After showing you my latest handbag in the Fab Find Friday post, I thought I would share my entire collection. It isn’t large by some standards, but all of the handbags are in relatively good condition and are used regularly. I am picky regarding style, brand and vintage so when I find one that meets my criteria, I usually snap it up!
I found over the years that I tend to prefer the Hermes Kelly bag style made popular in the mid-1950’s by Grace Kelly which was carried on your arm instead of the shoulder. Since I can’t afford the original Hermes version, I stick to Air Step, Life Stride and Naturalizer brands which were sold in department stores to middle class consumers.
Most of these bags were sold from the late 1950’s through the early 1970’s and you can usually find good examples in the $30-$50 range at antique malls and online auctions. My current “in search of…” versions are a red and white spectator Air Step and a solid black faux alligator Life Stride. If you run across either option, please let me know!