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40's Black Wool and Persian lamb pouch bag 1) Inventory # B00375: 40's Black Wool and Persian lamb pouch bag
Magnificent 40's style black Wool and Persian lamb pouch bag, with three-inch wide wrist strap handle. This is a beautifully designed bag by Surrey Original. There is slight wear to the edge of the fur panel, abrasion of the fabric cover of the frame, and 2 tiny moth holes at the edge of the handle where it doesn't show. A substantial chunk of Carved Lucite adorns the lift up latch. The Black satin interior has two small open pockets and a cavernous interior. There is significant wear and shredding of the flexure points of the lining. While not without its faults, this is a wonderful collectible bag, very much of its time. Measures 8 x 7 x 8 inches.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: On Hold  
50’s Stunning black faille convertible clutch 2) Inventory # A00769: 50’s Stunning black faille convertible clutch
Stunning black faille convertible clutch is a 50’s classic! The front horizontal of this stylish bay is accentuated with Rosy-Beige braid, a wide band collage of beads, sequins and gold plastic roses, with an embellished floral cartouche below. The back to the bag is plain faille. The simple thirteen inch gold chain handle folds out if you prefer a hand bag. The beige taffeta interior shows several tiny spots and one red pencil mark. Measures along lean 12 ½ x 2 x 5 inches.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
50's quilted cotton floral under clear vinyl handbag 3) Inventory # C00209: 50's quilted cotton floral under clear vinyl handbag
Perfect late summer or resort bag of quilted cotton floral under clear vinyl. The gold lift-up latch opens to a spotless pink linen interior with a single metal zip pocket. Excellent unused condition. Measures 9 ¾ x 4 x 8 ½”.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Yellow
Status: Available  
50's Vibrant multicolored Telephone Cord Clutch Bag 4) Inventory # A00157: 50's Vibrant multicolored Telephone Cord Clutch Bag
Vibrant multicolored Telephone Cord Clutch Bag has tremendous pizzazz! The front and back have different designs, the geometric pattern rolling around the edges of the bag. The cording is mounted to a cotton canvas in a mellow soft tone. A perfect bag for a summer at the beach! The bag is fully lined in black taffeta with a single open pocket. Dates ca. 1950. Some wear around the top edge, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 12 x 2 x 7”.
$90.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Multicolor, Plastic, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
50's yellow faux weave vinyl box bag 5) Inventory # E00001: 50's yellow faux weave vinyl box bag
The classic 50's box bag gets a new twist in this charming yellow faux weave vinyl number. The double-corded handles join at each end and loop around the shiny gold metal handle hardware. The sculptural gold lift up latch opens to a black taffeta interior with a metal zip pouch mounted on the back surface. The lid carries a large rectangular beveled edge mirror whose surface shows some signs of age. The only imperfections are two areas of blue pen marks on the back (see detail). Measures 10 x 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches and with a 15-inch handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Yellow
Status: Available  
Aetna USA Chamois colored vinyl handbag 6) Inventory # B00179: Aetna USA Chamois colored vinyl handbag
Rich Chamois colored vinyl handbag by Aetna USA has real architectural flair. The flexible vinyl handle follows the contour of the body of the bag. The black cotton print lining is awash in yellow daisies. No obvious flaw and a very usable bag. Measures 11 1/2 x 3 x 5 inches.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Aetna USA , Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
After Five White vinyl convertible clutch 7) Inventory # A00208: After Five White vinyl convertible clutch
White vinyl convertible clutch evening bag by After Five. Faux reptile texturing. Gold front and latch with tiny rhinestones and pearl embellishment add some panache. Fully lined in spotless black satin. Includes a matching satin coin purse affixed to the frame by a safety chain. A 10 inch chain handle folds inside. Excellent condition. Measures 8 1/4 x 2” x 6 1/2“.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1960s, After Five , Clutch Bag, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Air Step shiny navy & white vinyl handbag 8) Inventory # C00278: Air Step shiny navy & white vinyl handbag
Air Step shiny navy vinyl handbag with white spectator inset in the envelope flap. The 1-inch wide double strap can unsnap to form a 28-inch shoulder bag length. The gold turnstyle latch opens to a navy faille interior with large open and one plastic zip pocket. The bag dates ca. 1970. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 9 x 4 x 7 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Air Step, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: On Hold  
Annette Olive Green Suede Cloth Bag 9) Inventory # H00050: Annette Olive Green Suede Cloth Bag
Annette is a lesser known maker from the 1950s. Click the maker link below to visit their page in Bag Lady University. This example of their work is a stately olive green suede cloth, a synthetic material that doesn't suffer from the crocking, spotting and wear of vintage suede. The single strip handle and color block style frame and latch have an Art Moderne look. Spotless light brown satin lines the interior and forms a single large open pocket, carrying the Annette woven label. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4" with a 14" handle.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Annette Handbag Company, Art Moderne, Green, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: On Hold  
Annette Walnut Brown Faux Suede Handbag 10) Inventory # H00049: Annette Walnut Brown Faux Suede Handbag
Annette is a lesser known New York maker from the 1950s. Click the maker link below to visit their page in Bag Lady University. This example of their work is a stately brown faux suede, a synthetic material that doesn't suffer from the crocking, spotting and wear of vintage suede. The single strip handle and colorblock style frame and latch have an Art Moderne look. Spotless light brown satin lines the interior and forms a single large open pocket, carrying the Annette woven label. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 8 3/4" with a 14" handle.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Annette Handbag Company, Art Moderne, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Architectural off-white vinyl handbag 11) Inventory # A00160: Architectural off-white vinyl handbag
Architectural shape and unique construction highlight this delightful off-white vinyl handbag. The bottom portion of the front is a vinyl tortoise shell material. The gold metallic latch strip flips up and through the circular buttonhole to open. The spacious interior is fully lined in off-white file, with a single open pocket. Excellent condition. Measures 9 1/4 x 4 x 8 1/2 inches.
$90.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Tortoise, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Art Moderne style Primary Colorblock handbag 12) Inventory # E00135: Art Moderne style Primary Colorblock handbag
If you're looking for a classic 50's vinyl bag with pizzazz, you've found it! This little honey has Art Moderne style in bright primary colors front and back that would be ideal with a color block wardrobe. The chunky gold lift up latch opens to a clean black faille interior, divided in half by a large gusset mounted metal zip pocket. The handle stitching is worn, but it has been stabilized inside (see detail.) Excellent condition and very usable. Measures 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 with a 14" handle.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Multicolor, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Bermuda bag w Navy Canvas cover 13) Inventory # C00181: Bermuda bag w Navy Canvas cover
Cute as a Bug Navy Canvas Bermuda bag in classic 4 button style. This is a more recent reproduction from China. The dark plywood handle is somewhat lighter in weight than the vintage bags. The navy body is attached to the body with large metal staples. Slight wear to the wood edges, but overall excellent condition. Measures 9 ¼ x 1 ¾ x 9 ½”.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Bermuda Bag w Preppy Plaid cover 14) Inventory # C00072: Bermuda Bag w Preppy Plaid cover
Solidly constructed vintage Bermuda Bag, attired in Preppy Plaid. Unlike more recent reproductions, this vintage bag is quality all the way! The body of the bag is 2 layers, a navy blue inner lining and a white cotton outer covering, so you have the dark inside that stays cleaner looking and white outside to proved a neutral surface for various costumes. These layers are sewn to the solid wood frame by hand! The 3-button attachment is atypical. The wool plaid cover is piped in navy. Beautifully finished with no hanging threads. Spotless condition inside and out. Measures an ample 10 x 2 x 10”.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Bermuda Bag with two costumes 15) Inventory # C00076: Bermuda Bag with two costumes
Preppy delight Bermuda Bag with two costumes is just the thing for your summer wardrobe. The grass green costume, piped in navy, reverses to green and white gingham check! The white eyelet cover reverses to white linen. The handle is plywood composite and shows some edge wear. This is the more common 4-button attachment style. The body of the bag is a single layer of white cotton attached to the frame with tiny painted white staples. Measures 10 ½ x 1 ½ x 12”.
$70.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Fabric, Green, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Best & Co woven white fabric handbag 16) Inventory # B00313: Best & Co woven white fabric handbag
Solid style and Construction makes this an especially desirable summer bag. The woven white fabric body has a decided diagonal texture that directs the eye upward to the wide leather covered frame. The flat gold lift-up latch opens to a pristine navy satin interior with two large open and one metal zip pocket. Navy faille coin purse and mirror in the original tissue are included. The bag carries the fabric label from Best & Co. Fifth Avenue New York. Some discoloration from the metal hinge inside the Gusset but nothing really objectionable. Measures 11 x 1 x 11 inches with a 16 in. handle.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Best & Company , Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Best & Company Psychedelic velveteen box bag 17) Inventory # C00263: Best & Company Psychedelic velveteen box bag
Unique color palette and Pucci-like design make this velveteen bag a classic of the Psychedelic Era! The round snap fastener opens to a black moiré' interior in spotless condition. The maker's mark was covered by the Best & Company fabric label and is illegible. There is some nap wear at the edges and the bottom corners, but nothing distracting. Measures a petite 7 x 2 1/2 x 3 1/4".
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Best & Company , Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Black Conical Bag by Stefen Suede Cloth handbag 18) Inventory # H00114: Black Conical Bag by Stefen Suede Cloth handbag
Elegant and understated, this black suede cloth Bag by Stefen handbag is anything but inconspicuous. The shape evolves from a 7 1/4" x 4" oval base to a petite point embellished 3 1/4 x 2 1/2" oval lid, latching with an engraved Gothic detail fitting. Metal hardware is a versatile mix of silver and gold. Flawless black satin lines the interior and forms the open pocket inside. Excellent condition in every respect. Measures 7 1/4 x 4 x 6 1/2".
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Bag by Stefen, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Black mushroom vinyl handbag w tortoise trim 19) Inventory # B00176: Black mushroom vinyl handbag w tortoise trim
Black mushroom vinyl handbag with tortoise Lucite trim. This spacious design features voluminous open pockets flanking a large lift-up latch center pocket. All three sections are fully lined in spotless black taffeta. The latching section has a large metal zip pocket. One of the handles has a split at the attachment hardware, but it is still solid. There is abrasion wear to the black vinyl covered frame from the ends of the rivets attaching the Lucite trim (see detail.) Measures 11 x 2 1/2 x 8 in. with 13-inch handle.
$35.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Black satin Lady Lewis pouch bag 20) Inventory # A00210: Black satin Lady Lewis pouch bag
Black satin Lady Lewis pouch bag has a 30” gold chain handle, allowing its use as a shoulder bag, if desired. The rectangular lift-up latch is embellished with faceted glass and rhinestones. The black satin lining is spotless. There are no interior pockets, just an ample capacity. As is often the case in satin, there are 2 small worn areas at the flex points of the bottom, but these are the only flaws. Measures 7 x 5 ½ x 3 ½”.
$35.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Lewis, Miss Lewis, Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Black Velvet Fitted Clutch with Matching Compact Made in USA 21) Inventory # E00012: Black Velvet Fitted Clutch with Matching Compact Made in USA
Petite and stylish, this black velvet fitted clutch is unmarked except for the “Made in USA” incised case mark on the matching black velvet compact. Unsnap the envelope flap and the bag opens to provide access to the body mounted mirror inside. This mirror shows slight spotting. The compact fits into its own open pocket, is unused and includes paper liner, sifter puff and pristine frame mounted mirror. Flawless condition. Measures 5 x 4 x 1 ½”.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Fabric, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Block Stylish Charcoal and Yellow faux reptile vinyl handbag 22) Inventory # C00298: Block Stylish Charcoal and Yellow faux reptile vinyl handbag
A Stylish Charcoal and Yellow faux reptile vinyl handbag by Block. The shiny chrome hardware and top trim contrast beautifully with the textured body. The front envelope flap latches with a large oval snap. The spotless black faille interior features one gold lined open pocket and one metal zip pocket. The style and non-magnetic latch dates the to the late 60's. Four metal feet protect the bottom of the bag. The bag's only flaws are a few scratches on the top metal trim (see detail.) Measures 9 x 3 1/4 x 6 1/2".
$80.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Block, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Yellow
Status: Available  
Bobbie Jerome Shiny Taupe Vinyl handbag 23) Inventory # C00042: Bobbie Jerome Shiny Taupe Vinyl handbag
Shiny Taupe Vinyl Bobbie Jerome handbag, topped with a regal gold teardrop latch. The lush dark brown satin interior carries a woven fabric Bobbie Jerome label. The interior features one large open pocket. There is flexure damage at the bottom of one gusset (see detail,) otherwise excellent condition. Measures 9 x 2 3/4 x 8 1/2" with a 12" handle.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Bobbie Jerome, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Cara Cavernous Bird Tapestry Handbag 24) Inventory # C00299: Cara Cavernous Bird Tapestry Handbag
If you never could travel light, this immense Cara tapestry bag can handle the load! Multicolor bird tapestry front and back are trimmed in matching bone vinyl. The rectangular gold latch lifts to open. The bone faille lining is clean, but does have one light round water spot under the large metal zip pocket. Marked in gold "Cara Made in USA." Bottom protected by metal hemisphere feet. Excellent condition. Measures 12 1/2 x 5 x 11" with a 14" handle.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Cara , Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Caron of Houston Embellished Brown Wool Tote Style Handbag 25) Inventory # H00061: Caron of Houston Embellished Brown Wool Tote Style Handbag
"Hand Decorated Original by Caron of Houston, Texas" reads the cloth label in this fabulous brown wool tote bag. The front, embellished in needlepoint flowers, velvet and sculptural plastic leaves and glitz....lots of glitz! But this bag is not all flash. Full size open pockets flank the latched center section, allowing fast access to necessities. Taffeta lines these outer pockets as well as the interior with its metal zip pocket. The back surface is plain unembellished wool. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures a sizable 10 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 10 with double 13" covered cord handles.
