Vintage Leather Handbags

Fine Lizard and Alligator handbags today command a figure of $1,200.00 and up. Quality leather handbags also command a high range of $200.00 and up.

High End Vintage purses are extremely well made and can last far beyond their years with gentle use.

You do not have to spend a small fortune to be IN STYLE! These are Very Collectable Vintage Purses!

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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This is a VERY RARE UNIQUE handbag from the 50's by "Koro." Koro handbags are as elusive as the designer and no amount of research I have turned up gives me any information regarding this designer. All I know is Koro handbags are quality made and always steps above the normal and so rare to find. This oversized Kelly Style handbag covered in n premium English saddle leather. Two wristlet length straps have large thick gold-plated metal Dolphins as eye-catching embellishments. The interior is also something to behold lined in blushing pink genuine leather with a brass zippered sidewall pocket, and two open pockets trimmed with gold metallic piping. Resting in the handbag are a leather backed pristine mirror, and the original Koro paper card that explains the care of the leather. EXTRAORDINARY VINTAGE!

Meaures 14" W x 12" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA105-5

$315.00 ON HOLD

 

 

 

 

2014 "Mark Cross" Derek Lam Large Tote $3,495.00

 

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Mark Cross - America's First Luxury Leather Goods purveyor. There was a time in American retail history when a Mark Cross bag was the ultimate accessory. The leather-goods purveyor may have started in Boston as a saddle-maker in 1845, but by 1902 Patrick Murphy had opened its flagship on New York’s Fifth Avenue, where it was a destination for luxury goods for more than 25 years. And when he passed the company down to his son, Gerald, the brand was forever etched in American lore. After all, Gerald and his wife, Sara, were the power couple of the Lost Generation (and inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night). After Gerald stepped down in 1955, Mark Cross took on various owners." In 1997 four years after purchasing Mark Cross, Sara Lee Corp. shut down the 152-year-old luxury leather good business after failing to find a buyer for it. The Mark Cross brand name was sold and the handbags are now being created again since 2010.

This RARE vintage 80's large "Mark Cross" tote is a work of art. Quality inside and out with an abundance of storage pockets. The Italian leather is double stitched for years of wear. The shoulder length handles are accented with brass Mark Cross logos along with the brass rivets. On both sides are contoured storage slash pockets lined with sand-colored genuine suede. The large interior is also lined in suede with huge storage compartments on each suede of the brass zippered middle pocket. Stamped “made in Italy”. There is also a brass zippered sidewall pocket. The Epitome of a CLASSY QUALITY TOTE and a STUNNING TIME TRAVELER!

Measures 16" W x 11" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA105-1

$325.00

 

 

 

 

 

I. Magnin featured this dress and handbag by Nettie Rosenstein in a full page ad from 1956.

 

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"In 1937, Rosenstein was described by Life Magazine as one of the most highly regarded American designers. She was one of the first recipients of the Neiman Marcus Fashion Award on its launch in 1938. In 1940, Rosenstein clothing was sold out of 92 shops and department stores across the USA, at prices ranging from $98 to $500. Whilst these prices were beyond the range of most consumers, Rosenstein's designs were so widely copied that she still influenced the average American woman's wardrobe. One such design was the "little black dress" designed to go from day to evening with low-cut evening necklines combined with daywear silhouettes and materials. Her designs also included printed dresses with gloves to match, and she was also known for her accessories and striking costume jewelry. After Nettie Rosenstein retired from the fashion industry, long time business partner and Coty Award Winner, Sol L. Klein, who designed and manufactured costume jewelry and handbags under the name Nettie Rosenstein Accessories, carried on her name. Sol L. Klein retired from the accessories business in 1975. Nettie announced her second retirement in March 1942, inspiring a tribute in TIME Magazine. However, this retirement did not last long, as she resumed fashion design a few years later, winning a Coty Award in 1947. She was the designer responsible for First Lady Mamie Eisenhower's dress commissioned by Neiman Marcus for the 1953 Inauguration Ball.

A VERY RARE and unique vintage Nettie Rosenstein 50's leather handbag with a contoured glove compartment on the front with a gently curved contour in the middle to accentuate the large leather button latch. The two strong double handles are wristlet length. The unused interior is fully lines in with an elastic trimmed pouch pocket two slash pocket and a brass zippered sidewall pocket. So much classic detail both inside and outside. Unmediated CLASSIC STYLE!

Measures 8.5" W x 6" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA200-11

$325.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Carlos Falchi Golden Python Clutch $1,194.00

 

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"Carlos Falchi began his career in 1970s Greenwich Village, New York City. He worked as a busboy at Max's Kansas City while developing his designs; at one point his neighbor was Jimi Hendrix. His clientele were originally rockers and jazz artists. Retailer Geraldine Stutz, of Henri Bendel stores, gave Falchi one of his early breaks. His designs became fashionable and he rose to early success. Falchi's bags often use skins such as python, alligator and ostrich and are soft and unstructured."

