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Location June 1949:

Castle Purses
12 East 33rd St.
New York 16, N.Y.

"Handbag Buyer" June 1949 showed the early Fall 1949 bags to be featured in department store promotions, page 24. This bag was designed to retail at $5 by Castle Purses. That's equivalent to $38 in inflation adjusted 2006 dollars.

"Skinner's satin inside and out is feature of sleek satchel bag with gleaming lucite and metal lock. Lining available in luscious red or black. And it's very price conscious."

The same June 1949 issue includes Castle Purse's display ad on page 36.

The "What's New in Handbags" column of the same issue included news about Castle Purses' Fall 1949 line. These styles retailed for $5.

Skinner's Satin Used Inside and Out in First Fall Dressy Styles

"Skinner's satin used inside and out gives exceptional quality to a group of early fall dress bags of gleaming black lined throughout with the same sleek fabric in red or black. These are noteworthy, too, for their charmingly decorative lucite and gold locks. The series includes three dainty top-handled types; one slightly barreled in effect and two vari-shaped covered-frame styles, as well as a sprightly clutch bag with covered frame and envelope flap forming an outside section."


The 1950s

Display ad February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 73

''"LOOK! HERE'S YOUR PERFECT BAG PROMOTION FOR PRE-EASTER AND SPRING! Faille Bags WITH GENUINE LEATHER LINING"''
Castle Purses
MAKERS OF FINE HANDBAGS
$4.95 and $7.95 retail

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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