$125.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Caron of Houston , Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Caron of Houston Unmarked embellished handbag  26) Inventory # B00074: Caron of Houston Unmarked embellished handbag
Unmarked but unmistakable Caron of Houston embellished handbag was the height of fashion in the mid 50's. The body of the bag is a combination of black vinyl gussets and black jersey front, bottom and back. The silver metal frame and hardware echo the silver of the zany collage on the front. The interior is fully lined in spotless black faille with a single metal zip pocket. The bag's only defects are worn bottom corners, as commonly seen in these jersey bags {See detail}. Measures an ample 10 x 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches with a 14 inch handle.
$80.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Caron of Houston , Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Charming floral petite point bag 27) Inventory # E00127: Charming floral petite point bag
Charming floral petite point bag has the same design with different color placement front and bag. The front has a tab to assist in opening. The gold lift up latch opens to a beautiful peach moiré’ lining with a single pleated pocket. A Lace sachet marked “Made in France is included. The lining shows some pen marks in the bottom but is sound and attractive. The leather covering the bag frame shows some wear, but generally the bag is in great condition. Measures a demure 6 ½ x 1 ½ x 6” .
$55.00
Descriptors: Blue/Navy, Handbag, Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Charming Vinyl Faux Beaded bag 28) Inventory # E00100: Charming Vinyl Faux Beaded bag
Charming Vinyl Faux Beaded bag is a rare pristine version of example illustrated on page 152 of Ettinger's "Handbags." This is a classic box bag with an outrageous sculptural lift-up latch. The interior is fully ling in navy taffeta. Excellent condition with no major flaws. Measures 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 5".
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
China multicolor vinyl bag 29) Inventory # C00054: China multicolor vinyl bag
A more recent handbag than you usually find at the Bag Lady Emporium, this China made multicolor vinyl bag does fit in the collectible category. The magnetic latch patent number, plastic zippers, and cotton zigzag stitching point to an early 80's date. The vibrant color scheme makes this an especially desirable bag. The interior is divided into two large pouches, each closed with its own plastic zipper. The rear section has a large plastic zip pocket and carries a large " Made in China" tag. Very slight interior wear and minute rubbing at the bottom corners are the bag's only faults. (See detail). Measures 11 x 5 x 9 inches with double 15-inch handles.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1980s, China, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
China woven Sea grass Tote 30) Inventory # C00118: China woven Sea grass Tote
This woven Sea grass Tote simply says “SUMMER!” It’s a recent manufacture “Made in China.” The woven canvas top opens down the center with a large plastic zipper. The interior is fully lined in off white cotton with a single large open pocket. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 9 ½ x 4 x 14” to the top of the handles.
$25.00
Descriptors: 1990s, Brown/Earth Tones, China, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Classy U.S. Navy vinyl handbag 31) Inventory # B00279: Classy U.S. Navy vinyl handbag
A roomy bag with high style, this Navy vinyl handbag would be a versatile addition to your wardrobe. The curvilinear front detailing as sculptural appeal. Spotless navy taffeta interior carriers the "Classy U.S.A." label. Thoughtful features include a resilient navy vinyl surface surrounding the open and metal zip pockets and a pristine taffeta coin purse, attached to the bag with elastic safety lanyard. Some minor surface wear on the back. Measures 12 x 2 1/2 x 10 inches.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Classy US, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Classy USA Unused olive green Handbag 32) Inventory # B00045: Classy USA Unused olive green Handbag
Unused olive green color and flamboyant and pert frame hardware make a real statement. This bag by Classy USA is fully lined in off-white vinyl and features a large open and one metal zip pocket. Condition is very good inside and out with one tiny pin hold nick near the center of one side of the bag that really requires close scrutiny to detect. Some speckling of the metal finish, but nothing major. Measures 11 1/2 x 4 x 6 1/2".
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Classy US, Green, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Coblentz 50's velvet handbag 33) Inventory # D00087: Coblentz 50's velvet handbag
Rich and sophisticated Coblentz Black silk velvet handbag has a sensuous feel. The background fabric reflects a warm reddish tone in some lights. The gold crown like latch opens to a spotless black satin interior with three open pockets, one specially designed to hold a tortoise framed, signed Coblentz mirror. The bag dates to the early 50's. Pristine unused condition. Measures 8 1/2 x 1 x 7 1/2 inches.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Coblentz, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Colorful Floral Petite Point Evening Bag 34) Inventory # A00514: Colorful Floral Petite Point Evening Bag
A colorful Floral Petite Point Evening Bag in shades of coral, terra cotta, blue and green, bordered in a bamboo design. The gold metal frame is engraved in an intricate design that is offset beautifully by a black enamel background. The black satin interior has a single open pocket and shows no apparent signs of wear. Gold 18 1/2" handle and the other metal parts are spotless. Excellent unused condition. Measures 7 1/2 x 1 x 6 1/2".
$145.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, Multicolor, Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Colorful woven Tapestry bag 35) Inventory # 990880: Colorful woven Tapestry bag
Colorful woven Tapestry bag, trimmed in black vinyl. Silver spring latch opens to reveal a spacious interior, spotless, with one metal zip and one open side pocket. Some missing stitching on the underside of the handle has no apparent consequence to the stability of the handle. Measures 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 8 1/2".
$45.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Corde' long, lean clutch bag 36) Inventory # A00358: Corde' long, lean clutch bag
Can't you just see Joan Crawford carrying this amazing Corde' clutch bag? The navy and earth tone colors blend like an Ikat textile. The sculptural double latches open to a navy taffeta interior with a single open pocket. The bag does show its age in some respects, including darkening of metal fittings, archival color change of the lining and one area of wear to the cording {see detail}. Measures a copies 15 x 1 3/4 x 6 inches.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Corde' Style Black Handbag 37) Inventory # B00162: Corde' Style Black Handbag
Black Corde' Style Handbag with interlocking Chevron pattern front and back. The front surface of the bag has a large metal zip pocket built in. The body of the bag has two large taffeta lined open pockets flanking the central metal zip section. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 8 1/2" at the bottom, 10" at the top, 2 3/4" wide and 6 1/2" tall.
$50.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Cue 5-Sided Gold & Black Brocade Fitted Vanity Bag 38) Inventory # H00038: Cue 5-Sided Gold & Black Brocade Fitted Vanity Bag
Vintage perfection is apparent in this Cue five-sided Black & Gold brocade fitted vanity bag. A “U” shaped hinged hasp firs over a gold peg on the frame to close. Red satin lines the interior and is pierced and threaded with gold lame’ elastic bands that organize the original equipment inside including an unused lipstick tube, clear plastic comb with gold metal cover, red satin coin purse and a nifty push button pen light. The original compact was damaged, so an early Avon square compact with filigree trimmed envelope flap closure and original Avon puff is included. There is a short finger loop on the back for easy carrying. Measures 6 ¼ x 1 ¼ x 6”.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Cue, Fabric, Gold, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Delill Black Leather and Needlepoint handbag 39) Inventory # C00287: Delill Black Leather and Needlepoint handbag
A beautifully made Delill Black Leather and Needlepoint handbag. The gently, scalloped front edge detail adds a touch of elegance. The interior is fully lined in spotless, tan suede cloth, with two gold-corded pockets, and one large metal zip pocket. The lining shows some flexure damage at the gussets. (See detail). Slight bottom corner wear, and a tiny scuff at the back corner of the leather covering of the frame. Measures 12 ¾ x 3 x 7 ¾ inches with a l4 inch handle.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Delill, Handbag, Multicolor, Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Dena of Dallas white basketweave handbag 40) Inventory # B00386: Dena of Dallas white basketweave handbag
Dena of Dallas white basket weave handbag with be the front trim in jewel tones of gold, blue, emerald green and turquoise. The back of the bag is plain white basket weave. The interior is fully lined in the snazzy blue and green paisley cotton, with a single large metal zip pocket. The bag is "Hand Made in Hong Kong" and dates to the late '60s. There is very slight surface wear in a couple of spots. Measures 11 x 3 3/4 x 6 3/4.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Dena of Dallas , Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white, Wood
Status: Available  
Diagonally pleated black faille Box Bag 41) Inventory # E00071: Diagonally pleated black faille Box Bag
Diagonally pleated black faille follows the contours of this ca 1949 box bag. Metal spheres flank the large carved Lucite latch ornament. The black taffeta lined interior is divided down the center by a metal zip gusset mounted pocket. Excellent condition inside & out. Measures 7 x 5 x 3 ¾”.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: On Hold  
Dofanette of France luggage tan vinyl handbag 42) Inventory # A00303: Dofanette of France luggage tan vinyl handbag
A beautiful luggage tan vinyl handbag by “Dofanette of France.” The bag is in magnificent condition inside and out. The interior is fully lined in lovely beige faille with one open and one metal zip pocket. Don’t you love the curvaceous detail which echoes the dip in the frame? It’s a beauty! Measures 14 1/2 x 2 x 7 1/2”.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Dofanette of France, Handbag, Tan, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Dorian Navy Linen and Leather handbag 43) Inventory # A00409: Dorian Navy Linen and Leather handbag
Dorian Navy Linen and Leather handbag. The bag’s quality features include supple leather handle, increasing form ½” wide at the mounting hardware to 1” wide at the center. , solid sculptural lift-up latch and sumptuous navy satin interior with several gold detailed open pockets and one metal zip pocket. Generally, the condition is very good, but there is one worn area at the bottom edge (see detail) and a leather trim binding missing from one end of the handle. Priced accordingly! Measures 9 ½ x 4 ½ x 7 ¼”.
$35.00
Descriptors: Blue/Navy, Dorian, Fabric, Handbag, Leather, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Dova barrel shaped handbag 44) Inventory # C00258: Dova barrel shaped handbag
Smart Dova barrel shaped handbag has great presence. According to a family member of the Dover firm, "The "Dova" brand was the higher priced brand name of Dover Handbag." The navy vinyl handles, piping and luggage straps accentuate the curvature of the body. The gold, contoured lift up latch opens to a pristine, navy taffeta interior. The space is divided in half by a large, gusset mounted metal zip pocket. Excellent condition inside and out with just slight wear to lacquer finish of the frame. Measures 9 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.
$70.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Dova, Handbag, Red, White & Blue, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Dramatic 60's vintage vinyl bag 45) Inventory # E00102: Dramatic 60's vintage vinyl bag
Dramatic form and contrasting textures combine to make this outspoken unmarked 60's vintage vinyl bag. The shiny top handle section highlights the elongated shape, while the faux raffia texture below adds interest without fragility. The interior is fully lined in print cotton fabric and features a large clear vinyl zipper pocket, suspended from the frame. Excellent condition with a few inevitable tiny imperfections on the shiny vinyl. Measures 14 x 3 1/4 x 7 1/2".
$90.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Embellished White Burlap and Vinyl box bag 46) Inventory # C00124: Embellished White Burlap and Vinyl box bag
Remarkable Embellished White Burlap and Vinyl box bag. Fanciful abstract flowers with curvaceous three-dimensional pearl centers connected with vines and felt leaves adorn the top and front. The gold lift-up latch opens to a spotless gold suede cloth interior with a single metal zip pocket. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 8 x 3 ¼ x 4 ½”.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Embossed white vinyl handbag 47) Inventory # B00173: Embossed white vinyl handbag
Perfect for summer, this embossed white vinyl handbag looks a great deal like metal mesh. The metal frame is painted white and there are a few chips in the paint (see detail.) The interior is lined in black taffeta. The interior space is divided down the center by a large metal zip pockets suspended from gussets. Excellent condition generally. Measures 10 x 3 x 5 inches.
$38.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Emerald green faux reptile vinyl clutch 48) Inventory # A00397: Emerald green faux reptile vinyl clutch
A beautifully made faux reptile vinyl clutch in emerald green. Just love the complex shape of the brass snap latch...hourglass shaped! The vertical ridging is on the front only, the shoulder flaps are present front and back. The interior is beautifully finished in green fabric with a single metal zip pockets and a fitted open pocket for the double sided mirror which is included. The matching green fabric coin purse is attached to the interior with a gold cord. The lining is nice and clean, but shows edge discoloration commonly seen in vintage lining fabric. Excellent condition. Measures 10 x 2 x 7”.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Green, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
England black silk faille swagger handle evening bag 49) Inventory # E00040: England black silk faille swagger handle evening bag
Charming black silk faille swagger handle evening bag is marked “Made in England.” The gracefully curved front envelope flap is trimmed in shiny black stain and highlighted with rhinestone trim. The snap fastener opens to an elegant black moiré’ interior with a single open pocket. The bag is pristine in every respect. Measures a petite 7 x 4 ½ x 2 with a 5 ½” handle.
$70.00
Descriptors: 1930s, Black/Gray, England, Handbag, Silk, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Enid Collins Road Runner III Jeweled Wood Box Bag 50) Inventory # A00780: Enid Collins Road Runner III Jeweled Wood Box Bag
The wood box style Enid Collins bags are favored by collectors. This Road Runner III bag features blue, green and gold jewels with gold metal collets and gold cord trim. The interior lid is dated 1963, before the company sale to Tandy in 1970. The bag came to me with a Hallmark calendar from 1966. The bag is in excellent condition with small mars on one side (see detail) that, with rich brown wood stain treatment detract not at all from the bag's beauty. Measures 11 x 2 3/4 x 8 3/4".
