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Monday, February 27, 2017

Blog: Vicki Batman-It's all SPARKLY!

Handbag Mania  - Enid Collins

Several years ago, an Enid Collins bag caught my eye when I was sick and tired of the department store offerings of garbage bags, and I had to have it. Because…

My confession:  I ADORE handbags.

Yeah, most of you probably know that. LOL.

I know, I know, most women are into shoes. I would be except I have small feet--7 narrow--and shoes are hard to fit. And I have a bum right ankle; so heels are out.

But handbags... Sigh. I can put one over my arm, around my wrist, under my arm, or over my shoulder and am one happy camper.

So I began to explore eBay. (Uh-oh, you say, not eBay. We'll never see you again, VB. LOL.) I bid on an Enid linen and leather tote, entitled Cable Car (it's on the far right in the photo) and sat back and waited. Imagine me when I won!

Cool! Let's do that again. So I found a box bag--Pavan--and won it!

Cool! Now, I am a collector. And am obsessed. Suddenly, in every antique store, I find an Enid bag I have to have. One clutch I found came from a mall. It had been manufactured by the Tandy Corporation after they bought Enid Collins. Here's a photo of all my treasures:

So my collection grew. I still check on eBay and ETSY. And found more fun...an Enid pin! Now, I have three. See what you think:

With a newly popped diet Coke by her computer screen, Vicki Batman is about ready to click on the eBay button and shop some more. Find her at: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com  Something new is coming soon, "Raving Beauty," a romantic short story in the Just You and Me boxed set.

So are you a collector?


Pamela Stone said...

Hi Vicki,

I am such a casual person. Have to admit that I buy one small handbag and carry it until it wears out. I tend to like simple, small Fossil bags because they are light weight and don't hurt my shoulder.

My obsession however is flip flops. I won't go into how many pair I have, but they are so comfy and don't squeeze my toes. So that shows how lacking I am in feminine wiles. Ha

Glad you enjoy though.


Hi, Pam: I have a few Fossil bags. I love them! I buy them for my mom too. Small resonates with me because I don't want shoulder issues either.

I LOVE flip flops. And I have lots of them. Some have 1/2 inch heels. Others are leather. Then there's my fave: regular rubbery ones. Thanks for posting! ox

Angela Adams said...

Have you ever considered opening a "Handbag Museum"? (smile!)

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela! There is a handbag museum in Arkansas. I featured it a while back. http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/2015/03/look-who-discovered-esse-purse-museum.html

I have to say, I'm letting five bags go. I wasn't carrying them and know of two little girls who love bags, too.

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