I don’t know much about this embroidered French purse with Chinese influences (or Chinese embroidery?). I picked it up at a thrift store and am enamored with it. It’s just the right level of sparkle and glitz for most fancy occasions and the short chain helps keep it feeling secure.
It’s a little bigger than absolutely necessary, which means it can house a second necklace option or a handkerchief along with cell phone and wallet.
The two sides are very much non-identical, so when I use it, I try to return it with the other side facing up to the mirror where I keep it (it’s too pretty to hide away!).
The label reads Benlux | 7 Rue Saint Honore } Paris. The base fabric is a shiny cream with gold embroidery framing a variety of multicolored icons: a fish, a person, a butterfly, a flowers, a bird, etc. The handiwork in it is pretty intense and I like to to think that I’m a good audience for that level of detail oriented intricate work, even if my own is in a different medium.