$65.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Brown/Earth Tones, Enid Collins , Green, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Etra 60’s clear vinyl covered bag 51) Inventory # 990475: Etra 60’s clear vinyl covered bag
Early 60’s Etra clear vinyl covered bag. Under the vinyl, woven white tape, twisted and stitched in rows, gives a smocked appearance to the front and back. Gold metal frame holds double white vinyl strap handles. Fully lined in navy satin with one open and one metal zip pocket. Gold metal fittings show some finish wear, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8 1/2".
$38.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Etra, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Evans black silk velvet vanity bag 52) Inventory # A00455: Evans black silk velvet vanity bag
Charming Evans black silk velvet vanity bag is illustrated on p.233 of Gerson's "Vintage Ladies Compacts" and p.83 of "Gerson's Vanity Bags and Purses". A complex rouge and loose powder compact is built into the metal lid. The powder door is engraved in engine turned scalloped design. The rouge compartment still contains the bright pink product. The compartment's lid is a stainless steel mirror. The original rouge and powder puff are included. The body of the bag is fully lined in spotless black taffeta. The compact measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter. The bag itself 4 1/4 inches round and 2 inches deep. The bag is unmarked. Excellent condition.
$125.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Compact/Cigarette Case, Evans, Fabric, Gold, Metal, Vanity Bag w Built-in Compact, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Fabrique Swagger handle Red Shiny vinyl handbag 53) Inventory # E00108: Fabrique Swagger handle Red Shiny vinyl handbag
You'll walk tall with this amazing Red Shiny vinyl handbag by Fabrique. Research indicates this center handle is called a Swagger handle, and it's obvious why! The interior is spotless, fully lined with red faille and features one open and one metal zip pocket. Pristine condition and Fabulous 50's style! You can't do better. Measures 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 16" to the top of the handle.
$135.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabrique, Handbag, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Fabulous 3-Tone Brown Metallic Fleck Vinyl Handbag 54) Inventory # F00013: Fabulous 3-Tone Brown Metallic Fleck Vinyl Handbag
Rich warm brown tones of metallic fleck vinyl, pieced in a dynamic pattern, form the from of this classic handbag. The back and sides are the lightest tone. The sculptural arch latch opens to a bone vinyl interior with sings of use (IE. pen marks.) Unmarked but well made. Excellent condition. Measures 10 x 3 x 9" with a 13" handle.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Faux Palomino fold-over clutch & gloves 55) Inventory # B00016: Faux Palomino fold-over clutch & gloves
A sassy Faux Palomino fold-over clutch and matching gloves. The faux fur fabric in brown and white also trims the nylon gloves, which are still tacked together and appear unused. The gloves fit sizes 6 ½ to 7 ½. The bag is fully lined in beige taffeta. Excellent unused condition. Folded, the bag measures 10 x 1 ½ x 5 ½ inches.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
flamboyant Cherry Red shiny vinyl handbag 56) Inventory # C00254: flamboyant Cherry Red shiny vinyl handbag
A flamboyant Cherry Red shiny vinyl handbag with attitude. The bright brass fittings and saucer-shaped lift-up latch really sparkle. Though unmarked, the bag is solidly constructed. The interior is fully lined in spotless black faille with a single metal zip pocket. Excellent condition. Measures 10 x 3 x 9"
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Flamboyant floral chenille handbag 57) Inventory # D00101: Flamboyant floral chenille handbag
Flamboyant floral chenille handbag has color, style and carrying capacity. The lush fabric surface is contoured to accentuate the shape. The gold peg lift up latch opens to a black faille interior, divided down the center by a gusset mounted metal zip pocket. The bag is flawless save for some slight darkening of the metal frame in inconspicuous spots. It's a solid collectible bag, well suited for modern life. Measures 12 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches with double 11-inch handles.
$80.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Flashy gold and white brocade convertible clutch 58) Inventory # D00047: Flashy gold and white brocade convertible clutch
A flashy gold and white brocade convertible clutch with rhinestone trim lift up latch. The weave of the fabric adds subtlety, producing a sparkle as the light moves across the surface. The 13-inch metal chain handle folds inside. The interior is fully lined in light gold satin. The sheen of the lining shows some abrasion and there is a water stain at the bottom. Measures 10 1/2 x 1 x 5 1/4 inches.
$25.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Gold, Handbag, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Floral tapestry handbag, trimmed in beige texture vinyl 59) Inventory # B00219: Floral tapestry handbag, trimmed in beige texture vinyl
Spring Forward with this floral tapestry handbag, trimmed in beige texture vinyl. Identical front and back, the lift-up latch is concave on one side and convex on the other. The interior is fully lined in mushroom vinyl with a single clear vinyl metal zip pocket. Overall excellent condition. Measures 11 x 2 1/2 x 10 inches with a 16 in. handle.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
France Rosy- Red linen Weave embroidered handbag 60) Inventory # A00759: France Rosy- Red linen Weave embroidered handbag
Rosy- Red linen Weave wood handle handbag with cross stitch Kachina doll embroidered trim. Rectangular Gold latch flips forward to open the envelope flap. Matching rosy red silk lining features one elastic edge open pocket and one expanding metal zipper pocket. The zipper pull is marked in tiny letters “Made in France.” Very slight speckling of the lining and some plating wear on the metal edge trim of the envelope flap, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 12 ¾ x 2 ½ x 6 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Handbag, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Francois of California bone vinyl Art Moderne handbag 61) Inventory # E00106: Francois of California bone vinyl Art Moderne handbag
Fabulous Francois of California in a smaller tailored style would be ideal for the more petite vintage maven. The bone color crosses seasons and will add zest to your wardrobe year round. The detailed latch has an Art Moderne look. The interior is fully lined in pristine white vinyl with one open and one metal zip pocket. Flawless condition. Measures 9 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 8 3/4 to the top of the latch with short 10" handles.
$90.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Francois of California , Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Francois of California brown suede cloth and vinyl convertible shoulder bag 62) Inventory # B00138: Francois of California brown suede cloth and vinyl convertible shoulder bag
Beautifully designed Francois of California brown suede cloth and vinyl convertible shoulder bag is ideal for the demands of modern life. The chocolate brown color, contrasts of matte and shiny material and sparkling gold metal hardware combine for stunning effect. The unusual latch hardware has a push button spring feature that secures the belt strap. This insures the safety of items in the copious front and back open pockets. These pockets are fully lined in chocolate brown vinyl and expand freely. Large gold spheres secure the center latching section. The interior is fully lined in beige mushroom vinyl with one open and one metal zip pocket. The 7/8 inch wide handle has snaps at either end, allowing conversion from an 18 inch handle to a 34 inch shoulder bag. Excellent condition. Measures 10 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Francois of California , Handbag, Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Francois of California Chocolate Brownvinyl handbag   63) Inventory # B00080: Francois of California Chocolate Brownvinyl handbag
Dressy Chocolate Brown Francois of California vinyl handbag with unique covered cord handles, sparked by shiny gold metal fittings. The twin pod-shaped latches press together to open. The interior is fully lined in off-white mushroom vinyl. There are two tiny lipstick smudges and a few pen marks on the lining. The interior features one metal zip and one open pocket, embellished with the “Francois of California” logo. The bag dates ca. 1965. Overall excellent condition. Measures 9 x 2 x 7” with 14” handles.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Francois of California , Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Francois of California Gold Lame' handbag 64) Inventory # B00253: Francois of California Gold Lame' handbag
Theatrical Francois of California Gold Lame' handbag with style and architectural flair aplenty! The flamboyant arched handles show some wear, as do the bottom corners of the bag. The beige mushroom vinyl interior features one large metal zip and one voluminous pen pocket. There are condition problems, largely overshadowed by the considerable stage presence! Measures 11 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 8 3/4".
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Francois of California , Gold, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Francois of California Navy vinyl handbag with Loop front handle embellishment 65) Inventory # C00074: Francois of California Navy vinyl handbag with Loop front handle embellishment
Fabulous Navy vinyl handbag with Loop front handle embellishment, echoing the design of the gold lift-up the latch. The interior is fully lined in spotless off-white mushroom vinyl with one large metal zip pocket and an open pocket sporting the Francois of California logo. Three tiny blemishes on the bottom edge from decades of storage, otherwise pristine condition. Measures 10 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Francois of California , Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Francois of California Sculptural Black Vinyl Handbag 66) Inventory # C00141: Francois of California Sculptural Black Vinyl Handbag
Fantastic Francois of California vinyl handbag displays contrasting shiny vinyl body and sculptural matte finish handles. The front handle attachments are trimmed with shiny gold metal staples for additional attitude. The spotless oyster mushroom interior features one metal zip and one large open pocket that carries the gold Francois logo. The proprietary sculptural latch and all other metal parts are sparkling gold. The condition is very good with slight surface scratching on the back and tiny gusset flexure cracks under the hinges. {See detail}. It's a great collectible bag, bound to cause comment. Measures 9 1/2 x 4 x 8 inches.
$100.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Francois of California , Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Garay black tapestry handbag 67) Inventory # C00208: Garay black tapestry handbag
Sassy and Substantial Garay black tapestry handbag in muted tones of rose, blue and beige. Black vinyl trim covers the metal frame, bottom, corded edges and underside of the handles. The flat gold lift-up latch opens to a spotless black faille interior with one large metal zip pocket. Excellent unused condition. Measures a spacious 14 ½ x 5 ½ x 7” with double 13” handles.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Garay, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Garay Orchid Vinyl Handbag/Shoulder Bag 68) Inventory # H00021: Garay Orchid Vinyl Handbag/Shoulder Bag
Orchid was the name of this color in the early 60's, when Garay made this bag. I know because my bedroom was painted just this color. The bag is a unique and functional design with large open pockets either side of the central latching section. The long, gold chain handle pierces the front and back and holds the contents of the outer pockets securely. The grommet handle mount design allows the handle to convert to a shoulder bag length, if desired. Inside, the black faille lining features a large metal zip pocket and carries the Garay logo. Excellent condition, inside and out. Measures 11 x 7 3/4 x 2 3/4" To learn more about this manufacturer, visit the Garay page in Bag Lady University at: http://www.bagladyemporium.com/blu/index.php?n=Main.Garay
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Garay, Handbag, Pastels, Purple/Lavender, Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Garay Peachy-tan clutch 69) Inventory # C00175: Garay Peachy-tan clutch
Peachy-tan Garay clutch in classic 50's fabric under vinyl. The subtle peachy silk with white raffia forms a checkerboard and gold strands intermixed! A gold rose latch is trimmed with rhinestones. Fully lined in peachy gold silk that shows some abrasion and it has one metal zip interior pocket. Measures 10 1/2 inches at the bottom, tapering to 8 1/2 inches at the top, 1 3/4" deep and 5 1/2 inches high.
$50.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Garay, Tan, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Garay Silver & Black Striped Handbag 70) Inventory # G00033: Garay Silver & Black Striped Handbag
Garay made some fabulous and imaginative bags and this is a great example of their creativity. Silver metallic stripes sparkle from the oval pouch-like body which is actually two ovals, joined at the bottom. This design allows for expansion and greater carrying capacity. The bag's frame is covered in the stripe, but bias cut, forming a diagonal outline, highlighting the shiny silver oval front latch. Pristine black faille lines the interior. A single silver edged open pocket, adorned with the Garay mark adds function to the bag. The frame holds itself wide open for easy access. Simply spectacular and a great addition to any bag collection! Measures 1/2 x 5 x 2 1/2 deep with a 12" handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Black/Gray, Fabric, Garay, Handbag, Silver, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Garay Tapestry bag w gold fibers 71) Inventory # C00244: Garay Tapestry bag w gold fibers
Sparkling Garay Tapestry bag with gold metal fibers woven into the fabric. The upswept lift-up latch is engraved with grooves that similarly catch the light.The spotless black satin interior features two open pockets.The muted tones of rose, sage green and gold on a charcoal background are very refined. Outstanding condition inside and out.Measures 13 x 2 14/ x 7 1/4".
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Garay, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Glamorous navy faille envelope style handbag 72) Inventory # D00156: Glamorous navy faille envelope style handbag
A golden crest trims the edge of a large open pocket on the front of this glamorous navy faille envelope style handbag. The large front flap fastens with a snap. The body interior is lined in navy and gold striped faille. The bag's only fault is a water stain on the reverse side of the envelope flap. {See detail} Measures 10 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches with a 10-inch handle.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Golf design needlepoint and leather handbag 73) Inventory # D00098: Golf design needlepoint and leather handbag
You won't need to yell "FORE"! Your bag will do it for you when you carry this unique example in needlepoint and leather. The front shows the Antebellum clubhouse, the back a detail of the 9th green and the side and bottom gussets are adorned the 9th hole flag. The spacious beige faille interior features two open and one metal pocket. A matching faille coin purse on an elastic safety lanyard is included. There is slight darkening at the various points of the interior and one slightly worn spot above one pocket. There is also some scuffing of the light brown leather trim. Measures a copious 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 11 inches with a 14-inch handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Graceline 30's chocolate brown faille clutch bag 74) Inventory # C00002: Graceline 30's chocolate brown faille clutch bag
This is a beautifully crafted 30's vintage Graceline clutch bag. The chocolate brown faille is ruffled, gathered and spotless. The silver frame latches with a sphere and hoop closure. The back strap makes the an ideal dance bag. The brown taffeta interior features two gold-corded pockets, a double sides mirror and a matching faille coin purse, affixed to the frame with a safety chain. The fabric covering of the frame shows slight wear, but otherwise the condition is flawless. Measures 8 x 2 1/2 x 6".
