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American Handbags, Inc.
Makers of American Modes
1 East 33rd St.
New York 16, N.Y.

Handbag News August 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 60

Cosmetic Compartment Bags
A novelty in the line of American Handbags is the long narrow underarm with a four part frame. The center section, lined in bright red, is fitted with pockets for lipstick, compact and comb, with plenty of room left over for other toiletries. Another section has a zipper pocket, and a coin purse appears in the last compartment. Shown in genuine seal, calf or broadcloth, this number retails for $7.95.

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 43

The 1950s

This full page ad for Casper Lowenstein CasperLowensteinInc handbag frames featured and example of American Handbag's line in the February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 89.


CASPER LOWENSTEIN....your best source for better frames.
"'In our better handbags Casper Lowenstein frames guarantee us high quality as well as high fashion!" American Handbags, Inc.
''American Handbags, Inc., one of the country's foremost manufacturers of better handbags, builds its newest American Modes creation with a Casper Lowenstein frame. "We have long depended on Casper Lowenstein for frames which emphasize quality as much as fashion appeal," says American Handbags, Inc.

There's no substitute for Casper Lowenstein quality. You see it in the uniform excellence of finish—in the fashion-right color—in the smooth-working locks—in all the little details which are the earmarks of fine workmanship.

In styling, too, Casper Lowenstein frames have no equal. Their refreshing originality constantly stimulates profit-building sales.

Join the nation's outstanding manufacturers of better handbags—build your bags with the best-made, best-selling frames of all—Casper Lowenstein frames!

Casper Lowenstein
Norwalk, Conn.
Sales Office: 347 Fifth Ave., N. Y. LExington 2-7575
division of Fedders-Quigan Corp.\\''

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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