Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Oh So Glamorous 1950's Alligator Handbag...Oh My!

On my quest to find some vintage purses on ebay I came across the "Alligator Purse" of the 40's and 50's. I was thrifting with my handsome husband this weekend and we actually found a beautiful Alligator/Reptile? handbag/purse.

My alligator/reptile purse is much more understated than the ones I was browsing on ebay and etsy and honestly it may be a faux alligator. I was so surprised at what some women were carrying their lipstick and shopping lists around town in. 

Here are some photos of the Alligator purses of the 40's and 50's made in Cuba.

I really want one. I think I would get a lot of comments at the grocery store if I pulled my wallet out of this creepy/glamorous purse. Ha ha!

Thanks for reading. Happy Housewifing!


  1. Fabulous bag and what a steal!

    I too have always wanted one that features the full gator. They are so wonderfully creepy!


    1. Hi Janey! Thanks for commenting. I will most definitely be acquiring one of these creepy glam bags soon. I also need to be very careful I don't over do it on my vintage purse purchases. I am waiting for another one to arrive in the mail as I speak. eBay can be an evil place. Haha,


      - Jenn