$60.00
Descriptors: 1930s, Brown/Earth Tones, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Graceline, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Harry Levine (HL) Black Vinyl Coinvertible Clutch Bag 75) Inventory # A00109: Harry Levine (HL) Black Vinyl Coinvertible Clutch Bag
Charming and functional, this shiny black vinyl Harry Levine convertible clutch bag packs a lot of punch! The elegantly curved cylindrical metal handle has gold disk termini that echo the disk shaped latch hardware. The handle folds inside if you prefer a clutch style. Matte black satin cording outlines the sparking gold frame and contrasts against the glossy black vinyl exterior. As usual, the vinyl shows slight signs of wear, but nothing major. Spotless black faille lines the pocketless interior. Overall excellent condition. Measures an ample 11 x 5 ½ x 1 ½”. For information on this manufacturer, visit the Harry Levine Corp. page in Bag Lady University at: http://www.bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.HarryLevineCorpHL
$45.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Handbag, HL USA - Harry Levine Corp, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Hiawatha  Corde' Crochet fiber bagHandbag 76) Inventory # B00160: Hiawatha Corde' Crochet fiber bagHandbag
Unusual variation on the Corde' Crochet fiber bag, this example has a outer, oval open body. Its covered in corde' crochet, interwoven with black velvet ribbon. An inner latching purse is permanently attached within the open body. It carries a fabric tag reading " Hiawatha Tailored Handbag." The interior of the outer body and the latching center purse are fully lined in spotless black satin. The bag dates pre-1954, as the tag indicates its design was registered with the US Patent Office. Excellent condition. Measures 8 1/4 x 4 x 5 1/2" with an 11" chain handle.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Hiawatha Tailored Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
HL Harry Levine Silver & White Convertible Clutch Bag 77) Inventory # H00112: HL Harry Levine Silver & White Convertible Clutch Bag
Shiny silver and white brocade, sparkling silver hardware and a lovely incised hematite cameo latch make this lovely Harry Levine convertible clutch a classic. The copyright Juliart latch hardware points to a late 50s date. The silver chain handle folds inside if you prefer a clutch. The size is practical, not too small or too large. Flawless black stain lines the interior and forms the large open pocket and matching coin purse, attached to the frame with a safety chain. Excellent condition in every respect. Measures 9 x 2 1/2 x 5 3/4".
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Handbag, HL USA - Harry Levine Corp, Silver, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Hong Kong Green Vinyl Covered Rattan Handbag 78) Inventory # A00713: Hong Kong Green Vinyl Covered Rattan Handbag
A so 60's Vinyl Covered Rattan Basket weave handbag in a vibrant shade of Green, topped off with a psychedelic cotton covered envelope flap closure straight from the Yellow Submarine! The gold metal turn-style latch opens to reveal a white vinyl lined interior with one open and one metal zip pocket. There is a "Made in Hong Kong" fabric label. The horseshoe handle is covered in bright green vinyl. For this style handbag it's in excellent condition, showing some effects of storage. Measures 10 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Green, Handbag, Hong Kong, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Wood
Status: Available  
Hong Kong Pink & White Basketweave handbag 79) Inventory # C00139: Hong Kong Pink & White Basketweave handbag
Dainty Pink & White Basket weave handbag with unusual cross-stitch pattern front and back panels mounted within contoured wood frames. The double hoop handles are covered in white leather. The spotless interior is fully lined in daisy print cotton with a single open pocket, carrying a fabric label reading, “B.B. Made in Hong Kong.” The bag’s only flaw was in the manufacturing, a number of tiny pinholes along the back edge (see detail.) Excellent unused condition otherwise. Measures 9 x 3 ½ x 6 ½”.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Handbag, Hong Kong, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Italy Persian design silk pouch bag 80) Inventory # E00078: Italy Persian design silk pouch bag
This beautifully made silk bag is marked Made in Italy. The fabric’s design is derived from Persian textiles of the 16th century. Soft oyster color leather lines the interior. Large taffeta lined open pockets provide interior organization. The condition is very good, with some wear to the fabric most often handled in the latch area and a faint interior stain at the bottom of the lining. Measures 7 ¼ x 3 ½ x 7 with and 11” twisted handle.
$70.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Italy, Variety Handbags
Status: On Hold  
Italy taupe satin handbag 81) Inventory # A00599: Italy taupe satin handbag
Handsome taupe satin bag, beautifully “Made in Italy.” The envelope flap latches with a hidden snap. Elegant details include padded envelope flap trim and tiny fabric bow binding the double flat fabric handles at their centers. The interior lining is the same satin fabric, divided down the center with one large interior pocket that features a “Made in Italy” fabric label. Excellent condition. Measures 6 ½ x 2 x 5 ½”.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Italy, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
J R Florida beige needlepoint handbag 82) Inventory # C00257: J R Florida beige needlepoint handbag
J R Florida beige needlepoint handbag with a pair of bright red Cardinals adorning the front. The back, sides and bottom are a nubby burlap texture fabric. The handle and frame covering are coordinating vinyl. The interior is fully lined in off-white mushroom vinyl, with one large open and one metal zip pocket. There are a few small abrasions on the lining, several minute ink stains and one smear (See detail). These are bag's only shortcomings. Measures an ample 12 x 3 x 10 inches with a 15-inch handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, J.R., Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
J.R. Red Vinyl handbag 83) Inventory # B00013: J.R. Red Vinyl handbag
Handsome and refined J.R. Red Vinyl handbag, sparked with gold metal trim. Spotless black faille interior features a matching coin purse, attached to the frame by a pair of fabric suspenders. The vinyl trimmed in hinged Metal Clad handle shows considerable lacquer finish wear (see detail) but all else is ideal. Measures 12 x 2 1/2 x 7 1/4".
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, J.R., Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Jaclyn Checkerboard vinyl handbag 84) Inventory # C00238: Jaclyn Checkerboard vinyl handbag
Handsome Checkerboard design Jaclyn vinyl handbag. The solid construction and detailing are outstanding. A lift up latch opens to reveal a black taffeta interior with a large expanding open pocket, whose front surface holds an integrated, metal zip pocket. The lining is spotless. There is one worn area near the frame on one side (see detail.) There is a single small area of gusset wear at the flexure point and some metal finish wear. Measures 9 ¾ x2 ¾ x 6 ¾”.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Jaclyn, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Jewel tone Embroidered Handbag 85) Inventory # C00211: Jewel tone Embroidered Handbag
Black Faille trimmed Jewel tone Embroidered Handbag in leaf design. Embroidery covers the entire body of the bag. The tan textured vinyl interior features one open and one metal zip pocket. The underside of the handle is lined with black vinyl. Tiny conical metal feet protect the bottom of the bag. No maker’s mark but well made. Excellent unused condition. Measures 10 x 3 x 9 ¼”.
$90.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Jewel Tone Pretty Silk Handbag 86) Inventory # H00059: Jewel Tone Pretty Silk Handbag
This petite silk handbag made by Pretty Bags, Inc. is exactly that. The Jewel tones of the silk include the full rainbow spectrum, but overlaid with a lacy black damask pattern that allows the varied shades to shine, like a stained glass window! Excellent condition is another of the bag's assets. Its gold sculptural lift-up latch opens to a gold satin interior with a large open pocket and a smaller open mirror pocket. The lining shows slight signs of use including some very slight pen whispers and darkening at the very bottom of the lining. Measures 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2". Visit The Pretty Bags page in Bag Lady University at: http://www.bagladyemporium.com/blu/index.php?n=Main.PrettyBagsInc
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Multicolor, Pretty Bags, Inc., Silk, Variety Handbags
Status: On Hold  
JR Florida white satin-under-vinyl Handbag 87) Inventory # B00180: JR Florida white satin-under-vinyl Handbag
Dressy JR white satin-under-vinyl Handbag with abstract basket of applied cording. A twisted combination of white satin and gold metal. Tiny pearls trim the pastel flowers and basket. The worn handle has been replaced with a substantial chain. A peach satin interior shows some spotting and wear. It features a large metal zip pocket. The JR Florida logo is worn but legible. Overall excellent condition. Measures 11 ½ x 3 x 9” with a 17” handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Handbag, J.R., Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
JR USA Black Loop Pile Tapestry handbag 88) Inventory # A00259: JR USA Black Loop Pile Tapestry handbag
Bright and Bodacious Black Loop Pile Tapestry bag by JR USA. The black Background pops the colors forward! The gold metal fittings really shine, especially the turn-style latch of the envelope flap. The spacious interior is divided into 3 sections by a pair of large gusset mounted metal zip pockets. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures an ample 11 x 4 1/2 x 7 1/2".
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, J.R., Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
JR USA clear vinyl over fabric floral clutch 89) Inventory # E00126: JR USA clear vinyl over fabric floral clutch
The height of 50’s fashion, this JR USA clutch has stood the test of time extremely well! The rose beige floral spray atop the off white textured body has been encased in clear vinyl all these decades and still look fresh! The gold-corded edges compliment the pristine, shiny metal frame. Spotless warm beige taffeta lines the interior. A minute blemish in the vinyl just beneath the flowers is the bag’s only defect, quite imperceptible to the camera. Measures 11 ¼ x 1 ½ x 5”.
$50.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, J.R., Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Juicy red faux suede handbag 90) Inventory # C00202: Juicy red faux suede handbag
Juicy red faux suede handbag is a contrast between the matte softness of the suede like body and the glossy sheen of the shiny red vinyl trim and handle. The double bar trim encloses a pair of spherical latches that open to a figured geometric black taffeta interior. The large open pocket has a metal zip pocket built into its front surface. The bottom corners show darkening and loss of nap {see detail}. Measures 10 x 2 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches with a 12-inch handle.
$50.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Koret Navy Satin Handbag 91) Inventory # A00687: Koret Navy Satin Handbag
This cute navy blue satin evening bag latches with a sculptural lift up gold rose with tiny rhinestone accents. Narrow 3/8” handles fit artfully into metal loops, built into the covered frame front and back. The teardrop shape provides ample carrying capacity in a petite package. Spotless navy satin lines the interior that provides one gold lined open pocket and one large metal zip pocket. A matching coin purse is attached to the lining by an elegant gold chain. Aside from very slight wear to the satin sheen, the only defect is an archival color change to the navy color in 1 area of the inside frame and at the inside of the bindings of the handle end trim, where the glue has changed the pH for the fabric, causing a slight pink cast (see detail.) Measures 6 ¾ x 4 x 7”. Click the Koret link below or copy and paste this link into your browser to visit the Koret page in Bag Lady University. http://www.bagladyemporium.com/blu/index.php?n=Main.KoretInc
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Koret, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Koret Shiny Black Vinyl Travel Bag 92) Inventory # A00059: Koret Shiny Black Vinyl Travel Bag
Koret handbags have run the gamut from functional to fanciful in its history from 1929. This Mid-20th Century Travel bag has the best of both, possibly leaning toward function. The shiny vinyl body carries a nifty leather lined snap pocket up front, outfitted with large supple horizontal leather pockets labeled “Passport Papers…Tickets...Money” from top to bottom. The sculptural gold pod kiss lock finials open to a spotless black satin interior. A huge 3-bin hanging pocket, suspended from the frame’s hinges, also closes with a kiss lock. Two gold satin lined open pockets adorn one side of the interior. Another unique feature on the other side is a copious metal zip pocket, attached to the frame only that lifts to reveal a concealed open pocket the same size as the large on one the opposite side! Minor defects include slight wear to the gloss of the lining satin, slight wear to the lacquer of the metal fittings and some scratches always seen on the black vinyl, mostly on the bottom. Measures 12 ¾ x 3 ¾ x 8 ½”. Click the Koret link below or copy and paste this link into your browser to visit the Koret page in Bag Lady University. http://www.bagladyemporium.com/blu/index.php?n=Main.KoretInc
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Koret, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
L & M Paisley loop tapestry handbag 93) Inventory # C00256: L & M Paisley loop tapestry handbag
Colorful Paisley L & M loop tapestry handbag with off white leather covering the frame and forming the handle. The decorative acorn shaped lift-up latch is trimmed with tiny spherical stones. The interior is fully lined in cream satin with a single metal zip pocket. There is slight soiling and tiny abrasions to the lining all too small to photograph. Over all the condition is excellent. Measures a petite 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 6 inches.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, L&M: L&M Spotlite , Multicolor, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
L & M Spotlite fitted evening bag 94) Inventory # D00044: L & M Spotlite fitted evening bag
Colorful cute and petite L & M Spotlite fitted evening bag with stylized paisley design. The gold metal frame and lift up latch have lots of sparkle augmenting the metallic glint of the fabric. The interior is fully lined in peach satin with two large elastic gathered open pockets. The sheen of the satin shows slight abrasion but no major flaws. The exterior condition is excellent with a vague darkening near the pull loop, largely lost in the pattern. Measures 6 x 2 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Handbag, L&M: L&M Spotlite , Multicolor, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
L&M cotton jersey bag ca 1940 95) Inventory # 980501: L&M cotton jersey bag ca 1940
A dressy Chestnut Brown L&M cotton jersey bag ca 1940. The generous front and back section gather into the architectural frame detail. Gold spring latch is embellished with a Barbell trim! Single soft strap handle. The bag is fully lined in spotless brown satin which shows just a hint of discoloration so often seen in this vintage fabric lining. Single metal zip pocket and one expandable open side pocket. Four outer corners of the frame show pin-point glimpses of the steel underneath, but otherwise excellent condition. Measures 9 1/4 x 2 x 5 3/4".
