Thursday, October 20, 2011
This is Not a Lucite Purse
This is a plastic sewing basket (the plastic seams are a dead giveaway). You see these on Etsy, you see them on eBay, you find them in antique stores and the seller ALWAYS has them listed as a lucite purse. There is even a lucite purse book that includes it. If you want to use one as a purse I think that's great and I'm sure it looks very cute, I just want people to know what it really is and not get tricked by a seller claiming that it's some ultra rare 50s designer piece worth $180 (seen that too). They're not rare and they're not lucite. They're worth about $20 at the most. At any given time you can find at least ten online for sale.
And that concludes my Vintage Public Service Announcement. Back to packing orders...