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Lucite is a plastic material that was used to make women's handbags in the late s and early s. They were made by a variety of designers and due to their popularity became known more commonly as plastic handbags. Most Lucite handbags were manufactured in bold geometric shapes such as squares, rectangles or circles.
Their product known as lucite was durable, easy to produce, did not yellow over time, could be produced in many colors and textures, and did not deteriorate like earlier plastics such as celluloid and bakelite. It also had the ability of a resin in that it could suspend objects evenly within the material such as metal flecks, glitter, and other items. With box style handbags already popularized and widely made in many materials such as wood, fabric, metal and other Lucite became a new source of inspiration for many new as well as established handbag and accessory designers. Quickly Lucite purses became fashionable in modern cities such as Miami and New York.
LoveToKnow was thrilled over the idea of a vintage handbag interview with collector and aficionado Michele Howard. Michele very generously shared information about her collection, what to look for in vintage handbags and some lovely photographs from her own collection. Tell us a little about your childhood.
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GUEST: This handbag was given to me by a choir member that I used to do favors for as far as picking her up for choir and attending church. It's a Lucite bag in a pearlescent pattern, and it is signed right here by the manufacturer. Wilardy was a well known name in the Lucite bag industry.
Lucite Purses We know lucite bags. Rest assured, we know all the condition issues to check. You will find no hidden surprises. If we say no clouding and no odor details inexperienced sellers can innocently missthen there is no clouding and no odor.
Celebrate the fabulous fashions of the s and s with a book devoted to the glory of the Lucite handbag. Read More. So it comes as no surprise that leather purses manufactured between and s are gaining a renewed […].
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