$50.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, L&M: L&M Spotlite , Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
L&M dancing paisleys Tapestry bag 96) Inventory # B00272: L&M dancing paisleys Tapestry bag
Crisp lines and dancing paisleys combine to make this L&M Tapestry bag a real treat. The finely woven tapestry fabric is adorned in muted tones of terra cotta, purple, moss green and gold on a warm oyster background. The sculptural lift-up latch is embellished right and left with green cabochon stones. The scrumptious apricot satin lining features one large metal zip and two open pockets. The lining shows "V" shaped mark and four tiny pinholes, probably from a pair of Staples. Otherwise it's in pristine condition inside and out. Measures 9 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 8 inches.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Fabric, Handbag, L&M: L&M Spotlite , Multicolor, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Laugh-In style late '60s fabric handbag 97) Inventory # B00177: Laugh-In style late '60s fabric handbag
A classic Laugh-In style late '60s fabric handbag in muted tones of gold and green. Fully lined in off white vinyl. A spacious and lightweight bag. The twelve-inch gold chain handle shows some darkening, but generally the bag is in excellent unused condition. Measures 10 x 1 1/2 x 11 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Lennox Black Suede Cloth Handbag 98) Inventory # H00043: Lennox Black Suede Cloth Handbag
So far, Lennox Handbags of Saint Louis traces its history to just after WWII. This black suede cloth example is frameless and the nearly metal free design points to a date in the late 1940s when metals were restricted for use in luxury goods. The latch is a loop that threads through the front surface of the bag and fastens with a tab of fabric inserted through the loop. Black faille covered cord forms the dual handles and outlines the sides and bottom edges of the bag. Spotless black satin lines the interior and forms the single open pocket. Slight wear to the handles (see detail,) but otherwise excellent condition inside and out. Measures
$50.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Lennox, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Leon of California Yellow suede and vinyl handbag 99) Inventory # C00168: Leon of California Yellow suede and vinyl handbag
Classic Yellow suede and vinyl handbag ca. 1965 by Leon of California. The front with waistband detail and gussets and suede. The back and double 12" handles are shiny yellow vinyl. Sparkling gold lift-up latch opens to a fully lined spotless yellow canvas interior, with one metal zip and one large open pocket. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 10 3/8 inches wide, 4" deep and 8 1/2 inches high.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, Leon of California, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Yellow
Status: On Hold  
Leslie of Miami Lucite, wood and braid collage bag 100) Inventory # C00200A: Leslie of Miami Lucite, wood and braid collage bag
A refreshing Lucite, wood and braid collage bag, unsigned but probably Leslie of Miami. This bag coordinates with the smaller version below to make a Mother-daughter set. The white Lucite lid is embellished with an oriental style boating scene. The shiny silver fittings are in excellent condition including the four metal feet. The interior is fully lined in spotless navy faille. The wooden body is bound with pale blue and silver braid. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 8 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/2 inches.
$185.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Leslie of Miami , Lucite, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white, Wood
Status: Available  
Leslie of Miami unmarked Assemblage handbag 101) Inventory # 990816: Leslie of Miami unmarked Assemblage handbag
This stylish Art Deco Assemblage (don’t you love those Art School Terms) handbag is a masterful combination of materials. It is attributed to Leslie of Miami by the distinctive lucite turn-style latch. The clear Lucite top and half inch wide strap handle combine with wood top and bottom and shiny black vinyl body. The vinyl is tacked to the wood with bright silver nails. Beautifully curvaceous triangular shape! Measures 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 4 1/2. Excellent condition.
$185.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Leslie of Miami , Lucite, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Leslie of Miami unmarked Lucite, acetate & wood handbag 102) Inventory # A00269: Leslie of Miami unmarked Lucite, acetate & wood handbag
The shape is the thing that’s outstanding about this unmarked Leslie of Miami Gem!. The white Lucite lid and arched strap handle top the wooden body which is covered with iridescent Mother of Pearl acetate, fixed in place with decorative silver tacks. The bag is unlined and attributed to Leslie of Miami by the hardware, especially the rotating solid clear Lucite turn style latch. Measures 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/4“. Excellent condition.
$185.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Acetate, Handbag, Leslie of Miami , Lucite, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white, Wood
Status: Available  
Leslie of Miami unsigned Lucite, wood and braid collage bag 103) Inventory # C00200B: Leslie of Miami unsigned Lucite, wood and braid collage bag
Cute as a bug Lucite, wood and braid collage bag, unsigned but probably Leslie of Miami. This bag coordinates with the larger version above to make a Mother-daughter set. The white Lucite lid is embellished with an oriental style boating scene, this one only half the size of the Mother's version. The shiny silver fittings are in excellent condition including the four metal feet. The interior is fully lined in spotless navy faille. The wooden body is bound with cream white and silver braid. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 6 5/8 x 4 x 2 7/8 inches.
$110.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Leslie of Miami , Lucite, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white, Wood
Status: Available  
Leslie of Miami Vinyl over Fabric handbag 104) Inventory # C00122: Leslie of Miami Vinyl over Fabric handbag
Glamorous Leslie of Miami Vinyl over Fabric handbag with metallic braid, sequins and decorative metal brads adorning the front, protected by clear vinyl. The back of the bag is plain beige satin, likewise covered in clear vinyl. The interior is also vinyl covered. There is a large clear vinyl open interior pocket suspended from the metal frame. Metal details on the lift-up latch and frame complete this glittering package. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 12 x 3 ½ x 9 ¾” with a 15” chain handle.
$80.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Gold, Handbag, Leslie of Miami , Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Lewis Art Deco Black Wool Bag 105) Inventory # A00677: Lewis Art Deco Black Wool Bag
Classic Art Deco Black Wool bag by Lewis. The pointed top line and metal trimmed Bakelite latch are dramatically offset by the braided gold metal handle. Visit the Lewis Purses page in Bag Lady University at: http://www.bagladyemporium.com/blu/index.php?n=Main.LewisPursesInc The shiny black satin interior is flawless and features two open pockets. A tiny nick on the fabric covering the frame shows metal underneath and slight wear to the top points of the bag are the only flaws. Measures 7 x 1 3/4 x 9”.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Art Moderne, Bakelite, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Lewis, Miss Lewis, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Lewis Beige Metallic Fleck Vinyl Handbag 106) Inventory # A00441: Lewis Beige Metallic Fleck Vinyl Handbag
Lewis made this stately beige vinyl handbag, but the fabulous metallic fleck takes the design to a whole new level. Curves on the front peplem, frame and gold latch add motion to the solid rectangular body. Flawless black stain lines the interior, with its gold corded open pocket and large metal zip pocket. The bags only flaw is literally the size of the head of a pin, a tiny hole in the front peplum (see detail.) Measures 12 1/2 x 2 x 8" with a 13" handle.
$80.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Lewis, Miss Lewis, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Lewis black shiny vinyl handbag w matte vinyl trim 107) Inventory # B00110: Lewis black shiny vinyl handbag w matte vinyl trim
Lewis black shiny vinyl handbag with contrasting matte vinyl top band edged with brass trim. The barrel shape lift-up latch opens to reveal a fully lined black satin interior with one open in one metal zip pocket and a shallow comb pocket. The vintage mirror is included. Slight surface imperfections one might expect are present since the shiny surface shows everything. Only one scratch on the back is at all significant. Measures 9 3/4 x 3 x 9 3/4 inches with a 14-inch handle.
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Lewis, Miss Lewis, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Lewis Sculptural warm gray-green vinyl handbag 108) Inventory # A00456: Lewis Sculptural warm gray-green vinyl handbag
Sculptural Lewis warm gray-green vinyl handbag features Kinetic interwoven detail and unusual doughnut shaped gold lift up latch. The black satin interior is flawless and features comb pocket with comb, of gold corded open pocket and a large metal zip pocket. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 11 x 2 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Green, Handbag, Lewis, Miss Lewis, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Lewis vertical stripe black chenille handbag 109) Inventory # D00061: Lewis vertical stripe black chenille handbag
A sophisticated Lewis black chenille handbag with vertical stripes of loop pile tapestry alternating with black velvety stripes. The sumptuous pristine black satin interior features one large metal pocket, a gold corded open pocket, and a shallow comb pocket. Excellent condition inside and out with no wear visible on the bottom corners. Measures 12 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 8 inches with a 13-inch handle.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Lewis, Miss Lewis, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Life Stride Cream and navy vinyl handbag  110) Inventory # C00279: Life Stride Cream and navy vinyl handbag
Cream and navy Life Stride vinyl handbag with a curvilinear front design. The gold lift-up latch opens to a spotless brown faille interior with a large open pocket whose front surface is a plastic zip pocket. The bag's only flaw is at the handle attachment at one end. (See detail) Measures 10 x 3 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches.
$45.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Life Stride, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Life Stride green faux reptile handbag 111) Inventory # D00083: Life Stride green faux reptile handbag
This classic tailored Life Stride green faux reptile handbag has quiet dignity. The frame trim and sculptural latch accentuates the “V” shaped front line of the bag. The interior is fully lined in spotless black faille. The plastic zipper on the interior pocket dates the bag c.1975. There is some surface wear and darkening of the metal frame, but nothing too dramatic. Measures 9 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 8 inches.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Green, Handbag, Life Stride, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Life Stride Tapestry handbag 112) Inventory # C00292: Life Stride Tapestry handbag
Tailored and elongated Life Stride Tapestry handbag in subtle shades of silver gray, gold and rose, interwoven with sparkling gold metal. The front features a gray panel that accents the tapestry color and protects the area most handled near the latch. The sculptural gold lift-up latch opens to a fully lined off-white vinyl interior with a single open pocket. Flawless condition inside and out. Measures 14 x 2 ¾ x 6 ½” with a 13” handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Life Stride, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Lilly Pulitzer pouch handbag 113) Inventory # A00055: Lilly Pulitzer pouch handbag
Highly desirable Lilly Pulitzer pouch handbag is a patchwork collage of a wide variety of Lilly fabrics. The frame is comprised of to dark wood rods. whose ingenious design makes it possible to use the bag is a double handle handbag or shoulder bag. Fully lined in spotless Robins Egg blue cotton. Excellent condition. Measures 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Fabric, Handbag, Lilly Pulitzer, Multicolor, Red/Pink, Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Lin-Bren Black & Gold Brocade Fitted Clutch &Matching Compact 114) Inventory # G00038: Lin-Bren Black & Gold Brocade Fitted Clutch &Matching Compact
Lin-Bren Products Corp. tracks back to 1950 so far and you can visit their page in Bag Lady University by clicking their name in the descriptor list below this description. They specialized in compacts and carryalls, especially fitted bags like this smart black brocade example. The gold latch folds forward to open and snap over a tiny metal prong that pierces the envelope flap, held by the folding latch. Spotless black taffeta lines the interior which is marked with the Lin-Bren gold logo. A shallow comb pocket is built into the front interior while on the back interior are fitted lipstick and compact sleeves. The matching 3 1/4" compact is in pristine condition and carries both the Lin-Bren incised mark and the 1947 patent number 2,425,540 for the complex process used to mount the fabric to the top and bottom of the compact body. The very limited use of metal in the ensemble points to an early post WWII date, possibly between 1946, when the patent was filed and 1950. The ensemble is in excellent unused condition, but there is no puff or sifter for he compact. The bag measures 6 1/4 x 2 x 7" to the top of the short swagger handle.
$95.00
Descriptors: 1940s, 1950s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Fabric, Gold, Lin–Bren , Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Lin-Bren fitted vanity Bag 115) Inventory # A00473: Lin-Bren fitted vanity Bag
Lin-Bren fitted vanity Bag is designed to carry your land Lin-Bren compact, lipstick and other necessities. It comes complete with Lin-Bren compact which shows some plating wear, a comb and unused lipstick container. The compact contains no puff or sifter. The bag’s interior is fully lined in black taffeta and has a fitted sleeve for lipstick tube. The light terra-cotta fabric would work well with earth tones, navy or black. Measures 5 x 2 x 4 inches.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Lin–Bren , Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Little Lady shoulder bag 116) Inventory # C00121: Little Lady shoulder bag
Couldn’t resist the charms of this Little Lady! The top curve of the shoulder bag opens with a metal zipper. There is wear to the attachments of the 30” shoulder bag strap to the body of the bag. Otherwise the condition in excellent. Not designed for heavy loads but certainly will attract attention. Measures 7” in diameter and 1 ¼” deep.
$25.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Multicolor, Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
LM After Six White vinyl handbag w pearls 117) Inventory # B00157: LM After Six White vinyl handbag w pearls
White vinyl handbag with pearl trimmed metal frame by LM After Six. The vinyl is textured to simulate reptile. Embellished top trim bar lifts to open. The interior is fully lined in spotless black satin and features a single open pocket. There is a matching black satin coin purse attached the frame with a safety chain. Very slight flexure creases on the underside of the handle at one end (see detail.) Measures 8 1/2 x 2 x six inches.
