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Location June 1961:

Kent Handbags
330 5th Ave.
New York City

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

Fall 1961 offerings from various makers were displayed together in this article on page 28-29 of the June 1961 issue of "Handbags & Accessories."

''The bag is completely lined and decorated with a stand-up clasp. Kent Handbags, 330 5th Ave., uses a center shirred effect on an east west bag (top right). ''

Details on the Kent Fall 1961 line are to be found on page 59 of the June 1961 "Handbags & Accessories."

"A soft look predominates in the Kent Handbag Line, 330 5th Ave. Plastic calf is fashioned into satchels and pouches with drape or shirred detailing. The colors are: black, brown, espresso, green, otter and mulberry. The bags retail for approximately $2.95. Two styles have tortoise trim; one of these stands on cute, brass-finish legs. Double flaps, buckles, draping and bows are style notes of the line. An east west convertible clutch is included and tri-color combinations complete the line."


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