Leather styles by various makers for Fall 1961 were highlighted on page 33 of the June 1961 issue of "Handbags & Accessories," including this example by Manon.
"Glossy claf is fashioned into a slim east-west by Manon Handbags, 165 Madison Ave. The gently curved frame is accented by tab detail and gold clasp."
Another example appears on page 49 of the same issue.
Electric blue Royalskin that feels like velvet is used in this softly draped handbag by Manon, 165 Madison Ave. The matching shoe, with the pointiest of toes is bound and heeled in patent. By Herbert Levine.
Manon's Fall 1961 line is summarized on page 56 of the June 1961 issue of "Handbags & Accessories."
"Rich, smooth leathers in the newest colors make a. striking bag line^ at Manon Handbags. 165 Madison Ave. Alligators in black and brown are shown in many different shapes. One barrel satchel in brown alligator is particularly nice—the gold-finish clasp is in the form of a buckle. Patent leather appears for fall in a deep burgundy and a spicy-flavored honey. These bags are done in medium sized, tailored lines. Shoes to match will be available. Mocha suede and calf are combined into a softly draped bag, another draped model is prettily finished with a gold feather clasp. Oxidized frames have become important for fall and Manon puts them to very attractive use. One frame, in particular has a grillwork front. A whole series of peau de soies with gold-finish and rhinestone trims makes a lovely cocktail-evening line."