Handbags
$ 19.00

Vintage Striped Canvas Tote Handbag, Gold & Cream Stripes

Wide, bold stripes in gold and cream are a playful look for this handbag
Approx. Size (cm): 15" x 13" x 2" (38 x 33 x 5); 9" diameter handles (23)
Condition: Good.  Good, minor wear commensurate with age.
Mark/Label:  Made in China
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  • Striped canvas bag in gold and cream.
  • Large fabric-wrapped hoop handles.
  • Fabric-wrapped round handles
  • One large compartment, one small zipper

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$ 55.00

Harry Levine Black Patent Clutch / Evening Bag with Gold Chain

A fine example of Harry Levine handbags.
Approx. Size (cm): 6" x 8" (15 x 20); 4.5" hang (11.5)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: HL, made in USA
One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

  • Black patent leather clutch or evening bag.
  • White enamel art deco design on the top of the purse frame. 
  • The thin gold chain can be used or tucked in. 
  • Gold hardware with kiss closure. 
  • One compartment. http://bit.ly/2Pv67KD

HL was the mark for the Harry Levine Corp, a New York City maker of finer handbags. The company was in business from the 1940s through the early 1980s.

     

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    $ 22.00

    White Straw Macrame Backpack Handbag

    Lightweight woven straw backpack style handbag.
    Approx. Size: 18" x 13" diameter (46 x 33 cm)
    Condition: Good. 
    Label: None
    One of kind - Get it before it's gone.
    • Fun vintage white macrame handbag.
    • Drawstring backpack style.
    • Open weave with white fabric lining.
    • White cord strap.
    • One large compartment.
     

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    $ 22.00

    Vintage Woven Handbag, White & Gold Leather by CEM

    Fun leather handbag for spring and summer.
    Approx. Size:  10" x 7.5" x 3.5" (25.5 x 19 x 9 cm); Hang: 7" (17.5 cm)
    Condition: Moderate wear commensurate with age.
    Label: CEM tag on the zipper and on lining
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    • Braided woven leather handbag in white and metallic gold.
    • Wide woven white leather strap.
    • Zipper close.
    • One main compartment plus smaller zip pocket.
    • Black fabric lining.

    CEM was a line of handbags produced in the 1990s and early 2000s by Sasha Handbags.  Sasha is headquartered in New York City and has been in business for over 30 years.

     

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    Small Metal Purse (Minaudière), Black Cord Strap by Lunacy Designs Small Metal Purse (Minaudière), Black Cord Strap by Lunacy Designs
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    $ 125.00

    Small Metal Purse (Minaudière), Black Cord Strap by Lunacy Designs

    Unique handmade metal purse.
    Approx. Size: 5" x 4" x 1.5"  (12.5 x 10 x 4 cm); Cord 28" long (71 cm) 
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label:   Original Lunacy Designs card
    One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.
    • Small hammered metal purse.
    • Seashell design on lid trimmed in brass.
    • Rosette locking clasp.
    • Long black cord strap.  Shorten by knotting the cord.
    • New old stock with tag.
    • This purse is covered in clear acrylic finish so no polishing is needed.
    • Fun minaudière for cocktail parties.
    • http://bit.ly/2JLbwfa

    Artist Mary Mundy created a variety of handmade metal purses under the Lunacy Designs label.  The company was discontinued sometime after 2012

      

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    $ 45.00

    Vintage Gold Metal Mesh Purse

    Snazzy gold mesh cocktail bag.
    Approx. Size:  9" x 6" x 1.5"  (23 x 15 x 10 cm); 7" Hang (18 cm) 
    Condition: Very good.
    Mark/Label: None

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    • Gold metal mesh vintage purse.
    • Flat gold kiss close and gold metal cord chain.  
    • One main compartment and a small pocket.
    • Lovely gold lining.

     

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    $ 195.00

    1990s Liz Claiborne Tote Style Handbag

    Authentic Liz Claiborne tote style handbag
    Approx. Size (cm): 17" x 12" 5" (43 x 30.5 x 13); 9" diameter handles (23)
    Condition: Good.  Two small spots on one side.  See the second photo
    Mark/Label:  Liz Claiborne, made in Phillippines
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    • Fabric tote bag by Liz Claiborne.
    • Tan Leather trim.
    • Large wooden hoop handles.
    • tan & cream, round wood handles, snap close.
    • One large compartment, one small zipper.
    • 53.8% olefin; 46.2% cotton.

