AUTHENTIC VINTAGE BAGS & PURSES

LORIS AZZARO Bag

 

 

Superb 1970s woven shoulder or hand frame bag by Loris Azzaro.

 

Description

LORIS AZZARO is particularly famous for his iconic crochet and chainmail pieces that he created during the late 1960s and 1970s, worn by women like Marisa Berenson, Jane Birkin, Raquel Welch among others.

 

This beautiful sophisticated black 1970s gold metal frame bag has all the LORIS AZZARO signature touches – hand-woven crocheted silk ribbons and grosgrain ribbons and a chain shoulder strap with gold-tone hardware and an interwoven black ribbon. I love the uniquely designed sides of the frame and the dark khaki fabric base that peeks out here and there. The bag is lined in the same dark khaki fabric and features a kiss lock closure and one small inner pocket. Labeled "Loris Azzaro Paris". Carry on the shoulder or in hand.

 

Condition

This bag is in excellent vintage condition. Clean interior. Light wear to the label inside the bag as seen on picture 11.

 

Measurements

Width: 22 cm – 8.66" (widest part)

Height: 14 cm – 5.51"

Depth: 6 cm – 2.36"

Strap height: 18 cm – 7.09" to 31 cm – 12.20"

 

Reference Photos: Jane Birkin in a Loris Azzaro dress, 1969 / Marisa Berenson for Loris Azzaro, L'Officiel,1975

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ELIZABETH ARDEN Case

 

Beautiful 1950s/1960s black crocodile pattern leather vanity case or handbag by Elizabeth Arden.

 

Description

"As air travel became more popular from the 1930s, luggage allowed into aeroplane cabins had to be light and small enough to fit within the limited storage space. Cosmetics companies such as Elizabeth Arden began to produce compact vanity cases, (...) which became associated with the glamour of flying." – Courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

This is a rare and incredibly chic original 1950s/1960s Elizabeth Arden top handle vanity case in excellent condition. Thanks to its unusual design for a beauty case, it can be used perfectly as an overnight case or handbag as well.

 

Made from a glossy black crocodile pattern leather outside, the interior is lined in black edged ruby leather. The design features a structured silhouette with two top handles, protective metal feet and a perfectly working gold metal flip-lock closure. A detachable key hood in matching leather houses the original key.

 

There are two main compartments, one for your beauty products – where the lining is covered with wipeable clear plastic – with a series of adjustable leather loops where you can secure bottles and containers. The other one has two gusseted slip pockets, one of them carrying a black leather stand-up mirror. Love the ruby moiré lining of the mirror's reverse! The compartments are divided by a zipped pocket to separate smaller essentials. Stamped inside "Elizabeth Arden". Comes with a white dust bag.

 

A usable and collectable piece of beauty and fashion history that would be a wonderful addition to any museum! The case comes direct from a fashionable German client and has not been on the market prior to this.

 

Condition

This case is in excellent vintage condition. Interior clean and fresh, no stains or smell. Minimal wear to the closure (see pictures 7 & 8). Appears to have been used very little.

 

Measurements

Width: 26,5 cm – 10.43"

Height: 23 cm – 9.1"

Height with handles: 33 cm – 13"

Depth: 8,5 to 14,5 cm – 3.35" to 5.71"

 

Reference Photos: Elizabeth Arden's Beauty Boxes Advertisement / Grace Kelly in "Rear Window" with a similar overnight case designed by Gerald Murphy, 1954

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MONDI Bag & Belt Set

 

Fancy 1980s Mondi black velvet rhinestone adorned shoulder box bag and waist belt set.

 

Description

This is an exceptional 1980s shoulder bag and matching waist belt set from German fashion house of Mondi. It has been crafted from black velvet, which serves as the perfect muted base to encourage its shimmering accents to pop.

 

The box bag has an octagonal base and an oval hood-shaped lid with gold metal eyelets at both sides by wich the slim shoulder strap runs through. It is made from black plush velvet and adorned with eye-catching oval shaped gold metal set crystal rhinestones on the top and square ones at the front of the lid. The bag consists of a single compartment with a small interior pocket and is fully lined in black moiré pattern fabric. The long shoulder strap allows to carry it on the shoulder or crossbody. Stamped inside on a leather label "Mondi Accessoires".

 

The beautifully designed matching rhinestone buckle waist belt is crafted from black velvet as well and lined in black smooth leather. The rectangular buckle and keeper are set with square gold metal set crystal rhinestones. It is stamped inside "Mondi Accessoires Made in Germany" and tagged a German vintage size 36.

 

Perfect for making a plain look a little more special. From day to night.

 

Condition

This bag and belt set is in excellent vintage condition. Appears unworn.

 

Measurements

Bag

Width: 15 cm – 5.9"

Height: 13 cm – 5.11"

Depth: up to 9,5 cm – 3.74"

Total height approx.: 73 cm – 28.74" (including strap)

 

Belt

Width: 4 cm – 1.57"

Length with buckle: 87 cm – 34.25"

Length without buckle: 83 cm – 32.67"

Holes from: 66 to 76 cm – 25.98" to 29.92"

 

Estimated size: S

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MOSCHINO COUTURE Bag

 

 

Exceptional early 1990s MOSCHINO COUTURE by Redwall "I Love Venice" handbag from Franco Moschino's "Cruise Me Baby" collection.

 

Description

Early Moschino pieces designed by Franco Moschino himself – often referred to as Italian fashion's "enfant terrible" – within the short period when he launched the House of Moschino in 1983 until he passed away in 1994 are sought after and highly collectible. This treasure, like several others that are already available in our shop, comes direct from a German socialite and fashion collector so has not been on the market prior to this.

