OUR MISSION AT VINTAGE BAGS
Designer quality and style at just-above thrift store prices! VintageBag.com has been selling vintage handbags and antique purses online since 1996, keeping prices affordable through small town overhead. Long ago, I started looking for one vintage bag for my own use. I was looking for the perfect messenger bag. I wanted a high-end shoulder bag made of high quality materials that would carry ten pounds of books and last forever. And I could only pay a starving student in graduate school price. That’s what I provide for you: classic, vintage and antique handbags, evening bags, and purses that are stylishly designed, beautifully made of fine materials, at very reasonable prices.
VintageBag.com lives in the workroom at the back of my slightly ramshackled old house in Baraboo, a lovely little town on the Baraboo River in Wisconsin. The workroom window overlooks my asparagus patch. The cost of living here is low, very low. You won’t find New York City prices at VintageBag!
VINTAGE BAGS ARE MY PASSION!
I’m an academic turned online merchant of vintage goods. In 1995, I left the university world, where I’d spent 30 years doing a Ph.D. in English and American Studies, teaching Women’s Studies and American literature, then working in university administration. My personal antique collection had become too large, so I opened an online antique store, Easy Street Antiques.
I began to concentrate on items of particular interest to women: antique and vintage handbags and purses (now at VintageBag.com) and vintage and antique cookbooks (now at VintageCookbook.com.)
I love looking for antique bags, antique purses, and vintage accessories because they intimately connect to the American history I’d studied and taught for so long. For example, this a large handbag or satchel that could have been carried by a suffragist.