When I browsed my favorite on-line vintage handbag store, the appropriately named vintagebag.com, and came across this bag, I nearly fell off my chair. Both my mom and grandmother collected Sterling USA bags during the 60s. Their collections were made up of flea market and consignment finds from NYC, but the bags were in immaculate condition and lovely to behold. Now I find this blond lizard handbag from the popular 1950s exotic handbag maker, and I'm transported to my childhood all over again.
From the gorgeous genuine lizard exterior (which happens to be in mint condition, no less) to the beautiful brass hardware to the well-appointed, rust-colored leather interior, this Sterling USA bag has everything a vintage handbag collector looks for in a bag.
Now for the best part of this find. The bag is priced at $92! ABSOLUTELY INSANE!!! I still can't believe the price. I had my credit card in hand ready to make it mine, but I thought I'd share it with all of you. Consider this a holiday gift. If you've never taken an interest in vintage bags, this is an excellent opportunity to do so. Today's designer bags are more often than not mediocre attempts at recreating the beauty and sophistication of yesterday's classic designs. If the holiday season requires you be savvy and frugal with your purchases, then this vintage Sterling USA Blond Lizard Bag is just the bag to put a smile on your face.