Vintage Corde purses

Stylish 40's Corde' Handbags

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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Corde' handbags from the 40's. Corde' handbags were created using rows of gimp in unique patterns stitched to a fabric background. Clear Lucite pulls or handles were added to give these handbags and even more distinct look. Tortoise colored Lucite accented others. Advertised in the 1940's as the longest wearing of all the handbag fabrics. This statement seems to ring true since these handbags have traveled through time with refinement, elegance and last ability.

 

 

 

1940's Corde' Fashion

 

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Indeed this is one of the most rare Corde' handbags I have listed. I have only found three of these Corde' wedge clutches in the years I have been collecting. Super long rich black gimp is covering this WEDGE clutch with a crystal clear Lucite panel on the end etched with a leaf pattern. The large Lucite taffy twist zipper pull adds to the unique charm. The interior is lined with black ribbed taffeta with 2 long open sidewall pockets. The label states "Genuine Corde".  AMAZING RETRO!

Measures 17" W x 8" H

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-18

$225.00

 

 

 

Joan Crawford cariied many long Corde' clutches in the 40's

 

 

 

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Magnificent RARE dark chocolate brown genuine swag handle Corde' handbag from the 40's.The gimp is sewn in a deco style pattern. The swag handle pulls through a tortoise-colored carved wing style Lucite adornment .A long matching spiral zipper pull adds to the charm. The silver metal is strong and opens up to expose an interior lined in brown taffeta with a small open sidewall pocket. PURE RETRO ARM CANDY!

Measures 14" W x 7" H

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-15

$225.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A lovely petite black Corde' clutch from the 40's that traveled through time and remains as lovely as when the clutch was made. A stunning tortoise-colored fan shaped Lucite adorns the top of the antique brass frame. The interior is lined with black grosgrain. TRUE ELEGANCE!

Measures 10" W x 5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-21

SOLD

 

 

 

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A UNIQUE Corde' shaped box purse from the 1940's. Most Corde' gimp bags were solid colors of dark blue, brown and black and this copper metallic gimp box purse is rare indeed. A gimp diamond pattern has deco flair. The frame is copper-colored metal with a heavy copper-colored wristlet length chain. The interior is lined with brown satin with an open sidewall pocket. Resting in the pocket is an unwrapped mirror and a brown satin coin purse. A LOVELY RARE TIME TRAVELER!

Measures 6" W x 6" H x 5" D

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-SL-70

$145.00

 

 

 

 

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This is a RARE deep black Corde' handbag that has traveled through time well. The body is box shaped with a unique butterfly shaped flap. The gimp on the flap ihas a raised butterfly design. . The pull-down latch is embellished with a huge faux pearl with a tiny gold beaded trim. The strap is wristlet length. The interior is lined with black moiré satin with an open pocket and a small brass zippered sidewall pocket. The label states "Genuine Corde". OVER 70 YEARS AND STILL STUNNING!

Measures 8.5" W x 8.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-19

$145.00

 

 

 

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1945 Mildred Pierce movie starring Joan Crawford

 

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Corde' handbags were apart of the Golden era of Hollywood era and watching these movies you can always see the Corde' handbags being carried by famous movie stars such as Joan Crawford pictured. This is a lovely super long black Corde' handbag. The black gimp is gathers along the top and has a large zippered compartment on each side of the stunning clear etched Lucite handle. One zipper pull is thick clear Lucite and the other is an etched brass glove holder. The interiors are lined in a striped taffeta. One compartment has two open pockets with a marching coin purse. The other compartment has an open pocket with a two-sided mirror resting within. The pocket is stamped in gold lettering "JR Creation". Also labeled "Genuine Corde". Tucked away and never used. TRULY LOVELY TIME TRAVELER!

Measures 18" W x 8" H

Mint Condition

Item# CORDE-12

$225.00

 

 

 

 

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A petite 1940's black Corde' clutch with a rare and matching black Corde' wallet. On the back of the Corde' clutch is a strap to slide your gloves through for safekeeping and to free your hand from holding them. The wallet is lined with red grosgrain fabric with a billfold section, coin purse and an ID section. The clutch is lined with black satin fabric with an open sidewall pocket. SIMPLE CLASSIC ELEGANCE!

Clutch measures 8" W x 5" H

Wallet Measures folded 3.5" W x 3.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-10

$125.00

 

 

 

 

 

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Exceptional and RARE 1940's chocolate brown large boast shaped Corde' handbag. The intricate gimp design gives even more emphasis on the boat shape. Two crystal clear taffy-twist handles adds even more appeal. The interior has a long middle zipper compartment and the brown silky satin lining shows slight wear. The clever design gives this bag significant carrying capacity. PURE RETRO ARM CANDY!

Measures 13" W x 7" H

Gently Used Condition

Item# CORDE-3

$125.00

 

 

 

 

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A very UNIQUE VERY rare petite black Corde' box purse from the 40's. A polygon shape with an ornate gimp pattern. The box purse opens with a hald door on the front. The interior is lined with black taffeta. A CHARMING PURSE FRIM A BYGONE ERA!

Measures 5" W x 7" H

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-103

$145.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a rare black gimp Corde' purse from the 40's. A 3-dimensional gimp bow adorns the front. The wide swag handle is tapered. The brass zipper is strong and opens to expose an interior lined with black taffeta with an open sidewall pocket. The label states "Genuine Corde'. A BEAUTY FROM THE GOLDEN ERA!

Measures 10" W x 8.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item # CORDE-SL-1

$145.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This lovely Corde' handbag to very UNIQUE! Two bright clear Lucite handles that have a knot design are designed to slip on to the wrist. A lovely filigree pattern decorates the front of the handbag. The bag has two separate sections with a zippered middle compartment. One side has n open sidewall pocket. The lining is unused black taffeta. A real eye catcher!

Measures 11" w x 7.5" H

Excellent Condition

Item# CORDE-60

$145.00

 

 

 

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