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Location June 1949:

Eagle Handbag Co., Inc.
7 East 30th St.
New York City

"Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 6

"FALL SELECTION for your quality conscious . . . and price conscious clientele! Stunning array of gorgeous styles and designs executed in the superb workmanship of Eagle craftsmen. It will pay you in profits ... to stock our lovely Fall line of ultra-smart creations that reflect the desires of your discriminating customers!

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What's New In Handbags on page 52 of the same issue includes this Eagle handbag double saddlebag design in French Antelope. The bag retailed for a hefty $32.50, that's $245 in 2006 inflation adjusted dollars.

"Splendid interpretation of double saddle bag from Pony Express era, made of fine French antelope on slim polished frames with contrasting red and black satin linings, zippered pocket, satin change purse and pannier handle."

The 1950s

"Casual Accessories for the Easter Parade" were highlighted in the February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," pages 42-43

"SOFTLY manipulated accessories excel this spring. Here is a black calf bag by Eagle that has shelf-like fold of leather near its wide-opening metal frame and colored leather lining. Alcxette makes the welted cuff glace shortie with horizontal cross stitch and string bow. Cluster pin and earrings of colored glass beads and pearls with gold rondelles are by Heller-Deltah. Long iridescent taffeta fringed-edge scarf is from I. J. Nethe. Celancse 10 - rib umbrella has a metal ball handle and is Town Umbrella's copy of a French original shown in January issue of this magazine."

Eagle Handbag's display ad on page 69 of the same February 1950 "Handbags and Fashion Accessories"

"Style #500 shown in calf, soft as a puppy dog's ear. Available in finest failles, richest reptiles, car-essable cashmeres, alluring alligators. All with washable leather linings."

The Handbags column of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories" February 1950, included this item on Eagle on page 76 .

Eagle Puts Embroidery on Calf

Fanciful designs embroidered directly onto fine leathers and failles make an unusual group of bags at Eagle Handbag Company. One in particular features a picture frame border with an imaginative unicorn in the center, puffed for dimensional effect. The same technique is used on soft deerskin in more casual shoulder strap styles.. Other bags in the new Eagle line are outstanding for the deft manipulation and draping of calf.


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