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Location December 1935:

Schwartz-Weisberg Handbag Co,
15 East 32nd St.
New York

December 1935 Luggage & Leather Goods page 65

The 1940s

Location August 1942:

Weisberg Handbags Inc.
19 E. 33rd St.
New York

The definitive connection between Schwartz-Weisberg and Weisberg Handbags and not been made, it's possible, so I'm making the link until proven otherwise.

New Handbag Firm

Weisberg Handbags, Inc., is a new firm located at 127 West 25th St., with showrooms at 10 East 33rd St. The firm manufactures bags to retail at $1.69 and $1.95, in fabrics and simulated leathers. Sol Weisberg, president of the company formerly was sales manager of Wm. Resnick, Inc. and also former owner of Sol Weisberg, Inc. The other officers of the corporation are Morris Dunkel, Treasurer and David Simon, Secretary, both formerly with Resnick Bros, and Wm. Resnick, Inc. as designer and production manager respectively.

The Weisberg plant comprises 7500 feet and is modern and equipped with up-to-date machinery. According to Mr. Weisberg, the new line will be ready about June 1, with deliveries starting June 15.\\ (June 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 57)

Sell A Bag For Every Mood was the notion in low price bag sales August 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 44.

Strictly tailored envelope of simulated calf closed with covered button and loop. Just under the flap is an outside pocket finished with two rows of stitching. A well finished interior has such details as pockets with rows of stitching. Retail $1.69. Weisberg Handbags, Inc.

Display as August 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 52

Weisberg Stresses Detail

According to Saul Weisberg, of the new firm of Weisberg Handbags, as much attention to lining and finish is given as to the exterior of the bags. In both the $1.69 and $1.95 numbers this is apparent in extra pockets, stitched linings and smart tailoring.
Outstanding in the line is an envelope pouch bag with an adjustable shoulder strap. In the fabric group there are several numbers in felt with stitching. These are designed to tie up with fall millinery. Wood frames are employed for contrast. Mother and daughter bags mounted on wood frames are also shown. Polished walnut, mahogany and ebony woods are in use. Twin bags with covered or carved locks are also available in the $1.95 range. (Handbag News August 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 53)

The "What's New in Handbags" column of "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 74 included news about Weisberg Handbag's Fall 1949 line. These styles retailed for $2.95.

Double Woven in Budget Bags

"Double woven cotton in rich black or brown with a finish that belies its humble price is being shown for fall in a series of soft pouches that achieve a genuine look of fashion by gentle draping and the use of gold corners on covered frames, lucite ornaments.
Plastic calf grain is used for another group of tailored pouches and underarm styles here. These are lined with plastic material in contrasting color and come in five autumn shades.

Double woven cotton with quality look is gently gathered on partly covered scissors frame. Comes in fall black and brown with bright red lining


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