Update May 16: This bag and belt (and the other Patricia Smith Moon Bag mentioned below) didn't reach the reserve prices at auction. They are now listed on eBay at favouritevintagefinds as Buy it Now listings with Best Offers.
I'll have this fabulous vintage 1984 Patricia Smith Moon Bag and fab matching belt (below) up for auction on eBay at favouritevintagefinds for 10 days starting this Sunday night, May 5.
Patricia Smith Moon Bags were designed by artist Patricia Smith. They were made from the late 1970's until the mid 1990's and weren't mass produced. Today Patricia Smith Moon Bags and accessories are sought after collector's items. There are a variety of styles of Moon Bags and most have distinctive lacquered panels, handles or accents that were hand painted by Patricia Smith.
This grey leather bag features needlepoint embroidery on the front and back and a removeable hand painted lacquered panel. It can be used as a shoulder bag or a clutch (the shoulder strap can be tucked inside the bag). The matching belt (below) also features needlepoint embroidery and a hand painted lacquered buckle. Needlepoint Moon Bags and belts were sold as kits. The needlework was do-it-yourself, and when the needlework was completed, the kits were sent to Moon Bags Inc for assembly.
I'll also have the following vintage items up for auction this Sunday: another 80's Patricia Smith needlepoint Moon Bag, a 70's flutter sleeve floral maxi dress, a 70's denim embroidered dress, a 70's floral wool blend maxi skirt, a 50's/60's crinoline petticoat/slip/skirt, and a 70's embroidered flare sleeve top.
Best wishes until next time, my dears. :)