Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Stylemark by Mutterperl Red Box Purse

Red Faux Leather Box Purse. 1950s. Maker: Since 1901, Stylemark by Mutterperl, Made in USA. Lovely leather or faux leather (probably faux) classic oblong red box purse. Two straps, unusually-shaped snap closure, decorative-but-subtle white stitching. Lined in red grosgrain or similar fabric. Interior mirror. One pocket. Attached change purse. Four tiny metal feet.

This is a beautiful, well-made bag. When it arrived, I knew it would have some defects, including the fact that it needed to be re-glued on the inside, where there was a separation from the lining and the cardboard portion of the box. However, I soon realized that this was probably from age and that the purse was rarely or perhaps never used.

Here’s a link to Bag Lady University, with a history and photos of Stylemark purses: http://bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.StylemarkByMutterperl  

Monday, December 1, 2014

SPECIAL POST! RV Purse Museum News

Hi Vintage Purse People! A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Kickstarter. It didn't fund, but we're determined to complete our Rolling Vintage Purse Museum project. For more info, news, photos and updates, visit RVPurseMuseum.com.

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