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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Vintage "KORO" leather handbags are on of the hardest to find and collect and this large Koro handbag from the 50's is VERY RARE. Covered in black leather that is textured to look like lizard skin with a built in turn-lock vanity compartment on the front. The compartment is lined with red marshmallow vinyl with a comb pocket, compact pocket and lipstick compartment. Resting within the pockets are a vintage compact, lipstick and comb. The main compartment has a very unique solid brass deco latch. The interior is lined in hot pink marshmallow vinyl with two slash pockets trimmed with gold piping and a brass zippered sidewall pocket. This purse has been lovingly tucked away for several decades and never used. UNPARALLELED VINTAGE HANDBAG!

Measures 11.5" W x 9" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA100-10

SOLD

 

 

 

 

Mark Cross Magazine ad 1982

 

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A classic style black Italian leather courier style handbag from the 80's by "Mark Cross". Such Hollywood Stars as Grace Kelly carried Mark Cross handbags and the brand was known for quality and the price of these handbags were only affordable to the Country Club elite. In 1998 the last of the Mark Cross stores were shut down and not until recently the Mark Cross name is back in business and the handbags again for very pricey. This Mark Cross bag is lined in black glove soft suede with a zippered sidewall pocket. The interior is very roomy. The two leather handles are shoulder length. The metal tag inside reads, "mark cross, New York. OUTSTANDING VINTAGE!

Measures 11" W x 8.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA100-11

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is an extremely RARE Coach ultra soft leather handbag deigned by "Bonnie Cashin" in the 60's. A tiny black metal Coach tag dates the handbag in the early 60's. In addition this handbag sports a very unique shoulder strap. Two saddlbag style handbags surround an open storage area. I have seen this style handbag sell for $500.00 because the style is so rare. EXCEPTIONAL!

Measures 10" W x 7" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LE106-SL-1

$350.00

 

 

 

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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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A UNIQUE and RARE accordion black leather handbag from the 40's. Ultra slim style with expandable accordion side and a striking honey-colored Lucite lid and handle. The interior is lined with tan genuine leather with an open sidewall pocket and a brass zippered pocket. TOTALLY CHARMING TIME TRAVERLER!

Measures 8" W x 8" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA109-1

SOLD

 

 

 

 

2013 Braccialini Handbag $452.71

 

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Handbags do not come better than the brand "Braccialini of Italy". Quality workmanship, quality leather and always so UNIQUE. This vintage ultra soft  roomy black suede Braccialini handbag is all of the above. Trimmed with Italian black leather that is embossed to look like alligator skin. The top is trimmed with suede and leather rosettes. The interior is lined in black genuine glove soft leather with a zippered sidewall pocket. The leather straps are shoulder length. MAGNIFICENT ARM CANDY!

Measures 12" W x 10" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA10-SS-3

$145.00

 

 

 

 

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" In the early 1970s Ruth and Sam Saltz created the label Ruth Saltz Designs, which remained successful until the company closed in the late 80's. Through out her design career Ruth continued to be innovative and fashion forward. She created the first signature lining, with an all over "autograph" print". This Ruth Saltz clutch is gold gilded genuine leather textured to look like snakeskin. A unique marbled matching Lucite frame adds even more appeal. The gold metal latch has a deco flair design. The interior is lined black autographed black satin with a zippered sidewall pocket. Perfect for dress or casual wear. DAZZLING RETRO!

Measures 12" W x 8" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA10-SS-4

SOLD

 

 

 

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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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A very rare designed "SLIP-COVER" leather shoulder handbag from the 80's. The black leather sleeve is textured to look like lizard skin with a unique pewter serpent adornment with an amber stone eye. The European length leather strap is tightly braided with Bolo tie ends. A black leather purse slides out and has two separate storage areas. The purse has the designer's signature but is to faint to read. A cell phone fits in perfectly. OUTSTANDING RETRO HANDBAG!

Measures 6" W x 7.5" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA90-SL-23

$145.00

 

 

 

 

 

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An outstanding impressive leather pinwheel shoulder purse from the 80's by "BRIO". Brio created these special pinwheel purses in many colors and this is the first one I have listed that is textured to look line different lizard skins in a multitude of colors. The spaghetti shoulder traps are European length. This purse is larger than most of the Brio's pinwheel purses. The zipper pull is a large purple leather tassel. The interior is line with tan faux leather. UNIQUE RETRO!

Measures 15" in diameter

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA73-2

SOLD

 

 

 

 

Triangle purse ad 1942

 

 

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Another great handbag company that could not survive past the 60's. "Triangle, New York created quality unique handbags from 1942 until the early to mid 60's. This unique midnight blue genuine leather handbag is on of Triangle's creations from the 50's. The curvilinear flap is adorned with a large gold metal plate featuring an adorable cherub. Under the flap is a toggle latch when opened exposes an interior lined with dark blue grosgrain. There is a sidewall pocket trimmed with gold-colored piping. The strap is shoulder length. OUTSTANDING!

Measures 6" W x 8.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA30-1

SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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For only a few decades this haute couture renowned shoe designer "Walter Stieger" designed handbags that matched his high-end shoes. Steiger's shoes sell for over $1,000.00. This RARE black suede Clutch is from the 80's and was designed in Paris France. The flap has a rooftop shape. The snap latch is adorned with a large black-knotted suede bow. The interior is lined with black striped silk fabric with a small zippered sidewall pocket. ELEGANT!

Measures 8" W x 6" H

Gently Used Condition

Item# LEA69-SL-15

SOLD

 

 

 

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