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Vintage ANDREA PFISTER Leather Backpack/Duffle/Shoulder-bag/Purse

Item: #40671

Incredibly detailed, the entire bag is covered with appliqu??d leather flower blossoms on black background.
White leather lining.
Label present: "Andrea Pfizer Made in Italy Leather Lining".
Made in Italy.

This is an exquisite bag is in very good condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Height: 9 3/4
Depth: 8

Circa: 1980s

Materials: Leather inside and out

Designer: Andrea Pfister

Vintage 50s60s RODO Vintage Wicker and goldtone metal daisies Handbag

Item: #40652

This summer, basket bags are all the rage! I have several in my shop including this vintage cutie by Rodo.

Woven brown Wicker adorned with a two rows of gilt metal daisies, front and back.
By Rodo.
Made in Italy.
Gilt chain.

Vinyl lined.
Stamped Rodo.

In excellent condition.

Size (in inches)
Length: 4 7/8
Height: 3 3/8
Depth: 3
Chain-drop: 7 1/2

Circa: 1950s-60s

Materials: Wicker

Designer: Rodo

Vintage 70s YSL Yves Saint Laurent Made in France Pink and Creme Drawstring Purse

Item: #40628

Vintage YSL leather drawstring bag in a luscious ice-cream color combination of strawberry and vanilla leather.
Vertical accent stitching.
Thin rope that ends in pair of leather tassels.
Interior is lined in contrasting leather.
Stamped "Yves Saint Laurent" on one side, "Made in France" on the other.

Pink outer part shows wear from normal use around string area and on top (pink color is not uniform in these areas). Please consult closeups. Rope has darkened over the years. A light smudge or two in the lining.

Great for summer, a lovely early YSL purse.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 9 3/4 at widest part
Height: 10 1/4
Depth: 3/8
Strap drops: 13 1/2

ItPlease note that the necklace and brown YSL are not part of this listing.

Circa: 1960s-70s

Materials: Leather inside and out

Designer: Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche

Vintage 60s BIENEN-DAVIS Cinnamon Leather Baguette Bag

Item: #40615

In a gorgeous cinnamon colored leather, Barrel-shaped leather handbag, in a gorgeous cinnamon color.
By bienen-davis.
Gleaming gold-tone accents.
Heavy-duty top zipper.
Lined in dark brown grosgrain.
Zippered and slip pocket.
Stamped: bienen-davis. Very faint but still somewhat legible.

In excellent condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 10 1/2
Width: 5 1/2
Depth: 4 1/2
Handle-drop: 13 3/8

Circa: 1960s-70s

Materials: Leather Interior

Designer: Bienen-Davis

I. MAGNIN VintageOlive Suede and Leather Cross Body Handbag/Clutch

Item: #40571

Petite vintage cross-body handbag by I. Magnin, a tony department store in San Francisco that closed its doors years ago. In velvety olive suede front, sides, and part of back; leather in the back.

Gold-tone adornments on flap of purse.
Hidden magnetic closure.
Gleaming gold-tone chain.
Back of purse features large outside slip pocket.
Lined in black vinyl or leather,
One zippered pocket.
Plaque reads: I. Magnin Design Studio.

Green leather part on back of purse has some darker areas around the edges. Black interior lined soft leather.

Velvet brown YSL Jacket is not part of this listing. It's available separately.

Well made and very chic.

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Suede

Designer: I. Magnin

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Shoulderbag

Item: #40521

Roomy shoulder-bag by Yves Saint Laurent
Great color combination in lipstick red leather, gleaming gold-tone metal accents, and matte woven variegated synthetic material.
Lining imprinted with YSL logo throughout.
YSL plaque.
Zippered interior pocket.
Wide, adjustable shoulder-strap

Classic bag in a timeless style. In excellent condition.

Length: 11 inches
Height: 12 inches
Depth: 3 inches
Handle-strap: 19 1/2 inches (adjustable.

Circa: 1970s-80s

Materials: Leather Lining

Designer: Yves SAint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Mombasa Brown Leather Purse

Item: #40520

Rich brown leather on the outside, matching dark brown suede on the inside.
Silvertone links.
Zippered inside pocket.
Timeless and chic.
In excellent condition.

Size (in inches):
Length: 15 1/2 (measured on top)
Height: 5 7/8
Shoulder-strap drop: 10 1/2

Circa: 80s

Materials: Leather

Designer: Yves Saint Laurent

NETTIE ROSENSTEIN 50s Black Lizard Box Purse Handbag

Item: #40519

Beautiful vintage box purse by Nettie Rosenstein.
Made in Florence, Italy.

