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  • Writer's pictureEmma

Fave Five - Vintage Evening Bags

Whether it’s the finishing touch to a full vintage outfit or simply a subtle touch of retro to a more modern look, a vintage evening bag is always a great buy. The epitome of mid-century glamour, many of these dainty and pretty purses were empire made in the far east and feature beautifully intricate beading work done by hand. Choose a versatile back or go for something more glitzy in gold or silver - we always have lots of options here at My Vintage.

This week I have picked out my Fave Five Vintage Evening Bags from our current collection, all of these are in stock and available as this blog post is published. To see more information, simply click or tap the image to go to the full product page.

1. 1960s Vintage Silver Accordion Gate Cocktail Bag £30

This is such a cool vintage bag from the 60s with a nod to the flapper style of the 20s. Made in Hong Kong by Golden Name, this pouch style bag is complete with a round metal accordian gate closure. Cream fabric with silver beading and lovely silver sparkling shapes. Finished with a silver metal chain carry strap. Measures approx 6.5" x 6" with a 6" strap drop. In very good vintage condition.

2. 1960s Vintage Navy Art Deco Evening Bag £18

This pretty vintage evening bag from the late 1960s has a real nod to the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Rich navy blue fabric adorned in delicate beads with pewter-tone metal fixings and a grey satin fabric lining. Made by Le Soir. The chain handle can be used single at 11" drop or double at 6.5" drop. Bag measures approx 9" x 5". A couple of loose/missing beads but generally in good vintage condition.

3. Vintage Gold Hardshell Mini Evening Bag £28

This super cute vintage mini evening bag makes a glam statement in bright metallic gold. Hardshell design with gold metal framework and cushioned fabric side panels embossed with pretty butterflies. The chunky top fastener is set with a large sparkling diamanté and there is an ornate metal carry handle. Inside the bag is the unopened and unused long strap which can be added if you wish to wear the bag on your shoulder. The bag is lined with black fabric and there are three small internal compartments including one zipped. Measures approx 6.5" x 4.5" x 1.5" not including handle. In excellent vintage condition - appears unused.

4. Vintage 1920s Style Black Sequin Evening Bag £22

1980s does 1920s black cascading sequin evening bag. Work that flapper look with this 1920s inspired evening bag/purse in classic black. Made in the 1980s, this black satin fabric pouch bag is decorated with sequins and rows of cascading beads. Silver metal fixings with snap clasp fastening and silver metal chain strap. Measures approx 6.5" x 5.5" with a strap drop of approx 10". In very good vintage condition.

5. 1950s Vintage Silver Starburst Bead Evening Bag £30

This stunning vintage evening bag from the 1950s is made from a shimmering silver fabric with a beautiful starburst pattern in glossy beads throughout. Silver metal fixings with snap clasp fastening and silver chain strap. White silky fabric lining with label that reads "Janette - Limmie - 7611 - L810 - Made in Hong Kong". Measures approx 7" x 6" with a 6" strap drop. In very good vintage condition.

Another great little selection of vintage goodies I’m sure you’ll agree! If you have any further questions or queries about these items, simply drop me a line at

Until next time

Emma x

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