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Location June 1949:

Original Handbag Co.
13 East 31 st.
New York 1, N.Y

Trend setting Fall shoe designs were featured in "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 18. This ensemble was designed to retail at $29.50 by Original Handbags. That's equivalent to $222 in 2006 dollars!

"Flat top suede box has metal frame and sloping shoulders that lend themselves to decorative motifs that match shoes. Here it is with steel bead discs. Fall colors."

Page 19 included this Original Handbag and shoe design, retailing for the same $29.50 price.

"Satin bindings on suede make a decorative scheme fit for the cocktail hour. Novel zigzag box has vanity treatment with center divider and gleaming satin lining."

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 54

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


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