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19-06-2006
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i love love LOVE vintage clutches especially... i go searching for them all the time. I'm pare-ing down my collection right now to make room for new bags, but i cannot let go of some of them. My faves are a wine red patent leather clutch with a gold clasp, a silver metal mesh clutch from the 1930s, a long sleek floral beaded clutch from the 50s, a bright orange silk small clutch with gold filigree frame, a large blue suede flat clutch (OMG the suede on this one...) and a really long, skinny clutch that I painted orange (used to be a dingy yellow). i should take some pics sometime...

i've had a lot of fun refurbishing vintage clutches too! for a lot of fabric clutches with frame tops, you can just pry (carefully) the frame open and release the old fabric body of the clutch ad then carefull undo the fabric body and use it as a pattern using new fabric. then reattatch the new fabric body by slipping the fabric back into the frame top and (carefully, i use a washcloth inbetween the frame and the pliers) press the frame closed again.

its a stressful process though, its easy to ruin the frame if you arent careful and very patient. i bought a lot of vintage muumuu fabric at a garage sale a few years ago and keep using it to make crazy clutches with it using this technique!

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That's a quite a find! Weirdbaglady
LOL! My dad laughed so hard from that comment. I got my name from my dad joking that when I grow old I'm gonna live alone in a house with 77 cats and all the kids in the neighborhood will be terrified of walking past my house... But now he thinks that I'll have 200 handbags and 77 cats...

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OOps...How embarassing for me...

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^ Haha!!! Don't be. It gave me a good laugh

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just found this...and it totally reminds me of the chloe edith and her spring bags!!! but i have so many damn bags...i dont think i'll keep it
i ADORE your bag!!
if you dont want it..i would buy it from you any time

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got this at a thirft store
i think this is vintage..=T

black crocodile pattern purse (circa 80s?) - $5

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here are some recent pix of me with my vintage bags:










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Voo_doo you have a GORGEOUS collection of vintage bags!

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thanks adorevintage!
and i am poorer for it!!

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muxu, that crocodile bag is so cool!

Voodoo, You have so many cool vintage hanbags! I adore them! You must have a massise handbag collection?

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This is a vintage grey bag that I found in my grandmothers closet. I really like it, but it's not "well used". It has this horrid smell from being in a closet for maybe 10 years... How do I get rid of that smell?
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File Type: jpg Grey vintage bag.JPG (145.7 KB, 4 views)

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Mybe try putting it in a sealed bag in with some Baking soda/powder or something?

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/\good advice! febreeze (on lining) and/or dryer sheets (inside the bag) work well too.

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Mybe try putting it in a sealed bag in with some Baking soda/powder or something?
Really? Wow, never heard of that, but I'll give it a try. The bag is airing right now...

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