Clearly unique


In the late 1940s, post war DuPont introduced a new plastic technology called Lucite. The material was a of a higher quality than previous plastics. Noted designer such as Wilardy of New York created the most coveted Lucite purses. Manufactured from 1948 through 1967. Other collectible Lucite purses and cuffs from the same time period include Llewllyn, Gilli Originals, Patricia of Miami, Rialto and Maxim. Structured and shapely in many forms such as beehives, lanterns and hatboxes. Embellishments may include rhinestones, colored glass, pearls, confetti and shells.


I think these make amazing accoutrements to any wardrobe or occasion. Particularly spring and summer. Many designers, such as Alexis Bittar are including Lucite details in their accessories including, rings, cuffs and shoes. You could add a pop of color by lining the clear box with your favorite silk scarf. Glamorously tote one during a holiday or special gala, you may attract noteworthy attention fit for a star.


Lucite handbags and original accessories have held their value, and their beautiful designs will no doubt continue to appeal to anyone who appreciates these fabulously imaginative, clearly unique pieces.


The above pieces I photographed and learned so much about at Easterbelle's Emporium in Scottsdale, AZ. Thank you!!

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