There it is. My very favorite purse in the collection. And I only have one picture of it. I use this purse more regularly than the white or black ones and any of the other colorful ones. I love the pop of color, the way the color blocking reminds me of the seats in classic cars. Yeah. It's a good one.
The interior is plastic. There is a zippered side pocket. It seems to be really well made or was not used that often by its first owner. The seams are not coming apart anywhere and the handles are in good shape. It holds a fairly decent amount of stuff, just not a digital camera as big as mine.
Something I think about when I look at my vintage purses is the amount of things that modern women carry with them these days. The other day I realized how much electronic crap I haul around with me. I have my external hard drive, my smart phone, my thumb drives, my mp3 player, my portable hotspot. Half of the time I have my camera. The other half of the time I'm hauling around my laptop from work.
I have a litany of non-electronic junk in my purse as well. I have an unfortunate amount of makeup in my makeup bag that I don't use very often. I go through it every so often and empty it out to lighten my load a bit. I also carry around an address book. Yes, a non-electronic address book. When I have to send packages or cards I need those addresses handy. I suppose I could add them to my phone. And I try to carry around a small notebook to take notes or make grocery/shopping/to-do lists. Occasionally I'll use it to jot down glimpses of inspiration. Today I have two books and an umbrella in my purse and two small honeycrisp apples. Oh, and a wallet and checkbook. Yeah, all the crap is not going to fit into my favorite purse. Also, it tends to get a little heavy.
But there it is, the end of the vintage purse parade. Parades usually have giveaways, right? You might have noticed that I have an abundance of purses. Unfortunately, I don't use most of them that often. So, I would like to re-home a few to homes where they will be loved. I'll give away one each of the black, red, or white purses. Leave a comment saying which was your favorite purse from the parade or tell me about your favorite purse that you own (click on purse parade in the labels section and that should bring up all the purses). Next Thursday I'll pick three winners. The first can pick from any of the six, the second can pick from the four in the remaining two colors, and the third can pick between the two in the last remaining color. Does that make sense? So I'll be giving away one red, white, and black purse.