TAKE ME BACK Tuesday - Vintage Lucite Purses! It's the sleek design for me. These are little pieces of art using simple shapes, yes the power of simple shapes. A piece of art that she carried on her arm, dressed in her best for a shopping trip into the city or out to her favorite restaurant with her favorite guy. I love thinking about who used these purses, what they were wearing and where they were going! I wanted to find out more about the history behind them and then I did a little search on Ebay myself - would love to have one or two on display in my studio! Here is what I found about the Lucite purse: "Lucite purses got their start in the early 1950's, when post war technology came up with the idea for a higher class of plastic called Lucite. This material was ideal for use in boxy style handbags and could be manufactured in opaque or translucent color. These purses became all the rage of bigger cities such as Miami and New York City and the handbag companies loved these bags because they could be made into unusual shapes easily. The most expensive Lucite purses were made by Wilardy of New York and were showcased in major department stores throughout the country." My Lucite Purse Pinterest board.