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Elizabeth Mason speaks about being a woman in business with Business Boomer, Abie Santiago

Click here for video interview of Elizabeth Mason, The Paper Bag Princess:

Elizabeth Mason is the owner and CEO of vintage couture company The Paper Bag Princess. With brick and mortar shops in Beverly Hills and Toronto, Canada, her business is all about glamor and fashion. Her clients include the Olsen twins, Nicky Hilton, Beyonce Knowles, among others. Hosted by Abbie Santiago. Executive Produced by John Lockmer. Shot and edited by Jorge Ortega.

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‘Shop Our Virtual Boutique’


Welcome to The Paper Bag Princess. We invite you to browse through our online boutique and shop us with complete confidence. Please feel free to create your own personal and secure account with us if you like, or continue to shop with us as a welcomed guest. Either way you choose to shop with us rest assured, your shopping cart will be active until you leave our virtual vintage boutique. Please understand that we could not possibly list our entire inventory in our online boutique, as well new items are arriving everyday. So if you do not see what you are looking for, that does not mean we do not have it, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with your request and we will be delighted review our current inventory for you in our three boutiques and be sure to reserve the item of your hearts desire for you immediately. If you have an important vintage item that you wish to have us represent for sale please do not hesitate to contact us directly to discuss our terms.

Thank you for visiting our virtual boutique, we look forward to satisfying all your vintage dreams. Elizabeth Mason, The Paper Bag Princess


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All items may be viewed in person by special request in our Couture Salon at The Paper Bag Princess, Beverly Hills.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment at the boutique.
We are presently seeking high-end couture and designer vintage to be featured in our exclusive offerings on
You may contact us through our website, or telephone us directly at 310 385-9036
We look forward to serving you soon.







Click the Image Above to View the Entire Look Book of Elizabeth Mason Couture. You may also download the Look Book from for future viewing. Elizabeth Mason Couture, specializing in fine custom couture evening and cocktail fashion for all your special events, charity galas, Red Carpet appearances, and weddings. Perfect for the Mother of The Bride or Groom as well as custom bridal wear. Contact us directly for your private consultation.


Concours D’Elegance”, Greystone Mansion Vintage Couture Fashion Show

Concours D’Elegance”, Presented by Elizabeth Mason, for The Paper Bag Princess. A Fabulous Vintage Couture Fashion Show in the formal gardens  at Greystone Mansion.

Elizabeth Mason Couture Bridal Designs available at The Paper Bag Princess, Beverly Hills, and on

Please call 310 385-9036 for a free consultation.


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Maria Bello to Receive The Spirit Award For Style And Substance

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September 29, 2009

Maria Bello to Receive LA Spirit Award at Valentino Vintage Runway Show

Los Angeles, CA – Actress Maria Bello will receive The Los Angeles Spirit Award For Style and Substance at Elizabeth Mason, the Paper Bag Princess Vintage Couture Celebrates Valentino, The Last Emperor taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursday, October 15.


Bello, who is currently in production on the Adam Sandler comedy “Lake House” opposite Kevin James and co-starring Chris Rock and Salma Hayak and the John Wells drama “The Company Men” co-starring Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones, will receive the prestigious award for her philanthropic work as well as her support of Los Angeles based fashion designers.

Founded by Elizabeth Mason and underwritten by, a website offering all things beautiful from vintage couture fashion to the world’s most sought after fine antique and modern furnishings, the $2,500 scholarship will be given to a second year fashion student in Maria’s honor. “ strongly believes in formal education for the study and practice of design. We are thrilled to be involved from the beginning in supporting and sponsoring The Spirit Award for Style and Substance annual scholarship for design students.” states Michael Bruno, founder and president of

The runway show produced by Elizabeth Mason, author, collector and connoisseur of exceptional vintage fashion, celebrates the early work of Valentino and is inspired by the documentary Valentino, the Last Emperor. The visually spectacular show will be accented with ‘Valentino Red’ accoutrements from Mason’s own contemporary couture design collection, a selection of which will also be on display prior to the show during a meet and greet with the designer.

to Design a commemorative pair of star shaped Diamond earrings as a special gift to this years recipient.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at .  A portion of the proceeds benefits The Museum of Contemporary Art.


“Also, that night at MOCA, Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week will host a Valentino Vintage Runway Show presented by Elizabeth Mason of the vintage store, The Paper Bag Princess. The clothes should be simply spectacular, and actress Maria Bello will receive the L.A. Spirit Award, which will award a fashion student $2500 dollars in scholarship. The runway show will be produced by Elizabeth Mason, and since it’s been the year of Valentino (the doc “The Last Emperor” is no doubt going to be Oscar nominated), she could not have made a more timely choice. Tickets for that are available to the public at – and no tickets will be sold at the door.”


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Who Wore Elizabeth Mason Couture BEST, Victoria Beckham or Lisa Edelstein; Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Actress Lisa Edelstein first wore this sexy  Elizabeth Mason Couture ‘Black Pearl’ lace cocktail dress back in September 2007 to the Entertainment Weekly’s 5th Annual Emmy’s celebrations.



Lisa Edelstein wore her dress with a pair of grey suede knotted peep-toe heels and a gold clutch.


Victoria Beckham purchased the same dress and wore it when she celebrated New Years Eve with her husband David in London, January 2008.


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