I picked up this rusty frock in a a distressed paisley binge on Etsy, after an absolutely incredible piece slipped through my fingers post payment. That's the pain of vintage I guess- there's only one out there! Ah, and the pain it is forever ;)
But look- I actually completed my crafty project and replaced the zippers! Here's a comparison at the halfway mark- I love how the brass gives a more streamlined and lighter look to the bag. Now to consider a funky brass accent for the central zipper pull!