A sophisticated 1950s mother-of-pearl minaudiere to make your evening extra special.
Vintage Minaudiere Details
- Small evening bag designed as a compact.
- Brass purse with tiles of sparkling mother of pearl on the front.
- Each side opens and snaps closed.
- One side has a money clip the other side contains the original mirror plus s space for lipstick, and powder.
What is a Minaudiere
A minaudière is a small, decorative clutch purse, typically made of metal or covered in decorative fabric, and often adorned with jewels, beads, or other ornamental details. The name “minaudière” comes from the French word “minauder,” which means to act coy or flirtatious.
The design was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in the 1930s and was named after its founder’s wife, Estelle Arpels. It is often used as an accessory for formal occasions, such as weddings, galas, and other fancy events, and is typically just large enough to hold a few small items, such as lipstick, a compact, and a small amount of money or credit cards.
Shipping & Returns
Items are normally shipped within 5 business days. Occasionally, there may an issue with shipping times. If so, we will let you know at once. Clothing and accessories ship by USPS Priority Mail, UPS, or FedEx, based on the best price. Jewelry ships First Class Insured. Overseas orders ship International First Class. Please see our Shipping Information for rates.
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