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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Manon ad Vogue, September 1962

 

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Manon Handbags a  New York company sold their chic handbags in such upscale stores as Bonwit Teller and Bergdorf Goodman in the 1950s-1960s. These gloriously unique and quality made handbags stood out with the country club crowd. This RARE 60's butter soft black leather handbag is so unique with a design that emphasizes two separate sections and are trimmed with camel-colored piping. A matching circular handle with tri-colored leather straps closing the compartments together. The interiors are lined on genuine black leather with a lot of detail, two-brass zipper compartment, two open pockets trimmed with camel-colored piping. AMAZING VINTAGE!

Measures 10.5" W x 10.5" H (not including the handle)

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA200-32

SOLD

 

 

 

 

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This is a "Susan Gail" mahogany marbled leather accordion handbag designed in the 50's. A series of folds on the sides expand wide when opened. The handbag has pillars on each side which created a very UNIQUE style and is VERY RARE. Susan Gail handbags had a cutting edge style that was copied by many of her competitors. The interior of this handbag is lined with camel-colored genuine leather with to long slash sidewall pockets. A matching leather coin purses rests in one of the open pockets. SIMPLY AMAZING!

Measures 12" W x 5.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA115-1

$145.00

 

 

 

Fashion model Evelyn Tripp 1952

 

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An extraordinary black leather box purse from the 50's designed by "Rosenfeld". Circling the box purse is a six brass ribbon adornments. The box purse rests on four little brass pegs. The interior is lined in black silk with a perfect large oval mirror mounted to the inside lid. ROSENFELD AT ITS BEST!

Measures 8" W x 5" H x 5.5" D

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA40-3

$145.00

 

 

 

 

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Sadly this fabulous designer “Anne Turk” passed away in 1996 of cancer at the age of 61. During her rein as a purse designer in the 80’s Ann and her son Glenn Miller produced some unique high end purses. Elizabeth Taylor, Ivana Trump and Naomi Campbell were her some of her well known clients. The price range of her handbags were around $500.00 and up. Many of her handbags were fashioned after the 1900's “Art Nouveau” period. Leather handbags with elaborate silver metal and gold metal embellishments. Also some were unique novelty purses. Not only did she sell handbags from her show rooms but Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, and other high end selected stores carried her extraordinary handbags as well. These special handbags will end up tucked away on purse collector's closets.

This RARE vintage 80’s “Glen Miller for Ann Turk” courier shaped handbag is pure retro arm candy. Covered in deep chocolate brown genuine alligator skin. The flap is embellished with ornate silver metal with a silver metal sea turtle. The backside has a long slash pocket for easy access to a cell phone, etc. The European length shoulder strap is adjustable. The interior is lined in black grosgrain with a zippered sidewall pocket.  An inventory tag still remains inside that suggest this purse was to sell for $420.00 with a markdown of $328.00 if the handbag were to go on sale! UNIQUE VINTAGE!

Measures 8" W x 8" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA30-3

$275.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eye-Catching UNIQUE large lipstick red genuine leather handbag from the 80's. No label but I believe this is has all the earmarks of a Brio design. A gentle arching frame with the leather gathered on top. Trimmed with genuine snakeskin. There is a tuck-away European length shoulder strap. The pristine interior is line with black faux leather with a zippered sidewall pocket. AMAZING RETRO!

Measures 13" W x 9" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA10-SS-6

$75.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach ad the 60's-70's

 

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Midnight blue black leather "Bonnie Cashin design for Coach" roomy tote. Unless you place the tote against something black its really look more black than blue. This vintage Coach Bonnie Cashin for Coach has her famous kisslock pocket on the front. This tout was made in the original Coach New York City factory and designed by Bonnie Cashin, the first women's designer for Coach. This tote dates from the early 70's going by the serial number. In the late 70's all the Coach handbags were no longer manufactured in New York City. This tote follows Bonnie Cashin's credo, "CHIC IS WHERE YOU FIND IT!"

Measures 12" W x 11" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA23-SL-2

$185.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another astonishing eye-catching 80's "Colini" handbag made in the USA. Wide winged design created with quilted genuine leather in metallic bronze and black with a modernistic leaf design. A band of black patent adds even more flair. The leather strap is European length. The interior is lined with pristine black grosgrain with a zippered sidewall pocket. HOT RETRO and SO MUCH DETAIL!

Measures 16" W x 13" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA67-6

$78.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Unique and eye-catching purse from the 80's by "Barbara Bolan", her handbags are very distinctive and one look you know her handbags. Barbara Bolan designs can be seen in The Metropolitan Museum of Art permanent collection. A Bolan handbag is featured on page 96, “The Power of the Purse” by Anna Johnson.

This creation Barbara used deep black genuine Karung snakeskin trimmed with silver leather piping using her famous deco design. The silver leather European length shoulder strap is designed to tuck inside for use as a clutch. The interior is lined with dark brown leather with a zippered sidewall pocket. HOT COUTURE RETRO!

Measures 10" W x 8" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA30-4

$125.00

 

 

 

Similar handbag featured in Workman Publishing Purse Desk Calendar 2013

 

 

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A "very very" 14" long and narrow handbag created in "Italy" on the 1960's. This handbag has such a European flair with panels of genuine white leather intricately brought together with taupe-colored crochet. The gold metal chain can be adjusted to wristlet or shoulder length. The interior is lined with eggshell-colored taffeta. A striking different design! A neutral color that blends in wth al colors. HOT RETRO!

Measures 7" W x 14" H

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA35-5

$75.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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These 80's Brio "Pinwheel" purses are one of the most popular designs that Brio made. The pinwheel purses came in a multitude of varies color combinations. This one has kaki and tan genuine leather panels. The shoulder straps are European length. The interior is lined with camel-colored faux suede with a zippered sidewall pocket. A FUN EYE-CATCHING RETRO PURSE!

Measures 10" in diameter

Excellent Condition

Item# LEA10-5

$75.00

 

 

 

 

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A very UNIQUE dove grey genuine leather purse by Palizzio. Edged with a ruffle of genuine snakeskin in a soft biscuit color. Hidden springs to open and close the purse keeps the lined of this awesome purse uncluttered. There is a tuck away shoulder strap. The interior is lined with cream-colored grosgrain with an open sidewall pocket and a zippered sidewall pocket. A REAL CLASSIC BEAUTY!

Measures 11" W x 7" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEA03-22

$85.00

 

 

 

 

Bright colors are BACK for 2012 SRING & SUMMER!

 

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This UNIQUE large colorful 80's leather purse reminds of a Carlos Falchi design. Embossed genuine leather with genuine snake and lizard skin designs in a colorful mix of shapes. Three straps also decorate the flap with rounds beads covered with lizard skin. There is a tuck away shoulder length strap. The interior is lined with beige grosgrain with a zippered sidewall pocket. IMPRESSIVE!

Measures 14" W x 10" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEASS115-6

$85.00

 

 

 

 

 

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Tucked away since the 80's and never used is this luscious black genuine leather handbag. The front has an abstract design made of genuine snakeskin. There is a gold metal chain shoulder strap that can be clipped on. The interior is line with black genuine leather with a zippered sidewall pocket. Designed by "GABRIELLI".

Measures 13" W x 8" H

Mint Condition

Item# LEASS-228

$65.00

 

 

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