Win a Vintage 1930s Needlepoint Handbag


This week we’re delighted to be able to give-away this beautiful vintage needlepoint bag, thanks to the lovely Evelyn at I Love VintageBagz who sells a beautiful array of vintage bags, belts, shoes and jewellery.

The bag we’re giving away is a stunning vintage black fabric bag with petit point detailed tapestry depicting a pink and red flower with green leaves. The bag is completed by it’s original paperclip-style  chain handle. The ornate pewter frame features a glorious engraved pattern. This vintage bag is fully lined with black cross grain fabric and features a small open gusset pocket.

When you open the bag you cannot miss the eye-catching pink, black and yellow criss cross stitching surrounding the frame. A truly beautiful and elegant vintage bag that would work well with a deep red or emerald-green long satin evening gown. The bag is circa 1930s and is in very good condition with minimal wear.

ERA: Circa 1930’s
CONDITION: Very good with minimal wear
(Measurements are taken from edge to edge and at widest points)

Height: 6 INCHES 15.2 CM
Length: 6.5 INCHES 16.5 CM
10 INCHES 25.4 CM

To enter:

Simply comment below and answer this question: Accessories can definitely make your outfit – tell us about the outfit you would wear with this beautiful bag for your chance to win.

We’ll pick a winner after entries close on Thursday 29th March. The winner will be announced on this blog soon afterwards so don’t forget to check back or subscribe!

Competition rules:

  • Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only, as the prize will only be shipped within the UK.
  • 1 entry per person
  • Entries close at midnight on Thursday 29th March 2012
  • We will contact the winner shortly afterwards and pass their details onto I Love VintageBagz who will send out the prize directly.
  • We respect your privacy, we never give your personal data to anyone else and only contact you if you have won the competition.

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130 thoughts on “Win a Vintage 1930s Needlepoint Handbag

  1. glamourpussabouttown

    This bag has a multitude of outfits… the little black dress for drinks after work, the office power suit for a little frivolous femininity, even skinny blue jeans and a white shirt.

    The question you should have asked was – Which outfit in your wardrobe does this bag NOT work with?

  2. nikki hilton

    i would gift it to my vinatage loving daughter who would wear it with a vintage black blouse, and pink short shorts, with little black boots:)

  3. maria molly taylor

    I think a white broderie anglaise top with black jeans or skirt and a wide brimmed straw hat and either heels or flat pumps

  4. Zoe G

    Wow, this is a gorgeous bag, if I owned it, I would team it up with one of my mini dresses, either black or coral dress.

  5. Mary Jarvis

    with my lovely strappy black dress,the hand bag would compliment the beautiful embroidery on the front of the dress.

  6. valerie mccarthy

    I have a little vintage black dress that I love to wear when I go out on special occasions. I would love to have the purse to go with it.. It is lovely!

  7. Tracy Nixon

    I am a huge Cath Kidston fan so own many of her 50’s dresses and floral tea dresses! I have a gorgeous pink floral CK dress which I wear with a little black cardi. This bag would match perfectly!

  8. K KAUR

    I would wear a lovely black tunic, black leggings, high heels for a simple look and the bag would finish the outfit off. It is gorgeous!

  9. Sarah-Jane Laycock

    A very simple yet elegant plain black cocktail address with black kitten heels and an emerald choker

  10. Pam C in Canada

    Oh I’m so jealous that I can’t enter b/c I live in Canada! We are having a ladies night with the theme of “mafia mamas” so I’m trying to find 1920s/1930s stuff to wear, and that would work perfectly with a black dress that I’m going to make over Easter. Very sad I can’t enter :(.

  11. Anthony Harrington

    My Wife adores little bags and vintage are what she calls “bags with attitude”! this little number has lots of attitude, I would love to surprise her with it!

  12. darren peterson

    My greatist outfit that makes me feel proud and the luckest man in the universe is my girlfreind and this bag will go with her beauty,style and class

  13. katie wright

    This gorgeous bag would look perfect with a black pencil skirt, crisp white long sleeved shirt with a black corset over the top. Finished off with black tights with a seam line up the back and black stiletto platform court shoes.

  14. laura cope

    I would wear a stylish plain black shift dress and a pair of killer heels and add this lovely bad for a touch of class.

  15. Heather Jenkinson

    I would wear this beautiful bag with my mum’s vintage black 1960’s LBD, Biba boots and black feather boa, for the ultimate hippy-chick look, groovy!

  16. Alison E

    A black dress fitted at the waist with a pearl brooch to add the tiniest detail and dress falling straight down to the toe with little Petal sleeves and a Sweetheart neckline. Double necklace of pearl beads and hair sleeked back. Black shoes.

  17. paul naretti

    im male but i would love to see this in the possesion of a long legged female wearing a nice tight and short black skirt with a light blue boob tube or just anything really

  18. Ally

    This beautiful bag would make any outfit stand out. I do a lot of needlepoint myself so I can certainly appreciate a work of art. Would absolutely LOVE to win this bag.

  19. Susie

    I like to mix things up a bit so I’d team this with my 1970s salmon pink palazzo pants, a fitted pistachio shirt that I think is from the 80s and a pair of black wedges I picked up new last year.

