What fun! This funky and unusual small bag made in Italy for Neiman Marcus is sure to be seen. I am unsure as to the date of origin but I suppose it could be the 1980's, although it has a timeless appeal to those with a sense of humor. The bag has a small bucket shape and its bottom is narrower than the top. The body of the bag is made from rayon threads that are stitched into a plaid design. The stitches are small and they seem to go over, under, around and thru each other. The colors are mostly pastel, mainly light pinks, light blues. light lavender and light yellow. The color of the stitches flow into one another so that if you follow a row it can change color several times as it travels across the bag. This gives the bucket a unique appearance. There is a trim of scalloped baby blue fabric at the top of the bag. Extending from this trim are straw like long loops of raffia , also colored in the pastel hues. This fringe is a bit wild and exciting. There is a "bubble gum" pink carry strap with two silver tone buckles and a drop of 7". Inside the bag there is a baby blue drawstring sewn in drawstring lining. It extends about an inch above the rim of the bag. It closes with a blue drawstring. It is a satiny rayon material that has a lot of crinkles. Inside there is a tag that explains the composite of the bag and the country of origin (Italy). The inside is very clean looking as though it was never used. The original Neiman Marcus tag is still attached to the strap. It originally sold for $225. The measurements of the bag are 9"w (at the top) 7"h x 3"d. The bag is in great vintage condition. Any minor issues, such as the appearance of the some of them fringe and the leaning carry strap, are from storage over the years. What a delightful and fun bag. Perfect for that summer picnic or a BBQ on the beach. Fabulous with summer dresses. And oh so sweet, despite its extravagant hint of bravado ( the fringe)! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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