Genuine lizard on all sides, including the frame as well as the interior trim.
Interior is leather-lined and trimmed in genuine lizard.
Stamped: "Nettie Rosenstein". On opposite end of purse: "Florence".

Quality chain is a replacement.
In excellent condition.

SIZE (in inches):

Circa: 1950s-60s

Materials: Lizard

Designer: Nettie Rosenstein

Vintage ROGER VAN S 60s Black Suede and Leather Purse Shoulder Bag

Item: #40518

Pretty petite suede shoulder bag with leather accents on front.
Rounded handle.
Bag closes without the use of hardware!
Black linen-like fabric lining.
Interior zippered pocket.
Metal plaque: "Roger Van S.".
In very good condition.

SIZWE (in inches):
Length: 8 (at widest point)
Height: 6 1/2
Depth: 2 1/2
Shoulder-strap: 12 1/4

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Suede

Designer: Roger Van S

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CHRISTIAN DIOR Iconic 70s Trotter Brown Monogram and Leather Hobo Handbag Purse

Item: #40512

Monogram tapestry fabric; piping and lining in brown leather.

Lined in dark brown leather. Part of the gold-embossed: Dior Made in France is still visible. .

Handle has been replaced but original part has been saved and will be sent with the bag.

Height, without handle: 12 3/4 inches
Width: 13 inches

In excellent very gently worn condition.

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Monogram Canvas

Designer: Christian Dior

VARON 70s Flower Print Leather Handbag/Shoulderbag

Item: #40426

Both Gucci and Louis Vuitton offer flower print leather purses this fall. Last photo depicts such a purse which I have shown for illustrative purposes ($2,700 new, from Gucci).

If you like the look but not the price, perhaps this vintage leather handbag by Varon will work for you? Convertible from top handle to shoulder-length via snaps.

Shiney solid? brass ornament reminiscent of a nautilus. Twist closure.
Metal band on sides and bottom of purse.
Navy Leather lining.
Two interior compartments.
One zippered wall pocket.
Stamped: Bags by Varon.

A little bit of wear on the inside of the flap.
Brass ornament shows a few faint marks. Could possibly be buffed out.

In very good condition.

Length: 9 1/4 inches
Height: 7 1/4 inches
Depth: 2 3/4 inches
Handle-drop: 7 3/8 inches
Shoulder-length strap: 14 inches

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Leather lining

Designer: Varon

ROGER VAN S 60s Claret Suede Handbag

Item: #40407

For those times when you want to bring along just the basics, here's a cute vintage purse by Rogr Van S.

In claret suede bordered in black leather.
Gold-tone hardware.
Lined in red linen-type fabric.
One zippered pocked.

Little plaque is engraved Roger Van S..

7 1/4 inches Width
6 3/4 inches Height
3/4 inches Depth

In excellent vintage condition.

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Suede

Designer: Roger Van S

GUY LAROCHE Vintage 80s Steel Blue Pebbled Leather Large Duffle/Drawstring Bag

Item: #40390

By Guy Laroche, steel-blue supple pebble leather bag.
Matte gilt hardware.
Wide shoulder-strap which is really comfortable when carried over the shoulder. Shoulder-strap is embossed Guy Laroche.
Interior lined in GL embossed fabric.
Zippered pocket on wall. Pen pocket on the other.

The pictures speak for themselves. This is a gorgeous bag. And it's in excellent condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Height: 11 1/2
Width: 9 3/4
Depth: 7 1/4
Shoulderstrap (drop): 15
Shoulderstrap, width: 1 1/2

This is a large bag. Shipping is an estimate. To keep costs down I will ship this bag, if possible, USPS Ground.

Circa: 1980s

Materials: Pebbled Leather

Designer: Guy Laroche

Brown Suede Vintage Handbag with long textured gold link Chain

Item: #40332

Vintage dark brown suede handbag.
Classy goldtone textured thick long chain.
Fabric lined. One zippered and two slip pockets.
There is a name stamped on the inside but I cannot make it out.

In very good vintage condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 8
Height: 6 3/4
Depth: 1 1/2
Chain-drop: 15

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Suede

Rare Vintage early 80s CHAIN MAIL Handbag Shoulderbag

Item: #40301

From 1983, hand-made chainmail purse in japanned and silver tone metal mesh and large lighter metal distressed disks.
By Futura.
In excellent condition!

Size (in inches):
Length: 7 1/2
Width: 7 1/2
Chain-drop: 24

A fabulous vintage purse!

Circa: 1980s

Materials: Light and dark Metal

Designer: Futura

RODO Petite Nautical Crossbody/ Shoulderbag Purse 80s

Item: #40275

Petite shoulder-bag by Rodo.

