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Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

I've been dealing with fits of nostalgia lately and went in search of something from my youth.

 

When I was a teenager (mid 60's) I had an adorable purse/handbag that looked like a little train case.  it was lavender, had a single handle on top and latched with the old fashioned suitcase-style latches on the front.  It was hard-sided and measured (big guess here) approximately 10 - 11" wide by 6" deep by 6 or 7" high.

 

I've searched various sources online but can't seem to find anything exactly like the one I owned.  I've found lots of sort of similar-looking items, but just not the one I'm trying to find.

 

I've used terms like:

vintage

retro

train case 

suitcase 

purse

 

Does anyone know what type of case I'm talking about, and does anyone have any suggestions as to other terms I might use in my search?

 

Thanks!

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

It sounds almost like these "vintage cosmetic cases"

 

Similar?

 

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

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Look under DECOPague. My husband made some for females in his family a long time ago. I know exactly what you're talking about.  I think they were made from kits.

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

Google miniature train case and see if what you're looking for is there. 

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

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Try searching small vintage cosmetic case As well..

I forgot about those decopage bags! 

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

Also check Etsy:  she called this one "my memory box"

 

 

 

 

Up Cycled vintage train case. A mixture of floral, stripes and dots create a uniqe look. Unique storage for a variety of items.

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

@madzonie Mark Cross Grace Kelly bag, or inspired from?

 

 

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

Someone beat me to it, but I was going to say Mark Cross.

 

Grace Kelly used a Mark Cross overnight case in Rear Window, and the company still makes a replica of the overnight case as well as other bags. They are available at Barney's, Saks, and markcrossdotcom.

 

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Re: Help ID'ing a vintage style purse

Oh my God, i collect vintage purses from 1890 to 1970..I habe several hundrid .from rex lucite to Enid Collins ..Check ebay  the ones that come to mind are Enid Collins square wooden purses decorated with paintings  and stones  cute ,cute.Back in the 60 kits were sold to decorate  wooden one handled square little  purses.Some kits are old stock still sold on ebay..If i was you i would purchase a book on vintage bags and take a look .so much fun i use one almost everyday from spring till fall..Have fun!  Maryanne