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Win a vintage 1950s satin evening bag

Vintage 1950s satin evening bag


I’m madly in love with this week’s competition prize, which is being offered to us by the wonderful people at Devoted2Vintage. (I’m beginning to wish I could enter my own competitions!)

This stunning 1950s black satin handbag is by Bohny of Zurich. It is in beautiful condition and is made from black pleated satin, a satin covered metal frame with brass clasp and is also fully lined in satin. With original mirror and satin coin purse. Bag measures 9 x 7 inches. Retail price: £85

To enter:

Simply comment below and answer this question: Tell us about the outfit you would wear this beautiful bag with if you win. If you need some outfit inspiration you’ll find some beautiful vintage finds on Devoted2Vintage….

We’ll pick a winner after entries close on Thursday 22nd March. The winner will be announced on this blog soon afterwards so don’t forget to check back or subscribe!

Competition rules:

  • 1 entry per person
  • Entries close at midnight on Thursday 22nd March 2012
  • We will contact the winner shortly afterwards and pass their details onto Devoted2Vintage who will send out the prize directly.
  • There are no country restrictions, prize can be shipped worldwide.
  • We respect your privacy, we never give your personal data to anyone else and only contact you if you have won the competition.

This competition is also listed on:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=863640102 Lauren Waller

    I would wear this with a peach chiffon dress, (slightly rouged in the middle to match the texture in the bag), a thick gold bracelet, a long gold chain with a subtle yet elegant pendant, and black satin heels with a bow. If it was a sunny day, I would also accompany this outfit with sleek Jackie O sunglasses with a hint of gold in the frame.

    Gosh, if I win this I’m gonna HAVE to find all of this to go with it!! :)

  • http://artdecogaldotcom.wordpress.com clareoconnor27

    What a fab prize! I would glam it up in the Devoted2Vintage Vintage 1950s cotton and lurex wiggle dress and team it with my gold slingback Manolo’s and this heavenly bag. Thanks! :)

  • Denise Blythe

    It would look fantastic with a Black pencil skirt, polo neck jumper and stilleto’s

  • http://maisietoo.wordpress.com maisietoo

    I’d wear this with a black, shimmering, maxi dress and with high heels.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lena.maxwell1 Lena Maxwell

    Such a beautiful evening bag! I would wear it with my new long, fairy-like white dress I bought for my conference in Cyprus and a golden bracelet :)

  • Nina Gouveia

    Delicious !!! I would wear this lovely bag with my long Gold Vintage Biba Gown and my Vintage black satin 50’s heels with gold roses on them .

  • lorraine dunne

    The evening bag is stunning and would make any outfit look amazing. I would wear with my white long silk pleated dress with a pair of black heels

  • sharon griffin

    I have a vintage flapper dress that would look amazing with this sweet little bag :)

  • c tindale

    MY little black dress!!

  • julia

    with a silk luxe Tux :) & black patent Mary Jane’s…


    Got to be a LBD

  • http://gravatar.com/maisonjosephine maisonjosephine

    really amazing! I would wear my pleated light pink chiffon dress, a golden bangle and a kitten heeled pair of shoes. even if I think it would go well with any kind of outfit! ;)

  • ann clements

    I would wear it with a vintage 1970s lurex and silk chiffon evening dress

  • nikki hilton

    i’d wear it with Marni Leggings! :)

  • Nancy Townsend

    A slinky LBD and very high heels

  • Erin Bryant

    I have a lovely black strapless dress with dusky pink flowers that is figure hugging and slanted at the bottom (just below the knee), and a pair of black, slightly wedged sandals from Lotus. This bag would suit perfectly!

  • sally smith

    I’d wear it with a 50s style LBD and black wedge sandals!

  • james wood

    I wouldn’t use the bag but my wife ahs a lovely red dress that would go well with the bag.

  • http://twitter.com/tinkertink2010 DANIELLE V (@tinkertink2010)

    I would have to buy a dress like this one in order to give this bag justice. Its simply stunning! http://www.devoted2vintage.co.uk/EN/Women/Evening-Dresses/11627/Vintage-1950s-Marwill-evening-dress.html xoxo

  • ashleigh

    i have a black dress and heels that this bag would go fab with !

  • Rikka Borston

    I have a lovely black and silver evening dress, I don’t get the opportunity to wear it often, but this lovely bag would go with it beautifully.

  • paula stephens

    a simple silver shift dress with black shoes and necklace and bracelet and of course the black handbag okay.

  • Judith R.

    I would wear it with a long black dress with a ruffled collar that my sister-in-law wore to my wedding to her brother 30 years ago and which she is lending to me to wear to my daughter’s wedding in May.