Nautical design clasp in matte and shiny gilt metal.
Vinyl Rodo embossed lining.
Interior zippered wall pocket.
Plaque: Rodo Italy.
Long shoulder-strap to carry purse across body or over shoulder.

In mint condition.

Size (in inches)
Length: 7
Height: 6 1/8
Depth: 2 1/8
Strap drop: 21 1/2

Circa: 1980s

Materials: Gilt Metal

Designer: Rodo

Vintage Python Red Black Snakeskin Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Item: #40256

Vintage fire-engine red and black Python Snakeskin Large Drawstring Satchel Bag

The genuine snakeskin is glossy and soft; in excellent shape. It also comes in an attention-getting red and black.
Bag is the draw-string kind that can be adjusted on both sides.
It also features a wide, very comfortable shoulder-strap
Leather lined in red.
One long zippered and a shorter slip pocket.
Maker unknown.

In excellent vintage condition.

Height, without strap : 9 1/2
Depth: 4 1/2
Width: About 11 1/4
Shoulder-strap width: 7/8

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Python Snakeskin

YSL Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche Navy Canvas and Leather Y Studded Cross-Body/Shoulder Bag

Item: #40254

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Canvas Cross Body Bag in Leather, Canvas, and goldtone studs in "Y" pattern

In a perfect cross-body size: vintage YSL canvas bag, with sides, piping, and "Y" closure in leather. Gold-tone grommets adorn the Y front and back.
Long non-adjustable canvas strap
interior has 4slip pockets in various length, sizes; one holding a lipstick.
From the 70s or early 80s.
Stamped: "Saint Laurent rive gauche made in France.

Slip pocket in back of purse

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 9 3/8
Height, without handle: 8
Depth: 3

Strap: Width: 1 1/4
Strap: Length: about 50

In excellent condition.

Circa: 1970s-80s

Materials: Navy Canvas

Designer: Yves Saint Laurent

RODO Double-decker Wicker Cross-Body bag

Item: #40221

Green and purple wicker, accented with red leather tabs and lid as well as long shoulder-strap this oval-shaped box double-decker box purse is by Rodo.
Made in Italy. Those in the know love Rodo.

Both compartments open individually. The lower compartment, the one in green wicker is lined in Rodo embossed leather. As is the one in purple wicker.
Magnetic closure on both.
Protective metal bottom feet.
Long thin shoulder-strap lets you wear this bag cross-body.
Still has the Rodo Tag on the strap.

It's in excellent condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 7 1/2
Height, without strap: 5 1/2
Depth: 4 3/4
Strap Length: 23 3/4

Circa: 1970s-80s

Materials: Wicker

Designer: Rodo

MAUD FRIZON Violet and Khaki Suede Cross-Body Bag

Item: #40219

In a lovely combination of lavender and khaki, demi-lune shaped suede bag with long shoulder-strap to carry across the body.
Front is adorned with khaki peaks, outlined in burgundy. The bag of the purse is plain.
Top Zipper.
Interior is lined in champagne-colored satin.
One zippered pocket.
Plaque reads: "Maud Frizon Paris Made in Italy".

In very good condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 10 (bottom); 6 (near top_
Height: 6
Depth: 1 3/8
Straps drop: 25 1/2

Shown here with a vintage shift dress. This dress is not part of this listing. It will be listed shortly.

Circa: 1980s

Materials: Suede

Designer: Maud Frizon

Vintage Orange Leather Shoulderbag/Crossbody Bag by ROGER VAN S

Item: #40210

Perfect 70s shoulder/cross-body bag in vivid orange pebbled leather.
By Roger Van S. (Please see also my other purses by this favorite US handbag designer from the 60s/70s).
Unusual and large gold-tone hardware.
Piping round the purse.
Strap is slightly adjustable.
Wheat-colored linen-like fabric.
Zippered pocket.
Plaque which reads: Roger Van S.

In excellent vintage condition.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 11 1/4
Height: 8 3/8
Depth: 3
Drop: 15 1/4 (you could let out another 4 inches)
With of shoulder-strap: 3/4

Please note that the blue silk blouse by YSL is not part of this listing. It's available separately.

Circa: 1960s-1970s

Materials: Orange pebbled Leather

Designer: Roger Van S

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Slate Blue Leather Cross-body/Shoulder Bag

Item: #40196

Wonderful vintage cross-body or shoulder-bag by Yves Saint Laurent.
In a textured slate blue leather, with gold-tone accents.

Narrow strap is adjustable.
Bag opens by lifting up the Y marked metal piece that looks almost like an arrow.
Slip pocked in back of purse to place your iPhone if you need your hands free.

