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Re: The joys of a wicker handbag!

@1Professor  Now this is what I can a wicker handbag (Lucena in your original post).  When I was little I remember my middle sister had a structured wicker bag and I never thought I'd see one like it again in my lifetime, lol.

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I grew up in South Alabama where wicker purses, we called them purses, was a rite of spring. The 1960's one you pictured was how I remember them. Even little girls had them. For Easter you wore a hat, wore gloves (I had some sheer ones), carried your purse and Bible and wore ruffled ankle socks and black or white patent mary jane shoes from Buster Brown. 

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I've been contemplating some sort of natural fiber or material bag. I love the look of so many of the rafia, straw, etc. bags... And, of course, some of them bring to mind Sophia Petrillo...

 

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@1Professorwrote:

Update!

 

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Macy's has the Lucena at 30% off today!


 

 

@1Professor First of all, I don't know why but when I glance at your thread headline I see "The joys of a wicked handbag!" Woman LOL Well, I do need new glasses...and these handbags can be wickedly good sometimes. Woman Wink

 

I remember my mom and grandma having wicker handbags. I like the one above!

 

Here are the details, and it's larger than I thought.

 

"Casual-chic is the name of the game with the Patricia Nash Lucena Twistlock Medium Satchel, showcasing a wicker exterior with luxe leather detailing."
  • Medium sized bag; 12"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D (width is measured across the bottom of bag); approx. weight: 2 lbs.
  • 7-1/2""L handles; 21"L to 23"L adjustable, removable strap
  • Twist-lock closure
  • Antique brass-tone exterior hardware & footed bottom
  • 2 interior slip pockets & 1 zip pocket
  • Straw/leather; lining: faux suede

The Macy's VIP sale makes this bag quite tempting. Did you order one?

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@hicindy2wrote:

@1Professor I am not as much into wicker as to straw and crochet bags.  Loving the one over at Brighton..been into the store 3 times to admire it.  

 

 

 

 

Sierra Straw Hobo in

 

 Pix from the 1960's

 

 

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Classic John Romain

 

 

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@hicindy2 Wow, I like all of them! The first one, the Brighton, reminds me of a bee with a honeycomb. It's sold out online. Good for me...I like it a lot!

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@Nightowlzwrote:

@1Professor Well I was born in 58 so must be why I don't really remember them.


About 10 years ago.  They were in all the major department stores that I went into.  

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Re: The joys of a wicker handbag!

I had one lots of years ago ... no problem until I used it while wearing a knit top.

 

Never again.  No matter how careful I was, the wicker splintered and snagged my clothes.

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Did Sophia on the Golden Girls ever carry anything but that wicker purse? That's all I ever saw.

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@AuntGwrote:

Did Sophia on the Golden Girls ever carry anything but that wicker purse? That's all I ever saw.


@AuntG It was the only bag she ever carried as far as I recall. It was more or less her trademark.


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@EdithEllenLilywrote:

@1Professorwrote:

Update!

 

Screen Shot 2018-03-23 at 11.04.28 AM.png

 

Macy's has the Lucena at 30% off today!


 

 

@1Professor First of all, I don't know why but when I glance at your thread headline I see "The joys of a wicked handbag!" Woman LOL Well, I do need new glasses...and these handbags can be wickedly good sometimes. Woman Wink

 

I remember my mom and grandma having wicker handbags. I like the one above!

 

Here are the details, and it's larger than I thought.

 

"Casual-chic is the name of the game with the Patricia Nash Lucena Twistlock Medium Satchel, showcasing a wicker exterior with luxe leather detailing."
  • Medium sized bag; 12"W x 9"H x 7-1/2"D (width is measured across the bottom of bag); approx. weight: 2 lbs.
  • 7-1/2""L handles; 21"L to 23"L adjustable, removable strap
  • Twist-lock closure
  • Antique brass-tone exterior hardware & footed bottom
  • 2 interior slip pockets & 1 zip pocket
  • Straw/leather; lining: faux suede

The Macy's VIP sale makes this bag quite tempting. Did you order one?


@EdithEllenLily: I probably ordered it! *wink*