Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Vintage Vanity: Telephone Plastic Coil Bag

Purses made out of telephone plastic coils or telephone cord became popular in the 1940's. During the war, there were tight rations on fabrics and leather. Plastic started becoming popular and coil bags became a resourceful alternative for the hip fashionable crowd.


My Vintage Vanity Telephone Plastic Coil Bags via Bobbins And Bombshells

Several variations were made from solid colors to two-tone to multi-color.  Different shapes were also available. 

My Vintage Vanity Telephone Plastic Coil Bags via Bobbins And Bombshells

I've been lucky to come across one, as they are hard to find and rare nowadays. I have also put it for sale in my Etsy shop; The Sparkling Cocktail


My Vintage Vanity Telephone Plastic Coil Bags via Bobbins And Bombshells

This one is multicolor and includes a coin purse and a mirror. It's in excellent condition! I can't believe I am selling it! You can find the listing here

2 comments:

Penny-Rose said...

I have never seen a bag like this and I love it!!

Karen LaPorte said...

Penny-Rose, aren't they lovely? I've now become obsessed with them.