Wednesday, June 22

40s & 50s Hats & Handbags

So many treasures, so little time!

That seems to have been my mantra this past couple of weeks- we've acquired a mini-mountain of new stock just lately, as fast as I prepare it there always seems to be more to do!

Here are a few of the gorgeous hats and handbags that will be making their way up to the shop tomorrow, I have to say these are among my favourites EVER.
 Ladies are already coming in to the shop looking for their formal and Melbourne cup outfits, and I wonder if some of these hats will be in the newspaper one day, being worn by a 'best-dressed' winner??

Rare 40s felt

Such an unusual texture to this one and a lovely silk velvet band

There's no way I could get this one to sit on a mannequin head, it needs to be pinned to a real head, LOL! Perfect for those who love the fascinator style but of course this is an original 50s!

This one doesn't show too well in a photo but is a lovely 50s silk velvet cocktail hat, perfect for the races or a school formal (prom).

In this (lightened) close-up you can see it has little bows all around the edges, so cute!

Elegant 1940s topper, reminiscent of Victorian styles

Again I've lightened this pic to show you the detail, in reality the colour is a rich black

Stunning 40s tilt topper, I have to say this is one of my favourites
Side view

50s lucite box purse
Swirly white 50s lucite box purse

50s black leather box purse, always a great basic, and so versatile

40s cylindrical box purse, this is so handy as the underside of the lid is a mirror

Navy grosgrain handbag with pristine silk interior, beautiful!


Vintage Coconut said...

Some gorgeous hats in there! The 40s tilt topper is one of my faves out of the bunch.

Gorgeous lucite purses!
And I love all the others too!
Where on earth do you find all these beauties?! Cause my garage saling don't find me gems like these babies! lol

Frocktasia said...

You are such a lucky gal to find such amazing treasures Kitty...not that I'm choking of jealousy or anything you understand ;)
I just wanna go shopping with you!
You must have some pretty damn hot contacts to be able to source vintage gold dust items such as these...I do LOVE hats!
I wish you could come and have a rummage in my boudoir of delights too cause I'd love to pick your brain about being a successful vintage dealer.
Thanks for all your past comments, they mean a lot to me & make me a very happy chicken indeed.
Take care love,

Kitty said...

Mel, you'd never find stuff like this at any garage way! These are from a private collection.

DearHelenHartman said...

Those hats are devilish delight , the Lucite purses divine!

Zootsuitmama said...

A private collection where the women probably never or hardly ever wore them!! Awesome hats, too many favorites to list! My little lucite clear top purse came off the hinges. I MUST find a way to fix it! It was my fav..Great stuff!

delia hornbook said...

wow what a gorgeous collection. I love the felt 40's one very classy. And the lucite bag... drool. I know its your business but i don't know how you part with them ;-)) dee x

Nelly said...

I am with Delia I would be so bad getting rid of things am bad enough already.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Glorious booty Kitty!! I love the 40s tilt topper so much it hurts! Simply amazing treasures ... I have no doubt your wares will end up in the who's who pages come racing time:)) xo

polkadotpeticoat said...

They are all amazing, I so wish I had a hat head....

Elegancemaison said...

OMG! I love, love love these hats Kitty. If only I lived 10,000 miles closer. The fan shaped felt, the blue nose cone, and the '40s felt topper. Sadly postage plus UK customs and Royal mail charges usually preclude me from buying abroad. However in shall email you. Cx

Coedith said...

I am loving these hats!

La Dama said...

Ay, feel free to send me all these hats and bag over. such beauties!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Ooh the navy grosgrain!! Love. xx

Juliette Rose said...

I know this post was from ages ago but is the Navy grosgrain handbag with pristine silk interior still available?
Are all the items you post on this blog available on your etsy store?

From Jules

Kitty said...

Hi Jules these items are available in our retail shop at Tamborine. Pls email me directly or comment on our Facebook page to purchase :) I'm pretty sure we still have the navy one.