Oh Man...well...Matinee...Please Help...

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  1. Howdy All!

    *Edit* Whoops...Totally spelt Matinee wrong in the title.

    Okay, I know the Matinee has been discontinued, but I'm always late to the party and have become quite smitten with the style.

    I've been searching high and low for a pre-loved one to call my own, and have found a few prospects here and there.

    Here's my dilemma.
    I'm having a hard time telling the Mini Matinee's from the full size Matinee's.

    I really am hoping for a Full-Size.

    This is what I've gathered, please correct me if I am wrong.

    Full Size Matinee's will have tassels with rings on the end
    Mini Matinee's will have tassels - but *no* metal on the end

    Is this accurate?

    Outside of this, I don't know how else to tell and everyone has subjective measurements.

    I've seen some Matinee's without tassels, and just blank zippers. I can't tell what size they are.

    Any veteran Minkette's available to put me out of my misery and grant me wisdom?

    Thank you so much!
  2. Thank you so much for pointing me in that direction. It definitely helped me solidify that the tassels without metal on the ends are on the Mini Matinee.

    Anyone have insight if the Mini had the standard zippers without tassels like some of the full-size Matinee's did?

    The one I was eyeing didn't have metal on the ends, so that's out. Since I want a full-size.

    I'm also looking at another that doesn't have tassels, but I'm not sure if it is Mini or not.
  3. Full-size Mattie in stonewash blue. Metal rings on the tassels.

    Does this help at all?

    Edit: Yikes - sorry for the vertiginous angle - it was normal on my screen before the upload!

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  4. That absolutely helps.

    I know I definitely need to find a full size. I wish I wasn't so late to the Minkoff brand. Ha.
  5. There are matinees on eBay and Bonanza.
  6. Thank you guys so much for the help!

    I didn't even realize there was a Mattie Club. I'm going to look through it now as a reference, it will probably help me.

    I have seen the few on Bonanza and eBay I just want to make sure they are the proper size and preferred color before bidding or buying.
  7. Good luck!
  8. Most Matties are full sized. You can always ask the seller for dimensions if they're not listed. :smile:
  9. I think I managed to find my Mattie!

    I'll post some photos when I finally get her in my hands =)
  10. Congrats! Looking forward to your mattie reveal.