Vintage Patent Leather Handbags

Sophisticated high gloss VINTAGE Patent Handbags.  

The Patent process was introduced in 1927 in which Leather or Fabric is coated with a hard glossy surface. Every decade Patent Handbags make a gigantic comeback. Patent is smart and fashionable to carry. A Patent Handbag makes any outfit come alive!

Terminology regarding the condition of the Vintage Handbags:
Please remember when buying vintage purses there are normally minor imperfections 
 unless these are very noticable or detract from the style or attractiveness of the item they are not normally mentioned.
LOOKING FOR PERFECTION - VINTAGE IS NOT FOR YOU!

(Mint Condition) MINT - As close to "new" as possible for its age. No problems.
(Excellent Condition)
Normal wear expected for age. Any problems are not easily visible.
(Gently Used)
Normal wear expected for age. Shows very minimal wear
(Used) A purse that was used everyday. Not abused.... but used, shows more noticeable wear.

(Rest assured I do not sell handbags that are not attractive or fit to carry.)


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A UNIQUE and RARE chocolate brown patent purse from the 50's with a large crystal; cleat Lucite etched latch. The patent handle is wristlet length. The frame is brass colored metal. The interior is lined with gold-colored satin with an open sidewall pocket. DISTINCTIVE VINTAGE!

Measures 9.5" W x 7" H

Excellent Condition

Item# PAT300-2

$58.00

 

 

 

 

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Not quite vintage but what a 90's bling red-hot red patent satchel shaped purse. Large and roomy with an amazing huge rhinestone latch. The handled are wristlet length and there is a clip on gold chain strap if you wish to wear the purse on your shoulder. The interior is lined with black satin with a zippered sidewall pocket and a middle zippered pocket. Tucked away and never used. A TOTAL SHOWSTOPPER!

Measures 11" W x 6" H

Mint Condition

Item# PAT200-42

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A unique not quite vintage "Julie Haus" dark coffee brown high gloss patent clutch embossed to look like alligator skin. A working battery operated clock adorns the front. The hardware and frame are silver metal. The interior is lined with black and white herringbone fabric. Tucked away and never used. SENSATIONAL EXCLUSIVE CLUTCH!

Measures 12" W x 5.5" H

Mint Condition

Item# PAT200-15

$65.00



 

 

 

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No this vintage handbag is not designed by Versace but designed long before Versace's time in the 50's by "LEWIS". Made with genuine patent leather and is a petite convertible handbag, use as a clutch or were the purse with the gold metal should length chain. The gold metal Medusa latch dominates the front with such glamour. The interior is lined with black colored grosgrain with a long slash pocket lined with ivory-colored grosgrain. A "Lewis" logo mirror still rests in the slash pocket. RARE VINTAGE CHIC!

Measures 8" W x 5" H

Item# PAT200-4

$65.00

 

 

 

 

 

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A RARE find is this fold over clutch by "Ingber" from the 50's in a rare high gloss patent slate color. The solid brass frame is edged with a black trim. Famous fashion designer "Edith Head" created the fold over clutch to store a women’s gloves when the gloves were taken off. The gloves are for display only and are not sold with the clutch. The interior is lined with black satin with an open sidewall pocket on each side trimmed with gold piping. RUNWAY RETRO CHIC!

\Measures 10" W x 5" folded

Excellent Condition

Item# PAT101-3

$55.00

 

 

 

 

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"Timothy Hitsman" designed high-end shoes with matching handbags in the 80's and early 90's using quality materials and was famous for his UNIQUE designs. This purse is no exception, covered with metallic deep plum-colored patent with a sculptural panel of suede purple metallic fabric. The built in asymmetrical handle compliments the scalloped design on the front. The backside is all patent. The interior is something to behold covered with gold metallic genuine leather and black grosgrain fabric. There is a small zippered sidewall pocket. There is a shoulder link tick away chain. "Forrest E. "Timothy" Hitsman, an international women's shoe designer and businessman renowned for his chic stores and flair for designing couture footwear, died Feb. 25, 2004, at Springbridge Rehabilitation Center in Chesterfield of complications from cancer. He was 70 and lived in Chesterfield." A VERY RARE HITMAN DESIGN!

Measures 10" W x 9.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# PAT114-2

$85.00

 

 

 

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A VERY rare petite black patent tote shaped purse by "Koret" from the 50's. The tote has a built-in small diamond shaped purse with an elaborate brass frame. The handle adjusts from wristlet length to shoulder length. The purse rests on four brass pegs. The small purse has a red faux leather interior the tote has black leather lining. There is a Saks Fifth Avenue label along with a Koret label stating “Korettalak” SO UNIQUE!

Measures8" W x 7" H

Excellent Condition

PAT03-1

SOLD

 

 

 

 

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An amazing large ruby red metallic patent purse from the 60's. The contour of the handbag flatters the unique sculptural handle. An embroidered leafy branch adorns the front. The interior is lined with spill proof black vinyl with a brass zippered sidewall pocket. The original paper label still hangs from the strap and the label reads "Styles by Elisha Handbags, 6900 N.W. 37th Avenue Miami Fla. This incredible handbag has been tucked away and never used. SO IMPRESSIVE!

Measures 13" W x 8" H

Mint Condition

Item# PAT100-9

$125.00

 

 

 

 

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Divinely sweet black patent clutch by "Etra" from the 70's. The patent is gathered along a gold metal frame with a kiss-lock latch with large round globes. The interior is lined with black faux leather with a zippered sidewall pocket. Etra began using its logo in 1948 and registered it again in 1970 and renewed in 1991. The logo is now listed as dead and they did not seem to design bags past the 70's. A SWEET VINTAGE TREASURE!

Measures 7.5" E x 6.6" H

Excellent Condition

Item# PAT90-2

$45.00

 

 

 

 

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Ande' made some fantastic handbags in the 80's and this charming black patent convertible purse is one of Ande's creations. The full flap has three pleats and a sash with a faux black leather bow. The tuck away shoulder strap is adjustable. The interior is lined in bright red fabric with a zippered sidewall pocket. Tucked away and never used. SO STRIKING!

Measures 11" W x 7" H

Mint Condition

Item# PAT-SL-68-4

$48.00

 

 

 

 

 

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A very UNIQUE black patent purse from the 80's by "Brio". The back of the purse is flat with a slash storage pocket. The shoulder length handle is adjustable. The interior is lined wuth black faux suede woth a zippered sidewall pocket rimmed with black patent. HOT RETRO!

Measures 8" W x 9" H

Excellent Condition

Item# PAT52-3

$48.00

 

 

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