Enid Collins and Collins of Texas

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Arguably the best-known designer of the late 1960s and early 1970s, Enid Collins began her company in 1959. The handbags were all wonderfully and whimsically designed with an abundance of faux gems, trims and themes. They were oft-imitated, but original Collins bags are highly collectible today. The Collins company was purchased by Tandy in 1970. Collins passed away in 1990.

There is a very good article about Collins here: https://www.coololdstuff.com/EnidCollins.html

The line was relaunched in 2012 by a different owner and can be seen here: http://www.collinsoftexas.com/.

Enid's son, jewelry designer Jeep Collins' website is https://jeepcollins.com/.

Handbags shown here are all from the collection of The Vintage Purse Museum. Ads and articles have been clipped via a paid subscription to Newspapers.com.

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Arizona Republic, April 11, 1968
Honolulu Star Bulletin, March 18, 1969
Arkansas Times, March 25, 1966
San Antonio Express, March 15, 1968
San Antonio Express, Feb. 25, 1968
The Tampa Tribune, Feb. 19, 1969

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