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Location August 1956:

Walter Katten
45 W. 34th
New York

Location December 1959:
Walter Katten
10 E. 33rd St.
New York

The October 1955 issue of "Handbags & Accessories" provided guidance for buyers on styles for the upcoming Holiday season. (page 18)

Heading Highlight elegance for evening

Holiday time is party time. Provide a wide selection of dressy bags

ANTELOPE printed in a lacy gold pattern creates a luxurious covering for clutch and envelope shapes. Bags are satin lined and fitted with matching purses. Frame, piping and envelope flap contrasts are of black antelope. From Walter Katten

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

"FURS AND FEATHERS. Stenciled pony, other furs, cover calf handled bag. Satin clutch has feather insert. Walter Katten, 45 W. 34th St."

Large travel bags priced over $25 inhabited a full page feature in the December 1959 Handbags & Accessories, page 46.

Have Large Roomy Bag Can Travel

"A bag that travels must be large and roomy with many pockets both inside and out. All types of leathers are being shown for resort and travel wear. Styling leans toward the tailored look and colors know no bounds. The shoulder strap is back!"

PALOMINO fur gives a smart look to the tall bag at left with a calf frame, tab and handle. At the right is a medium size ostrich bag with a self-lock, covered frame and handle. Walter Katten, 10 E. 33rd St.


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