Vintage Inspired Trend – Couture Safety Pins

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vintage ingber safety pin purse

I have been coveting this 1950s Ingber safety pin bag for almost a year now. I love the quirky safety pin handle. Punk rock meets 5th Ave. While this bag is still chic, the audacious pin gives it a sense of humor. Really, the only thing holding me back is the price. And I think many others feel the same way because it’s been sitting there forever! Secretly, I know I’ll be devastated if anyone else buys it. So imagine my glee when I saw this safety pin bag by Bodhi. I declared, “It’s my safety pin bag!”

bodhi safety pin clutch

Their “Safety Clutch” features a leather and fur body, looks like pony hair, topped by an exaggerated safety pin handle. The Bodhi silhouette is a bit more modern, but I can’t help but love its original inspiration more.

Marc Jacobs also featured giant gold tone safety pins as fasteners for wide leather belts at his spring show.

marc jacobs spring belt
Photo: Greg Kessler

My punk rock friends may gag at the idea of couture safety pins, but there is something so tongue in cheek about accenting chic design with shiny, giant, household objects.

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1 jennine { 11.19.08 at 2:24 am }

wow, i thought that was a mini purse, but it’s not! how cool!

2 Sandra { 11.19.08 at 6:25 am }

Isn’t it adorable? I have seriously been loving this purse from afar for a year!

3 Patti { 11.19.08 at 9:26 am }

very cute – but I can’t do fur.

4 Laura { 11.19.08 at 3:16 pm }

So cute! I love that second bag the most.

5 Retro Chick { 11.20.08 at 3:46 am }

How great are those bags. I think I need one in my life!
Makes me think of wearing safety pins as earrings when I was teenager and THAT Liz Hurley dress!

6 allaboutvintage { 11.20.08 at 1:26 pm }

do you like vintage?
VINTAGe earrings in sale, they have been purchased in local markets of PARIS,BARCELONA, MADRID..and ITALY each piece that i bought has a small story. so delightful for fans of vintage and unique pieces…

7 Sandra { 11.20.08 at 6:58 pm }

Patti-the vintage one isn’t fur! Vintage wins every time =)

8 Sandra { 11.20.08 at 7:00 pm }

Retro Chick – never wore pins as earrings, but I sure had a lot of pinned patches

9 capitolagirl { 11.23.08 at 9:06 am }

Those are great, and that Ingber bag is sassy!

10 Debutante Clothing :: The Deblog { 11.23.08 at 10:18 am }

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11 trixie { 01.30.09 at 8:46 pm }

i love this bag! i was so surprised when i saw it on gossip girl (worn by jenny humphrey) in one episode; i was like hey its that gorgeous bag!

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