January 1955 Location:
Companion Bags, Inc.
After February 1st, 1955:
Handbag News in the April 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 56
Companion Uses New Fabric
"An attractive group of bags has been developed by Companion using "Tackle Twill" a new Skinner fabric woven of cotton and rayon. The material has been cravenetted so that it is water proof, and easily washed or cleaned.
January 1955 Handbags & Accessories, page 37
Thia half page ad, featuring a Fa-cile Frame Fa-cileFasteners, graces page 52 of the same January 1955 issue.
This handsome Lucite trimmed leather bag was part of Companion Bags' spring 1955 line.
Same January issue offers insights into Companion's Spring 1955 offerings on page 49.
Lined patent plastics at $5
"Companion Handbags offers remarkably good value in a group of 24 patent plastic bags, all leather lined, starting at $5.00 retail, in styles to please every taste.
At $5.00, 12 styles are shown, including a. boxy bag with soft, deep foldover top, gold framed and covered pouches, adjustable shoulder strap bag, smart deep envelope with base-deep rounded flap, envelope clutch, satchels, wide base fa-cile frame bag and several other roomy smart styles.
In the $7.95 retail line-up of nine styles, a satchel with calf covered facile frame top and double handles, is highlighted. This, in a much larger version is the only bag in the collection which retails at $12.95.
Two huge bags, one a double-handled pouch, the other a yoke top satchel, are offered in the $10.95 retail group."
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
This Lou Taylor LouTaylorInc ad for February points to a link between Companion and Lou Taylor.