$38.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, LM After Six, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: On Hold  
Long lean 50's style shiny vinyl handbag 118) Inventory # C00270: Long lean 50's style shiny vinyl handbag
Long lean 50's style shiny vinyl handbag with three tone brown patchwork front detail. The medium and dark tone vinyl has a metallic fleck appearance, reminiscent of 50's hotrod. The luxurious brown satin lining is in excellent condition and features a large metal zip pocket. The beige, taupe and brown color scheme would enhance any earth tone wardrobe. Immaculate condition. Measures 13 x 3 1/2 x 5 inches with a 13-inch handle.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Lowy & Mund Black Pouch Bag wSwagger Handle 119) Inventory # H00033: Lowy & Mund Black Pouch Bag wSwagger Handle
Lowy & Mund (L&M) created with many classic vintage bags. This black pouch bag is a great example. The high fashion front and back are embellished with a peplum and the stately latch "Bracelet" is trimmed in black baguettes and clear round rhinestones. Black satin lines the interior as well as the coin purse with its safety chain firmly attached to the frame. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 9 x 2 1/2 x 6" with an 11" swagger handle.
$80.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, L&M: L&M Spotlite , Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Lulu Guinness handbag in black and white gingham checked vinyl 120) Inventory # C00114: Lulu Guinness handbag in black and white gingham checked vinyl
Newer highly collectible Lulu Guinness handbag in black and white gingham checked vinyl interspersed with red highlighted ladies accessories. The bag is in excellent unused condition. The center plastic zip pocket is mounted to the gusset and is flanked front and back with snap closure section. The bag carries the Lulu Guinness fabric label and the L G logo zipper pull. Measures 8 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches with double 10-inch handles.
$95.00
Descriptors: 1990s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Lulu Guinness , Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Magid Made in Italy woven rush bag 121) Inventory # 990574: Magid Made in Italy woven rush bag
Marked "Magid Made in Italy" this white chevron pattern woven rush bag carries shiny gold fittings including stirrup handle attachments and flip-top latch. Fully lined in quilted lustrous gold satin. Single open interior pocket. One scraped area on one of the handle attachments, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 4 x 3 1/2 x 6 3/4".
$65.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, Magid Made in Italy, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white, Wood
Status: Available  
Magid navy satin evening bag 122) Inventory # 990278: Magid navy satin evening bag
Magid navy satin evening bag with gold conical clasp, solidly inlaid with pave’ rhinestones. Handsome wave pattern tucked fabric. Fully lined in navy satin in spotless condition. Double fabric strap handle. Virtually unused condition. Round mirror included. Measures 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1".
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Magid, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Mahler Vintage Car Leather & Tapestry Tote 123) Inventory # H00115: Mahler Vintage Car Leather & Tapestry Tote
Mahler's line of spacious totes very fail to provide unique style statements, but this vintage auto bag exceeds any expectation! Ferrari, Mercedes, Lloyd, Austin Healey, Fiat, Volkswagen and Opel emblems, among others, are woven into the front fabric of the bag. The dual handles are attached with the proprietary Mahler leather covered buttons, front and back. The back surface, gussets and bottom are black leather. Hand stitching joins the bag's body. A faceted edge hasp and turn style latch fasten firmly. The interior bottom and gussets are raw leather while a vinyl wood grain covers the interior surface of the front and a large wood grain vinyl metal zip pocket hangs form the back interior. A few scratches on the leather of the back and flexure damage to the edge of the front are the only defects (see details.) You won't see another one! Measures 11 3/4 x 4 x 16 1/2 to the top of the handles.
$95.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Leather, Mahler California, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Mar-Shel Floral Tapestry handbag 124) Inventory # B00249: Mar-Shel Floral Tapestry handbag
Splendid Mar-Shel Floral Tapestry bag, trimmed in the front with panels of burnished gold patent leather. The back of the bag a solid tapestry. The unusual gold lift up latch is trimmed in radially engraved squares with hollow centers. The fully lined beige satin interior features a single open pocket that carries the Mar-Shel fabric label. The lining is in excellent condition which a slight abrasion to the satin sheen above the pockets. Very slight wear to the leather strip on one side, otherwise the exterior is in excellent condition. Measures 8 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Gold, Handbag, Mar-Shel, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Mar-Shel rich walnut brown faux reptile vinyl handbag 125) Inventory # B00032: Mar-Shel rich walnut brown faux reptile vinyl handbag
This handsome Mar-Shel faux reptile vinyl handbag is a rich walnut brown. The elliptical push button latch opens to a spotless beige satin interior with a single large open pocket. The bag appears unused with only the slightest archival color change to the lining. Measures 10 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 8 inches with a 12-inch handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Mar-Shel, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Markay USA Floral vinyl over fabric handbag 126) Inventory # B00210: Markay USA Floral vinyl over fabric handbag
This bag really says "SUMMER!" It's a classic vinyl over fabric handbag, adorned in flashy blooms in tones of pink and red. The frame is covered in white vinyl that matches the supple 12" inch handle. The arch shaped gold lift-up latch opens to navy cotton lined interior with a single metal zip pocket. The bag carries a fabric label reading, "Markay Made in USA." The bag is structurally in excellent condition. There is some slight puckering of the floral fabric on one side beneath the vinyl. A few surface abrasions, but nothing that really detracts from the beauty of the bay. Measures 12 x 4 x 9 inches.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Fabric, Handbag, Markay Made in USA, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Medium Taupe shiny vinyl Architectural bag 127) Inventory # B00019: Medium Taupe shiny vinyl Architectural bag
Medium Taupe shiny vinyl Architectural bag has an outspoken presence. The oval lift up the latch opens to a Plumy-brown faille interior with a single large metal zip pocket. The same fabric lining the interior covers the back of the handles and shows Archival color changes often seen in vintage lining fabric. Carries the original "Linen Department" sales tag. You'll have to by it to see the original price! A single tiny area of pink discoloration near the bottom (see detail) but a great vintage bag nonetheless. Measures 13 1/2 x 3 x 11 1/2 to the top of the handle.
$80.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: On Hold  
Melborne vinyl bag in Miami colors 128) Inventory # C00275: Melborne vinyl bag in Miami colors
A perfect warm weather bag in classic Miami colors, this Melborne vinyl bag also has great style. The beige vinyl of the sides and back has a mere suggestion of an animal print. The interior is fully lined in glorious coral pink vinyl with one large open pocket whose front surface carries a metal zip pocket. Excellent condition. Measures 16 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 9 inches with a 12-inch handle.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Melbourne, Pastels, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Melbourne architectural leather and tapestry handbag 129) Inventory # D00143: Melbourne architectural leather and tapestry handbag
A stately architectural leather and tapestry handbag by Melbourne is what vintage handbag collecting is all about. The gracious curve of the body and handle is echoed in the texture of the tapestry. The hexagonal gold lift up latch opens to a spotless taupe vinyl interior. The single open pocket carries the Melbourne fabric label. A vintage mirror in the original tissue is included. The bag's condition is excellent, with very minor wear, impossible to photograph on the handle. Measures 14 x 2 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches to the top of the handle.
$90.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Leather, Melbourne, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Melbourne collage vinyl handbag in six colors 130) Inventory # C00212: Melbourne collage vinyl handbag in six colors
Dashing Melbourne collage vinyl handbag in six colors: ochre, sage green, forest green, and brown on the front, dark coral in the side gussets and black on the back. The unusual gold pushdown latch and ochre trimmed frame carries the circular Elbief England logo. The spotless interior is lined in beautiful powder blue vinyl with one open and one metal zip pocket. I have repaired the bag's only defect, a tear at the corner of the open pocket. (See detail). There is slight surface wear on the back and bottom. Measures 10 3/4 x 3 x 7 1/2 inches with a 14-inch handle.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Melbourne, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
MM (Morris Moskowitz) Navy shiny handbag 131) Inventory # D00051: MM (Morris Moskowitz) Navy shiny handbag
Chic Navy shiny handbag by MM (Morris Moskowitz). Decorative gold metal fittings trim the handle ends front and back and echo the shape of the gold lift up latch. The interior is fully lined in spotless navy faille with a single metal pocket. Slight surface abrasion on the back of the bag, otherwise excellent condition. Measures 8 x 3 x 9 inches with double 15 1/2 inch handles.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, MM: Morris Moskowitz, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
MM {Morris Moskowitz} brocade evening bag  132) Inventory # D00122: MM {Morris Moskowitz} brocade evening bag
Dainty pastel floral brocade evening bag by MM {Morris Moskowitz} dates to the early 1960s. The ivory background glistens with gold stems and leaves, highlighting powder blue and pink flowers with the occasional punctuation of apple green. The pouch like body is gathered into a flat yolk front and back. The gold football shaped lift up latch opens to a spotless gold satin interior. A matching satin sleeve, carrying the MM logo holds a double-sided mirror in the original tissue. Excellent condition with some darkening of the end of the latch. Measures 6 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 5 inches with a 10 1/2 inch handle.
$38.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Fabric, Handbag, MM: Morris Moskowitz, Pastels, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Naturalizer Patchwork style color block 60's vintage handbag 133) Inventory # C00112: Naturalizer Patchwork style color block 60's vintage handbag
Patchwork style color block 60's vintage handbag by Naturalizer, with appliqué of gray leather, red and black suede adorning the front. The bulk of the bag is black vinyl, including the entire back. The interior is fully lined in spotless faille with a single large open pocket. Excellent condition, inside and out. Measures 9 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 8 1/2".
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Multicolor, Naturalizer, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Naturalizer two-tone gray vinyl bag 134) Inventory # B00035: Naturalizer two-tone gray vinyl bag
Smartly styled two-tone gray vinyl bag by Naturalizer. The interior is fully lined in spotless black faille with a single large open pocket. Four gumdrop metal feet have successfully protected the bottom of the bag. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 10 1/2 x 3 x 7 1/2".
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Naturalizer, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Naturalizercolor block navy & red vinyl convertible shoulder bag  135) Inventory # C00048: Naturalizercolor block navy & red vinyl convertible shoulder bag
Fashionable color block custom Naturalizer convertible shoulder bag in navy in red vinyl. The gold metal fittings really sparkle. The turn style envelope flap the latch opens to in navy faille lined interior, with one open and one plastic zip pocket. The bag's only flaw is of 1/8" white mark on one of the navy front panel (see detail.) The strap can be configured as a double 12 1/2 inch or a single 26 in. by resnapping the end of the strap. Measures 10 X. 3 1/2 X. 7 3/4 inches.
$30.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Naturalizer, Red/Pink, Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Navy and white woven nylon strip handbag circa 1955 136) Inventory # B00174: Navy and white woven nylon strip handbag circa 1955
Navy and white woven nylon strip handbag circa 1955. Closes with along with silver metal top zipper. The bag is unlined but achieves its upper right stance with the help of a permanently attached cardboard liner. It's a 50's classic in excellent condition. Measures 7 x 3 1/2 inches at the bottom, 10 x 1 1/2 inches at the top and 7 1/2 inches tall.
$35.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Navy Corde’ handbag 137) Inventory # A00287: Navy Corde’ handbag
Navy Corde’ handbag in a dressy squarish, unusual shape. The double thin strap handles are good and solid. The Navy taffeta interior with single open pocket closes with a metal zipper. Some slight interior soiling, but generally excellent condition. Measures 6 1/2 x 1 x 7 in.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Navy Linen Box bag w white beads and rhinestones 138) Inventory # A00583: Navy Linen Box bag w white beads and rhinestones
Navy Linen Box bag, trimmed in white beads and rhinestones. Single ¾” wide fabric handle. Navy satin interior is in excellent condition and features a single open pocket. The satin lining of the lid shows a purplish blush around the edges, frequently seen in vintage lining fabrics. Overall, it’s beautiful. Measures 9 ½ x 4 x 4”.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Navy shiny vinyl handbag with front button trim 139) Inventory # A00380: Navy shiny vinyl handbag with front button trim
Lively shiny navy vinyl handbag with front button trim. Spacious gold taffeta interior with one metal zip pocket. Certainly doesn’t show its age, with only minor metal plating wear. Big enough to carry your cell phone and other modern realities. Measures 12 x 4 x 8 1/2” with a 13” handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Needlepoint and petite point bag 140) Inventory # D00043: Needlepoint and petite point bag
Graceful needlepoint and petite point bag. The bag is unique in that the front panel is done in petite point with a needlepoint floral garland while the back is needlepoint except the center bouquet. The exterior is in excellent condition. The bag's only defect is considerable discoloration of the beige faille interior. It is solidly constructed and can zest to your wardrobe for many years to come! Measures 11 x 3 x 7 1/2 inches.
$70.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Needlepoint handbag w bird motif 141) Inventory # D00015: Needlepoint handbag w bird motif
Elegant needlepoint handbag is classic with central bird motif in subtle shades of pink blue and several greens on a beige background. The stitches count 20 to the inch, allowing for fine details. There is monogram on the back (see detail,) scrolling enough to read as linear design. The gold metal frame is engraved on the top edge. Both small spherical latches hold a dark green stone. The interior is fully lined in spotless blue-gray satin with two large open pockets. Aside from a few missed stitches, the condition is flawless. Measures 7 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches with an 11-inch chain handle.
$70.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Multicolor, Needlepoint/Petite Point, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Painted print velvet box bag 142) Inventory # C00210: Painted print velvet box bag
Unusual Painted print velvet box bag in tones of blue, terra cotta and olive green, outlined in gold on a black background. The gold metal frame and lift-up latch add sparkle. The interior is fully lined in spotless black taffeta. Excellent unused condition with slight paint pattern wear on the bottom corners from sitting on the shelf for 40 years (see detail!!) It’s a jewel! Measures 9 x 4 x 4”.
