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Location February 1950:

Egan-Wagner Merchandise Co.
10 East 33rd St.
New York, NY

In Chicago:

Cy Newman
36 So. State St.


The 1950's

Corde' Bags were trendy for Spring 1950, as evidenced by a full page feature in the February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 47, including this example from Egan-Wagner.

Corde Courts New Trends
And you'll count new customers for this perennial favorite with trim newsworthy styling added to its enduring qualities

"ABSTRACTED leaf pattern gives geometric interest to this finely constructed bag by Egan-Wagner. Its concave frame has a gleaming polish and opens to an' exceptional width for convenient entry. To sell at moderate figure."

Quarter page ad February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories" page 24

See Egan-Wagner's New Line! Exquisite Corde for Spring. Original Creations. Smart and lovely in striking new designs. Sytled by E-W for profitable sales by you.


The 1960's

Quarter page ad inside front cover of the February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories"

Handbag Lines Made in 1962:
Fabrique Fabrique
Bags by Tina

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

Scan H&A March 1962 pg 70


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