Interior is partially leather as well as embossed fabric lining.
One zippered pocket.
Plaque reads: "Yves Saint Laurent Made in France"

The strap has a few marks from being adjusted to a shorter length, and the metal part on the front of the purse having changed colors a little, this bag is in excellent condition.
The last photo is of a current YSL cross-shoulder, priced at $2,150 (plus tax).

Circa: 1970s-80s

Materials: Leather

Designer: Yves Saint Laurent

Rodo Vintage Navy Fabric and White Wicker Nautical Bucket BagShoulderbag

Item: #40180

Vintage Bucket bag by Rodo.
Beautifully crafted as you will find with all Rodo bags, this bag has a nautical feel.

Dark Navy ribbed fabric, paired with white wicker and gleaming gold tone long chain that you can wear cross-body.
Large matte oval surrounded by textured chain.
Top Closure.
Creme lining with Rodo signature all over.
Zippered wall pocket.
Plaque reads: Rodo Made in Italy.

In very good condition.

Size (in inches)
Length: 8
Height: 9
Depth: 4 3/4
Chain drop: 21

Circa: 1970s-80s

Materials: Wicker, Navy Ribbed Fabric

CHRISTIAN DIOR Monogram Shoulder Bag

Item: #40161

Vintage 70s brown/creme monogram camera bag style by Christian Dior.
Stamped: Christian Dior Made in France.
Brown Leather-lining.
Stamped: Christian Dior Made in France.
Metal top zipper.
Shoulder-strap, non-adjustable.

In excellent condition!

Length: 10 inches
Height: 6 1/2 inches
Depth: 2 1/4 inches
Handle-drop: 7 3/4 inches

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Monogram Canvas in Brown, Leather

Designer: Christian Dior

SUSAN GAIL 70s Pinstripe and Polkadot Crossbody Purse

Item: #40135

A study in contrast: pinstripes lend a formal feel while polkadots provide a playful aspect. Paired , this is a purse that will be noticed!
Long thin shoulders strap allows you to wear the purse cross-body, freeing up your hands. It's also a great look and once again "in".
Great for day-time as well as evening.

Inky black suede paired with creamy white leather.
Push-button closure.
Bronze-colored moire lining.
Two interior compartments.
Zippered wall pocket.
Stamped "Susan Gail Made in Italy".

In excellent condition except for the interior lid where it folds over the purse. A blueish line on either side, probably rubs from the dark suede. Please view last picture.

Size (in inches)
Length: 8 1/2 inches at widest point
Height: 7 1/2 inches
Depth: About 1 1/2 inches
Shoulder strap total length: 44 inches

Please note that rhinestone choker is not part of this listing. It is available separately.

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Suede, Leather

Designer: Susan Gail

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Couture Square Leather Clutch/Crossbody Purse w/large Wooden Heart

Item: #40126

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Paris Square Square Leather Clutch/ Purse/Cross-body, with large Wooden Heart

Beautiful vintage 70s handbag by Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The heart is a recurring theme in YSL's creations.

Square shaped slim purse featuring a large polished wooden (possibly burl-wood?) heart.
Underneath the heart you will find a push-button closure.
Back of purse has deep slip pocket.
Leather-lined interior.
Zippered pocket.
Stamped: "Yves Saint Laurent Paris".

Detachable thin leather shoulder strap lets you convert this bag to a clutch.

Appears not to have been carried but does have a few slight marks probably from storage.

SIZE (in inches):
Length: 7 7/8
Height: 7 3/8
Depth: 1 1/2
Leather strap, total drop: 18 7/8

Overseas shipping will be via express, insured. If shipping cost is less than listed, customer will receive the difference back.

Circa: 1970s

Materials: Leather inside and out

Designer: Yves Saint Laurent

BOTTEGA 60s Brown Suede Butterfly Handbag Purse

Item: #40121

Iconic bag by Bottega. In chocolate brown suede printed with butterflies.
Piped in brown leather.
Oatmeal colored fabric lining. Lining is clean. Two interior compartments. There's also a small zippered compartment. Bottega Made in Italy plaque.

Wear as a shoulder bag using the thin knotted strap or stow it inside and carry as a clutch.
There's a bit of corner wear to the leather as well as a little darkening of the leather, plus the remnants of a sticker on the inside fold over portion. Overall this handbag is in very good condition.

