Laminated Magazine Clutch. 1960s/70s. Maker unknown. Hard plastic clutch purse made from the cover of an Elegance Paris magazine, featuring a sultry brunette. The cover was wrapped around a plastic case and then laminated. Brown leather snap closure. I heard these bags were created to deter purse-snatchers. “What, me carry a purse? Don't be silly! It’s just a magazine. With, um, my wallet and lipstick in it...” Now they’re a fashion statement. But, as with many vintage bags—let the collector beware—reproductions are being made and sold as old. Note: The doll holding the purse was a gift from me to my mom when I was a kid, in the 1970s. Mom gave it back thirty years later. I have no idea why. It's so classy.