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The world of fashion is truly a beautiful space, especially when there are vintage handbags involved. As you embark on the journey of thrifting for your dream handbag from your local Goodwill NCW store, I’ve compiled some style tips to elevate your look effortlessly.

Let’s start with an oversized sack-like purse. This bag is truly a Mary Poppins’ bag—it can fit everything. Proportion is key here; balance the bulkiness with fitted attire like a pair of sleek bloomers and a coordinating top. Finish the ensemble with chunky boots for a touch of edgy flair, a perfect fusion of style and practicality.


Style 1 Vintage Handbags


Second Style of Vintage Handbags


Moving on to a smaller chrome beaded bag, paired with a flowing maxi skirt, and dainty chrome ballet flats, complemented by a graphic tee. This juxtaposition of elements adds depth and intrigue to your outfit, effortlessly curated from thrifted treasures.


Add a pop of color to your outfit with my next suggestion. Start with a neutral palette featuring diverse textures, then bring in a bold handbag (in this case a green handbag with a large buckle). A small pop of color in your handbag can give your outfit a whole new life all while expressing your personality!




Lastly, let’s embrace the sporty spicy vibe with a vintage Coach purse. Pair it with denim shorts, playful pink Puma sneakers, and white lace crew socks. Embrace the art of mismatching by starting with your statement piece—the purse—and building your outfit around it. Remember, adding one unexpected element can elevate your ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary. Trust me, it’s a fashion game-changer worth trying.


As we wrap up our dive into the world of thrifted handbags, it’s clear that style is all about personal expression and creativity. Whether you’re rocking an oversized tote or a chic clutch, the thrill of finding that perfect vintage piece adds an extra spark to any outfit. So, next time you’re browsing the racks at your local Goodwill NCW store, keep these tips in mind and have fun experimenting with different looks. After all, fashion is all about embracing your individuality and having a good time doing it!

About Lizzy Averbeck: A local thrifting fashionista. Lizzy works in high fashion and loves to incorporate vintage with everything that she does. When she is not thrifting, she can be found sewing, hanging out with her pitbull, Chloe, and trying out new foods at fun restaurants with loved ones giggling the night away! Follow Lizzy for her fashion filled thrifting tips!

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