AUTHENTIC VINTAGE BAGS & PURSES

DOLCE & GABBANA Bag

 

 

A true vintage Couture 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.

 

Original price almost 30 years ago: Circa Deutsche Mark 7,000 which corresponds to EUR 14,000.

 

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

12.498,00 €
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ROBERTA DI CAMERINO Bag

 

 

Rare and collectible velvet clutch bag by Roberta di Camerino from the 1970s.

 

Description

This stunning c. 1970s Roberta di Camerino emerald, may green and moss-green velvet clutch bag features a beautiful trompe l'oeil checkered and striped print throughout with the signature "R" emblem in the center of both sides and a brass frame with a fabulous very unique designed clasp that works as a small handle when closed. Witty detail: the “R“ emblem on the back is mirror-inverted. The interior is lined in solid sea green leather and shows one main interior compartment and one small flat slit pocket on each side. The clutch is stamped inside "Made in Italy by "Roberta" di Camerino".

 

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

This clutch bag is in overall excellent vintage condition. Exterior: Appears hardly ever worn. Interior (absolutely not visible from outside): One small spot on the ground. One small scratch above one slit pocket (see picture 7).

 

Measurements

Height: 17 cm – 6.7" (without clasp)

Width: 22 to 28 cm – 8.7" to 11"

Depth: 2 to 5 cm – 0.8" to 2"

388,00 €
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IVORY PALACE Zardozi Bag

 

 

Beautiful Zardozi embroidered evening bag by Ivory Palace Delhi from the 1960s.

 

Description

This elegant rectangular black velvet evening bag is decorated with a wonderful rich 3D quality arched Art Déco style Zardozi embroidery on both sides. The embroidery is all done by hand in silver metallic threads that have a warm tint. A short embroidered handle runs lengthwise across the top of the bag. The interior is done in black satin with one larger center section with two side slit pockets on one side. The bag closes with a press stud and is labeled "IVORY PALACE DELHI (INDIA)".

 

Designer

Established in 1822 as Messers Faqir Chand Raghunath Dass, Delhi's Ivory Palace soon grew to become one of the best manufacturers and dealers of exclusive Indian jewelry and art wares; the business has been in the same family since.

 

About Zardozi

Zardozi is a Persian word that means sewing with gold thread. Once used to embellish the attire of the Kings and the royals in India it attained its summit in the 17th century. The original process, known as "Kalabatun", used silk threads wrapped in real gold and silver wires to decorate satin and velvet fabrics. Along with the threads, other opulent embellishments such as sequins, beads, precious and semi-precious stones and pearls were also sewn on. The inspiration for all motifs has always been nature. From flowers, leaves and trees to animals and birds, the national ecology of India seeps in to all Zardozi embroidery. It is particularly popular in countries like Iran, Pakistan and India.

 

Condition

This bag is in excellent original vintage condition. The edges show no wear. The interior minimal wear (almost not mentionable). Press stud closes securely.

 

Measurements

Height: 13 cm – 5.1" (without handle)

Width: 20 cm – 7.9"

Depth: 2 to 6 cm – 0.8 to 2.4"

268,00 €
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YVES SAINT LAURENT Bag

 

 

Collectible Yves Saint Laurent black suede tassel bag from the 1980s.

 

Description

This adorable, rare pentagonal shoulder bag is made from soft black suede featuring a racing green leather stitchery with gold-tone studs and an oversized ultra-supple leather tassel in bright red on the pointed flap. The adjustable long braided silk rope strap is knotted together before ending in a pair of smaller beautifully soft leather tassels in cherry red and ultramarine blue. The interior is lined in black grosgrain fabric with one side pocket. The bag has a magnetic fastening and is stamped "Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche, Made in France" inside the bag on the pocket. It has the added provenance of coming directly from a lady that worked for the YSL shop in Munich so has not been on the market prior to this. The bag can be worn cross-body as well.

 

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 excellent vintage condition. Seems unworn.

 

Measurements

Height: 14,5 cm – 5.7" (without tassel) / 27 cm – 10.6" (with tassel)

Width: 15 cm – 5.9"

Depth: 3 cm – 1.2"

Strap length: 94 cm – 37" (one strap unknotted including tassel)

848,00 €
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ANDREA PFISTER Bag

 

 

Adorable 1980s shoulder bag by Andrea Pfister.

 

Description

This bag is made from beautifully soft kid leather in pale pink. The fold-over front flap features cut-outs and is allover appliquéd with leather blossoms in diverse pastel colours. The bag has a long matching detachable shoulder strap, is fully lined with beige suede and has two interior compartments with one zipped side pocket and one outside slip pocket on the back. It is signed "Andrea Pfister, Made in Italy", fastens with a snap and comes with the original wrapped pocket mirror and dust bag.