$80.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Palizzio Taupe vinyl architectural bag 143) Inventory # B00206: Palizzio Taupe vinyl architectural bag
A perky Taupe vinyl architectural bag by Palizzio. The flap style latch closes with a large oval strap. Beautiful Tan satin lining includes gold-corded open pocket and one metal zip pockets, adorned with a Satin Coin purse permanently mounted on the front. The coin purse is marked in gold "Palizzio Very New York." The zipper has slight discoloration above and below the zipper teeth, but otherwise the bag is spotless. Excellent condition. Measures 9 3/8 x 3 x 11 inches to the top of the handle.
$95.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Palizzio, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
PB USA Red Vinyl handbag 144) Inventory # B00218: PB USA Red Vinyl handbag
PB USA Red Vinyl handbag, transitions from an oval base measuring 8 x 3 1/2 inches to a narrow top rectangle measuring 8 x 1 inch. The black taffeta lined interior is divided down the center by a combined metal zip pocket and open pocket, contiguous with the gussets. The interior is in excellent condition. The metal frame shows some scratching and darkening, and close-up some dimpling of the vinyl is barely visible. Measures 8 x 3 1/2 x 8 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, PB USA, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Pearl-gray two tone vinyl bag 145) Inventory # 990879: Pearl-gray two tone vinyl bag
Pearl-gray two tone vinyl bag features stitched appliqué front detail. Fully lined in tan vinyl with one open and one metal zip pocket. There is minor scuffing on one back bottom corner and 2 or 3 very slightly worn edge spot, otherwise excellent condition. Measure 11 x 3 x 8 1/2".
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Pegi Paris Fittted Clutch w Compact 146) Inventory # F00009: Pegi Paris Fittted Clutch w Compact
The release of Vincent Minnelli's "Kismet" in 1955 stimulated interest in Islamic design on fashion. The fabric of this stylish Pegi Paris fitted clutch is a prime example. The gold embellished printed cotton is framed at the top by a sparkling gold edge. A Rau F. Co. snap firmly closes the envelope flap and opens wide to a beige taffeta interior with a comb pocket behind the Pegi Paris mirror and a front pocket fitted for the unused matte finish gold compact with marked Pegi Paris puff and original sifter in its original padded wrapper. Pristine condition inside and out with minor aging to the mirror's edges. Measures 7 x 2 x 4".
$125.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Clutch Bag, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Fabric, Multicolor, Pegi Paris, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Pert navy vinyl box bag 147) Inventory # D00081: Pert navy vinyl box bag
Pert navy vinyl box bag with white spectator style trim around the "U" shaped latch flap. The gold turnstyle latch opens to a fully lined navy taffeta interior. The inside of the lid carries a round beveled mirror. The bag's only flaw is at the rear of the lid flap where the vinyl has cracked from flexure over the decades. Cute as a bug. Measures 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Petite evening bag c. 1900 148) Inventory # A00692: Petite evening bag c. 1900
Elegant and understated, this petite evening bag c. 1900 is a relic of a bygone era. The front silk faille panel is embellished with a floral sprig rendered in minute stitching. The marking on the interior is obscured by time, but indications of quality include minute detailing of the gold metal frame, beautiful and complex 14-inch handle and meticulous finish of the rose beige silk interior. Similar to a bag illustrated on page 244 of "Ladies Vintage Accessories" by Bruton. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures a petite 4 1/2 x 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches.
$125.00
Descriptors: 1900, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Posh pink lace convertible clutch 149) Inventory # E00043: Posh pink lace convertible clutch
This posh pink lace convertible clutch is ideal for your special occasion. Shiny pink satin glows through the white lace overlay. A smart gold chain handle folds out if you prefer a clutch. Excellent unused condition. Measures 8 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 5 inches.
$35.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Handbag, Red/Pink, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Prestige navy faille w conical shape 150) Inventory # 970904: Prestige navy faille w conical shape
Prestige navy faille bag in elegant conical shape with spherical, rhinestone embedded floral goldtone latch ornament! Fully lined in navy satin which has developed a pinkish blush around the edges often seen in vintage lining fabrics. Single open interior pocket features a lipstick sleeve. A slight abrasion on one side, barely visible. Double corded fabric handle shows some fabric wear at each end from rubbing against the metal hardware, but the center of the handle is pristine. Includes matching coin purse and mirror in fitted envelope case. Measures 4 1/2 x 9 x 7 1/4".
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Blue/Navy, Fabric, Handbag, Prestige, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Pristine Brocade 3-Way Clutch 151) Inventory # E00048: Pristine Brocade 3-Way Clutch
Pristine and versatile, this clutch is 3 bags in one. The unusual brocade is actually a reversible panel that attaches onto the black faille body with snaps under the tabs front and back. The reverse side is shiny black vinyl. The bag appears unused and is flawless condition. It is unsigned, but very well made. The eggshell textured vinyl lining is perhaps not up to the quality of the rest of the bag, but it’s spotless. Measures 10 x 6 ½ x 2”.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Multicolor, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Rare handmade Nantucket Lightship Basket 152) Inventory # 970646: Rare handmade Nantucket Lightship Basket
Rare handmade Nantucket Lightship Basket with scrimshaw fittings, closure peg and signed scrimshaw panel. Similar bag Illustrated on pg. 129 of "A Century of Handbags" by Dooner. Excellent condition. Measures 6x7x9 inches.
$850.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Red, white and blue barrel bag 153) Inventory # C00276: Red, white and blue barrel bag
This slightly smaller version of the red, white and blue barrel bag carries no maker's mark. The interior is fully lined in spotless black faille. The gusset mounted metal zip pocket that divides the interior has a large open pocket on one side. The condition is excellent with only slight wear to the lacquer on the metal frame and two pinpoint dark spots near bottom hinge. Measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Handbag, Red, White & Blue, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Red, White and Blue Vinyl handbag 154) Inventory # C00012: Red, White and Blue Vinyl handbag
Good looking Red, White and Blue Vinyl handbag with tab trim on the envelope flap. The interior is fully lined in eggshell color textured vinyl. The interior is divided down the center by a gusset-mounted metal zip pocket. The lining shows some pen marks. The flex points of the gussets and envelope flap show some splits (see detail) often seen in vintage vinyl bags. The bag latches with a snap. While not without flaws, those that exist are not visible. Measures 9 x 4 x 6" with an 11" handle.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Red, White & Blue, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Rex 5th Ave. Brocade Fitted Clutch 155) Inventory # H00028: Rex 5th Ave. Brocade Fitted Clutch
Rex Fifth Avenue produced fitted clutches like this beautiful gold brocade with earthtone flowers before its 1951 merger with Dorset 5th Avenue to form Dorset-Rex. This exceptional example includes the matching brocade loose powder compact with frame mounted mirror and original puff and a pristine gold lipstick tube that fits into a specially designed sleeve in the bag's interior. The brown satin lining carries the Rex logo and provides a comb pocket, compact pocket and lipstick sleeve. Flawless condition. Measures 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 2".
$90.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Clutch Bag, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Fabric, Gold, Rex 5th Avenue , Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Richard Hudnut DuBarry Travel case 156) Inventory # 970580: Richard Hudnut DuBarry Travel case
Richard Hudnut DuBarry Travel case-A Rarely found item. Includes numerous containers with original labels, some with original contents! Items include DuBarry Rachel base powder, unopened packet of facial tissues, glass skin cream jar, class cleansing cream jar, glass skin freshener bottle, foundation lotion glass bottle, red cream rouge and muted blue eye shadow. Similar to Richard Hudnut DuBarry case illustrated on page 164 of "Compacts" by Mueller. Brown vinyl case with snap fastener. Case measures 9 3/8 x 6 1/4 x 3 1/4" Mirror show age spotting. Lovelingly used condition.
$165.00
Descriptors: 1930s, Brown/Earth Tones, Compact/Cigarette Case, Compact/Cigarette Case, Handbag, Richard Hudnut , Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Robin Vanity Bag w built-in compact 157) Inventory # A00442: Robin Vanity Bag w built-in compact
Unusual collector’s item with compact on the bottom! Gerson illustrates this Robin Vanity Bag on page 227 of “Vintage Vanity Bags”. The square loose powder compartment includes signed puff and sifter. The case mounted mirror shows some aging. The bottom of the compact is covered with plain black velvet. The rest of the bag is adorned in spots of silver glitter, two or three of which shows slight wear. The soft body of the bag is lined in terra cotta satin and snaps to close. The eyelets at the top indicate there was probably a pull string, but frankly it seems redundant. Measures 3 x 3 inches square on the bottom and 6 inches tall with 13-inch handle.
$165.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Robin Vanity , Silver, Vanity Bag w Built-in Compact, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Rodo Italy Nautical Duffel bag 158) Inventory # C00050: Rodo Italy Nautical Duffel bag
Fresh Nautical style Rodo Italy Duffel bag with twisted 38” rope shoulder strap. This is a very recent bag but one collectors might enjoy. The front flag stripe is embellished with a gold rope and life ring trim. The ship’s wheel zipper pull continues the motif. The 9 ½” plastic top zipper opens to a spotless mushroom vinyl interior with a single large plastic zip pocket. The “Rodo Italy” gold logo and signature lining fabric vouch for the bag’s authenticity. Excellent unused condition. Measures an ample 11 x 3 ½ x 7 ½”.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1980s, Blue/Navy, Rodo Italy , Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Rosenfeld Saks Fifth Avenue 40's Black wool Pouch bag 159) Inventory # 990679: Rosenfeld Saks Fifth Avenue 40's Black wool Pouch bag
Rosenfeld Black wool Pouch bag ca. 1940. Notice the remarkable upswept corners. Black satin interior features four open pockets and one metal zip pocket. Includes open fabric envelope for compact or mirror. Spotless interior. Very slight nap wear on the bottom edges of the wool. Gold metal frame has one minute dark spot, otherwise flawless. Handle is 13" chain. Measures 9 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 5".
$38.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Rosenfeld Saks Fifth Avenue, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Rosenfeld WWII Era Navy Rosenfeld Underarm Clutch 160) Inventory # G00039: Rosenfeld WWII Era Navy Rosenfeld Underarm Clutch
World War II materials restrictions forced handbag designers to rethink their products and bags very suddenly became frameless, relying on pre-war caches of zippers and hardware. This Rosenfeld Rayon Gimp Underarm Clutch is a fabulous example of the results. Fish scale scallops catch the light front and back. A large formed Lucite zipper pull opens to a cavernous navy satin lined interior. A large open pocket on one side carries fitted pockets on its front surface as well as the woven Rosenfeld fan logo label. Another open pocket adorns the other side of the interior. Spotless condition inside and out. Measures 12 3/4 x 3 x 8".
$80.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Blue/Navy, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Rosenfeld Saks Fifth Avenue, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Royal London Treasure Chest wood box bag 161) Inventory # B00145: Royal London Treasure Chest wood box bag
Regal Treasure Chest wood box bag by Royal London LTd, dated 1969. Windsor blue suede cloth covering the body is identical to the interior lining, which features an elastic edged open pocket. The bag is beautifully constructed, and is in excellent condition. Measures 8 x 4 7/8 x 4 5/8.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Royal London, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Royal London wood box bag w world map 162) Inventory # E00021: Royal London wood box bag w world map
This 1970 Royal London wood box bag is embellished with a world map in an incised circle on the front. The dark metal hardware has an unusual wrought iron look. The three-ball latch opens to a flashy red corduroy interior with a single open pocket. The fabric label reads "Lady London Made in Japan" and a gold foil label on the bottom reads, "Copyright 1970 Royal London, Ltd." The condition is very good with some surface wear and one rounded corner. {See detail} Measures 7 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Royal London, Variety Handbags, Wood
Status: Available  
Sassy Citrus Patchwork Handbag 163) Inventory # F00046: Sassy Citrus Patchwork Handbag
If you're into Lilly Pulitzer, this is your bag! The Patchwork front glows in lime green and tangerine, side gussets in ruby red grapefruit with beige back, front triangles and handle! The gold tab lift-up latch opens to a pristine beige vinyl interior with a single open pocket whose front surface is a metal zip pocket. The only mark is on the frame, Elbief England, a mark likely to be the frame maker, as Melbourne bag C00212 carries the same frame mark. Attention to detail includes 4 conical metal feet that protect the bottom. It's a beauty, especially the unusual metallic glow of the bright colored vinyl. Measures a ample 11 1/2 x 7 x 3 1/2" with a 14" handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, England, Handbag, Orange, Variety Handbags, Yellow
Status: Available  
Sculptural Black Vinyl handbag with curvaceous one-piece handle 164) Inventory # B00269: Sculptural Black Vinyl handbag with curvaceous one-piece handle
Sculptural Black Vinyl handbag with curvaceous one-piece handle that sweeps from front to back. The gold cylinder lift-up latch opens to reveal a black taffeta lining in excellent condition. Structurally, the bag is in excellent condition but there is wear to bottom corners, several tiny divots along the edge of the body, and a scratch on the back. The bag is not without its faults, but it has a lot of grace. Unmarked. Measures 13 3/4 x 3 x 13 1/4 inch to the top and handle.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Shiny Apple Green and White vinyl handbag 165) Inventory # A00363: Shiny Apple Green and White vinyl handbag
Shiny Apple Green and White vinyl handbag would be perfect with your Lilly Pulitzers! The outspoken envelope flap is edged in the center with a unique green and white dotted line trim! A house-shaped gold metal turn style latch opens to a cream color taffeta interior with one open and one metal zip pocket. Slight spotting and a little soil on the top edge of the lining where it’s been handled most. Four metallic gumdrop feet. Some flex damage at the back corners of the top of the bag. Measures 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8” with a 17” strap handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Green, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Shiny black vinyl convertible clutch bag 166) Inventory # A00058: Shiny black vinyl convertible clutch bag
Shiny black vinyl convertible clutch bag with ruffled shell shaped lift up gold metal latch. The front of the bag is highlighted by upswept curve seams. This is an unmarked but beautifully made bag. The twelve inch chain handle folds inside. Fully lined in spotless black taffeta. Excellent condition. Measures 11 1/2 by 1 1/2 by 5 inches.