This long low profile colorful 80's Carlos Falchi clutch is marvelous created with genuine Python snakeskin. Trimmed with black genuine leather. The front and back have the same pattern. The interior is lined with back grosgrain with a zippered sidewall pocket. SO UNIQUE!

Measures 14" W x 6" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA102-SS-1

$175.00

 

 

 

 

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A vintage Dooney & Bourke handbag inspired by fine equestrian simplicity and expert craftsmanship with timeless style. Covered in thick-pebbled rich dark brown All-Weather Leather with brass hardware. A unique wide army green canvas shoulder strap adds to the charm. Storage galore on the backside and the interior. The interior has a leather side pocket with four card slots and a zippered pocket. This label is uncut Dooney with a registration number of A5 182329.Tucked away and never used. A CLASSIC COSMOPOLITAN HANDBAG!

Measures 9" W x 7" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA200-SL-2

$175.00

 

 

 


 

 

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An eye-catching vintage snakeskin fan shaped purse from the 70's/80's. Panels of genuine snakeskin fan out to form a half circle. The colors are a rich mahogany. There is a gold metal shoulder length can strap that can be clipped on tucked inside. The interior is lined with faux dark brown leather with a brass zippered sidewall pocket and an open sidewall pocket. t. "Mello-Nary of New York" designed this AWESOME PURSE!

Measures 12" W x 6" H

Excellent Condition

Iteem# LEA40-SS-10

$85.00

 

 

 

 

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"COACH" vintage Legacy Drawstring Bag in luscious red suede with red leather piping. This Bucket Coach was offered in the early 90's and Coach has yet to offer this style again. The serial number is stamped on the leather No E6B-9012. The wide leather shoulder strap is adjustable. The red buckskin interior is flawless. Tucked away and never used. PURE RETRO ARM CANDY!

Measures 10" W x 11" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA106-SSL-4

$225.00

 

 


 

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Unique and eye-catching lush 80's black genuine cross the body duffel shaped handbag by "J. Renee". Gold and silver metallic thread Roman numbers surround a large vintage pocket watch with a long watch fob chain wrapping around the front and backside of the round shaped duffel purse. The suede strap is European length. The interior is lined with faux black leather. This purse is surprisingly roomy. REMARKABLE VINTAGE!

Measures 9.5" W x 4.5" W

Excellent Condition

LEA111-1

$65.00

 

 

 

 

 

Evans Magazine ad 1953

 

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Evans created several different clutch designs in honor of Queen Elizabeth's Coronation in 1953. This gem was a very popular design. Covered in fine black English leather with a wide herringbone brass frame. An arching crown toggle latch adds a glamorous touch. The interior is lined with rich black satin with a matching herringbone etched brass lipstick case and compact. Fifty-nine years old has a never-ending style. A TOUCH OF VINTAGE CLASS!

Measures 8" W x 4" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA01-1

$125.00

 

 

 

 

2013 Neman Marcus "Carlos Falchi" Crocodile Handbag $3,495.00

 

 

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Fabulous large eye-catching genuine alligator handbag from the 80's by "Carlos Falchi". His handbags are known for exceptional quality and only carried at very high-end stores. Classic style radiates on this rich glossy chocolate brown supple alligator belly skin handbag The tapered straps are long shoulder length and the top edge of the handbag is rip-stitched. Storage galore in the interior that has three zippered compartments and two open pockets. The interior is lined with rich dark brown "Carlos Falchi" signature fabric. This gem has never been used and still rests in its sleeper bad. AN EXQUISITE, TIMELESS DESIGNER BAG!

Measures 11" W x 11" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA-SL-103

$950.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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So useful and always in fashion is this "Barrel Bag" from 1999 by "Dooney and Bourke". This DB bag's color is rare and called "Air Force Blue" with British tan leather piping. The model number is R28 and still has the Duck Hanging fob. The leather is quality-pebbled leather and the interior is the underside buckskin with the Dooney and Bourke tan leather multi pocket hanging on one side. TRULY TIMELESS!

Measures 10.5" W x 7.5" H

Gently Used Condition

Item# LEA101-SL-1

$145.00

 

 

 

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A very unique burlwood leather box purse by "LEWIS" from the late 40's early 50's. The double flap folds over the box purse on a roof top shape. The handle is wristlet length. The hardware is solid brass. The flaps when open form a deep box shape. The interior is lined in brown grosgrain with a small brass zippered sidewall pocket. A SO CHARMING TIME TRAVELER!

