Location August 1956:
Location December 1959:
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
"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.