Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is Not a Lucite Purse

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...


  1. Good to know! I love them- cute as a purse or sewing basket! I found a small clear one that I keep my hand sewing needles and thimbles in.

  2. My mom has one of these, I think she had told me that it was an item that had come with a department store purchase. I do see them quite often for sale.