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Location June 1949:

Bass Handbags, Inc.
316 5th Ave.
New York 1, N.Y.

Location February 1950:

Bass Handbags, Inc.
6 West 32nd St.
New York 1, N.Y.

This unique quilted reptile bag from Bass Handbags was made in a wide variety of colors for Fall 1947 and was featured in the July 1947 Handbags Illustrated, page 30. They wholesaled for $16.50 each.

"In fall's new notes there are many styles about which your patrons will wax rhapsodic. This one should cause many a look-twice attitude for its cobra skins have been tufted into a galaxy of flowers and the bag is pouched to perfect proportions, Bass Handbags"

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 54


The 1950s

Display ad "Handbags and Fashion Accessories" February 1950, page 78.

original treatments . . . traditional quality . .

Bass Handbags go everywhere. They'll send your sales soaring. Fine Reptiles and Calf all leather lined, Bass best-sellers stand at the top of sales in better stores everywhere. NEW LOW PRICES from $8.50

Spring submission for 1952, illustrated on page 57 of the December 1951 issue of Luggage & Leather Goods.

"SELF STANDING BASE on a yellow cobra pouch creates a novel touch on this simple bag. Leather lined for quality resort promotion. In high shades at Bass Handbags."

Bags for Spring 1956 were presented on January 3, 1956 by agreement as a member of the National Authority for the Ladies Handbag Industry. 1956NationalAuthorityMembers


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