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Clutch Bag, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: On Hold  
Shiny ice blue 60's vinyl handbag 167) Inventory # D00078: Shiny ice blue 60's vinyl handbag
The unusual shiny ice blue color and classic shape make this 60's vinyl handbag a desirable addition to anyone's wardrobe. This was a salesman's sample and includes paper work dated 1966. The interior is fully lined in spotless taffeta and features a single metal pocket. The bag is unused condition but shows some spotting of the metal surfaces from storage. {See detail} Measures 11 x 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches with a 13-inch handle.
$45.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Blue/Navy, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Snazzy black shiny vinyl handbag w tortoise Lucite horseshoe handles 168) Inventory # B00078: Snazzy black shiny vinyl handbag w tortoise Lucite horseshoe handles
Snazzy black shiny vinyl handbag with tortoise Lucite horseshoe handles. The half round sculptural lift up latch is shaped like a top hat and opens to a flashy, red mushroom vinyl interior with a single metal zip pocket. The bag dates to the early 60’s. Excellent condition inside and out, with just a suggestion wear on the interior. Measures 10 x 3 x12” to the top of the handle.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Black/Gray, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Soure’ Black Jersey Handbag 169) Inventory # A00331: Soure’ Black Jersey Handbag
Unusual understated Black Jersey Handbag by Soure’. The front is embellished with stylized leaf forms in black vinyl applique with raised cord edging. The back of the bag is plain vinyl. The spotless black faille interior features a large elastic-edged open pocket. The bag’s only flaw is a small fused area in the gusset, near the back of the bag. Measures 12 ½ x 3 x 8 ½” with a 13” handle.
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Soure, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Spilene Floral tapestry handbag 170) Inventory # C00294: Spilene Floral tapestry handbag
Stunning Spilene Floral tapestry handbag with a vining design in tan and buff, sparked by flashes of red, yellow, blue and green. The pyramid lift-up latch opens to a spotless black taffeta interior with a single large open pocket. Excellent condition. Measures 11 x 2 ½ x 9 ½” with a 13” handle.
$55.00
Descriptors: 1940s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Spilene USA, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Spilene USA Oyster vinyl handbag 171) Inventory # A00585: Spilene USA Oyster vinyl handbag
Oyster vinyl handbag by Spilene USA. The fully lined gold vinyl interior features a single clear vinyl metal zip pocket. The metal frame is painted a matching oyster color and there are a few tiny nicks in the paint. One stubborn pen mark on the front and some wear to the bottom corners, but overall excellent condition. Measures 13 x 2 3/4 x 6 inches.
$32.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Spilene USA, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Stylecraft of Miami Cream Shiny vinyl handbag 172) Inventory # C00079: Stylecraft of Miami Cream Shiny vinyl handbag
Tailored Cream Shiny vinyl handbag by Stylecraft of Miami. This is convertible to a shoulder bag with a 30” chain handle. The bag is unmarked but attributed to Stylecraft by the unusual chain and handles, identical to those on a signed bag. The slightly curved bottom contour, stacked metal trim and sparkling metal hardware make this a very smart bag. The interior is fully lined in chocolate brown faille with one metal zip pocket. The lining is in excellent condition but shows some archival darkening where adhesive is present under the lining. Dates ca. 1970, one of their late designs. Measures 10 x 2 x 7 ½”.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Handbag, Shoulder Bag, Stylecraft of Miami, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Stylecraft of Miami embroidered fabric handbag 173) Inventory # B00280: Stylecraft of Miami embroidered fabric handbag
Stunning Stylecraft of Miami embroidered fabric handbag with leather trim. The colors include light blue, medium green, orange sherbet, pink, lavender and yellow. The embroidery covers front, sides, back and bottom of the bag. The off white marshmallow vinyl interior features one open and one metal zip pocket. Excellent condition inside and out. Measures 9 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a an eleven inch handle.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Fabric, Handbag, Multicolor, Stylecraft of Miami, Variety Handbags, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Taupe Vinyl and Tapestry handbag 174) Inventory # C00071: Taupe Vinyl and Tapestry handbag
Taupe Vinyl and Tapestry handbag has a dignified upright stance. The muted earth tones of the front tapestry glint with subtle gold metallic flecks. The back of the bag is taupe vinyl. The soft copper satin lining is spotless and features a single deep open pocket. The bag’s only flaw is an abrasion of the cording on the edge of the front panel (see detail.) Measures a spacious 11 x 4 x 9” with a 13” handle.
$65.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Theodore of California black felt-like fabric bag 175) Inventory # A00476: Theodore of California black felt-like fabric bag
Clean lines and sparkling gold hardware add drama to this black felt-like fabric bag by Theodore of California. The exclamation point shaped latch opens to a spotless black taffeta interior with a single large metal zip pocket. There is slight nap wear to the bottom corners. Otherwise the bag is pristine. Measures 9 3/4 x 3 x 6inches with double 15-inch handle.
$60.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Handbag, Theodor of California , Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Theodore of California Cool Sage Green handbag 176) Inventory # B00303: Theodore of California Cool Sage Green handbag
Cool Sage Green Theodore of California handbag. The pearly vinyl is called “Tempra” and was a Theodore exclusive. A thick white Lucite trim is contoured over the gold lift-up latch. The interior is fully lined in black taffeta with one large metal zip pocket. There a ¼” tears near the hinge in the gusset area (see detail). They have been stabilized. Measures 10 ¼ x 2 ¾ x 9 ¼” with 13” handle.
$45.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Green, Handbag, Theodor of California , Variety Handbags, Vinyl
Status: Available  
Theodore of California fabric under vinyl handbag 177) Inventory # B00244: Theodore of California fabric under vinyl handbag
Pretty Theodore of California fabric under vinyl handbag in a soft sided pouch design. The sophisticated brocade fabric has a strong diagonal design in shiny white and off white. The cylindrical lift up latch has concentric rings of engraved detail. The interior is fully lined in spotless, pearly white vinyl. There are no interior pockets. Measures a spacious 11 x 4 ½ x 7 ¾” with a 13” handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Theodor of California , Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
UltraSuede Patchwork Convertible Shoulder Bag 178) Inventory # A00212: UltraSuede Patchwork Convertible Shoulder Bag
Handsome Striped UltraSuede Patchwork Convertible Shoulder Bag. The one-piece handle loops through slits in a pair of wood slats. Doubled, it makes a pair of 16" handles, but it can be extended to 28" if you prefer a shoulder bag. Magnificent Southwest palette makes this bag a "Must Have!" The interior is fully lined in dark brown cotton with a single open pocket. Measures 11 x 2 3/4 x 9".
$85.00
Descriptors: 1970s, Brown/Earth Tones, Fabric, Handbag, Shoulder Bag, Variety Handbags
Status: Available  
Unmarked Leslie of Miami Lucite & Wood Box Bag 179) Inventory # F00017: Unmarked Leslie of Miami Lucite & Wood Box Bag
Multimedia is the art school term for this collage style bag. Leslie of Miami as the master of this type and all signs point to that maker. Straw color raffia weave tape binds the graceful oval wood body. The daisy design lid is embellished with flat backed rhinestones and hinges 1/3 of the way across the top. A single clear Lucite rod handle attaches front and back. The interior is fully lined gold striped fabric that shows a few tiny pen marks, but is otherwise pristine. Excellent condition and great vintage style! Measures 9 x 5 x 3 3/4".
$145.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Green, Handbag, Leslie of Miami , Lucite, Lucite and Other Plastic Handbags, Variety Handbags, Wood, Yellow
Status: Available  
Virginia Art Cover Bag 180) Inventory # D00032: Virginia Art Cover Bag
This larger version of the Virginia Art Slip Cover Bag comes with one costume. Based this prototype you could make as many as you like. The body is made of sturdy cotton canvas and closes with a metal zipper. The interior is also white cotton canvas and features two open pockets. The lining shows significant discoloration, some soiling and some archival changes. For more information on Virginia Art, click the link below to visit the Bag Lady University entry on the company. Measures 11 1/2 x 1 x 7 1/2 inches.
$30.00
Descriptors: 1930s, Clutch Bag, Fabric, Purple/Lavender, Variety Handbags, Virginia Art
Status: Available  
Volupte’ metallic embossed basketweave evening bag 181) Inventory # A00339: Volupte’ metallic embossed basketweave evening bag
A metallic embossed basket weave evening bag with rhinestone embellished belt buckle latch, made by the famous compact manufacturer Volupte‘! The bag is ideal for carrying your Volupte’ compact in its elasticized interior side pocket. The beige satin lining is in excellent condition, but has two small dark spots. I’m including a satin combination mirror and coin purse which is not original to this bag but came inside. Check my compact Page for the perfect Volupte’ compact. There is an area of darkened finish on one side, visible at some angles. Measures 5 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 3 3/4” with 10 inch chain handle.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Gold, Handbag, Metal, Variety Handbags, Volupte’
Status: Available  
Volupte’ Vanity Case w black faille carrier 182) Inventory # A00593: Volupte’ Vanity Case w black faille carrier
Highly desirable Volupte’ Vanity Case in the original black faille carrier. The carrier’s V-shaped front allows of view of the diamond the design vanity case, trimmed in square box set rhinestones. The downside of the design is scratching and discoloration of the case’s metal finish. When removed from the fabric carrier, the 6 x 3/4 x 4 3/4 inch vanity case opens by pushing the latch, which is actually the bottom of the lipstick to. The large doubled edge lid mirror shows very slight speckling. The bulk of the interior is divided into three compartments with separate doors. The loose powder compartment includes a signed puff and sifter. There are two non-specific sections, one the same size as the powder compact, the other larger with a built-in divider. The small ones latch closed. The larger compartment has a spring closure. A hinged clip holds a small comb. The fabric carrier shows significant wear on the corners. I’ve done what repairs I could. Check detail pictures. It’s a great collectible, despite some defects. Measures including fabric case 7 ¾ x 1 x 5 inches with a 9-inch handle.
$85.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Fabric, Gold, Handbag, Metal, Vanity Bag w Built-in Compact, Variety Handbags, Volupte’
Status: Available  
West Germany brown leather and woven rice paper handbag 183) Inventory # D00103: West Germany brown leather and woven rice paper handbag
Contemplate the mystical beauty of this brown leather and woven rice paper handbag. While the oriental look would point to a Far Eastern origin, research has shown this unusual bag was made in West Germany in the 60's. The fragile one-inch wide rice paper strips are meticulously sewn to a backing material, producing a sturdy fabric. The shiny gold lift up latch opens to a leather-lined interior with two gold-corded open pockets and one expanding metal zip pocket. The lining shows some abrasion and two stains, one inside a pocket, the other at the very bottom of the bag. Measures 9 1/4 x 3 x 10 3/4 inches with a 14-inch handle.
$90.00
Descriptors: 1960s, Brown/Earth Tones, Handbag, Variety Handbags, West Germany
Status: Available  
White vinyl Hat Box Style handbag 184) Inventory # B00077: White vinyl Hat Box Style handbag
White vinyl Hat Box Style handbag with lift-up, snap tab latch. While one side fits perfectly, there is a noticeable gap on the other side between the body & the lid when closed. The interior is fully lined in navy fabric with the lid-mounted mirror showing some age. Very cute! Measures 7 3/4 x 4 x 7”.
$40.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Handbag, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, White/Off-white
Status: Available  
Zell Round Towner Vanity Bag 185) Inventory # H00037: Zell Round Towner Vanity Bag
If you travel light and want a beautiful fitted vanity for evening, this Zell “Round Towner” may be the bag for you. Laura M. Mueller illustrates the same bag in a damask cover slightly different from this Gold & Black lozenge pattern brocade exterior on page 143 of “Compacts Volume II.” This pristine condition example has a gold metal mesh swagger handle. The push type latch is firm and open to a well designed fitted interior lined in black moiré with golf pockets for the square compact and lipstick tube with a tiny plastic comb behind. The lipstick contains vintage cosmetic that can be replaced or our own tube inserted. The lovely loose powder compact includes a marked Zell powder puff. The mirror inside shows it age, but is still usable. The other side of the interior has a retaining bar for cigarettes and a fragile paper coin purse, slightly damaged, that is attached to the bar with a chain. This great vintage vanity is in outstanding condition, clean inside and out. Measures 3 ¼ x 1 x 4” with a 4” handle.
$75.00
Descriptors: 1950s, Black/Gray, Compact/Cigarette Case, Fabric, Gold, Variety Handbags, Zell Fifth Avenue
Status: Available  
Zita of Rio embroidered white vinyl handbag 186) Inventory # E00003: Zita of Rio embroidered white vinyl handbag
Celebrate something and treat yourself to this delightful embroidered white vinyl handbag by Zita of Rio. The beautiful floral design covers all parts of the exterior. The silver snap latch opens to a fully lined pristine white vinyl interior with two open and one metal zip pocket. Flawless condition inside and out. Measures 10 x 3 x 8 1/2 inches with a 13-inch handle.
$95.00
Descriptors: Handbag, Multicolor, Variety Handbags, Vinyl, Zita of Rio
Status: Available