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William Resnick, Inc.
10 East 33rd St.
New York, NY

The seven Resnick family members immigrated to the United States early in the 20th Century. Several of them entered the handbag industry and they had tremendous influence in the growth of the industry for the majority of the century. Marc Resnick, the grandson of William "Willy" Resnick (Resnick Bros. and Wm. Resnick), grand-nephew of Julius Resnick JRJuliusResnick, grand-nephew of Charles Resnick (Chas. Resnick Handbags), and grand-nephew of Faigy and Morris Carlin (Carlin CarlinBrosInc and later Carlin Fried CarlinFriedInc, is working with his family and me to clarify his family's considerable influence in the fashion history of the United States.

New York Time November 12, 1940, page 41 records the rental of an entire floor in the 10 East 33 rd St. building in the hub of a great deal of handbag production and sales. Other companies in the building at one time or another were Egan-Wagner Merchandise Co. Egan-Wagner, Equitable Handbag Co EquitableHandbagCo, Herbert A. Goldberg HerbertAGoldberg, and Marbett Creations MarbettCreations, the leather bag line of Herbert A. Goldberg.

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)


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