40's Plastic Wire Purse Clutch with Lock$95.00
Today it might seem like a mere novelty, but back in the 1940s when these purses were first created there was a very good reason for these bags. During World War II the shortage of certain goods extended to the handbag industry when many of the normal materials for handbags were unavailable. Here is a true example of the 1940s craze for woven purses that swept the nation in the 1940s. The bags were made from plastic that was woven to look like crocheted material that could come in any number of bright colors and sizes. Colorful stripe electrical wire corde bag by the Designer Josef. Handmade in Italy Black faille lined with an inside small side pouch. 9"" x 6"" x 1.5"" Good Vintage Condition
This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Maywood, NJ.