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I just moved into my first home! Thank you for your patience during this time of transition. Since I am still getting settled, I must ask for your continued patience, while I unpack and rediscover my wares. Shipping may take a few days longer, as I am still finding things. Please convo me if you wish to purchase an item and I will let you know if it is at my finger tips or not. If it is not, I will do my best to find it for you right away.

This is a vintage (40's, 50's), gold tone, evening purse and compact. This compact has brushed finish on both sides. (The left side has a striped portion.) If you open it to the left, there is a mirror, area for pressed powder, pink application pad and a space for a folded up bill perhaps. The empty lipstick case sits on the side of the compact. If you open the compact to the right, there is a little hinged arm. This was originally where you would have stored your cigarettes. (Smoking was very fashionable at that time.) You can carefully store your folded money, credit cards, secret notes, scrawled phone numbers, license or id here. The interior of the compact has this great brushed circular design.

Closed, this compact measures 4.75 inches by 3 inches. There is a loop wristlet on the side of the compact.

This would be perfect for the retro, pin up girl in your life. This is a piece of fashion history that will be much loved and well used. It would be great for a more formal occasion, but it would also make jeans and a sweater pop!

The piece does have some issues. There are marks on the exterior from wear and tear. However there isn't any rust as there appears to be in one of the images. This is just from the camera. The mirror has damage due to age. It is not broken, but appears to have marks and discoloration on the underside. The loose powder compartment is removable. It slides while in the purse, but I think it is supposed to be able to move. The application pad, although clean, has come apart from its backing, which is still in the purse. The price reflects this. Despite all of this, it is sure to be an elegant conversation piece.

Don't forget to stop in at my other Etsy shop... http://www.etsy.com/shop/xtdesigns.

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If you have a wish list or are looking for something specific, please ask. I may have exactly what you are looking for.

As always please convo me with any questions or concerns regarding this item or with any international shipping questions. Unfortunately I do not accept returns or grant refunds. All shipping fees include handling fees. If you would like to combine shipping costs for more than one item, I would be happy to do so if you convo me before purchase.

Purchasing my item means you have read, understood and will abide by my policies. Sorry, I do not accept trades.

A bit about reserving Items. I am more than happy to reserve an item for you. However, recently, I have had buyers request to reserve items, only to back out at the last moment. (This has happened with at least the last 10 people who have requested to reserve an item.) While I understand that things do come up and do happen and that money is tight, this is not fair to other buyers or to me. To save time as well as hassle, I have some new policies regarding reserves.

1. You must pay (through PayPal) 20% of the item's price. This 20% will be put towards the purchase. However, this 20% is non refundable. If you have questions about this please ask. If you do not wish to put down 20%, then I cannot reserve an item for you. No exceptions.
2. You MUST tell me when you plan to purchase the item you have reserved.
3. If you cannot purchase the item by the date you have selected, please let me know. 4. If you do not purchase the item by the date you have given me, I will contact you. If I do not hear back from you, I will open the listing up to other buyers.

If you purchase an item that has been reserved for another buyer, I will unfortunately have to cancel the transaction and refund your payment.

Lastly, on the subject of reserved items, I must please ask, if you really do not intend to purchase the item, please do not ask me to reserve it for you. My time, as well as your time, is precious.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and your understanding.

Thanks for popping in. <3

Vintage 1940's or 1950's Evening Clutch and Compact Purse Clutch With Loose Powder Case and Lipstick Case


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: metal, mirror
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 1084 reviews
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