I made the mistake of going on Etsy.com today and sure enough I found myself scanning dozens of pages of vintage bags (I swear, just to look..heh). There were a few etienne bags that I considered, but this one ended up catching my eye...
How adorable is this?
1960s, genuine leather, top handle and chain shoulder strap. Three compartment interior.
And a little attached green leather wallet on the inside.
Of course I bought it ...at least it was on sale.
I will most definitely post my own pictures once I receive it in the mail.
Gucci (my first! bought in Gucci in Rome) it's in TERRIBLE shape because after moving a few times, I just found it. Don't know if it's too far gone to salvage or not, but I saved forever for it way back when and I will have it always.
Thanks gga! Sorry about the pics - I tried to post them like I always have before with a link and the [ img] things and for the first time, it didn't work! So I learned the paperclip thingie (sort of) but looks like I shrunk them too much. I will try to learn thumbnails next.
Was going to start a thread like this but did a search and came across this one...here are three of my little vintage treasures.
1) 70's 'Simboli' Dr.'s Bag -Limited Edition- 249/250 hand made (Purchase in the 70's at "Chaussures", a cool, trendy clothing boutique on Monroe Avenue in Brighton (New York). They specialized in fantastic, designer shoes and interesting jewelry, clothing and accessories, closed about 3 years ago.
2) Late 60's 'Etienne Aigner' Speedy-Love, Love, Love this bag!