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Location June 1949:

Romo Handbags, Inc.
Showroom: Meyerowitz & Gans
347 Fifth Ave.
New York 1, NY

Factory:
219 Sackman St.
Brooklyn, New York
January 1954 Location:

Showroom: Romo Handbags, Inc.
16 West 32nd Street
New York, NY
WI 7-5290

Factory:
1013 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY
EV 4-4773

July 1954 Representative
Los Angeles:
307 So. Hill Street, Rm 317

At first, Romo Handbags used the services of a sales Representative, Meyrowitz and Gans, instead of opening their own showroom in Manhattan.

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page


The 1950's

Full page ad "Handbags and Fashion Accessories" February 1950, page 17

''The top trio of a large selection of shoulder straps and pouches crafted by ROMO in the finest GENUINE LEATHER . . . mello-soft . . . scuff and crock resistent . . . water repellent . . .in all stunning Spring colors . . .Black, Brown, Navy, Irish Green Play Red, Turf Tan, Golden Wheat. Every creation reflects ROMO'S Distinctive styling ... Superb quality . . . at the unbelievable price of $2.98 retail! write, wire or phone''\\

Spring bags for daily use were highlighted on page 50 of the same February 1950 issue of "Handbags and Fashion Accessories."

Bags for the Subway Circuit Are Couture-Conscious Too
Sell Fashion to sell volume and the market gives you volumes to work with smart new grains and high-style adaptions that belie their budget tabs

"SPORTY DRAWSTRING pulls tight with metal-tipped double drawstrings. Outside stitching accentuates pouchy effect. In new colors of genuine leather. By Romo."

July 1954 Handbags & Accessories, page 34

Romo Handbags's Spring line for 1955 was reviewed in the January 1955 issue of Handbags & Accessories, page 46

Romo stars "Lammie" basket

"In the big, new spring collection at Romo Bags, one value-packed item really stands out. It's an all-Lammie bag shaped like a small basket with narrowed base and domed 2-way snap lid. A soft self handle is stitched in a double rope effect and a big golden nailhead accents each side. Priced to retail at $3, this bag is done in pastels, darks, and 2-color treatments for shoe people. Romo informs us that there's a patent pending on this particular bag.

In addition, the firm offers a wide assortment of smart patent plastic bags with colorful leather linings, also at $3. At $2, there's a fine group of genuine embossed cowhide bags with inside zipper sections, and also a collection of top grain cowhide casuals to retail at $3.

Pearlized leather bags, in pastels and darks also appear in many smart shapes. Especially pretty is the kidney shape box with padded ridge edge." (January 1955 Handbags & Accessories, page 46)

January 1955 Handbags & Accessories, page 47

''THERE MUST BE A REASON THAT SEASON AFTER SEASON ..ROMO'S ALWAYS PLEASIN'!!
the finest in genuine leather and double woven glove suede

DRESS BAGS CLUTCHES CASUALS''

October 1955 "Handbags & Accessories," page 43

This full page ad in the inside cover of the December 1955 issue of Handbags & Accessories displays the wide variety of cowhide handbags Romo produced that year. The bags wholesaled for $22.50 per dozen and came only in saddle color leather. The center tag front and center in the ad appeared on every bag.


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