An Enid Collins purse is an essential for any true vintage purse collector to own.
With their fun and whimsical designs and their witty names it is easy to amass a whole collection of them!
Enid Collins originally started out by making purses for her personal use, then began selling them at boutiques near where she lived in Texas. Eventually the purses were being sold all across the country. The pinnacle of their popularity was during the 1960s.
I have two good resources to recommend to you for learning more about Enid Collins and her bags:
* The website CoolOldStuff has an article about the purses.
* And the book Popular Purses: It's in the Bag! by Leslie Pina and Donald-Brian Johnson has a section with the history of the brand. (This is my favorite book on collecting purses- it is very informative and the values that they list for the purses are appropriate).
The fun purse pictured above is titled "Night Owls".
The current bid is $15.50 and there are 5 days left on the auction.
This post was originally published on June 6, 2006.