  • laura stewart

    i think it wil go with anything, id wear mine with geans and a causual top

  • helena haddock

    I would wear this with my new black and white maxi dress

  • Jo

    I would keep it simple and just wear my little black dress and heels

  • Pamela Darbyshire

    I’d carry this bag wearing the 1970’s lurex and chiffon maxi dress on your site. Beautiful, a real head turner.

  • alexandra ball

    this is so beautiful and stylish fingers crossed.

  • claire griffiths

    i would wear this with everything as it is so lovely

  • fiona mcbride

    I would match the bag with the beautiful 1950’s Marwill evening dress (11627) both chic and unique just like me!

  • Jackie Foster

    This bag would be lovely with the Vintage 1950’s electric Blue Lurex Cocktail wiggle Dress and High Heels Oooooooo!

  • Cat K

    To really set this cute black bag off to best effect, I’m seeing a gorgeous red dress, sweetheart neckline, full circle skirt, huge black net petticoat, big black belt cinching the waist, big black bead necklace, elegant black gloves and a fabulous pair of black polkadot killer heels – add flirtatious red lips, horn-rimmed shades and WOW!

  • ann clements

    vintage 1970s lurex and silk chiffon evening dress

  • siobhan

    i would wear this bag with something simple yet tasteful as i think the bag speaks for itself and would not want to draw that much attention away from it ! i’m thinking of a beautiful crystal white knee length pencil dress with a simple round neckline. and some skyscrapper black courts. id go without jewels as i think the bag would be the only best friend id need over my shoulder <3

  • Martina

    I would wear it with my short black and white dress.

  • marie yeardley

    I have the most amazing figure hugging black Satin dress that I picked up at a charity shop, I have the shoes to go with it and the jewelry even a big satin flower for my hair, the only thing I don’t have is the handbag and this one would be perfect

  • Ann Paterson

    Black silk evening dres

  • Jo Turner

    a vintage little black pleated skirt dress with white lace collar & a pearl bracelet & pearl choker style cameo necklace. Some lovely black satin high heels adorned with a diamante brooch detail just to complete the look.

  • Kirsty Fox

    I would wear this bag with a lovely vintage knee length black dress and a pair of black strappy heels

  • Lillie Harris

    I have a strapless, cream-y violet-y dress this has a floaty, crepe-paper like overlay that the pattern on this bag reminds me of. Because the dress’ colour is quite pale and plain, the dark black of this bag and the gold clasp would really make a nice contrast.

  • riyaz

    this is a beautiful bag, when my wife ware this she looks gorgeous.

  • Pauline Wilson

    It would go great with any kind of black evening/party dress, you would get a lot of use out this lovely little bag

  • Arabella Bazley

    I was looking for something with clean lines to let the pleats in the bag jump out at you and found a nice simple v-neck stripe fitted dress from the VB AW12 collection in soldier red with black banding http://www.victoriabeckham.com/dresses/v-neck-stripe-fitted-1709.html matched with some very simple high heel black satin shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/needaphone Claire T (@needaphone)
  • http://haikugareth.wordpress.com haikugareth

    I’d have to leave the choice of dress for my girlfriend…although, at some point in the evening, it will be paired with my suit (dark grey, white shirt, no tie….brown shoes). It won’t match.

  • carla


    But thinking about it i could wear it with anything sensible. And i would have the pleasure of letting people see my amazing new handbag.

  • Simon Thompson

    If i win this, i may have to buy my gf a suitably stunning dress to go with it

  • Reece Precious

    I think my wife would love this bag, I it would look perfect with the vintage 1950’s black Richard Grossmark cocktail dress.

  • isobelle forde

    I found a “Spotlight” by WAREHOUSE dress whilst rifling through a rather lovely charity shop two weeks ago, black , short and with a severely structured boned waistline and net underskirt , I couldv’e wept in the changing room when i tried it on, I also scooped a pair of crisp black Mary Janes (donated by a kindly retailer) a total of £35 for a date to go dancing that evening! I would love to treasure this beautiful bag with the outfit (pop my Gucci sunnies inside for walking home in the early hours!)..and a thin gold headband for a little pop of colour ..

  • vicky haddock

    I would use this with my black pencil skirt,

  • Nathalie Taylor

    I have a stunning Black Knee length dress and the bag would match it perfectly

  • emmy

    I have a long black backless dress for the evening of my wedding, I am getting married in a vintage dress, 1930s style so this would be not only the perfect accesory, but alo a nice wedding present!

    Its such a classic, it would go with a lot of outfits….

  • Susan

    A little black dress would pair us nicely

  • janet haste

    What a classy bag. This would look fantastic with just about anything and I would feel like a million dollars. Yes please.