  20. Honora Livesey

    I would wear this with my black maxi dress with crochet trims. This gorgeous bag and my black gladiator wedge sandals with funk my dress up for a classy boho look :)

  21. Jo Turner

    I have a lovely knee length black dress with a daisy neckline that I would wear. To complement the look I’d wear my Office shoes that are black chunky heeled t-bar shoes with a floral print in pinks & greens. I’ve not had chance to wear them yet but they look like they were made just to match this bag – it’s uncanny!

  22. Brenda Wilkes

    I have a beautiful pink cocktail dress the exact same colour as the pale pink in the roses. The dress is very plain, beautifully cut and this bag would compliment it perfectly.

  23. fiona mcbride

    I would wear a classic shift dress, crystal necklace and faux fur shawl vintage chic just like this beautiful bag

  24. janet haste

    A bag like this calls for a really dressy occasion so I would use it on a cruise, it would enhance a multitude of outfits.

  25. Suzanne Roberts

    I am attending two weddings in June (one family, one work related, I intend to wear the same outfit). I have managed to find a lovely, but unusual 1920’s style dress which has a lot of old fashioned beadwork on it. This has caused me a headache since to find a bag to match. I couldn’t believe it when I saw this competition. It would match the style of beadwork on my dress beautifully. It would complete my special outfit for these two special days. I would just feel soooo great.

  26. andrea tinkler

    I would wear it with a black pencil skirt and lime green blouse with my lovely new lack heels. beautiful x x

  27. phillippa lee

    I would wear it with my vintage looking black pleated cos dress with flat black pumps and my own fused glass and red corral necklace.

  28. Isabelle Smith

    i love this! i would wear it with my black babydoll vintage dress and black heels with baby pink lacey socks

  29. Tracey Belcher

    The bag is so beautiful I would keep the outfit quite plain. I would wear a long black skirt, lace tights, with my vintage lace up boot style shoes and a pink pearly button top that looks the same pink as the bag! WOW – now I have looked at it again this would so compliment it!

    Would need a Hairpin too in gold with a little green/pink on it!

  30. LInda Hobbis

    A smart, tailored peplum dress in a classic black or stone. The bag is the only extra statement needed.

  31. Sue

    I have a lovely black maxi dress and an embroidered shawl that would compliment this bag beautifully. I would finish the look with pretty sandals.

  32. Hayley Todd

    There are so many things I could wear with this stunning bag! It is such a beautiful bag that could be used when you’re dressed up or down! It would look gorgeous with a long black maxi skirt, plain vest and sandals for a day around the shops. It would also look beautiful dressed up with a LBD and heels!

  33. cosmonauty

    This is definitely a cocktail or evening bag and would absolutely dress up my 1920’s LBD with the dancing fringe below the hem which makes me feel like a million dollars .

  34. Patricia Edwards

    I’ve got a vintage Monsoon velvet coat which is a near perfect colour match of the flowers on this lovely bag

  35. Anthea Holloway

    I am a “granny” and I have all sorts of clothes that could be classed as vintage so it would be no problem for me! This lovely bag will go with everything.

  36. diddlepops

    I have a lovely Gok Wan trouser suit in black with wide leg pleated trousers and a kimono jacket. I would wear a coral blouse underneath and high heeled black patent shoes. I have a wedding to go to in April and this bag would just finish the outfit off perfectly x

  37. Trish

    I think this bag would look lovely with a LBD in autumn/winter and a pastel pink or green shift dress in spring/summer

  38. zoe hargreaves

    can be dressed up and day a day in the office or out with the girls will work with most outfits but the LBD has to be my favorate xx

  39. Kelly Padwick

    I would have this on my wedding day to keep my lipstick and essentials in. Would look lush with my vintage style wedding dress!

  40. Isobelle Forde

    I would choose a Vintage short black silk shift dress, a white faux fur stole, plain black tights and chunky dark converse boots. Green nail varnish, a messy up-do and feathery fake lashes too if out for the evening with this mighty fine bag!

  41. Louise MacGregor

    I would try and punk it up a little; I’d wear it with straight-legged navy jeans, a neat, black blazer, and a slouchy vintage band t-shirt. And lashings of attitude.

  42. Fiona Foskett

    I would use this pretty bag with a beautiful ankle length v neck black dress – black 4 inch heeled court shoe, with a black flower in my hair and a small gold locket round my neck, a gold dress ring and little gold stud earrings

  43. jane

    I have got a fantastic little red dress (seems to be the red dress is the new black dress) and some great killer heels which I plan on wearing to a wedding in the summer and this handbag would look great with my outfit. The handbag just looks big enough to hold my purse, mobile, makeup and my emergency ballet shoes.

  44. susan willshee

    This is such a gorgeous bag. I’ve got a silky black dress with spaghetti straps and I usually wear it with a black floaty wrap which has flower embroidery around the edges. This would be the perfect accessory :-)

  45. Becky Downey

    I have a vintage black dress it would go well with. Then I’d get CARRIED AWAY on my way to my DRESStination!

  46. emily Thompson

    What wouldn’t i use this bag for! Of course it would look great with my gorgeous mint green 1940s dress handmade by my gran. However i think it would equally gorgeous with my dark denim jeans, pink shoes and a simple smart tshirt or shirt for a casual but smart girls outfit.

  47. Andrea Johnson

    I have a lovely black dress and knee length boots with thigh length black woolen coat that this would look fab with!

  48. Fran Light

    I would wear the bag with my 60’s inspired pink shift/mini dress which has crochet detailling on the neckline and on the elbow length sleeves.


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