kate-spade-enid-collins-handbagI have never been one for expensive handbags, but I could make an exception for this Kate Spade number that is totally mimicking vintage Enid Collins. At $375, it features: bejeweled flower pattern on linen with boarskin embossed trim, 14-karat light gold plated hardware, and custom woven turquoise noel jacquard lining.  From ebay, here are Enid Collins originals… They are less luxe, but still so absolutely undeniably fabulous and very collectible. Added benefit, much less expensive so you still have some dollar bills left to tuck inside:

  1. Ellen M. says:

    Pam:
    Loved the Stiffel lamps. I have 2 quite similar- but all the white paint started to flake off. Had them stripped in preparation for powder coating, but then powder coater got cold feet.
    Thoughts?
    Any chance you could show my (childhood Crosley kitchen) unmarked oak midmod chairs (previously sent photos) so savvy types like Palm Springs Stephan can help id/ find more?
    Thanks.

  2. I cannot believe that I passed on a genuine Enid Collins at an estate sale just yesterday. It was beautiful but, I thought, overpriced. Ahem. It was nowhere near $375! Oh well, every day I learn something new…

  3. madsarah says:

    I see bags like this in antique stores all the time. A lot of them are sort of stiff and have wooden bottoms. I have one that’s really similar to the one in the picture (but much nicer) and I think I paid $40, which seemed like a lot at the time but is nothing compared to the ridiculous price tag on the Kate Spade version!

  4. Catz says:

    How lovely! We need a lesson posted on how to make these! What a fun project this can be.

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