Measures 8" W x 5" H x 5" D

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA89-4

$75.00

 

 

 

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VERY RARE 80's butter soft black genuine leather box shaped handbag from Italy designed by "Via Stella". A quilted look Chanel body with a smooth leather flap. The outstanding feature is the taffy twist gold metal handle, which has a unique abstract shape. The backside and a slash storage pocket. The interior is lined with black grosgrain with an open sidewall pocket. SO UNIQUE & RUNWAY CHIC!

Measures 10" W x 7" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA03-1

$145.00

 

 

 

 

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Fabulous coloring on this gorgeous teal and forest green 80's dyed python skin shoulder purse by "Leather Sea of Gold" Shiny gold tone frame with a gentle curved contour. The gold metal shoulder chain is adjustable and there is also a clip-on Cobra Skin leather strap tucked inside. The interior is lined with black faux leather with a zippered sidewall pocket. PURE RETRO ARM CANDY!

Measures 11" W x 8" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA83-SS-5

$115.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is an extraordinary eye-catching very RARE huge black leather 50's box purse by "Rosenfeld” from the 50’s. Adorning the front is a large brass 3-demensional Roman coin. This Rosenfeld design has been featured in many Vintage Purse books and vintage purse collectors for their own private collection search out this design. The interior is lined with beige genuine leather with three open pockets, comb pocket and a brass zippered sidewall pocket. TOTALLY BEGUILING!

Measures 13"W x 10" H x 1.5" D

Excellent Condition

Item# CAS67-1

$325.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owned by Elizabeth Taylor -honey crocodile signature trophy bag labeled 'Barry Kieselstein-Cord', 1991 $16.800.00. Christie's Auction Gallery.

 

 

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1991 Kieselstein-Cord introduced its first handbag collections, which included the iconic Alligator Trophy bag, which is in the collections of the Met and the Louvre. Kieselstein-Cord is an international award winning luxury lifestyle brand founded by American designer, artist, and photographer Barry Kieselstein-Cord. Products include fine jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, belt buckles, bronze statuary, leather goods including handbags, eyewear, home furnishings, and accessories. The designer has worked with Calvin Klein and Perry Ellis and has been collected by many well-known celebrities.

This Kieselstein-Cord black plush Italian suede is collector’s dream since this is a 1991 design one of his first designs. The drawstring pouch design is totally eye-catching and is whipped-stitched with black Italian leather, A silver horses head adorns the front and the leather shoulder strap has silver bucked that adjust the length of there strap. The interior is something to behold lined in plush emerald green suede with a metal zippered sidewall pocket. The pull strings have lattice etched silver tips. Now this handbag is 22 years old it ranks in the vintage category. Tucked away and never used. Made in Italy, and SIMPLY PLUSH!

Measures 10" W x 9" H

Mint Condition

Item# CAS91-SL-1

$525.00

 

 

 

 

 

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A RARE stunning large dessert sand-colored ruched leather handbag by "Caprice" from the 70's. Between the panels of ruched leather are band of genuine snakeskin. The bag opens and closed by hidden springs. There is a clip on leather shoulder strap. The interior is lined with dark brown grosgrain with a long open sidewall pocket trimmed with gold colored piping and a zippered sidewall pocket. UNIQUE EYE-CATCHING RETRO!

Measures 15" W x 11" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA67-10

$145.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An amazing well-constructed large leather handbag from the 70's by "Veron". Tight woven leather with colorful abstracts made of different exotic snakeskins. The bottom is black quilted leather reminiscent of the Chanel look. The shoulder length gold chain straps are woven with black leather and have a leather luggage style shoulder rest. There is a zippered storage compartment on the front. The interior is lined with black faux leather with two slash pockets and two sidewall zipper compartments. TOP QUALITY RETRO HANDBAG!

Measures 13" W x 10" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA-SS-1

$125.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A large warm chocolate brown soft and subtle genuine alligator skin purse from the 80's. Made in Italy for "Saks 5th Avenue". The thick gold wristlet length chain is removable for use as a clutch. The interior is lined with dark brown leather with a zippered sidewall pocket trimmed with alligator skin. A SUPERIOR HAND BAG!

Measures 13.5" W x 8" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA66-26

$175.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A colorful "Emily Ann” painted clutch from the 80's. The artwork has a strong southwest look in eye-catching colors.  The interior is lined with soft black fleece cotton with a zippered sidewall pocket. Dare to be different!

Measures 12" W x 7" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA26-42

$85.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Splashes of vivid pieces of leather create a delightful Clown face. A perfect circle shoulder bag just big enough for you needed essentials.  The back and sides are solid black embossed to look like leather. The interior is lined with faux black leather with an open slash pocket. TO CUTE!

Measures 6.5" in circumference

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA16-2

$58.00

 

 

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