Volupte Powder Compacts & Heritage


Volupte were considered to be one of the most adventurous America compact makers & were famed for their novelty compacts.

Volupte emerged as market leader in the 1940s and ’50s, producing a range of elegant functional compacts, that epitomized the glamour of the 40’s & 50’s. Vanity cases, and carryalls highly prized by today’s collectors further established the Volupte brand as truly American Hollywood glamour.

Volupte were definitely one of the most ingenious compact manufacturers.

Advertisements featured the comment, “Volupte reflects the prettiest faces” and stated availability “wherever fine compacts are sold.” These were considered to be upmarket.

A November 1950 ad in Glamour Magazine positions them as collectible. “Now your Volupte compacts serve a double purpose! You use one each day as a beauty accessory–and you display your entire collection in your home to add new excitement and glamour to your decoration!

You can find out more on the history behind this revered vintage brand in our bespoke fact packs that are supplied with every order from The Vintage Compact Shop - shop Volupte accessories here.