Vintage Enid Collins Night Owl Purse

Submitted by kookykitsch October 5th, 2009

Cream colored woven fabric Mid Century handbag in good shape. It doesn’t have the Enid Collins signature or marking on it but it looks just like all the other ” Night Owl” purses I’ve seen. It measures 10″ high x 13″ wide ( not including handles ).

It has a wooden bottom and vinyl trim. There is some staining on the inside of the wooden bottom but it can’t be seen from the outside bottom. Some of the jewels are missing but not enough to really notice. There is some slight discoloration on the fabric but nothing significant.

2 Responses to “Vintage Enid Collins Night Owl Purse”

  1. Allee Willis

    Enid Collins is definitely responsible for some of the most outrageously gorgeous purses of the 1950s, 60s and early 70s. She spared no rhinestone and helped to glorify the owl as THE Kitsch bird of the post-Atomic era.

    Is the purse covered in plastic? I always love that look of the stones leaving little impressions in the heavy clear plastic.

    Any chance of getting a larger photograph? Definitely want to award this a COA but would love folks to see this in more detail.