AUTHENTIC VINTAGE BAGS & PURSES

EMILIO PUCCI Playsuit & Bag

 

 

Stunning Emilio Pucci signature print terry cloth playsuit and bag set from the 1960s.

 

Description

Pucci terry cloth pieces were designed for the beach and reflect the jet set life style that Emilio Pucci and his clients often lived within the 1960s and 1970s. This fabulous vibrant coloured playsuit and matching handbag set is particularly rare. I would say a once-in-a-lifetime find!

 

The playsuit is made out of a terry cloth, toweling velvet and is an all in one piece with built in shorts and three-quarter-length sleeves. It features one of his fantastic geometric signature prints in brilliant pinks, greens, yellow and red on a white background with a beautiful bordered geometric edge that runs down the front, the sleeves and around the hem. The playsuit is cut loose through the body and end in moderate-length shorts. It closes down the front with a zipper and a hook and eye at the top that you can wear all the way up or lower to show a little more skin. The design is unlined but does have a white cotton muslin interior border on both sides beside the zipper. The fabric is signed throughout. Labeled "EMILIO PUCCI Florence – Italy Made in Italy" and tagged a vintage size 12.

 

The matching handbag features a beautiful unusual cube shape with pale pink leather handles and leather piped edges that lead to a leather covered button at the bottom. It is made of the same vivid coloured signature print terry cloth velvet fabric. The design has a diagonal running top zip closure with a lovely pale pink leather tassel detail and opens to a creme-white water-repellent synthetic interior housing a pale pink edged side slit pocket. The fabric is signed throughout. Labeled "EMILIO PUCCI Florence – Italy Made in Italy".

 

These sets are extremely hard to come by and fantastic collector pieces!

 

Condition

Both playsuit and handbag are in excellent vintage condition and appear to have worn very little. There is the lightest of colour bleeding to the velvet of the playsuit here and there but nothing that detracts or is noticeable once on. The inside is clean with minor staining at the top of the cotton muslin border. Not visible from outside. 

The velvet fabric and the leather handles of the handbag do not show any wear. Perhaps the lightest wear to the leather edging and the leather covered button on the bottom (see picture 17). Mentioned for accuracy only.

 

Size & Fit

Playsuit

Shoulders: 41 cm – 16.1"

Sleeve length: 46 cm – 18.1" (from shoulder seam)

Bust: 94 cm – 37" 

Waist: 82 cm – 32.3"

Hips: 100 cm – 39.4" 

Length: 83 cm – 32.7" (from neck to bottom hem)

 

Measurements are taken flat across from side seam to side seam and then DOUBLED for bust, waist and hips.

 

Modern Sizing Equivalent:

S-M

 

Handbag

Height: 18 cm – 7.1"

Width: 22 cm – 8.7"

Depth: 22 cm – 8.7"

Handle drop: 18 cm – 7.1"

1.168,00 €
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YVES SAINT LAURENT Bag

 

 

Iconic "Opium" box bag with silk cord shoulder strap and tassel detailing by Yves Saint Laurent from the 1980s.

 

Description

This 1980s YSL minaudière box bag features a rigid cylindric exterior sculpted from a shiny ribbed gold-tone metal with interlocking YSL initials at the center and a long black and gold braided silk cord shoulder strap finished with black silk tassels. The length of the strap allows the bag to be worn by hand (see last picture), shoulder or across the body. It closes with a seamless flap closure and is lined in gold leather.

 

Designer

Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 Saint Laurent opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line "Rive Gauche". The more affordable prêt-à-porter line "Saint Laurent Variation" was launched in 1983. At this time, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.

 

Condition

This bag is in very good vintage condition with light wear: Minor fading of the gold metal. Usual scratches/scuffs throughout and few oxidation spots. Nothing that really detracts. The inside of the bag is clean and pristine. The shoulder strap and tassels are full and in beautiful condition. Closure works flawlessly.

 

Measurements

Hard body

Length: 14,5 cm – 5.7"

Height: 9 cm – 3.5"

Depth: 6,5 cm – 2.6"

 

Strap 58 cm – 23" (from the top of the bag)

 

Total height approx. 75 cm – 29.5" (including strap and tassels)

 

Reference photos: Kim Kardashian sporting her vintage YSL Minaudière at LAX Airport (April 29, 2014). Vogue editorial.

1.388,00 €
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ROBERTA DI CAMERINO Bag

 

 

Chic Roberta di Camerino velvet and canvas clutch bag from the 1970s.

 

Description

This blue 1970s Roberta di Camerino slim envelope clutch bag or pochette features the signature Roberta di Camerino intertwining belts design in a raised gentian blue velvet on a darker navy blue canvas giving it a beautiful 3D effect. It is detailed with Roberta di Camerino's signature initial emblem and closes with a press button. The interior is lined in black leather and shows one small flat slit pocket. On the inside of the bag the words imprinted in gold read "Made in Italy by "Roberta" di Camerino".

 

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the light conditions the colour appears brighter or darker and the 3D effect stronger or less strong.

