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Location August 1942:

Dobuler & Sons Leather Goods
Makers of Dobbie Originals
22 West 32nd St.
New York

February 1942 issue of Luggage & Leather Goods, page 54.

Dobuler Remodeling Showroom

"Ruby Dobuler of Dobuler & Son Leather Goods Company is busily engaged beautifying his showroom. New wallpaper and fixtures will greet the eye after the renovation job is complete."

Display ad August 1942 issue of "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 47

Handbag News August 1942 issue of "Luggage & Leather Goods," page 56

Another Fish Story

Ruby Dobuler, the handbag industry's famous fisherman, got his name in print again. Give him a chance and he'll tell you about the tripv from Mattituck, L. I., when he won the pool with a five-pound, seven-ounce bass and was high hook as well.
Seems that everyone in the party was amazed by the disappearance of lines and rigging while pulling up a hooked fish. Turned out to be huge buff-colored shark that had been stealing the fish. By the time the skipper had rigged up a shark outfit the big fellow got away.


The 1950s

Spring 1955 Dobuler Handbag Co. line is detailed on page 30 of the January issue of the January issue of Handbags & Accessories.

Dobuler goes very smart for spring

A large, inspired collection of spring bags is currently on view at Dobuler Handbag Co. Though several styles are faithful to the larger, staple type which this firm does so well, many mare have real fashion appeal with emphasis on elegant, lady-like styling. In all, construction and detailing are excellent at the price. These are tagged to retail from $10.95 to $18.50.

Scissor frames are used extensively and some imported frames show up on better numbers. Special attention is given to handles in this collection. A satchel takes a golden snake swivel handle, pouches are finished with rigid filigree arc or solid metal handles. Of special interest is the tubular leather handle, tipped with gold metal balls, which flattens under loops to convert an overarm pouch into a clutch effect. Another highlight is a soft pouch with broad center loop handle and gold ring closing. This also has a padded double row pattern down middle, adding to the pannier effect.

For Valentines, there's the "Sweetheart," a framed heart-shaped pouch with wide, deep gusset, double spaghetti handles and a center dip clasp, seen in a lovely shade called "flame red." Other important colors in the lineup are benedictine, coffee frost, boxer tan, beech, avocado, cameo, and darks."

The October 1955 "Handbags & Accessories" features an extensive collection of bags for The Holidays and these words of guidance for buyers looking for enticing possibilities.

Show novelties and classics for Christmas

MATERIALS: look for fur, the real thing and imitations thereof processed cowhide elegant calf, rich suede
DETAILS: note whangee touches, medallions tabs end buckles double entry openings
SHAPES: include severe through softened silhouettes continue the slim look

"ELEGANCE keynotes unsually shaped bag with canoe base, gold gate frame and pear shaped shell saddle lock. Satin lined. In suede or calf. From Dobular"
"Handbags & Accessories" October 1955, page 16

Accessory market round-up

"Fine leathers, mostly American and Ohio, are used in the Dobular collection to retail from $12.95 to $22.50. In the higher priced group there are several french gussets, surplice touches, and high quality calf used on inside collars. One outstanding bag is made on a 14 karet gold plated scissor frame. Most of these bags are leather lined."

"Handbags & Accessories" October 1955, page 36

"Cy Newman is now representing the Dobular line of handbags in metropolitan Chicago, 111., Ind., Wis., Mo., la., and Neb." "Handbags & Accessories" October 1955, page 38

Vary your collection to meet day, evening, sport and dress needs.

Keep an eye on the future — continue to show resort bags now

"PRINTED LEATHER group at Dobular includes shell handled vagabond with deep tab turn lock close. Black and white, pastels, blue with green" (Handbags & Accessories December 1955, page 19)

Accessory market round-up

"A pannier-handled pouch at Dobular has a covered frame and is sparked with gold trimmed shell bar detail. This calf bag is from the $18.50 retail group. The printed calf resort line offers "Waterfall" pattern in several styles to retail at $10 and $12.95." (Handbags & Accessories December 1955, page 34)

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

A BAR-MITZVAH—was held recently with a big celebration following at the Golden Slipper in Glen Cove. The Bar Mitzvah boy was Herbert Niles Bellovin, son of George Bellovin, Dobular & Sons; and grandson of the late Rubin Dobuler. (December 1959 Handbags & Accessories, page 51)


The 1960s

"Dobular, 22 W. 32 St., trims a sleekly styled satchel with unusual gold corner ornaments." (February 1961 Handbags & Accessories, page 21)

More details of the 1961 Spring line from the "Handbag Briefs" column are featured on page 41 of the same issue.

"A handsome antique leather

group is being featured at Dobular & Sons Leather Goods, 22 W. 32nd St., creators of Dobbie Originals. This group will retail from $12.98 to $18.98 and the bags are available in all the high fashion colors including lilac. The leather is hand-rubbed giving a soft sheen. Four styles are being shown including slim satchels and east wests.

The calf group in black, navy, red, bone, spindrift, coffee cream, and white has subdued detailing including touches of gold and buckle decorations. Seton bags in more casual styles are available in twelve colors and four styles and will retail for $12.98, another Seton group will sell for $14.98.

An interesting combination of calf and genuine patent makes a pretty bag to retail for $12.98. Other patents are available at $10.98.

An exclusive imported tapestry, similiar to one hanging in the Palace of Versailles, is beautifully fashioned into five handbag styles. The pale background in beige is offset by dainty, pastel flowers."

Display ad "Handbags & Accessories" June 1961, page 62


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