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Help identifying! Anyone know what these are?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Bkkeen, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Bkkeen

    Bkkeen Registered Guest

    I found this little bundle of brightly-colored puffy plastic strips and have no idea what they are. Friends have suggested that they are for a purse or a blouse, but no one knows for sure. I can't find anything like them. Any help or ideas would be much appreciated! Thank you!

    Plastic Strips 1.jpg Plastic Strips 2.jpg
     
  2. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

  3. Bkkeen

    Bkkeen Registered Guest

    Hello Mary, Thanks for the response. I am guessing about 6-8 inches long. I will measure exactly when I get home.
     
  4. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer VFG Member

    Maybe color samples for a larger item.
     
  5. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG President Staff Member

    They look like something that would have lacings through them, with those tear-shaped openings. Makes me think of shoes or boots, but there wouldn't be a way to sew one on.
     
  6. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont VFG Member

    They make me think of those watch bands you could buy - eight different colors fitting on one watch, depending on your mood or color way for that day.
     
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  7. Bkkeen

    Bkkeen Registered Guest

    They are about 8 1/4 inches long and about an inch wide. Thanks everyone for the input!
     
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  8. Bkkeen

    Bkkeen Registered Guest

    This is along the lines of what I was thinking... something to change out to suit one's ensemble.
     
  9. Bkkeen

    Bkkeen Registered Guest

    I didn't mention before that there are 2 of each color in the pack. I saved them just because I liked the colors!
     
  10. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    Are they easily flexible or stiff?
     
  11. Bkkeen

    Bkkeen Registered Guest

    Very flexible puffy vinyl.
     
  12. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    yeah, maybe for high top shoes? the lacing would hold them in place, maybe?

    eta: not enough holes for high tops...
     
  13. lkranieri

    lkranieri VFG Member

    Along the lines of what Mary was thinking, my thought was they could be used to embellish sneakers, by putting laces through them. I have five holes on my sneakers, so two would fit there perfectly...only you would doubtless want four of them!
     

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