 

Designer

The house of Roberta di Camerino was founded by Giuliana Coen Camerino (1920-2002) in 1945 in Venice, Italy. The company's name is a combination of the name Roberta, taken from Giuliana Camerino's favourite song "Smoke gets in your eyes" and Camerino, her husband's surname. Giuliana Camerino was one of the first designers who created the idea of an easily recognizable status handbag. The neo-baroque style bags were produced of "Soprarizzo" velvet – originally used for furnishings – in the most beautiful and unusual colour combinations and clasps and studs created by the craftsmen of brass ornaments for gondolas. The result were truly revolutionary and unique bags. Already in 1956 Giuliana received the prestigious Neiman Marcus "Oscar of Fashion" Award. Her creations were loved by celebrities and royals all over the world, such as Grace Kelly, Elsa Maxwell, Princess Paola of Liegi and Isabella Rossellini.

 

Condition

Excellent vintage condition. Very clean interior.

 

Measurements

Height: 16 cm – 6.3"

Width: 23,5 cm – 9.3"

358,00 €
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DOLCE & GABBANA Bag

 

 

A true vintage Couture Runway gem of a handbag by Dolce & Gabbana from the late 1980s/early 1990s.

 

Description

Early pieces by Dolce & Gabbana are very rare and hard to come by. This treasure, like several others that will be listed gradually comes direct from a German socialite and fashion collector so has not been on the market prior to this.

 

The bag is an exquisite one-of-a-kind Dolce & Gabbana Couture rococo-inspired top handle version from the late 1980s/early 1990s. Intricately crafted in metal with an old golden finish, this opulent piece is richly embellished with 3D floral ornaments and porcelain medallions on every side featuring two different Francois Boucher-esque pastorals. The four side panels are connected to each other and to the base panel with small metal rings. This collectible open top show piece is lined in dusky pink velvet and has twisted top handles made from a light pink silk cord. It is labeled “DOLCE & GABBANA MADE IN ITALY“ and comes with its original burgundy velvet dust bag that is labeled on both sides as well.

 

Condition

This bag is in excellent vintage condition. Unworn. Extremely minor pin-top size patina spots to the metal from storage. Almost too minor to be mentioned but provided for accuracy.

 

Measurements

Height: 16,5 cm – 6.5"

Handle: 22 cm – 8.7"

Width: 19,5 cm – 7.7"

Depth: 11,5 cm – 4.5"

Weight: 1.2 kg

 

Reference Photo: Similar Dolce & Gabbana Couture handbags as shown at Milan Fashion Week, 2016.

10.998,00 €
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Art Nouveau Handbag

 

 

Ravishing Art Nouveau black fabric floral gold frame handbag from the early 20th century.

 

Description

This Art Nouveau handbag is made from high-quality heavy black fabric and features a gold-tone metal frame richly decorated with beautiful cut-out flowers and leaves, a snap closure and a single handle in matching fabric. The handle is of good length, long enough for elbow wearing. The interior is lined in black taffeta and features two large pockets on each side and additionally two smaller pockets on one side. The bag comes with the original small fabric coin purse and cloth-backed mirror that fit neatly into the small pockets. The bag comfortably fits a large smart phone with room to spare.

 

Condition

This bag is in excellent vintage condition. Appears to have been worn very little. The metal frame and the mirror show extremely slight signs of wear. The lining is fully intact and looks like new. Hinge and closure work perfectly.

 

Measurements

Height: 28 cm – 11" (including snap lock, without handle) /

44 cm – 17.3" (with handle)

Width: 22 cm – 8.7"

Depth: 2,5 cm – 1"

348,00 €
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Crocodile Pattern Leather Bag

 

 

Sophisticated hornback crocodile pattern leather handbag from the 1960s.

 

Description

This handbag is made from crocodile pattern leather and shows a beautiful colour gradient from beige (matte hornback central panel) to brown (shiny sides) on the front whereas the shiny back is monochrome in brown. It has a rectangular shape, a gold-tone frame with top push lock closure and one rigid top handle with wing shaped ends. The interior has a zip pocket and a small croc-trimmed mirror pocket on the back of the bag, a croc-trimmed press stud closed pocket on the front and is lined in smooth brown leather. 

Almost a twin model is part of the Céline Summer 2017 handbag collection (see picture 7).

 

Condition

This bag is in excellent vintage condition with gentle wear to the clasp, edges, handle and lining. One thin scratch on the lower part of the back – only noticeable if you know it.

 

Measurements

Height: 20,5 cm – 8.1" (without handle)

33 cm – 13" (with handle)

Width: 26,5 cm – 10.4"

Depth: 3,5 cm – 1.4"

428,00 €
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Lizard Pattern Leather Bag

 

 

Sophisticated minimalist 1960s shoulder bag.

 

Description

This square shoulder bag in sage and cream is made from lizard pattern leather. It features a fold-over front flap with a silver-toned push-lock fastening and a matching shoulder strap. The bag is fully lined in ivory-coloured leather and has two compartments with three side pockets (one zipped).

 

Condition

This bag is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Measurements

Height: 20 cm - 7.9" (36 cm - 14.2" with strap)

Width: 20 cm - 7.9"

Depth: 3 to 10,5 cm - 1.2" to 4.1"

218,00 €
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