Length: 9 1/2 inches
Height: 8 inches
Depth: 2 inches
Shoulder-strap: 13 1/2 inches drop

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Suede

Designer: Bottega Veneta

Vintage VANESSA Navy/Ecru Woven Raffia and Snakeskin Polkadot Clutch/Shoulder-Bag

Item: #40118

Pretty vintage box purse in navy woven raffia and ivory polkadots, in genuine snakeskin.
Hard-sided body.
Long thin snakeskin shoulder strap stows inside if you want to carry it as a clutch.
Vinyl lined interior.
By Vanessa, Made in Philipines.

SIZE (in inches);
Length: 9
Height: 7
Depth: about 1 1/2
Strap: 20 long; 3/8 wide.

In very good vintage condition.

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Genuine Lizardskin

Designer: Vanessa

Vintage 60s BIENEN DAVIS Cut Velvet Handbag Purse w/Metal Chain

Item: #40110

Cut Velvet handbag by bienen-davis.
Pretty goldtone chain; not sure it is original but looks great paired with this purse.
Goldtone turn-clasp.
Leather? piping.
Black grosgrain lining.
Two slip pockets plus one zippered pocket. Purse is divided in the middle.
Stamped in gold: bd bienen-davis.
In excellent condition.

Length: 9 1/2 inches
Height: 6 1/2 inches
Depth: 2 inches
Chain-drop: 15 inches

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Velvet

Designer: Bienen Davis

Vintage 70s JUDITH LEIBER Bronze Iridescent Karung Snake Purse/Evening Bag with two-tone Metal chains

Item: #4094

Vintage 70s JUDITH LEIBER Iridescent Karung Snake Handbag/Evening Bag

In a wonderful bronze-tone iridescent Karung/Lizard exotic skin, this bag feels soft and supple, and so luxurious. No attention to detail has been spared; then again, you would expect this from a Judith Leiber bag.

Gathered strips of Karung snakeskin alternating with what appears to be Lizard.
Interior is partially lined in Karung snake and leather.
Zippered pocket.
Plaque: "Judith Leiber".
Weighty gold and silver-tone chains long enough to allow you to carry this bag on your shoulder.
Great piece for day as well as evening.

In excellent condition.

Length: About 11 inches at widest part
Height: 8 3/8 inches
Chain-drop: 11 1/2 inches

Materials: Karung Snake

Cuban Alligator 50s60s Box Purse

Item: #4041

Genuine Cayman Crocodile skin paired with gold-tone metal frame. Chain is a replacement. Leather lined.
In very good condition.

Dimensions: H: 4 3/4; W: 7 1/2; D: 3 1/4; Chain-drop: 13 3/4.

Circa: 1950s-1960s

Materials: Crocodile Skin

Designer: Made in Cuba

LEDERER de Paris Large Black & Red Handbag

Item: #4030

By Lederer de Paris, large handbag/tote featuring black leather with red leather accents. Magnetic top closure. Long handles.
Zippered middle compartment, zippered long pocket along each wall plus a small open pocket for keys. Black satin lining.
Labeled "Genuine Leather" as well as "Lederer de Paris".
In excellent condition.

Dimensions: H: 11 1/8, L: 14 38, D: 4 1/4, Handledrop 9 1/2

Circa: 1980s-early 1990s

Materials: Leather

Designer: Lederer de Paris

Vintage 50s/60s Alligator Handbag for I. Magnin by Bellstone

Item: #4013

Vintage 50s/60s handbag by Bellstone for I. Magnin.
Made of supple alligator skin in an elegant mahogany color. Lined in contrasting leather.
Handle has been replaced with a quality metal chain.
In excellent condition.

Dimensions: Height=6 1/2 Width=10 1/4 Depth=3 Handle Drop=26

Circa: 1950s-1960s

Materials: Alligatorskin, Leather Lining

Designer: Bellstone for I. Magnin

HELENE ANGELI Large Black Leather Tassel Handbag

Item: #409

Gorgeous handbag by Helene Angeli featuring black leather and patent, claret suede, silver-tone grommets and an overlay of leather fringes in the front. Sumptuous red suede and quilted fabric lining. Top closes with long zipper.

In excellent condition.

Dimensions: Height=10 1/4 Width=10 1/8 Depth=6 1/4 Handle Drop=13 1/2

Circa: 1970s-80s

Materials: Leather, Suede

Designer: Helene Angeli, France

60s KORET Pucciesque Silk & Leather Handbag

Item: #405

Take a trip back to the 60s carrying this stylish bag by Koret.

Silk on the outside along with leather piping and leather handle
Fawn leather lining inside
Three separate compartments; the middle features a slip pocket.

Length 7 1/4 inhes
Height: 6 inches
Depth: 1 3/8 inches

In very good vintage condition.

Circa: 1960s

Materials: Silk, Leather

Designer: Koret