Vintage Enid Collins

Vintage Enid Collins "Flower with Bee" Box Bag

Regular price $125.00 Sale

  • Vintage Enid Collins "Flower with Bee" Box Bag
  • Wooden box bag
  • Leather straps 
  • Mirror inside
  • Great condition 
  • All vintage items are sold as is and are final sale only. 

Enid Collins Vintage Bags Handbags Cases
Enid Collins was a Texas designer of bags, handbags, and cases. She created her whimsical bags between 1959 and 1970, after which the production of her line of accessories was taken over by Tandy leather. Collins bags come in a classic bucket style, and she also introduced the wooden box purse, all of them embellished with fun animal and theme figures studded with glitter and jeweled with multi-color stones.

When World War II came to an end, Fred and Enid Collins moved to Medina, TX with every intention of becoming ranchers. To the benefit of all who appreciate great style and artistry, the ranching business proved a struggle, and the couple turned to their artistic talents for their livelihood. The team began producing leather handbags with hand sculpted brass ornaments. Their first big client was none other than Neiman Marcus. They named their line Collins of Texas, and in time turned out all sorts of amazingly creative totes and handbags.

The sale of Collins of Texas may have marked the end of handbags, but not designing. Enid continued to work in many different media including ceramics, fabrics, acrylic, and watercolor. This creativity was not for sale; she continued to design because it was what she loved to do.