Slack Bags and Plastics in Spotlight
Plastic strips and lacy design plastic cord top zipper bag trimmed with contrasting colored calf. Retail $5. From Goldsmith Bros. GoldsmithBros
The handbag buyer should watch this trend carefully so that she may have the right type of purse for each type of slack. For instance, the woman who has a well-tailored suit with an extra pair of slacks to match, will definitely want a fine little bag to carry with her costume. The snakeskin one at the 'left above, has been designed for this purpose. The bag that may be attached to a belt is perfect for the woman who wants her hands and arms free for defense work.
Washable plastic envelope bag of red and white woven plasticord. May be had in a variety of colors. Retails $2.95. Westerman-Rosenberg. WesleyWesterman-Rosenberg
It is not too early to start planning for your first outdoor holiday. White and colored bags will be in demand for Decoration Day. Plastics in many variations are available and their washability and light weight are splendid Selling points.
Oversized top zipper bag of plastic plaques with multi color tenite trim. Fitted with many pockets. Retail $5. Goldberg & Seltzer. GoldcrestFashionsInc
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Headlines shriek "Plastics"! As predicted earlier in the season, plastic handbags are terrific. They are accounting for the greater portion of summer handbag business not only in New York, but in many stores throughout the country. They figure prominently in the reorders being placed on summer handbags.