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Vintage Brown Crocodile Clutch

Item: #40753

Vintage clutch made of cayman crocodile. In an eye-catching couvert-style.
Clutch opens/closes via push-button closure that is hidden behind the tab.
Leather-lined interior, with four slip pockets, one is to hold a lipstick!
Stamped "Industria Argentina Made in Argentina"

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 11 3/4
Height: 7 1/8
Depth: 7/8

In good vintage condition.

Circa: 1950s-60s

Materials: Cayman Crocodile

Designer: Industria Argentina

Vintage 50s LENNOX Dark brown Genuine Lizard Clutch

Item: #40649

In rich glossy Tegu Lizard.
Top metal zipper.
Brown satin lining.
Long slip pocket.
Sewn-in label "Lennox".

In excellent condition.??/8 inches long
6 inches tall

Circa: 1940s-50s

Materials: Tegu Lizard

Designer: Lennox

Vintage VARON Multi Color Striped Raw Silk Clutch Crossbody Bag

Item: #40634

Vividly striped raw silk shantung purse that converts from cross-body to clutch.
By Varon.
Tension frame closure.
Thin strap stows in purse.
Vinyl interior lining.
Zippered and slip pocket.
Stamped: bags by Varon.

Because of the many colors in the bag, it should go with lots of things in your wardrobe.

In very good vintage condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 12
Height: 8
Strap, drop: 17

Skirt is not part of this listing.

Circa: 1950s-50s

Materials: Raw Silk

Designer: Varon

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Vintage 80s Snakeskin Clutch Shoulderbag by SHARIF Large Size!

Item: #40611

Large and roomy Snakeskin clutch/shoulder-bag by Sharif.

Made from genuine snakeskin, gathered front and back, in powdery muted shades of pale yellow, salmon and anthracite.

Antiqued metal adorns the front flap.
Magnetic closure underneath flap.
Purse sports a large open compartment on the outside. This compartment is lined in buff leather.
Interior is also lined in buff colored leather.
There are two compartments, each with a small zippered compartment.
Gold-tone plaque reads: Sharif Made in USA.
Thin strap which hides in the purse when not in use lets you convert the clutch to a shoulder-bag.

Length: 12 3/4 inches
Height: 9 inches
Depth: 2 inches
Strap: 22 1/2 inches -- 1/4 inch wide

Sharif Bags, many of them very colorful, were popular in the 80s. They were quite pricey, and sold at department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue.

In excellent vintage condition!

Circa: 1980s

Materials: Snakeskin

Designer: Sharif Bags

DOFAN Vintage 50s 60s Snakeskin Clutch/Handbag/ Shoulder Bag

Item: #40603

Rectangular snakeskin clutch/handbag/shoulderbag by Dofan.

This is such a versatile bag. Handle stores inside the purse if you want to carry it as a clutch.
Handle also adjusts from top-handle length to shoulder length.
Goldtone metal and leather covered frame.
Partially leather lined. Remainder of lining is in beige grosgrain.
Zippered wall and slip pocket.
Stamped: "Dofan Genuine Leather Made in France".

In very good condition!

Size (in inches)
Length: 10 1/2
Height: 5 7/8
Depth: 1 5/8
Handle-drop: 14 3/4 (8 1/2)

Circa: 1950s-60s

Materials: Genuine Snakeskin

Designer: Dofan

Vintage RODO Brown Black Creme Wicker Houndstooth Handbag/Cross Body

Item: #40602

Vintage RODO Wicker Brown/Black/Creme Wicker Houndstooth Box Purse Handbag/Shoulderbag

Rodo handbags never disappoint. They are always of high quality and very stylish, yet timeless.
Woven Wicker in brown/ black and creme box purse in an eye-catching houndstooth pattern.
Fold-over leather piece, adorned with lucite/plastic light amber cabochons and gilt metal "hides" the magnetic clasp underneath.

Interior lined in Rodo printed vinyl.
Slash pocket.
Plaque which reads: "Rodo Made in Italy".

