I saw this purse in Kate Spade's Spring/Summer advertising layout in a fashion magazine and was amazed at how similar it is to several vintage wicker bags that I have owned in the past.
This style of purse was originally popular in the 1960's and 1970's.
The favorite color combination for these purses was a patriotic red, white and blue.
Back in 1976, these types of purses would have been the perfect thing to have sported on your arm during the United States Bicentenial.
I have found several similar less expensive vintage ones for you. Including some at Vintage In Style and on ebay. As well as the ones I have listed below.
This post was originally published on March 31, 2006.