Vintage 1930s Watermarked Evening Bag

£29.00
Short grasp handle strap, 1 small compartment with mirror
Quantity:

Size

One Size

Brand  

Not Branded 

Fabric

Cotton 

Measurements 

17cm Wide bottom, 11cm Wide Top, 12cm Height

Condition Used

Good

History Of The Garment 

Although the 1930’s bag design was temporarily subdued during the Great Depression years, women did not sacrifice the embellished look of evening bags and many bags donned pearls and sequence. Another important trend is the simple or flat envelope-style clutches, carried against the body, and sometimes referred to as pochettes that had appeared in the 1920s, but were popularized and mass-produced in the 1930s. These clutches sometimes had finger loops, and later in the decade, the rise of the wrist strap, and a fuller, more three-dimensional clutch body, paved the way towards the utilitarian silhouettes we see in the 1940s.

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