I have a bit of a thing for Glomesh, I don’t know where the love affair started and I wouldn’t say I have a large collection but what I have makes me happy. I find them in my travels at op shops super cheap, if they’re made in Hong Kong or are damaged I don’t buy them, what would be the point.
I got this wallet for $3 when I was up in Brisbane in April. I planned to use it as my “going out wallet” but now I use it everyday. I like how the mesh feels against my skin, how shiny it is and that it forces me to keep my wallet uncluttered. The more I use it the more damaged it gets, I really should keep it safe but really where’s the fun in that?
I can’t remember where I got this one but I think it cost me $5 and it’s in perfect condition. The zipper works really well and it has this beautiful soft weight to it. I use this when I don’t want to take a wallet but want to keep my phone and some cash handy. I love the wrist snake chain too.
The lining looks brand new and there are no tears or anything. I’m not sure if any of my pieces are fakes, it would be nice if they weren’t but I don’t think it would really ruin it for me if they were, I’d still use and love them.
I got this stunning purse in Brisbane too, it’s Aidan’s favourite. It cost me $24 the most I’ve ever paid for a Glomesh piece. It’s long and slinky and I love the kiss-lock… is it possible to adore a certain type of closure, I love me a kiss-lock. None of the links are broken despite the mesh being so fine and it’s big enough for my wallet, phone, make up, my ventolin inhaler and more.
The lining is this one is in good condition, no tears or rips but has a few stains and marks from being well loved. The pockets are the perfect size for my iphone and ID/Bankcards. The whole purse gives of this feeling of glamour, well to me anyway.
Now this one was a big find for me, $10 in all it’s original packaging from my local op shop. This was either a very cherished item or an unwanted gift that never got used. Before I’d even opened the box I knew it would be going home with me.
The purse was wrapped as if it had just been bought home from the shops, the original style tag, plastic wrap and tissue paper was all in there. The price wasn’t written on it but it does say it’s Style No# 6277 I wonder when it was made?
This is the white Glomesh purse in all it’s glory, not a single scratch on it. The style itself is quite modern if you ask me, clean lines, decent size and shape, nothing that really screams “I’m Old”.
The ruffles make it so different to anything I own and it feels nice against my fingers. I own expensive purses but this $10 bargain makes me feel a million bucks when I take it out on the town.
The lining is an silvery oyster colour and the Glomesh logo is seen everywhere, embossed on the lining, on the little gold strap clasps and inside the pocket.
It’s even on clasp!
If that wasn’t enough there was also a tiny, plastic wrapped, velvet mirror compact inside… it was the cherry on the cake for me. To this day it’s still one of my favourite op shop bargains and I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to show you all.
Apparently Glomesh is making a comeback in 2012, the grandson of the original founders Louis & Alice Kennedy (hungarian immigrants who moved to Australia in 1957 and founded Glomesh in 1958) is determined to revive the label… I know because he tweeted me on Saturday after I posted yet another Instagram photo of my gold purse, isn’t twitter wonderful!