Location June 1942:
Artcraft Bag Studio
June 1942 Luggage & Leather Goods, Page 63
Special Order Handbags
"Artcraft Bag Studio, a little shop tucked away at 660 Lexington Avenue between 55th and 56th St., does many unusual designs in handbags. H. Tenenbaum, designer and manufacturer, specializes in bags for coordinating with costumes, gloves or hats.
Several unique designs from Artcraft Creations
Art Craft Creations had a way with the unique! This example carried a Swiss watch, mounted to the front with a big metal snap. The red leather lining is spectacular. The bag measures 9”w x 3.25”d x 8.75”h. Valued at $275
980232: Black leather Lunchbox vinyl bag by ArtCraft Creations. Black metal studs embellish the front above 2 external snap pockets. Snap latch opens to reveal bright red leather interior with three open sides pockets which are limp and not in wonderful condition. (see detail.) The lining shows significant wear, mostly scratches and a few dark stains. Solid leather handle. A bag not without flaws, but unique in my experience. Measures a roomy 11 1/2 x 4 x 7".
Sold for $35 on 1999 at Bag Lady Emporium