  • Katy spence

    I have the most amazing Leopard print dress. This would look amazing with it along with my nude shoes

  • http://dogwithnobrain.wordpress.com dogwithnobrain

    Black high waisted, wide legged trousers, satin black stilettos, white empire line blouse, topped off with my black, vintage 1950’s cashmere swing coat. I’ll look gorgeous!!!!

  • Kate Coughlan

    Wow, I know exactly what I’d wear: slim fitted blue jeans with turn ups, red peep toe sling backs and a gingham shirt tied at the front. Red lippy and my hair with a big roll at the front, I have to have that bag now!

  • Gillian Holmes

    I would wear it with a white ‘Marilyn’ type dress for monochrome chic.

  • Kate O’Neill

    A fringed black flapper style dress, complete with a feather in my hair.

  • Kerryn Farrow

    Id be wearing a pair of black skinny jeans paired with a Vintage 1970s indian cotton boho blouse and gorgeous black killer heels. Minimal jewellery as the bag would talk for itself x

  • Angela Morgan

    A brand new LBD (Long brown dress)

  • karen brown

    in the 1980’s i was a rockabilly and dressed in 1940’s & 50’s clothes, hair and make up, i loved my poodle skirts and would still wear them now, they’re great with high heels or flats

  • Karen

    I’ve got a dark burgundy maxi dress that I would team this with, finished off with killer heels of course :)

  • Victoria Leedham

    black wiggle dress

  • olivia kirby

    No need to buy anything, I have THE perfect dress. It is peach chiffon, cowl neck, black polka dots, tied at the waist and mini pleats at the skirt. I love it. I would wear my hair up, maybe in a cute bun. I have some very comfy/cute/sexy/suits anything black wedge sandals that i would wear too. Oh and I never go anywhere without my fabulous vintage pearl bracelet that i wore on my wedding day.
    This bag would make me feel like Olivia again, the only bags I normally lug around are stuffed full of nappies, wipes and healthy snacks!

  • keith mitchell

    Clearly, being a bloke, this will not suit any of my outfits :)
    My wife however is a different kettle of fish. We are attending a long time family friends wedding in june. The wedding is being held at a grand Scottish Castle and this will go perfectly with my wifes wedding outfit of a light lemon coloured skirt suit.

  • http://twitter.com/freyamae1 Helen Rosbotham (@freyamae1)

    I have the perfect red halterneck dress with a pleated skirt that I found in a vintage shop that needs this bag!!!

  • Leslie

    I have a lovely dress in black, that has a sleeve made of different material in white. Looks amazing on and this bag would make it look gorgeous on :)

  • Natalie White

    I would wear this gorgeous bag with my favourite vintage mini cocktail dress… it’s bright red, so this stunning black bag would pop!

  • Kate Huxstep

    I have a lovely vintage 50s black and white polka dot tea dress that this would suit perfectly.

  • Laura Lott

    I would wear this with my dusky pink dress with satin roses winding over the shoulder, and my black satin high heels :-)

  • lorraine polley

    black pencil skirt, kitten heels and lovely chiffon blouse with long sleeves and bow

  • Sarah Burke

    This bag is lovely, and I think it work with any outfit! I’d most likely wear a 1940’s black pencil style skirt and an ultra feminine chiffon blouse.

  • Hayley Todd

    This bag is absolutely gorgeous – a real statement piece! I would wear it with a simple LBD – round neck, cap sleeves, fitted at the wait, and pencil skirt style to the knee with a split at the back. I would team it with a really chunky pearl bracelet and string of single large pearls with my hair up in a chignon and it would be the perfect outfit for my god-daughter’s Christening coming up soon!

  • Hannah Rowley

    Black skinny jeans sparkly top and black platforms

  • Sarah Rawlings

    This would look perfect with my red pencil skirt, black silk shirt, chunky gold bracelet and big gold hoops and my favourite black pointy heels!!

  • http://twitter.com/angiehoggett Angie Hoggett (@angiehoggett)

    I would pair this bag with skinny jeans, heels, a simple little black vest top and a beautiful silk vintage Kimono top. I think a lovely long vintage pendant would also look fab!


    I would wear the beautiful Halterneck Hawaian dress (http://www.devoted2vintage.co.uk/EN/Women/Vintage-Inspired-Range/12237/50s-Style-Cotton-Hawaiian-halterneck-swing-dress.html) with some black peep shoes shoes and e beautiful pink orchid in my hair!!!! Retro hairstyle and make up to finish the look!!!! :-)

  • rachel humphries

    I would go for a monochrome look with a black and white fitted dress, black heels, gloves and shoes, or maybe even white gloes so it would stand out against my hands when I fussed with it.

