type of bag?