24 In Misc


Last week, Jane and I went out and shot some of our favorite purses, both vintage and new.  I love this small vintage wooden purse with it’s silk tassel hanging down.  A new vintage find is this Ann Turk clutch with western hardware.  I have fond memories of Ann Turk, and can remember spending a lot of time in her show room when I was much younger.  Being from Texas–the cow skull and cactus made this piece a must for me!

Vintage Ann Turk clutch.

The next two clutches were great end of the season sale finds.  First, the python Margiela clutch.

I found this incredible Proenza Schouler clutch for 65% off last year–couldn’t believe it!

Incredible detail!

So–this is the first time blogging from my newly redesigned site.  I hope everyone likes it, I think it looks amazing!!  (thanks Christina!!)  I’m still getting used to WordPress, it’s quite different than Typepad–so bear with me–thanks!!

  • Jean
    October 6, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Gorgeous bags!! I ADORE that Proenza Schouler bag! Such an amazing find! Where did you find it?!


  • Brooke
    October 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Love the new site design. The Proenza Schoeler clutch is amazing. The first purse reminds me of something my grandfather’s wife would have given my sister and me. Every year for Christmas, she gifted us with a purse shaped as something random (unfortunately, not vintage). I think we accumulated a horse, egg, piano, watermelon, etc. Maybe I should go dig them out and see if there is anything decent at all. I’m not holding my breath. Haha.

  • chauss
    October 6, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    hi j,
    ann turk… i met her son about 5 years go or more, glenn, he was going to design for the company.
    are they still in business?
    i have a cognac leather bag, somewhere….from her with silver turtles on the shoulder straps.
    i also have black ‘gator bag with a silver’ gator on the front with a long silver chain, again somewhere…
    you would have field day trying to organize my closet.
    xo chauss

  • Deepti
    October 6, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Absolutely loving your new blog layout. Very classy and sophisticated just like you. Makes me want to tweak my blog too.

    The bags in this post are absolutely drool worthy, I died a couple of times just looking at them. Such fabulous finds! I don’t seem to have much luck when it comes to bags. Your blog is like a fantasy world for me. I love to get lost in it sometimes. Makes me forget about things that bug me. You can say that your blog is a bug repellent! I know, i have lost it. That was such a sad cheesy joke! 🙂

  • may
    October 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    the new design is amazing! its really nice and easy reading your blog!!

  • christine
    October 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    The new site looks AMAZING! By any chance is the first bag Timmy Woods?

  • Aimee
    October 7, 2010 at 2:41 am

    I love your new website design. 🙂

  • Tiffanys Small World
    October 7, 2010 at 4:41 am

    love the clutch!I also like your new site…


  • Tina
    October 7, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I love all of the clutches, the Ann Turk and Margiela are divine!

  • Leia
    October 7, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Judy, I love your new site! The layout is so pretty and crisp. Also these bags are very unique!

  • Daphne
    October 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Beautiful site!!! Love it.

  • Grit and Glamour
    October 7, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Love your new look! Congrats!

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  • Francesca
    October 7, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    very cool!


    http://lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  • Prêt à Porter P
    October 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I like the new home. The 1st bag is really great.

  • Laura
    October 7, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Judy!

    I love how clear and vivid the photos are on your new site. And the layout is great.

    Thank you for sharing some of your incredible pieces! The Proenza Schouler shoulder clutch has me dreaming….

  • Amee
    October 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Love the new site Judy!! The layout is very calming and clean. That Proenza Schouler clutch is to die for! Hope you have a great day! The weather in Dallas must be amazing today 🙂

  • T.
    October 7, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Judy, I love the new site and of course all of these BEAUTIES!!

  • Laura
    October 7, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I love all those bags!!! They are beautiful!!!!!

  • Jenna
    October 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    The new site looks fantastic, Judy! Beautiful pictures…love the Margiela!!

  • Style Odyssey
    October 10, 2010 at 4:08 am

    i think the new site is really great! the clean layout is soothing to the eye, and it all looks so pro! lovely bags, especially the margiela one.

  • Paulina
    October 10, 2010 at 7:15 am

    The site looks great. I love the new layout.

    May I ask what polish you are wearing in the python clutch photo?

  • Kimberly
    October 11, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Lovely bags! Speaking of bags has anyone seen the new Neiman Marcus Christmas book? There is an Owl Minaudiere featured that is set with Austrian cyrstals that is amazing! So, so awesome!

  • Christopher
    October 12, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Hi Ms. Aldridge,

    Great post! Where did you get that amazing Proenza clutch so discounted? I love it!


  • UGG Slippers
    October 21, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success.