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Vivienne Westwood Handbags and Purses

British, b. 1941

For someone who regularly swats away the industry that made her, audacious British fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood certainly knows her way around a garment. And she knows how to provoke. “I don’t follow fashion,” Westwood once told the New York Times. “I’ve never been interested in it.” Collectors are certainly interested in her work, and vintage Vivienne Westwood day dresses, handbags, lingerie and jackets have become very desirable over the years.

Westwood was born Vivienne Isabel Swire in a village in Derbyshire, in central England, but moved to London as a teen. In the early 1960s, she began to make her own jewelry and met an artist, activist and entrepreneur named Malcolm McLaren. They became involved romantically and she made clothes for him in the style of the Teddy Boys — the city’s music-crazed, occasionally violent teenagers at the time who wore high-waisted trousers and tailored velvet blazers that drew on Edwardian-era fashions.

Westwood and McLaren opened a vintage shop on King’s Road in London in 1971. The flared denim and peasant blouses of the 1960s, then still popular with the “peace and love” set, didn’t hold any weight for Westwood. Instead, she was interested in provocative, edgy apparel. She repaired used clothing and endeavored to create bold new designs from scratch.

Together Westwood and McLaren sold older rock-and-roll records, customized T-shirts with antiestablishment slogans, biker jackets and snug trousers inspired by the Marlon Brando film The Wild One as well as bondage fetish wear. The shop, once called Let It Rock and then Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die before Sex became a more appropriate moniker, evolved into a youth mecca. The DIY garments — zippered tops, burnt tees emblazoned with anarchist messages — flew off the shelves. More notably, it brought punk to the masses. Westwood was soon dressing the Sex Pistols, a band that McLaren managed, all the while bridging the gap between music and fashion in a manner that has reverberated throughout the industry for decades.

In 1981, the couple’s first fashion show marked the debut of their Pirate collection — a swashbuckler-themed line that sprang from Westwood’s research into Indigenous Americans and the “power garments” of the Louis XIV era. The collection’s ample proportions and cutting-edge tailoring countered punk’s geometry and tight latex fits as well as what rocker Adam Ant called the “Puritanism” that plagued England at the time. The Pirate collection’s enduring influence on the world of fashion as well as the theatrical work of designers such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen is undeniable.

The self-taught Westwood enjoyed a rapid ascent in fashion, with British society embracing her looks and Vogue immortalizing them in its glossy pages. She’s dressed Kate Moss and Helena Bonham Carter, and a wedding dress that she created is featured in 2008’s Sex and the City film.

Today, the fires of political and environmental activism burn brightly for Westwood: She is a Greenpeace ambassador, having designed the organization’s official “Save the Arctic” logo; her clothing brand is committed to using recycled canvas and other eco-friendly materials in the production process; and in 2020, she protested the extradition of Julian Assange by suspending herself in a bird cage outside London’s Old Bailey court. But she will always be the grande dame of British design.

Find an extraordinary range of vintage Vivienne Westwood shirts, shoes, evening dresses and other items today on 1stDibs.

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Designer: Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood Red Croc Embossed Chancery Heart HandBag
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Montreal, Quebec
COLOR: Red MATERIAL: Leather MEASURES: H 9” x L 5.11” x D 3.5” DROP: 5.5” CONDITION: Very good - faint hairline scratches form handling. Minimal signs of wear.
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Vivienne Westwood Classic Pink Orb Clutch Bag
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Located in Scottsdale, AZ
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By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
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By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Hong Kong, NT
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By Vivienne Westwood
Located in New York, NY
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By Vivienne Westwood
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Vivienne Westwood handbags and purses for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs has an extraordinary range of authentic Vivienne Westwood handbags and purses available. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Lederer, Renaud Pellegrino and John Galliano appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture Vivienne Westwood handbags and purses from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $468 and tops out at $2,832, while the average work can sell for $2,158.
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    Herald Group subsidiary Zeon Limited is responsible for manufacturing, marketing and distributing watches under the Vivienne Westwood brand. This agreement began in 2011 when the brand rolled out its watch line. Zeon Limited manufactures watches for many different brands. It is the UK’s largest distributor and importer of timepieces. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Vivienne Westwood began her fashion design career in the 1970s in England and was quickly recognized for her unconventional and edgy approach to style. Her unique attitude and the punk rock movement rose to fame simultaneously with her preference for checkered prints, biker styles and provocative messaging becoming the look of punk. The first Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren catwalk show featured the Pirate Collection, a significant approach that was historical and modern. Moving on from the success of that collection, the brand created a new look that parodied the luxury of the upper class and royals. Then, in an about face, she embraced England and created an Anglomania-based collection. Today the styles of the brand, still created by Vivienne Westwood, are about exploration. Each of her collections has had a major impact on the fashion world. You’ll find a large collection of Vivienne Westwood from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    Vivienne Westwood’s logo, consisting of a cross-topped orb surrounded by a ring, is a playful reference to the symbol of the orb and scepter used for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, as Vivienne Westwood proclaimed herself ‘Queen of Fashion’. Find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Yes and no. Vivienne Westwood has a collection of handbags that are made of genuine leather and produced in Italy. The brand also has a collection of ethical handbags that are not made of animal products and these bags are produced in South Africa. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    No, Vivienne Westwood necklaces are mostly made of sterling silver and brass along with other imitation stones and metals. Most gold-looking pieces in her collection are actually brass. Even though the metals are not real gold, it’s still important to protect and care for your Vivienne Westwood jewelry as it may tarnish and lose its luster over time. You’ll find a large collection of Vivienne Westwood from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    The Mini Melissa shoe is made by the company Grendene and is considered a pioneer in the design and development of high-end plastic footwear. The designs that this brand is getting recognized are made in collaboration with some top luxury brand names, including Vivienne Westwood. But the Vivienne Westwood brand does not own the Mini Melissa and it is not the only brand contributing design ideas. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Vivienne Westwood does make a stand towards sustainability by avoiding plastics and replacing polyester and acrylics for recyclable materials. Sustainable leather also plays a major role in a lot of the brand’s creations. You can find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    It depends on the design, but Vivienne Westwood does use sterling silver and brass for most of its jewelry. You can find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    To ensure the authenticity of your Vivienne Westwood T-shirt, check that the brand tag is an off-white embroidered tag stitched to the garment on the top left and top right corners. The logo and name also appear on the care instructions tag. Be sure to also check that any graphic is printed crisp and clean and that the hem is evenly double-stitched. You can also find expertly vetted vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    No, Vivienne Westwood does not offer a student discount on its designs. If you’re looking for a discount or a sale on Vivienne Westwood clothing, shoes, and accessories, following them on social media may help as it sometimes offers discounts to loyal followers. Shop a collection of vintage and new Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Vivienne Westwood is a British fashion designer who entered the scene in 1971 and quickly grew in popularity. She is known for being outspoken, edgy and unconventional. Her designs and cutting-edge style in the 1970s shaped the look of the punk rock movement, taking runway and streetwear fashion in a different direction. You’ll find a large collection of Vivienne Westwood from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    Vivienne Westwood’s style has been described as punk, new wave, new romantic and more. She was the embodiment of the punk fashion movement in the 1970s, inspiring the likes of the Sex Pistols. You can find vintage and contemporary Vivienne Westwood bags, clothing and shoes from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Vivienne Westwood was initially made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1992 and then was made a dame in 2006. Shop Dame Vivienne Westwood’s designs from some of the top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs.
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    Most Vivienne Westwood products are made in Italy. There are also factories located in

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