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January 1955 Location:

Companion Bags, Inc.
34 West 33rd St.
New York, NY

After February 1st, 1955:
172 Madison Ave., corner of 33rd.

Handbag News in the April 1942 "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 56

Companion Uses New Fabric

"An attractive group of bags has been developed by Companion using "Tackle Twill" a new Skinner fabric woven of cotton and rayon. The material has been cravenetted so that it is water proof, and easily washed or cleaned.
The dull side of the material is used and combined with saddle leather. It comes in all colors, including white with contrasting colored saddle leather trimming. There are 7 styles including an over-the-shoulder number, to retail at $5."


The 1950s

January 1955 Handbags & Accessories, page 37

Thia half page ad, featuring a Fa-cile Frame Fa-cileFasteners, graces page 52 of the same January 1955 issue.

This handsome Lucite trimmed leather bag was part of Companion Bags' spring 1955 line.

Same January issue offers insights into Companion's Spring 1955 offerings on page 49.

Lined patent plastics at $5

"Companion Handbags offers remarkably good value in a group of 24 patent plastic bags, all leather lined, starting at $5.00 retail, in styles to please every taste.

At $5.00, 12 styles are shown, including a. boxy bag with soft, deep foldover top, gold framed and covered pouches, adjustable shoulder strap bag, smart deep envelope with base-deep rounded flap, envelope clutch, satchels, wide base fa-cile frame bag and several other roomy smart styles.

In the $7.95 retail line-up of nine styles, a satchel with calf covered facile frame top and double handles, is highlighted. This, in a much larger version is the only bag in the collection which retails at $12.95.

Two huge bags, one a double-handled pouch, the other a yoke top satchel, are offered in the $10.95 retail group."

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


The 1960s

This Lou Taylor LouTaylorInc ad for February points to a link between Companion and Lou Taylor.


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