Elizabeth Mason founded The Paper Bag Princess Vintage Couture in 1992 followed by her first reference book, The Rag Street Journal, The Ultimate Guide to Shopping Thrift Across North America; Henry Holt. Mason opened her first boutique, The Paper Bag Princess, West Hollywood in 1995. The boutique specializes in glamorous, sexy, designer vintage evening and cocktail fashions. Mason appeared on Oprah with her book The Rag Street Journal, searching for hidden riches in homes across America. Mason released her 2nd reference book in 2002, Valuable Vintage, The Insider’s Guide to Identifying and Pricing Important Vintage; Random House. Mason is a Certified Appraiser specializing in 20th and 21st Century fashions. Mason expanded the boutique in 2004, to Beverly Hills where she caters to the special demands of a select clientele. The boutique offers a design research dept., VIP couture/museum salon, and a library of fashion books, and sketches, which are available for research rentals. Mason opened her design Atelier, Elizabeth Mason Couture in 2006. Her designs are created in the tradition of fine French Couture, culling their inspiration from her vast couture archives which heralds back to early Silver Screen goddesses. Described as 'Go-To-Looks', that are beautifully crafted and constructed, as well as sexy, glamorous and uber feminine. Elizabeth Mason Couture is available, as well as a curated collection of important designer vintage from The Paper Bag Princess.