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Location June 1961:

Lucille Handbags
31 East 33rd St.
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

With Holiday 1956 sales in view, special attention was directed to unique evening, trendy and novelty styles on pages 16-17 of "Handbags & Accessories" August 1956.

Show the unusual in special occasion bags
Offer formal and cocktail types, practical travel companions, fur and feather bags and fanciful novelties to those seeking something new to meet changing needs

"DELDI WITH CALF. Travel vagabond on gold accented leather covered frame has leather corners, laced detail. With full center compartment, wall zipper. Lucille Bags, 30 E. 33rd St."

Alligator styles by various makers for Fall 1961 were highlighted on page 30 of the June 1961 issue of "Handbags & Accessories," including this example by Lucille Handbags.

"The alligator grain shows up beautifully in an east-west satchel by Lucille Bags, 30 E. 33 St. The unusual clasp is gold trimmed alligator."

Page 54 of the same June 1961 issue summerizes Lucille's line for Fall 1961.

"Alligator in color makes an exciting array at Lucille Bags Inc., 30 E. 33rd St. Prune, bayberry, burgundy, corn-meal, honey and all the newest fall colors are shown. Every shape imaginable: large, small, boxy, pouchy, square, rounded are included in the line. Frames also vary; both covered and not, straight and curved. On the whole, the line is smart, classic and tailored. There is no particular exaggerated trend in shape; good taste in styling is the keynote."


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