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Location July 1947:

Cooper Handbag Co.
347 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY

Display ad page 52 Handbags Illustrated July 1942.

"Beauty on a Budget" in the same issue included this tufted faille Cooper bag on page 54. Style 802 retailed for $5.00 and came in black and brown.

"In bag fabrics the swing is tufted faille, a new stitched faille' in raised design. Here it is seen in a larger curved pouch with triangular gold zipper pull, and butterfly-bow-tied faille handle. Cooper Bag Co."

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 53


The 1950's

Faille bags were trendy for Spring 1950, as evidenced by a full page feature in the same February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 47, including this example from Cooper.

Faille Bags for the New Femininity
That faithful spring fabric is keyed to this season's dressier mode . . . with a new midway drape ... or a rose petal lock . . . but especially a new value in price ranges to appeal to the thriftiest

"SHIRRING Is CENTERED front and back to give dressiness to a large handsome vanity with tapered off corners. Nice interior, too. Created by Cooper to retail at budget level."


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