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    Rare Maud Hundley Needlepoint Handbag Rare Maud Hundley Needlepoint Handbag
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    $ 65.00

    Rare Maud Hundley Needlepoint Handbag

    A real find for handbag collectors.
    Approx. Size: 8" x 10" x 3.” (20 x 25.5 x 7.5 cm), Strap .5" wide (1.25) ; 6" hang (15 cm).
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label:  Maud Hundley, Anchorage KY
    One of a kind vintage - Get it before it's gone.

    How did handbags by a woman from small-town Kentucky get to be a national sensation?  Her high-quality needlepoint work and beautiful designs.  This one is a lovely calla lily and floral design in pink, green, blue on a black needlepoint background.  The floral pattern is on both sides.  Faux tortoise shell chain. Unique locking closure.

    Maud Hundley with her daughter Betty Carrico started their home workroom in 1947 in Anchorage, a suburb of Louisville Kentucky.  She got her start sewing for the Red Cross during WW II.  Customers picked both the design and the frame. Hundley's studio moved to Middletown, KY in the 1960s and closed after her death in 1985.

     

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    $ 18.00

    Vintage Straw Envelope Clutch with Seashells

    She sells sea shells and keeps the money in her seashell clutch.
    Approx. Size: 11"x  6" (28 x 20 x 15 cm), cord .5" wide; 16" hang (40.5cm
    Condition:  Minor wear commensurate with age.
    One of a kind - Get it before it's gone.

    Thin envelope clutch in natural straw.  Natural white seashells create the design.  White woven straw edging. Brown fabric lining, snap close.

     

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    $ 38.00

    Magid 1960s Turquoise Straw Handbag

    Fun summer straw bag.
    Approx. Size: 10"x 8" x 6.5" (25.5 x 20 x 6.5 cm), cord .5" wide; 16" hang (40.5cm)
    Condition:  Minor discoloration on small areas of the straw. Minor wear commensurate with age.
    Mark/Label: Magid, made in Italy, Kiralfy's
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    • Turquoise straw open-top handbag with fold-over chain close. 
    • Long braided blue strap with large wooden beads. 
    • Gold metal folds over from the back through twist lock.   
    • One large compartment plus a small zip pocket. 
    • Cream fabric lining.
    Magid is a manufacturer of handbags that started in 1916 and is still in business today. Kiralfy's was an upscale ladies store in Columbus Georgia.

     

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    $ 65.00

    1960s Needlepoint Handbag, Floral Design

    A real find for handbag collectors.
    Approx. Size: 8" x 12" x 3.5” (20 x 30.5 x 9 cm), Strap 6" hang (15 cm).
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label: None
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    This lovely 1960s needlepoint handbag has a fun backstory. Sent to us by a woman whose mother made the needlepoint design then had it made into a purse. The floral pattern is in tones of pink, yellow, green and blue. Nice large size.  Gold metal hardware, kiss closure and feet. Antique gold rope chain. Needlework is good and tight. One main compartment plus two pockets. Silk lining with ricrac trim.

     

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    $ 48.00

    1960s Straw Flower Handbag

    Get your kitsch on with this fun, small summer bag. 
    Approx. Size: 7" diameter (17.5 cm); 5.5" high (14 cm); 6" hang (15 cm).
    Condition: Good, very minor wear.
    Mark/Label: None
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    Sensational round straw handbag loaded with woven straw flowers in pinks and blues with green straw leaves. Flowers cover all sides and lid. Straw rope handle. This purse is small with one compartment. Lid loop hoods around the wooden button. Totally 60s baby.
     

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    $ 65.00

    Vintage Peck Basket Handbag by Kleinert's

    If you like kitsch you can't get any better than this handbag.
    Approx. Size: Basket is 11" diameter and 7.5" high. Fabric topper adds another 12 inches. Ring handles are 5" in diameter.
    Condition: Good, minor wear inside and on handles
    Mark/Label: Kleinert's, K-7, style 5553; Box & Basket Factory
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    • Peck basket with floral fabric topper in pink, orange, yellow, green & blue.
    • Green dingle ball fringe trim.
    • Two green ring handles.
    • Gold painted dots around the middle.
    • White vinyl lining.
    • The peck basket was made by another company.  Part of the name is blocked out.
    • Kleinert's then converted it into a handbag.

