finding Enid with
An anthropological adventure in the world of designer Enid Collins
Finding Enid with LOVE is not just a website, as Enid Collins bags are not just "purses." This site serves as the online hub of an anthropological project that seeks to raise awareness and understanding of Enid Collins as designer, business woman and fashion industry influencer. Through research, the online community and development of a comprehensive, accessible collection of all things Collinsiana, I hope to gather stories, images and information that connect Collins fans with Enid's amazing body of work, and with each other. Have a story or information that you'd like to share? Scroll down for more about how to participate in the project.
The Finding Enid with LOVE project includes development of a comprehensive digital archive to create a record of Enid Collins box bags, totes, jewelry and other works, as well as documents and histories. I research, recover, restore and catalog items according to professional anthropological methods. The online collection also includes my research, special exhibits, vintage advertising and promotional materials such as wholesale flyers, and more.
Vintage box bag by Enid Collins, bird theme.
Sample of a historical record of Enid Collins copyright registrations compiled by a Collins collector. Covers 1961 to 1975.
Vintage papier mache box bag by Enid Collins.
I remember my first Enid Collins bag.
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— J.A., Burbank, California
I worked with Enid 20 years.
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— L.K., Medina, Texas
Look at me, in 1967! — J.Y., Boulder, Colorado
Visit the museum gift shop to purchase vintage Enid Collins bags, authentic vintage jewels for restoration, and other fabulous fun stuff in the spirit of Enid.