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Charles S. Kahn, Inc.
1351 N.W. 29th Street
Miami 42, Florida

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*

  • Plus Fed. Tax, West Coast prices slighly higher

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