Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom, June 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Leading vintage handbag dealer Devoted 2 Vintage provides an insight into the fascinating world of vintage handbag collecting.
Are you fed up with spending lots of money on a new handbag only to see the same bag on someone else’s arm or to be disappointed with the quality of constructed. If so, maybe you should consider going vintage.
More and more discerning buyers are discovering the delights of vintage handbags. This huge and varied market offers fantastic value for money and often a great investment opportunity. But with such a huge choice of eras and styles where do you start?
Devoted 2 Vintage offer a broad selection of styles dating from the 1920’s to the 1970’s. With each decade the style and construction of handbags changed with the advent of new materials and technology.
One of the most collectable eras for handbags is the 1950’s. During this decade designers such as Charles Kahn, Wilardy, Miami and Llewellyn used Lucite to produce some of the most beautiful sculptured box bags in various colours and styles, often with metal filigree trim. There is a very strong collectors market for these bags as they are now considered as works of art.
Another strong collectable area is reptile skin handbags. Modern examples demand huge prices so vintage examples represent fantastic value for money. You can still pick up 1940’s and 1950’s examples of snake, lizard and crocodile skin handbags from quality manufacturers like Mappin & Webb for very reasonable money.
So whatever your style, the world of vintage handbags has so much to offer. By buying from a respected dealer like Devoted 2 Vintage you can be sure that you will be buying quality and something that truly reflects your individuality.