  • beans

    a pair of vintage killer heels and a smile

  • Emily Seal

    A cute grey pencil skirt with a monochrome style blouse & of course black heels :)


    It would look great with skinny jeans and a smart/casual evening top,

  • Timea Bellevari

    A black,long,broad,silk skirt,a shirt with collar all black, high heels with vintage floral print and of course thin,soft gloves with floral vintage print,and a very feminin turban, a little shiny black…

  • Mary Gould

    It would look great with a long flowing silky black Dior-type dress and some black stilettoes, with plenty of gold jewellery!

  • Nicola White

    I would wear this bag with my one strap little black dress i have with bow it would go really well x

  • Kate B

    A black tuxedo suit with cigarette pants, skyscraper black patent heels and a chunky statement necklace.

  • Jodie Smith

    My beautiful Red satin dress and Black satin feel heels with a Red lip… BEAUTIFUL!

  • Lauren Main

    I would wear my Devoted2Vintage Vintage 1950s cotton and lurex wiggle dress, thin silver bangles, a small delicate chain, with a fragile single pendant hanging from it, Red satin heels with a small bow, and a subtle black headband :D Gosh, I love that bag! x

  • Sam R

    a black fringed dress

  • http://www.facebook.com/theonlybonster Bonnie King

    I would wear it with my nude chiffon dress, a plunging black necklace and black courts. This bag is beautiful :)

  • Catherine M

    What a gorgeous bag. Would wear theVintage 1950s Marwill evening dress from the Devoted2Vintage site, high heeled sling backs, with a bow front and open toe and to finish it all off a string of pearls.

  • katrina day-reilly

    I would wear this with my polka sot dress, sling back shoes and gold beaded necklace and bracelet x my teddyboy hubbie would have to take me out x

  • nickie smith

    I would wear it with a cream lace skater style dress and bronze/brown vintage style court shoes. Accessories would be gold bangles and a long gold chain.


    Wow, what a lovely bag! This woul be the perfect match with my little red vintage dress from Laura Ashley and high heels with a peal drop necklace for my son’s graduation.

  • laura samantha avery

    stunning ive just purchased a black pencil skirt and some leapoard print peep toe shoes with red bow..whould look perfect with them!

  • claire turner

    oh my days what a beautiful bag, im drooling while typing lol, i would have to go for the audrey hepburn/breakfast as tiffany’s look, i would wear it with my black sheath dress, a simple pearl choker, black high heels and long black evening gloves, stylish, classy n timeless, my perfect vintage combo :D xx

  • Louise MacGregor

    I’d team it with a cute tennis skirt, a quirky monchrome, 70s shirt, and a grpahic printed scarf for a aplash of colour. Wimbledon chic at it’s finest!

  • karen turton

    superb bag, i would wear it with slacks and a print blouse, i would have to be careful my daughter does not borrow it too often.

  • Hannah Whitling

    for an evening out i think it’d look good with the Vintage 1950s satin Ricci Michaels evening dress (11467) and some kitten heels.

  • susan willshee

    I’d wear this with my gorgeous black flapper style dress and a long string of pearls

  • Karen Dixon

    I’d use this with my red and black flapper dress and red stilettos

  • antonia j richardson

    id take it with me for nights out on my hols

  • Shelley Jessup

    I would wear my satin black dress which has an underskirt to puff the dress out. I added my own mark on the dress by adding a few Swarovski crystals & sequin details to the dresses straps & neck line, I also have a number of different coloured ribbons that I tie around the waist to help my showing my curves, I would use the red ribbon which go with my sparkly red heels & your fab fabulous bag would complete the whole outfit.

  • Becky Downey

    Vintage 1950s wool wiggle evening dress: Ideal for any DRESStination or night on the GOWN. I rest my CASE!

  • R. Sellar

    I would wear the bag with some high heeled stilettos ONLY.

  • Champaklal Lad

    Looks like a great prize to have or give as a present…….

  • https://twitter.com/#!/JenniiPenny JENNIFER BAKER

    I love the look of a navy blue dress and Brown belt with black shoes to go with this lovely bag!

  • http://www.getpalmd.com getpalmd

    Gooorgeous… I think that would look so awesome with a black sheer maxi skirt and a white top/shirt – perhaps with some lace or ruffle details… I think I have the right outfit ready for it in my wardrobe, actually :) Although that would look great with a dress too, but I like the idea of pairing it with black & white! (and maybe red lips if I am brave enough, haha!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002299471863 George Williamson

    My wife has a lovely grey suit that she intends to wear to her pal’s daughter’s
    wedding & this would go fantastic with it.