Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Plasti-Mesh Frilo Clutch Purse

Plastic Tile Clutch Purse. 1940s. Plasti-Mesh Frilo. Super fun black and white tile clutch purse with the tiles looped together with black leather lacing. The tiles have bumps on them similar to Legos. Zip top with frayed black leather pull. Trimmed at the top in black leather lacing. Lined in black grosgrain with one small inner pocket. Attached by a string inside the bag is a small black grosgrain change purse.

I have a few of these beauties and am always on the lookout for more, but the price of vintage plastic—like everything else—has risen quite a bit. Some of the other makers of these bags include Plasticflex and Jorues. Check out the bonus pic below, featuring some of the other plastic tile purses in my collection.

And, in case you didn't see this fabulous find on our sister site, The Vintage Purse Gallery, check it out. I love vintage ephemera, and this was truly a prize! Look very closely to see what this '40s fashionista is holding...

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