    Kleinert's was started in 1869 by Isaak Kleinert who invented the dress and garment shield. It was then known as I.B. Kleinert's Rubber Company and was headquartered in New York. The company went on to add many other rubberized products including the first shower curtains and swim caps. Kleinert's is still in business manufacturing many types of clothing shields and other antiperspirant products.
     

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    Vintage Jolles Petit Point Purse, Floral Handbag Vintage Jolles Petit Point Purse, Floral Handbag
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    $ 225.00

    Vintage Jolles Petit Point Purse, Floral Handbag

    A real find for handbag collectors.
    Approx. Size: 8" x 4.5" x5” (20 x 11.5 x 12.5 cm), Strap 6" hang (15 cm)
    Condition: Very good, mirror is discolored 
    Mark/Label: Jolles Original
    One of a kind vintage - Get it before it's gone

    Lovely floral petit point purse from famed handbag maker Jolles.  Rare complete set with coin purse, mirror and the original Jolles booklet with photos of the factory and artisans.  Text is in German.  One main compartment with two small pockets.  Gold silk lining.  Decorative openwork metal snap close, Gold metal chain.

    Ida Jolles founded Jolles Original in Vienna in 1923. As a young housewife, Ida was asked by a cousin to get him needlepoint upholstered dining room chairs. But needlepoint was a dying art.  After some searching, Ida found the last remaining producer in Vienna, and ordered a set.  From there she created a luxury handbag brand. Famous for modernizing the art of petit and needlepoint, her purses sold in high end stores, and are collectors’ items today.  In an era when women did not lead businesses, she built a company that employed over 20,000 workers and controlled 90% of a global market. Ida Jolles passed away in the 1960s.  Her great granddaughter has recently relaunched the brand.

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    $ 26.00

    1990s Baby Phat Goddess Handbag, Pink & Silver Lame

    Fun early 90s handbag from Baby Phat

    Approx. Size: 13" x 6" x 5"; (33 x 15 x 4 cm); 2" strap (12 cm); 9" hang (23 cm)

    Condition: Minor wear commensurate with age. Vinyl lining has ink markings.

    Mark/Label: Baby Phat Goddess

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    Fun early 90s handbag from Baby Phat. Pink and silver lame with an oversized pink strap fashioned in the style of a belt with a large square silver buckle and silver studs. One compartment with pink acetate lining. Zipper close. 

     

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    $ 2,900.00

    1960s Pierre Cardin Burgundy Leather Handbag

    Spectacular Cardin handbag.  The look is very architectural. 
    Approx. Size:  
    Outer measurement (cm): 11" x 9" x 3"  (28 x 23 x 7.5)
    Inner measurement (cm):   8.5" x 7" x 3"  (22 x 18 x 7.5)
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label: Pierre Cardin, Made in France
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    • Vintage 1960s Pierre Cardin handbag.
    • The compartment is suspended within the openwork border.  
    • Rich burgundy leather.
    • Burgundy silk lining.  
    • One main compartment with two smaller pockets.  
    • Gold snap closure, double handles.
    • Paris, made in France  http://bit.ly/2MMJVM5

     

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    $ 25.00

    Small Beaded Evening Bag, Zebra Pattern, Faux Pearls, Silver Chain

    Lovely small evening bag on a long silver metal chain
    Approx. Size:   5" x 5" x 3";  (12.5 x 12.5 x 7.5 cm)  24" hang  (71 cm).  
    Condition: Very good.
    Mark/Label: Made in Philippines (label is in the style of Mary Frances).
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    • Small hard box evening bag.
    • Elaborate bead work in a zebra pattern bordered in faux pearls and more chain.
    • String and faux stone snap close.
    • Purse is a hard case with one main compartment.
    • Felt lining with ric rac trim.
    • This is probably a Mary Frances bag since the "made in The Philippines" label looks like the one in her handbags.

     

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    $ 45.00

    1940s Brown Pouch Handbag by Princess, Gold Crown Clasp

    You're the vintage princess with this extraordinary 1940s purse
    Approx. Size (cm): 8" x 7" x 3 (20 x 77.5 x 7.5); Straps are 1" (2.5) wide; 6" (15) hang; Closure: 2" x 1" (5 x 2.5).
    Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure. 
    Mark/Label: Bag by Princess. 
    One of a kind. Get it before it’s gone.

