Evans Abalone Shell Vanity Purse | Elegant Vintage Evening Clutch

Posted on: Feb 3

Evans has embraced the 1940s to create this chic abalone clutch. Let’s face it: purses like this simply don’t go out of style.

The finish is stunning, with squares of pearly white abalone shell creating a subtle rainbow of color.

These days clutches tend to sacrifice substance for style, but this Evans purse harks back to the practical past. It opens like a book to reveal a mirrored interior. It comes with a small comb, powder puff, and a pop-up lipstick case so all your beauty emergencies are covered. Your small change can sit snugly inside the spring-loaded coin holder.

Just imagine this little beauty paired with your favorite black dress. Could anything be more retro-chic?

More Features of This Evans Vanity Purse

  • Pressband clasps for opening on each side
  • A gold chain for carrying
  • Measures 3 x 5.5 x 1 inches

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2 Responses

  1. Stuart Paster Says:

    I have a new/unused in the original box Evans Abalone shell vanity elegant vintage evening Clutch. I would like to know it’s value and where I can sell it. stuartpaster@yahoo.com

  2. M. Clark Says:


    Why sell it? If’s it’s vintage, display it on a way with other vintage collectibles. I have a vintage Evans purse and have never seen another like it. It too is in mint condition; bought it for $2.00 about forty years ago. A reputable jeweler offered me $500 for it three years ago. The reason the price was so high was that it is in perfect condition, marked Evans, and he has never seen another like it anywhere. I have it hanging on a wall and it is a real conversation piece with anyone who sees it.

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