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Vintage Purses – Quality and Quantity

Aligator Purses

Last weekend I took a trip over to Renninger’s Mid Winter Classic Antiques show in Valley Forge, Pa. It’s always a nice show with an interesting mix of dealers showing everything from country furniture to diamonds and glitz. One of my favorite dealers was exhibiting – Ann Bonafede.

Ann always puts together a fantastic collection of high end purses and designer costume jewelry. We had a chance to chat and she was kind enough to let me photograph some of her items so I could share them with my readers.

There were rows of mint condition vintage skin bags, in all color ranges, dating from the 1940’s on up amidst a mind boggling collection of designer bags from Judith Leiber, Fendi, Cartier, Roberta Di Camerino, Chloe, Coach and so many more. Spring colors were plentiful, pinks, white, reds, plums, tan as well as zebra and combinations of all sorts.

The booth was always busy, so it seems bags were the thing at this show.
Ann was telling me that the selling was very brisk and I can see why. It’s all about quality and selection.

Check out some of her displays and if you’d like to contact Ann her email is – joeannb@aol.com. Or if you’d like to see the bags in person she’ll be exhibiting this weekend at the Chantilly Virginia Antiques show.


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