Frances Brewster Comb and Hair Pin Caddy

Submitted by Mod Betty February 13th, 2012
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I inherited this from Retro Roadhusband’s great aunt, and LOVE the handy comb and the functional way it could hold hair pins, should you need ’em –

From doing a “let’s see what appears on the first page of Google” search I see that Frances Brewster is a Ladies Clothing Store in Florida still, with locations in Palm Beach and Vero Beach.

Lake Placid reminds me of MY great aunt Mimi who worked for Peck & Peck back in the day –  I imagine it was a similar type of ladies boutique where the moneyed set spent. I’m happy to just have the comb!

3 Responses to “Frances Brewster Comb and Hair Pin Caddy”

  1. Allee Willis

    First off, I love souvenirs from Miami Beach. We used to vacation there when I was a kid and it also started my obsession with warm places with palm trees (tho too humid to choose that coast). But even better, this is the single best comb I’ve EVER seen. In fact, I’ve never seen anything like it or even close to it. How did storing bobby pins on a comb not become a massive trend in hair care products??.

    I also love that Francis Brewster is still around. I wonder what goodies they give away today?

  2. Mod Betty

    The Single Best Comb Ever? Whoa, I’m honored! And I agree, I totally don’t get why the storage of the pins didn’t become a big thing. One thing that seeing this comb reminds me of is when I was little, my mother showing me how to make a “kazoo” with a comb and a piece of wax paper. Ah, good times.

    I’ll be putting pins (not hairpins) in my Florida map where the current locations are, and when we head back to FLA (one of my fave states to visit) I’ll try and pop in to see how things have changed!