 

Designer

Andrea Pfister was born 1942 in Pesaro, Italy, and studied shoe design at the Ars Sutoria School in Milan. In 1964 he moved to Paris where he designed shoe collections for Jean Patou and Lavin. One year later Pfister launched his first collection under his own name and in 1967 he opened his first "Andrea Pfister" boutique on the Rue Cambon. He is known for his feminine, colourful and perfectly made shoes and handbags and won several prices such as The Grand Fashion Medal of Honor. Among Pfister's clients are stars such as Jacqueline Bisset, Madonna, Diana Ross and Elizabeth Taylor. 

 

Condition

This bag is in mint vintage condition.

 

Measurements

Height: 17 cm - 6.7" (76 cm - 29.9" with strap)

Width: 21 cm - 8.3"

Depth: 3 to 6 cm - 1.2" to 2.4"

318,00 €
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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"

388,00 €
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ASPREY Clutch / Shoulder Bag

 

 

Luxurious vibrant pink lizard skin bag by Asprey of London probably from the 1990s.

 

Description

This envelope style clutch bag or shoulder bag is made from pink-hued carefully matched strong exotic lizard skins. It features a front flap with a gold-tone clasp closure designed like a bunch of knotted cords and a detachable shoulder strap in matching lizard skin. The soft beige smooth leather interior has one zippered pocket and is marked "Asprey, Made in France."

 

Designer

Asprey, founded in London, United Kingdom, in 1781 by William Asprey advertised "articles of exclusive design and high quality". An early speciality was dressing cases, for which Queen Victoria awarded Asprey a Royal Warrant for in 1862. Ever since Asprey has continuously defined British luxury on the basis of its core values of quality, refinement and innovation. In addition to its leather, silver and crystal collections, Asprey has grown to take a premier position in the jewellery industry.

 

Condition

This bag is in excellent vintage condition and according to the former owner it has never been carried. Slight colour fading from storage only noticeable when open and upon close inspection (see picture 6). Shoulder strap's hue is a bit more intensive. Priced accordingly but also with its rareness and exclusiveness in mind.

 

Measurements

Height: 16 cm – 6.3"

Width: 23,5 cm – 9.3"

Depth: 3 cm – 1.2"

Strap length: 107 cm – 42.1"

758,00 €
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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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DIOR Evening Clutch

 

 

Charming 1960s evening bag by Christian Dior with original box.

 

Description

This 1960s Christian Dior envelope style clutch bag is made from black duchesse silk. It features a fold-over front flap decorated with a small bow and fastens with a snap. The bag is fully lined with black fabric, has two compartments with two side pockets (one in lipstick size) and is signed "Christian Dior" under the flap. It comes with the original pocket mirror and original wrapping (logo signed box and wrapping tissue).

 

Designer

Christian Dior (1905-1958) was a French couturier and one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. His designs have been worn by film stars and royalty as well. Dior began his fashion career by selling sketches of hats and finally founded his own fashion house in Paris in 1946. For his first collection, he created the opulent "New Look" with a fuller bust, a cinched waist and a full skirt which contrasted the grim living conditions of post-war Europe.

In 1954 Dior stated in his "Little Dictionary of Fashion": "... to be really perfectly dressed, you can not keep the same bag. For morning, it must be very simple, and for the evening, it must be smaller and ... a little more fancy."

 

Condition

This clutch bag is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Measurements

Height: 13 cm - 5.1"

Width: 28 cm - 11"

Depth: 2 cm - 0.8"

438,00 €
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Alligator Pattern Leather Wallet

 

 

Elegant alligator pattern leather wallet probably from the 1960s.

 

Description

This flap-over wallet is made from alligator pattern leather in shades of beige green. The wallet features a leather interior with several compartments, one outside slip pocket on the back and a gold-toned snap-fastening.

There is a matching purse available (see below).

 

Condition

This wallet is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Measurements

Height: 12 cm - 4.7"

Width: 22 cm - 8.7"

Depth: 1 cm - 0.4"

138,00 €
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Alligator Pattern Leather Purse

 

 

Elegant alligator pattern leather purse probably from the 1960s.

 

Description

This flap-over purse is made from alligator pattern leather in shades of beige green. The oatmeal-coloured leather interior features a coin compartment with a silver-toned clasp fastening, a banknote compartment and two card slots.

There is a matching wallet available (see above).

 

Condition

This purse is in excellent vintage condition.

 

Measurements

Height: 8,5 cm - 3.3"

Width: 9,5 cm - 3.7"

Depth: 1,5 cm - 0.6"

128,00 €
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