I went on a little vintage hunt yesterday and spotted this pretty little evening bag. It is green suede, not exactly a material one might associate with date night, but the diminutive size and the interior of the bag make this the perfect bag for a dinner date.
The bag has two openings, at top flap, and at the bottom. The top opens like an envelope. But it is the bottom opening that is so interesting.
The latch pulls back to expose the interior.
Along with a mirror, there are spaces for a compact, lipstick and cigarettes. Really nifty.
So why didn’t I buy it? I guess the main reason is that I already have a very similar bag made in black satin. And as much as I loved this one, I couldn’t justify the purchase as I’m really trying to concentrate on casual wear. At $32 I was tempted to buy it and use it myself, but I never wear green.
Still, it does point out what a great buy vintage evening bags can be. They are often in fantastic condition because most women didn’t use them as much as a day bag. They are plentiful in antique stores because it seems that women held on to them. Makes you wonder why anyone would buy a new bag when the vintage ones are so sweet.