GOLDY GIRL Vintage warm brown suede handbag with brass tassles, trim and shoulder chain.

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GOLDY GIRL Vintage warm brown suede handbag with brass tassles, trim and shoulder chain.

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Caramel colored vintage Pallacio suede handbag with top handle and brass shoulder chain. Brass tassels and gold-toned gravel trim. 9.5” x 9” x 2”. Detachable brass name tag. This bag immediately reminded my of my aunt and the bags she used to carry to lunch. They ALWAYS contained small caramel hard candies, which she would freely pass out to small family members who made appreciative sounds!

My handbags and other accessories are fashion that’s “re-fashioned”, coming from my vast stash of "found" and vintage purses and other “odd” components I’ve collected from here, there and everywhere. The handbags usually tell a story—often funny, and sometimes downright sarcastic. I have such fun seeing shapes, forms, and textures evolve into special pieces that say something to--and about--the women who carry them. I like working on leather bags with a lot of remaining “life” and my other components can be from old house wares, discarded feather boas, broken costume jewelry and wood or stone carvings.

I started this project purely for my own amusement, but it took on a life of its own. I distinctly remember the first time a total stranger said to me “I LOVE that bag—where did you get it?” My handbags have since been sold in boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and art fairs. They are great for starting a conversation in a room full of strangers. I continue to be fascinated by a handbag’s innate ability to unite women across age, geographic and cultural boundaries.

I’ve taken a hiatus, but my collection of “this and that” has been waiting (somewhat) patiently in my closet. Actually, it’s been a series of closets. But the creative itch is back, and I'm delighted to again offer my bags and other treasures exclusively here on Etsy. Please enjoy!
Caramel colored vintage Pallacio suede handbag with top handle and brass shoulder chain. Brass tassels and gold-toned gravel trim. 9.5” x 9” x 2”. Detachable brass name tag. This bag immediately reminded my of my aunt and the bags she used to carry to lunch. They ALWAYS contained small caramel hard candies, which she would freely pass out to small family members who made appreciative sounds!

My handbags and other accessories are fashion that’s “re-fashioned”, coming from my vast stash of "found" and vintage purses and other “odd” components I’ve collected from here, there and everywhere. The handbags usually tell a story—often funny, and sometimes downright sarcastic. I have such fun seeing shapes, forms, and textures evolve into special pieces that say something to--and about--the women who carry them. I like working on leather bags with a lot of remaining “life” and my other components can be from old house wares, discarded feather boas, broken costume jewelry and wood or stone carvings.

I started this project purely for my own amusement, but it took on a life of its own. I distinctly remember the first time a total stranger said to me “I LOVE that bag—where did you get it?” My handbags have since been sold in boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and art fairs. They are great for starting a conversation in a room full of strangers. I continue to be fascinated by a handbag’s innate ability to unite women across age, geographic and cultural boundaries.

I’ve taken a hiatus, but my collection of “this and that” has been waiting (somewhat) patiently in my closet. Actually, it’s been a series of closets. But the creative itch is back, and I'm delighted to again offer my bags and other treasures exclusively here on Etsy. Please enjoy!

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