    • Pouch style fabric vintage purse in medium brown.
    • The focal point is the oversized crown snap close in gold metal.
    • Beautiful brown satin lining with one main compartment plus a small pocket.
    • An additional pocket for your comb.
    • Gold comb lock.
    • Double straps.

     

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    $ 145.00

    1920s Beaded Drawstring Purse, Swag Gray Glass Beading, Flapper Style

    Channel your inner flapper with this stunning vintage evening bag from the 1920s.
    Approx. Size:  8.5" x 7" (21.5 x 17.5 cm); 7" hang (17.5 cm) 
    Condition:  Very good, all beads are intact and drawstring pulls correctly. Black fabric lining has been replaced. 
    Mark/Label: None
    One of a kind vintage item.  Get it before it's gone.

    • Swag beaded drawstring purse from the 1920s.  
    • Handbag features tiny gray glass beads set in single thread rows.  
    • These rows are lined up in vertical columns that gradually widen to the bottom of the purse.  
    • The rows of beads are tightly drawn allowing the black knit fabric to show between the columns.
    • Double drawstring cord.  
    • Pouch style purse.
    • This one is in amazing condition.
    • Black fabric lining has been replaced. 

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    Vintage 1950s Black Patent Leather Clutch, Gold Hardware Vintage 1950s Black Patent Leather Clutch, Gold Hardware
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    Vintage 1950s Black Patent Leather Clutch, Gold Hardware

    Don't you love the oversized architectural shape?
    Approx. Size:  15" x 7" x 2.5"  (38 x 17.5 x 6 cm)
    Condition: Very minor wear commensurate with age
    Mark/Label: None
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    Black patent leather vintage clutch from the 1950s.  Round gold locking closure.  One main compartment plus one small zipper pocket.

     

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    $ 65.00

    Whiting & Davis Rhinestone & Gold Metal Mesh Clutch

    Classic gold clutch.
    Approx. Size: 8" x 4" x 2"  (23 x 12.5 cm)
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label: Whiting & Davis Co. Mesh Bags, made in USA
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    Classic gold metal mesh clutch from Whiting & Davis.  Top folds over and closes with a beautiful rectangle of rhinestones. Yellow lining with one main compartment plus an additional small pocket.  

    Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company co-founder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century, Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry, and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

     

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    $ 275.00

    Beaded Butterfly Handbag, Shirred Black Fabric by Mary Frances, Style #1711

    Striking structured handbag with wood bead handle

    One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

    Approx. Size:  8" x 7" x 3"  (20 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm);  4" Hang  (10 cm)   

    Condition: Very good

    Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Phillipines, Style #0981

     

    Vintage structured handbag from Mary Frances.  Slightly rounded shape in black shirred fabric.  Magnificent beaded butterfly on the front. More intricate beading across the top. One large beaded tassel hangs on each side. Beaded closure comes over the top with metal snap closure on the back. One. main plus one small pocket. Black fabric lining. Preowned.  Style #1711

    Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. 
    Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

     

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    $ 28.00

    1960s Brown Faux Leather Saddlebag Handbag by JR Florida, Julius Resnick

    Right-in-style vintage saddlebag handbag in textured brown faux leather
    Approx. Size: 10" x 8"; 21" (25.5 x 20 x 53 cm) strap; 9" (23 cm) hang.
    Condition: Very good, minor wear on metal closure.
    Mark/Label: JR Florida, Made in USA (Julius Resnick).
    One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

    • Saddlebag style handbag in textured brown faux leather.
    • 3 compartments, one of which is has a zipper.
    • Matching strap with double chain detail. Beautiful gold metal twist close. 

     

    Julius Resnick was a pioneer in imitation leather bags made from vinyl. The company was founded in 1933 and based in New York City. In the 1950s Resnick retired to Florida and started producing handbags in Hialeah. The company is still in business.

     

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    Vintage 1960s Two-Tone Faux Leather Handbag by Life Stride Vintage 1960s Two-Tone Faux Leather Handbag by Life Stride
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    $ 32.00

    Vintage 1960s Two-Tone Faux Leather Handbag by Life Stride

    Sophisticated structured handbag

    Approx. Size: 10.5" x 8"x 3" (26.67 x 20 x 7.5 cm) at base; 6" (15 cm) hang

    Condition: Good, minor wear on back commensurate with age

    Mark/Label: Life Stride

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    Sophisticated two tone handbag in tan and cream faux leather. Two handles. Gold hardware and feet, snap close. One large compartment, one small pocket. Beautiful fabric lining.

     

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