Today in the post i received a lovely original Caro Nan handbag and thought i would share it with you. These handpainted wooden bags were made in the South of America in the 1960s and were a must have bag at the time.
They are really cute, folky works of art and make you really nostalgic to time of individuality and not massed produced clothing.
The most famous design was rows of different shops around the base depicting different towns. These were often made especially for the town/shop that was selling them.
Imagine owning a bag that showed your town……They usually had check material lining inside, adding to that home made feel.
Some had mirrors inside the lid.
They all were signed Caro Nan inside the bag along with the name of the shop they were sold in. This one was from the University Community Hospital Gift shop.
A great find is one with an original cent stuck on the lid showing the age of the bag. This one dates from1969.
This one rarely has the signature on the outside as well as inside.
These will look gorgeous this summer……look in Your Vintage Wardrobe section of the shop to see more. Wood is totally on trend this season so bag yourself an original!