Vintage Pin-Striped Handbags
“Recently we saw these bags in person and have to comment the artwork is among the best we’ve seen of its kind, plus they’re good people.
Do yourself a favor and check them out!
— Retro Lovely Magazine
Why Buy Vintage?
You have a world of options out there, so why choose
Grease and Grace Vintage Collection?
There are a lot of choices in the retro clothing scene today. At Grease and Grace we sell “true vintage.”
True vintage is not something you will find at many online retail shops. You will find mass produced handbags, and many products which are manufactured overseas. True vintage is exactly what it sounds like! Real, antique, elegant fashion accessories. Many of which were made in America.
When you buy true vintage handbags you are getting something unique. No one else will have the same purse as you, because it’s not possible to! Not only is Grease and Grace Vintage Collection true vintage, each of our purses, clutches, and evening bags has been adorned with gorgeous hand painted designs. One-of-a-kind vintage handbags, with one-of-a-kind art.
ABOUT OUR PURSES, ART, & QUALITY
Quality Over Quantity
We sell hand picked, vintage handbags. Signs of wear (if any) are disclosed via our listing descriptions and photos in our Etsy store.
Grease and Grace is a family business, and we strive for quality. We hand pick our product and our artist Dean pinstripes each one individually, by hand. There are no stencils!
You are getting an original piece of art.
We choose bags that are in mint condition, seeking out the most unique vintage handbags, in the best condition we can get our hands on, with only minor blemishes characteristic of the age, we will only choose a purse that we would love ourselves.
In addition, we strive to find the most beautiful handbags, many with pockets, zippered pockets, and unique designs you won’t find in modern handbags. Occasionally we acquire purses with their original comb and mirror sets. How fun is that?
Although the purses we sell tend to be considered “dress up” bags in our modern era, us ladies at Grease and Grace use our personal vintage handbags daily. With proper care the bag itself and the artwork will continue to stand the test of time.
Each order is packed by hand by one of us (There are only four of us!) Each purse undergoes inspection before it is shipped to you, and is packed with loving care to arrive safely in your arms!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Four Decades in the Making
Dean embellishes these vintage handbags, clutches, & evening bags with his own style of pin-striping. Pin-striping is an art form which gained popularity in post-war United States in the 1950’s. It utilizes freehand painting and thin strips of decorative line art. Most people think of pin-striping when they think of hot rod cars.
His pin-striping style has developed over four decades and is rockabilly rooted and very classic in design. His is the old school look many of you are looking for with nods to Von Dutch and Dean Jeffries.
Read more about Dean .
Here’s a Video About the Grease and Grace
Vintage Handbag Collection
All the Colors. All the Vintage!
(A lot of gals ask if vintage bags are large enough for modern use with larger cell phones, etc. the answer is YES, many are! See FAQ)
The latest Vintage Handbags Are
Available at Our Etsy Shop.
Each Bag is One-of-a-kind.
Here are Many of Our Artist Dean’s Past Designs.
Flames & Pin-Striping
Vintage Handbags, Pin-striped
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