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Location June 1949:

Fred Haber
12 E. 33rd St.
New York City

At Some Point
347 Fifth Ave.
New York

October 1955
Fred Haber
38 West 32nd Street
New York

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 34.

On page 47 of the same issue, the trade news included this item.

Fred Haber's Son Joins Firm

"Fred Haber's son Bert, a recent graduate of Riverside Academy, has joined the Fred Haber organization, manufacturers of popular-priced bags."

The "What's New in Handbags" column of the same issue (page 78) included news about Fred Haber's Fall 1949 line. These styles retailed for $7.95.

"Double duty handbag and shopping bag. Upper sketch shows handbag compactly folded up with only the top zippered purse section visible with trim top handles. Other sketch shows how it unfolds to a full-size shopping bag with purse section remaining within finger-tip reach at top. Attractively boxed for individual selling. In rea, black, brown and green plastic calf grain. Priced for volume sales."


The 1950s

The handbag firm of Fred Haber has moved to new and larger quarters at 38 West 32nd Street from 347 Fifth Avenue. "Handbags & Accessories" October 1955, page 38


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