Long goldtone strap neatly folds inside the bag when you want to carry it as a clutch.

In excellent condition.

Length: 9 1/4
Height: 6 1/4
Chain-drop: 22 inches ??? ideal for wearing cross-body.

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Wicker in houndstooth pattern

Designer: Rodo

J. RENEE 60s Genuine Cobra Snakeskin Teal Clutch Handbag Purse

Item: #40566

Gorgeous teal cobra snakeskin clutch.
By J. Renee.
Covered hinged frame.
Easty-to-care vinyl lining. One zippered pocket.
Two loops in interior if you want to fasten a chain to it.
Snakeskins are glossy and wonderfully soft.

Purse is in excellent condition.

Length: 13 1/2 inches
Height: 8 1/4 inches

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Cobra Snakeskin

Designer: J. Renee

MARTIN VAN SCHAAK Vintage Flower and Lapis Handbag Shoulderbag/Clutch

Item: #40538

Vintage MARTIN VAN SCHAAK Burgundy Flower Fabric Handbag and Lapis Cabochon Adornment

Beautiful fabric featuring large cornflowers and leaves. Front of purse has pair of oval lapis cabochons (faux cabochons?), set in gleaming gilt metal.

Interior of handbag is lined in burgundy satin.
Zippered large wall pocket as well as slip pocket.
Compartment for lipstick as well as a place for the mirror. Mirror is included.
Stamped: "Martin Van Schaak New York".
Pretty goldtone chain stows inside, so you are getting two bags in one.
A few rubs near the outer seams. Not noticeable as they disappear into the pattern.

One-of-a-kind, as are all custom-made purses by this wonderful handbag designer.

Size (in inches):
Length: 8 1/2
Height: 6 1/4
Depth: 1 1/2
Chain-drop: 15

Circa: 1960s

Designer: Martin Van Schaak

Magazine Purse by Elegance Boutique

Item: #40505

Magazine clutch from the 60s, all the rage then, originally created to confuse handbag thieves.
An iconic piece!

Front and back of clutch feature 60s catalog of Elegance Boutique, a purveyor of chic and very pricey European fashion (they may still in business, through mail-order in this country).
Clutch closes with brown leather-strap and thin silver-tone grommets.

Black fabric interior.
Slip pocket.
Makers name unknown though it could be dellil.

Back of clutch has a few mars.

Length: 12 inches
Height: 4 1/2 inches
Depth: 2 1/4 inches

Circa: 1970s

KORET Vintage 40s Needlepoint Evening Bag

Item: #40499

Vintage evening bag. By Koret.

Needlepoint and beads on the outside, black fabric lining on the inside.
Bag opens via tension frame.
Interior slash pocket.
Tetered coin purse.

Stamped: Koret.
In excellent condition.

Length: 8 1/2 inches
Height: 5 7/8 inches

Circa: 1940s-50s

Materials: Needlepoint

Designer: Koret

INGBER 60s Yardstock (aka: Freight-train Length) Petal Blossom Pink Patent Clutch

Item: #40485

In near mint condition, this vintage 60s beauty comes in petal blossom pink patent.
By Ingber.
In an eye-popping length, also referred to as Yardstick or Freight-train Length.

Interior is lined in champagne colored satin.
There are three wall pockets, each containing a small coin purse. Perhaps a salesman's sample?

Either way, this is a stunning purse.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 18 1/8
Height: 5 1/2
Depth: 7/8

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Patent, Satin Lining, Metal

Designer: Ingber

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RODO Large Antique Gold and White Clutch w/Nautical Design Mint!

Item: #40231

A must for your next tropical destination!
Large clutch by Rodo. Made in Italy.

Impossibly chic!
Old gold front/white back.
Front features nautical elements including ship's steering wheel zipper pull to reveal zippered front pocket.
Back is white.
Coated linen.
VInyl lining bearing the Rodo signature throughout.
Large interior zippered pocket.
Rodo Plaque on interior as well as on zipper pull.
Detachable thin shoulder-strap.