 

This rare early 1990s MOSCHINO COUTURE bag from his iconic "Cruise Me Baby" collection is a homage to Venice, Italy, and a wonderful example of Franco Moschino's fanciful designs. It captures the fun vibe that Moschino has always represented as a brand.

 

The matching jacket from this collection will be available soon. Please see last picture and inquire for details meanwhile.

 

The classic Kelly-style design plays with the Venice gondoliers theme. The ribbed fabric front and back, the detachable shoulder strap and the leather top handle are red and white striped and reminiscent of the gondoliers' sweaters. The smooth leather flap in light blue – which is acknowledged as the colour of Venice – is appliquéd with a lovely black gondola. The sides and the bottom are crafted from smooth black leather. On the right side sits a gold metal winged lion – the symbol of Venice – holding a book below its paw with the sentence "I ♡ VENICE" written in it. Four ornate gold metal bag feet.

 

The bag features a charming gold metal turn lock closure and has one inner compartment with an inside zippered pocket. The zipper pull metal tag is embossed with "redwall® Made in Italy" and the serial number "433026" on one side and "CENTOPERCENTO MOSCHINO" on the reverse side. The bag is lined in black "redwall" signed fabric and comes with a detachable red and white striped ribbed fabric shoulder strap and its original "Redwall" dust bag. The gold metal hardware of the shoulder strap is embossed with "redwall".

 

Condition

This bag is in overall excellent vintage condition. Minimal signs of use and storage to the flap, one bottom corner and the bottom. Handle, sides, shoulder strap, interior and hardware flawless.

 

Measurements

Height: 25 cm – 9.84" (without handle) / 34 cm – 13.38" (with handle)

Shoulder Strap Length: 98 cm – 38.58"

Width: 28 to 31 cm – 11.02" to 12.20"

Depth: 5 to 13 cm – 1.96" to 5.11"

 

Reference Photo: Elisabeth, Owner of Oh! Jackie.

948,00 €
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EMILIO PUCCI Bag & Belt

 

 

Wonderful and rare signature print clutch or shoulder bag with matching tie belt set by Emilio Pucci from the 1970s.

 

Description

This is an amazing 1970s Emilio Pucci set of a clutch bag and a matching tassel belt. Both pieces are two-in-one: the bag has attached a golden skinny chain strap that can be tucked away for it to be a true clutch or used to be able to carry it as a shoulder or even a cross-body bag. The belt can be styled either around the waist or hip as a rope belt or neck as a lariat necklace.

 

Both bag and belt feature one of Pucci's fabulous signature floral prints in raspberry pink, taupe and cream on a light taupe background. The fabric is signed throughout. The beautiful and somehow neutral colour scheme makes it work with a range of other shades.

 

The envelope style bag is covered in silk and showcases the Emilio Pucci monogram in gold metal at the center front. It consists of a single compartment, is fully lined in black satin and has a fold-over snap closure. Stamped inside on a leather label "EMILIO PUCCI BAGS MADE IN ITALY".

 

The matching tie belt or necklace consists of a thin silk jersey fabric body that is beautifully finished with two gold metal chain tassels that are topped with the characteristic "EP" initials. One size fits all.

 

Condition

Bag and belt are in excellent vintage condition. Light marks and wear on the fabric of the bag and inside consistent with normal aging but no true flaws. Belt is flawless.

 

Measurements

Bag

Width: 23 cm – 9.05"

Height: 15,5 cm – 6.10"

Depth: up to 7,5 cm – 2.95"

Total height approx.: 64 cm – 25.19" (including strap)

 

Belt

Total length with tassels: 165 cm – 64.96"

Length of fabric body: 151 cm – 59.44"

788,00 €
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CHANEL Shoulder Bag

 

 

Chic Chanel black canvas and white leather baguette bag from 2003/2004.

 

Description

“Women think of all colours except the absence of colour. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” ― Coco Chanel

 

This authentic Chanel "Olsen" shoulder bag with oversized Chanel "CC" stitching is either from the 2003 or 2004 collection and comes in Chanel's timeless black and white. Modern and classic at the same time. This season release line was known for this bag's sister, the Mary Kate Olsen / Ashley Olsen Chanel hobo bag.

 

The bag comes direct from a Munich, Germany, socialite so has not been on the market prior to this.

 

The chic baguette bag is beautifully crafted in Italy from black canvas and white soft lambskin leather. It features an embroidered Chanel "CC" logo on the front and an interesting oversized chain shoulder strap with gold-tone hardware with a matt finish and an interwoven white leather strap. Leather trimmings at the corners and a snap button fastening. The interior is fully lined in sand-coloured canvas and has one zipper pocket. Labeled "CHANEL ® Made in Italy". The bag comes with its authenticity card embossed with the serial number "8027182", the hologram sticker attached to the interior pocket's lining with the matching number and a lovely small booklet. The serial number starting with "8" identifies the bag dating back to the years 2003/2004.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The black is more deep in reality. It was photoed with more light to showcase the Chanel logo "CC" embroidery.

 

Condition

This shoulder bag is in excellent condition with minimal wear to one corner. Interior is clean. Please see photos for details.

 

Measurements

Width: 37 cm – 14.56"

Height: 17 cm – 6.69"

Shoulder drop: 19 cm – 7.48"

1.878,00 €
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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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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.

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ON HOLD! DOLCE & GABBANA

 

 

ON HOLD! Please do NOT buy!

 

Spectacular documented Fall/Winter 1992 runway couture handbag by Dolce & Gabbana.

 

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 a documented Dolce & Gabbana couture rococo-inspired top handle version from the designers' Fall/Winter 1992 collection and was shown on the runway of that year by super model Helena Christensen. Please inquire for the video sequence of the runway show.

 

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: Helena Christensen at the Fall/Winter 1992 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Show.

7.888,00 €
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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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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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