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Kim White handbags from vintage automobile fabrics

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Why are Kim White Handbags so special? Made from vintage automotive fabrics, Kim White uses dead stock never-used textiles intended for use in American automobiles: cars, trucks and vans. She fortuitously unearthed an entire warehouse of automotive fabric, which may be the last existing stock anywhere in the US, and she is the sole owner of these amazing textiles.

camaro bag

1983 Chevrolet Camaro bag.

Each Kim White Handbag is tagged with the year and make of the fabric, so you know exactly what car your bag comes from (i.e. 1983 Camaro or a 1978 Ford Mustang). Kim White Handbags specializes in automotive fabrics from the 1970’s and 1980’s, when color was de rigueur in the automotive industry.

Since these textiles were originally intended for use in cars, they are incredibly durable. Perfect for handbags in style as well as function. Kim White Handbags, in keeping with the tradition of the American car industry, are sophisticated, beautiful and built to last. And just like American automobiles, they have a widespread appeal, from trendy teens to stylish grandmothers and every woman in between.

In addition to her collection of vintage automotive textiles, Kim has also unearthed some of the most gorgeous vintage florals from decades past.

All proudly designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

Kim White, serendipitously, lives minutes from the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

(source: Kim White)

pacer bag

1975 AMC Pacer bag.

amc gremlin bag 75

1975 AMC Gremblin bag.

buick skylark 75 bag

1975 Buick Skylark bag.

gm bag 75

1975 GM bag.

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Kim White logo.

Kim White   Official site.
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