Location August 1956:
Founded 1931, F.O. Merz celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 1956.
Full page ad for F.O. Merz Antelope leather bags mentions the problem of crocking in suede leathers. Antelope leather does not crock and was a superior product. "Handbags & Accessories," August 1956, page 7 .
JET BLACK ANTELOPE...
"From Spain comes this trend-setting collection of luxurious antelope handbags . . . each inspired design artfully executed. Exquisitely finished, with careful attention to detail . . . many are leather-lined.
Entire line exclusive with Merz. Retail from $5.00 to $35.00.