Clutch appears unused. Strap still in original wrapping with Rodo emblem attached. Also present is the Rodo black hangtag.
?? 3/8 inches long
9 1/2 inches tall

Circa: 1980s

Materials: Coated linen

Designer: Rodo

Vintage 70s Snakeskin Clutch/Shoulderbag by SUPREME

Item: #40162

The first thing you will notice about this vintage snakeskin purse are its beautiful colors that range from French blue to Lavender to Aqua, Cream, and Taupe.

You can carry this bag either as a clutch (textured thin metal chain stows inside), or over your shoulders.

The snakeskin in the front is slightly gathered while the back is kept flat.
Front is adorned by a gold-tone metal half-circle.

Interior is leather or vinyl lined.
One zippered compartment.
Stamped: Bags by Supreme.

A well-cared for purse, it is in excellent condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 13 1/2 at bottom/ 11 3/4 at top
Height: 8 1/8
Chain-drop: 16 1/2

This item cannot be shipped overseas.

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Snakeskin

Designer: Supreme

RODO White Rattan clutch/handbag with lucite stones

Item: #40114

Pretty RODO clutch/handbag in white rattan with leather clasp adorned with four lucite stones.

Lined in RODO print fabric. One slash pocket.
Thin goldtone metal chain stores inside for when you want to carry it as a clutch.

Clean and in very good condition.

Length: 7 5/8 inches
Height: 4 1/2 inches
Depth: 2 1/4 inches
Chain-drop: 21 inches

Circa: 1960s

Materials: White Rattan

CHRISTIAN DIOR Monogram Vintage 70s Convertible Clutch/Tote

Item: #4090

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR convertible Monogram Clutch/Tote 70s

Iconic monogram convertible clutch/tote, with leather accents.
By Christian Dior.

In very good vintage condition.
"Christian Dior Made in France".

SIZE (in inches):
Height, including cut-out handle: 14 7/8
Length: 15 1/4

Length: 15 1/4
Height: 8 1/8

Chic carried either way!

Circa: 1970s-80s

Materials: Monogram Canvas

Vintage 50s Blue/Red/Cream Houndstooth Clutch

Item: #4084

Vintage 50s clutch in red, cream, and blue houndstooth material.
Large off-white vintage plastic clasp that runs across the top of the purse. Underneath is silvertone hardware.
Clutch is lined in old-gold satin fabric.
Maker unknown.

In very good condition.

Length: 12 3/4 inches
Height: 5 1/2 inches

Circa: 1950s-60s

Materials: Woven fabric in houndstooth pattern

CHRISTIAN DIOR 70s Foldover Monogram Clutch

Item: #4050

Fabulous fold-over clutch by Christian Dior. Converts from handbag/tote to clutch. Leather Lining. Stamped Christian Dior Made in France.
In very good vintage condition.

Dimensions: L: 15 1/2; H: 14 3/4;

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Blue Jacquard Canvas, Navy Leather

Designer: Christian Dior


Item: #4045

Petite clutch in ostrich skin, karung snake, tegu lizard, and snakeskin. Beautiful brooch covers the clasp in textured matte gold-tone metal, "turquoise" and "ruby" stones. Lined in bone leather. Signed in script.
In excellent condition.

Dimensions: L: 7 3/4; H: 5

Circa: 1990s

Materials: Ostrick skin, Karung snake, Tegu Lizard, Snakeskin, Beads

Designer: Grace Ann Agostino

Vintage 60sPink Patent Freight-Train Length Clutch by Ingber

Item: #4015

In near mint condition, a vintage 60s beauty in petal blossom pink patent. By Ingber. Interior is lined in champagne colored satin. Three wall-pockets, each containing a small coin purse. Perhaps a salesman's sample?

Dimensions: Height=5 1/2 Width=18 1/8 Depth=7/8

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Patent

Designer: Ingber