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Location December 1935:

H. Margolin & Co., Inc.
1237-39 Broadway
New York

H. Margolin & Co., Inc exhibited at the Second National Merchandise Fair, held July 23- August 3, 1923 at the Grand Central Palace, New York City. (New York Times May 3, 1923, page 9)

December 1935 Luggage & Leather Goods page 61 carries Holiday greetings and the announcement of the move to 330 Fifth Ave.

Location August 1936:
H. Margolin & Co.
330 Fifth Av
New York

Fall 1936 suede clutch bags from H. Margolin & Co. illustrated on page 37 of Luggage and Leather Goods August 1936 issue.

Display ad on page 73 publicizes Margolin's line at the 1936 August Fashion Accessories Show.


Full page ad for Colonial Handbag Patent Leather on page 43 of the February 1942 issue of Luggage & Leather Goods features an example made by H. Margolin & Co.

Display ad page 64 same issue

Display ad April 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 56

New shopping trends, reflecting wartime rationing and restrictions, were in evidence for Fall 1942. (August 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 35

Dramatize Fall Bags To Wear With Coats
Fall Bag Shoppers Seek Styles That Are Complementary to Fur and Fur Trimmed Coats

"With shoppers being advised from every angle to choose their clothes and accessories with great care, it is quite obvious that handbag customers will be super-critical this fall. A type of hag equally smart with new fall dresses and also with a fur or fur-trimmed coat, will be in demand by women who plan and select their wardrobes early in the season.\\ Many women prefer a top handle bag to wear with a fur coat, believing that the underarm type rubs the fur. Whether or not such is the case, we must cater to this whim. A pannier type of handle serves double duty as. it can also be worn as an underarm. Another versatile handle bag is the one shown here with prystal loops. These may be dropped down over the top of the bag making it an attractive underarm.\\ Stress quality in early fall handbag merchandising. Tell customers that large", practical, sturdy bags like these will see them smartly through fall and winter. Play up your bags, with soft shirring as the perfect complements to simple straight line coats which are a result of government restrictions.\\

Top zipper underarm of genuine alligator. "V" shaped stitching forms a simple pattern on both sides. Shown in wide color range. Especially good with sports coats in wool or fur. From H. Margolin.

This Margolin example graced the Radient Leather Co. display ad August 1942 issue of "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 49

Display ad August 1942 issue of "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 55

Margolin's display ad in "Handbag Buyer" June 1949 issue, page 49, mentions their Marcraft line.

The "What's New in Handbags" column of the same issue included this mention of the Marcraft Mystery Pocket.

Mystery Pocket a Sales Success

"Based on the success of the Mar-craft Mystery Pocket in spring bags, a carry-over of this feature will be found in the fall line. This is a hidden zippered pocket placed in the base of a swinging purse. It is easily accessible because the purse works on a swivel and can be turned upside down.
The Mystery Pocket is used in any type of frame bag up to seven inches and is suitable for both classic type and softer dressmaker bags in leather or fabric.

Al Edelson Represents Margolin

"Al Edelson has been appointed southern representative for H. Margolin & Co., Inc. He was formerly with Lesco LescoLtd."
HANDBAGS column of the February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 72


B00140: Snazzy Margolin black leather cylinder Bag. The sculptural two-part detail of the lid accentuates the curved front of the bag and adds real flair. This beautifully made bag features a fully lined tan leather interior. There is a single open pocket inside that carries the fabric "Fashions by Margolin" label. A few pen marks and abrasions on the lining of the lid, otherwise the inside is nice and clean. There are some slight abrasions on the lid around the lift up snap latch. Some slight surface wear, but nothing dramatic. Measures 6 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches. SOLD

A00730: High-style Margolin shiny black vinyl handbag with deco style silver metal frame by Ideal. The lift-up latch opens to an outstanding red vinyl interior, with one open and one metal zip pocket. The bag dates to the early 1950's. A vintage hand mirror in its original tissue is included. There is slight wear and surface abrasion on the back and the repair to one end of the handle (See detail). Priced to sell.

The bag is available for sale for $40at The Bag Lady Emporium.

C00046: Stunning Margolin architectural style shiny vinyl handbag with curvaceous tortoise Bakelite rod handle. The snap latch opens to a large black taffeta lined interior, divided in half by a vinyl center panel. A single metal zip pocket provides secure storage of the back area. Very minor flexure cracking inside one gusset is the only flaw (See detail.) Measures 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 11 inches. SOLD

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