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Location Before 1942:

Princess Handbags
6 East 32nd St.
New York

Location February 1942:

Princess Handbags
14 East 32nd St.
New York

February 1942 Luggage & Leather Goods, page 50

Factory and Showroom Removals

"According to Sid Cassell of Princess Handbags, a need for increased factory and showroom space prompted the firm to move from its offices at 6 East 32nd St., to enlarged quarters at 14 East 32nd St."

Princess Making Plastics

"Princess Handbags, in addition to their regular fabric line of handbags are manufacturing a complete group of plastic bags to retail at $1.95 and $2.95." (Page 58 April 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods" Handbag News column)

Display ad August 1942 issue of "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 56

Linen Cord Featured by Princess

Princess Handbag, Inc., is now showing a line of Princess Linen Cord Bags to retail at $3 and $5. The group includes envelopes and exclusive wood frame styles. (Handbag News August 1942 issue of "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 57 )

This pair of 100% Wool broadcloth bags from Princess Handbags display fabric distributed by Amity Silk Corp. in this full page ad on page 6 of "Handbags Illustrated," July 1947.

"Beauty on a Budget" on page 48 of the "Handbags Illustrated," July 1947 issue included this broadcloth bag by Princess Hand Bag Co. Style 408 wholesaled for $35.65 per dozen and came in black and brown.

"You hear the Chinese gongs when you look at this lantern shape broadcloth bag with sharply angled side contours. The pagoda top on a covered gold frame provides a bit more oriental guile. Princess Hand Bag Inc."

The same "Handbags Illustrated," July 1947 issue carried this quarter page display ad on page 55.

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 54

The 1950's

The HANDBAGS column of the same February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 71

E. Liebowitz Has Princess Line

Edward Liebowitz has been appointed sales representative for Princess Handbag in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, New England, New York State and Pennsylvania. He continues to carry Phil Samstag's line. Hesslein-SamstagInc


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