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Location July 1947:

Albert Waldman, Inc.
6 East 32nd. Street
New York

The "Heard and Overheard" column of the July 1947 Handbags Illustrated included this notice of the forming of the firm. (page 55)

"There's a "Welcome" sign hanging from the doors of a new handbag firm at 6 East 32nd Street. The firm is Albert Waldman, Inc. Most of us remember Mr.Waldman from his affiliations with Surrey Bags and Harry .Rosenfeld and it is good news to learn that he is with us once again. Mr. Waldman is showing a group of expertly styled bags in calf, reptiles and suede to retail upwards of $15. To those of us who remember the beautiful bags which Mr. Waldman created in the past there should be added incentive to seeing his new creations."

"Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 29, gave "Autumn Hints" for 1949: "Horizontal lines ... slim or boxy ... small soft reptiles . . . outside pockets ... leather linings convertible shoulder straps for basic stock." This bag was designed to retail at $25.00 by Albert Waldman. That's equivalent to $188 in inflation adjusted 2006 dollars.

"Blue spruce calf . . . new promotional shade to match shoes. Simple horizontal bag with cuffed base and slim contours. In other new fall colors and suede."

The 1950s

Federation luncheon scheduled

"The Federation of Jewish Philanthropies will hold a luncheon for New York handbag buyers at the Vanderbilt Hotel, New York City, on December 9th. There will be a discussion of buyer participation in Federation's annual campaign and dinner. Sidney Kadin is chairman for the handbag industry; Nat Berkowitz, Bienen-Davis, and Albert Waldman, Waldman Bags, co-chairmen of the buyer's cabinet issued invitations to the luncheon." (Handbags & Accessories December 1955, page 42)

Bags for Spring 1956 were presented on January 3, 1956 by agreement as a member of the National Authority for the Ladies Handbag Industry. 1956NationalAuthorityMembers

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