Serious Obsession: Vintage Handbags

Hiya! Anyone have the Friday feeling? Ooooooh yeah. It feeeeeels ohh sooooo goooood . Recently, I've had this mad-crazy thin...

Hiya!

Anyone have the Friday feeling? Ooooooh yeah. It feeeeeels ohh sooooo goooood.

Recently, I've had this mad-crazy thing going on for Vintage bags. It all started completely by accident, I was wandering around in Topshop (as was usual at the time) looking for something to exchange with another failure of an internet purchase from their site. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a beauty of a bag. You may have seen it HERE...

It is a real beauty isn't it? But there's a problem with it. It stains real easily. If it goes within a metre of grass it gets a green tinge! Urgh! So I get this amazing bag and it's colour goes greeny/browny/blacky tinged!

I'd noticed the shop 'Cow' seemed to be a bit of a stylish second-hand vintage clothing and accessories shop . It's right next to the bus station in Manchester, and It feels like I spend half my life waiting for buses so I thought I'd go for a browse while I waited...

In there, they had a shed-load of vintage bags. Most of them were a bit rubbish but they had a few nice ones priced at about £15 - £20, bearing in mind these were second-hand cast-offs I thought it was a bit pricey. As it turned out, my bus turned up (on time for a change) so I had to make a mad dash accross the road.

While on the bus it occurred to me that these bags probably just came from a charity shop at a fraction of the price. All I'd have to do would be sift through all the mud to find a true gem. One bright sunday morning I went to my local charity shops, and found that I'd have to do a whole lot of sifting to find my gems!

But, alas! There was a rare gem. Check this badboy out:

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This Burgundy bag stuck out like a sore thumb amid all the junk in the shop. This is uniquely coloured, distinct, stylish and smells amazing... or not!

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It's like the Ferrari of vintage bags: it's red, it's sleek, it's sexy but it's got no room in the boot!


eBay

Another excellent place to buy old things. Ha! Type in "Vintage" or "Vtg" and a ton of items appear up, pages upon pages of the good stuff!

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This white bag was also a stand-out number, but it came from eBay for £3. It's by a company called Shilton. I'd never heard of them but apparently they're expensive brand new.

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Check out the pen and card holders!

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It's quite roomy and ideal for everyday usage.

Primark

Next up is Primark's attempt at a vintage satchel. It's actually really pretty! And is selling like hot-cakes.
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It's not used or second-hand, but it looks old-fashioned and a bit battered! Maybe that happened in transit between India, Spain and England though... (silence)

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It's not compartmentalised at all, but i'd grab one while you can. A bargain at a mere £7!

And thus ends the vintage post. Technically they weren't all vintage, but nonetheless they give off a vintage appearance and look damn good!

Are you into vintage bags? Where do you go to find yours? Oh... and happy weekend!
 

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30 comments

  1. I hate Looking for things in charity Shops. The people stare at you, and it takes ages to find something Nice, if anything! But I get uber excited when I do :)

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  2. Ah I hate Rooting through things in charity shop becuase the people stare at you!! But when i do find something I get uber exciteeD!!

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  3. I have the primark one(:, I love it!xx

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  4. Awesome post Halima!
    I am also in love with vintage bags right now, have been meaning to do a post too!
    That red one is a gem and I love the primark one...it is currently sat in my wardrobe. ^_^
    xx

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  5. Loving the first and last ones, gorgeous bags...x

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  6. The white handbag was an amazing find. I can't believe what good condition it still is. Lucky find (sigh). Love the post :)

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  7. ive recently discovered a few of my mums bags from back in the days...just need to find occasions to actually bust them out! and my sister has the primark one in your post. the lock on it broke though, so she's abit bummed about that lol

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  8. Those bags are gorgeous! I'm loving vintage and new design stuff at the moment, it's great <3 xxx

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  9. Loving the vintage bags! I often grab my Mum's old clutchs or boxy bags, it really mixes up a outfit!

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  10. OMG...i love thesr bags especially first and last ones are my favorites. but all are pretty.
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  11. That red one is so cute! I love that it has a long strap so you can wear it on vacation and to concerts and stuff.

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  12. Wow what great finds, I really like the first two :)

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  13. oh I love it :)
    I have a huge amount of time for charity & vintage pieces. I find the proper vintage shops don't hold a lot of bigger sizes though, so I find myself looking at the bags & accessories a lot more
    xx

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  14. Love the vintage style of these, great find, the burgundy one is lovely! x

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  15. awesome posts! I adore bags, it's ridiculous how many I have. I've had a peek in charity shops before and seen some really good ones.

    I love bags that look worn out, i've got a brown soft leather one from Topshop that i've battered around so it'll get a nice worn look :)

    X

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  16. I have the Primark one, I love it.
    The white bag looks fab and has lots of room x

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  17. Really cute bags! I can never find anything nice in primark lol
    sarah
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  18. I absolutely love the Primark satchel!

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  19. I really enjoyed this post.
    The bags are all beautiful <3

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  20. Love the red one! And i HATE that 'Vintage' shops charge a fortune for sifting through charity shops for you. Half the time they haven't even chosen nice stuff to pick up anyway!

    Jo xoxo

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  21. Such a shame about the Topshop bag - it's so lovely and I was contemplating it myself!

    Love the burgundy bag too - I've been seeing a few about too (the Topshop one comes in burgundy too I think) because it's a colour that goes with a lot, but is more interesting than tan or black but more grownup than bright red.

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  22. I lovee vintage bags, but around me it's harder to find good thrift stores or places to get them. I must have a look on ebay!

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  23. aww wow i loved the last one <3 thoo pwretty

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  24. Haha I was really torn between that brown Primark bag and the black snakeskin version - I went with the black one in the end, but might have to go back for the brown!

    I've never got the patience for vintage or charity shopping, I think you've got to be really good at rooting through stuff and I just get bored, so normally I don't bother. That burgundy bag is a great find though! x

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  25. fab bags beut!

    I think you can find some gorgeous vintage ones from RYANS in Manc xxxx

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  26. Ahh so cute, love the tan one with the rose on it!!

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  27. Love this post hun, just looking on Ebay now funnily enough ha ha! Where is your wallet from lovely metallic soft leather look x

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