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Drawstring Vintage Bags, Handbags, and Cases

Draw the string on a vintage drawstring bag, handbag, or case to bring a distinctive flair to your chosen look. Vintage style, defined as covering the period between the 1920s up to 20 years before the present time, serves every occasion with its unique, painstakingly handcrafted clothing and accessories, such as the vintage satchel bags, handbags, and cases or the vintage clutch bags, handbags, and cases.

Decade

Create looks that go through the decades with vintage drawstring bags, handbags, and cases from this collection. Celebrate the Jazz Age with a flapper dress, marcel-waved hair, and a beaded or gold mesh beggar's bag from the 1920s for your hanky and makeup. To coordinate the polished 1950s look, match your square or rectangular drawstring case to your shoes, while a brightly-coloured and heavily-embroidered drawstring handbag from the 1960s easily becomes the star of any bohemian outfit.

Material and Condition

Whether fashioned from leather, satin, silk, 100 per cent cotton, or nylon, the premium material and superior craftsmanship of vintage drawstring bags ensure that they last as long as a lifetime or two when cared for very well. However, the degree of wear on the handbags affects the bag's longevity regardless of its material. Thus, a well-worn leather drawstring bag may not last as long as a well-loved and well-cared for silk pouch, despite leather being more durable than silk.

Occasion

Complete your outfit with the right drawstring bag for every occasion. Large bags in an understated style offer room for all your essentials for daytime jaunts, while a knitted handbag or one with an ethnic print matches with your off-duty activities. When at an evening event though, go for the small, sequin or bead-studded bags to get the attention for which you are looking.

Caring for Vintage

Ensure that your vintage drawstring bag, handbag, or case lasts as long as possible by taking good care of it after purchase. Depending on the material, you may need to wipe down handbag exteriors with a damp cloth, remove scuff marks and soften leather to prevent cracks, as well as polish metal hardware to retain its gleam. Also, consider restoring worn bags to their former glory if you get great satisfaction from such an exercise.

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