Charles Kahn made some fabulous bags in lucite and other materials. It has taken many years to finally track down more specifics on this company. The recent discovery of a Charles Kahn with this original label was most instructive!
The label assigns this style number 1200, names the clear lucite crystal and provides the original retail price of $18.50.
The front of the tag points to the possibility that Charles Kahn was a division of Florida Gold Coast Handbags, a connection taht will be explored further.
The Bridal emphasis and stress on romance in this Charles Kahn ad highlights one of their selling points. The $18.50 price in 1955 dollars is equvalent to $147 in 2009, so it might have required a special occasion to rationalize buying these bags new!
Satin and lace for those Special Occasions
"So right whatever the occasion, wherever you are . . . These Chas-K.ahn handbag creations are two from a collection, each capturing rare beauty forever in lovely Lucite, metal parts finished with 24 Kt. gold plate!"
The Honeymooner, for yourself or as a gift for your bidesmaids. Delicately interwoven lace pattern, $18.50*
The Candlelight, graceful oval design with lusterous satin finish, $15.00*