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1940s Harry Rosenfeld Sage Velvet Envelope Clutch W/ Beaded & Embroidered Flap
By Harry Rosenfeld
Located in San Francisco, CA
A gorgeous Indian-inspired 1940s Harry Rosenfeld sage green velvet envelope clutch with a classic Indian floral design, beaded and embroidered flap in gunmetal, copper and rose gold ...
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1940s Clutches

1940s Brown Alligator Handbag with Triangular Clasp Closure
1940s Brown Alligator Handbag with Triangular Clasp Closure at the top of the frame. The interior of the bag is in good condition but have all the original coin purse, zippers and po...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Jeanne Lanvin Haute Couture Boléro Reticule gloves and Bibi, 1940s
By Jeanne Lanvin
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1940 France Haute Couture Surprising and rare group of Designer accessories Labelled Jeanne Lanvin from the beginning of the Forties. The Haute Couture Label indicates Jeanne...
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1940s Bolero Jackets

1940s Art Deco Ebony Iridescent Glass Beaded Evening Purse
1940s Exquisite ebony art deco glass carnival beaded evening purse The elegant oval-shaped evening bag is encrusted with elaborate black iridiscent glass caviar style micro beads t...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

1940s Italian Taupe Alligator Croc Embossed Vintage 40s Leather Handbag Purse
Chic 1940s Italian made alligator / crocodile embossed patent leather bag! Perfect taupe color is great all year, and matches anything. Pale gold hardware, and removable chain strap....
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Glass Beaded 1940s Evening Bag
A gorgeous black carnival glass beaded evening handbag from the 1940s. It has a top twisted strap and spring closure. There are vertical waves around it's circumference. The botto...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

New York City Appliqued Clutch with Night Club and Shopping Theme Embroidery
A black wool felt clutch is appliqued on the front side with a cheerful yellow checker taxi cab carrying two passengers. It is surrounded by embroidered names of chic retail stores i...
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1940s Novelty Bags

A cream beaded evening bag, with a fabulous jewelled frame, Josef, USA, 1940s.
This rare and iconic clutch bag, in the realm of vintage and collectable handbags, made for Saks Fifth Avenue, is crowned with an exuberant and baroque frame/clasp, made by the celeb...
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1940s Clutches

Harry Rosenfeld Original C.1940 Oxblood Leather Triangular Handbag
By Harry Rosenfeld
Located in Atlanta, GA
Depending on the angle, this C.1940 Harry Rosenfeld design looks like a triangle, a diamond or a hexagon ... from the sides, bottom and opening. A closer look reveals that the oxblo...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

1940’s Studded Emerald Green Leather Clutch Handbag
This 1940’s emerald green leather handbag has a fashion forward look with brass faceted stud accents that are as stylish today as in the past. The trapezoidal silhouette and ruched ...
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1940s Clutches

Volupte Mirrored Midnight Blue Compact, 1940's
Volupte, an American company renowned in its day for glamorous mirrored compacts, created this unusual midnight blue enamel compact in the 1940's. Though it could be carried in a ha...
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1940s Wallets and Small Accessories

Hermes 40's Vintage Black Crocodile Vintage Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Hermes blakc crocodile bag from the 40's early 50's. Bag in good condition, leather in good condition ( for a bag of more than 70 years old) , just some signs of wear in th...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Large 1940’s Black Cordé Crescent Clutch Handbag
Cordé handbags offered unique designs starting in the 1930’s continuing through the 1950’s using gimp cord sewn to fabric often with intricate patterns and accented with lucite piece...
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1940s Clutches

Louis Vuitton Monogram Doctors Bag Steamer Sac Tote Keepall 50s Rare
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Here's an extremely rare Louis Vuitton tote bag from the early 50s, perfect for the serious collector, fashion stylist or interior designer. Made from monogram canvas, this bag is t...
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1940s Tote Bags

HERMES brown leather VINTAGE HAUT A COURROIES 45 HAC BIRKIN Bag
By Hermès
Located in Zürich, CH
Hermes 'Haut a Courroies 45' bag in medium brown Veau Box leather. Rare vintage 1940s model with brass hardware. Unlined. Has been carried and shows an overall patina and signs of us...
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1940s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Hermes Kelly Bag 35cm Retourne Sac a Depeches Brown Box Leather Vintage
By Hermès
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous handbag was made by Hermes in 1945. Originally coined the Sac a Depeches - this piece was made about 12 years before Grace Kelly wore the style that we now know as the...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Rich Jeweled Tone Walborg Beaded Clutch Purse 1940s Vintage
By Walborg
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning 1940s beaded walborg clutch. Measuring 12 inches wide x 5.75 inches high. Rich red lining. Mirror and comb are still inside the purse. Please be sure to check our storefront...
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1940s Clutches

1940s Henry Rosenfeld Turquoise & Gold Embroidered Envelope Clutch W/ Necklace
A lovely 1940s Henry Rosenfeld black satin envelope clutch purse with front heavily embroidered in traditional Indian style in turquoise and gold cording. A coordinating gold-tone me...
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1940s Clutches

1940s Black Cordé Handbag with Gold Tone Metal Fittings, Made in England
Beautiful black Cordé handbag featuring a wonderful swirl and line design, and a gold tone metal frame and fold-over metal clasp. Measuring maximum width 27cm, 10.63 inches, by maxim...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Vintage 40's Hermes Lady Clutch in Black Lizard
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Nice Hermes vintage Lady clutch in black lizard and silver plated hardware. Good vintage condition but it prresents some signs of use. Size 23x18 cm
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1940s Clutches

Evening Steel Beaded Bag, 1940s
This stunning 1940s evening bag is in mint condition and is immaculately clean. Entire body is in white and gold small steel beads with a gold diamond shaped design on both sides. Th...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

1940's HERMES crocodile top handle bag with geometric hardware
By Hermès
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, brown crocodile bag with gilt geometric hardware from Hermes dating to the late 1940's, early 1950's. Bag measures approximately: 10.5" wide by 5.5" tall by 2" deep. Full...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Deco 1940’s Stratten England Gold & Ruby Rhinestone Compact
This vintage deco 1940s Stratten compact features ruby red baguette cut rhinestones on a heavily carved gold tone setting. The compact opens with a pressure closure and has an insid...
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1940s Cosmetic Bags

Tan and Brown Vintage Top handle Snakeskin Bag, 1940s
A chic tophandle snakeskin bag in tan and dark brown. The bag has a flap front with clasp. There is a pouch pocket at the front, and internally there are two compartments each with ...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Black Brush-Suede Accented with Gilded Gold Hardware & Peridot Stones Handbag
This simply elegant & wonderfully detailed black brush-suede evening handbag features a gilded-gold hardware frame in the form of "Leaves" accented with peridot stones which g...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hand Made Pink Beaded Clutch with a Bubblegum Pink Beaded Flower Applique
This fun little evening bag was hand made by the former owner in the early 1940's. The bag is completely covered with hand sewn pink caviar beads. The front flap has a bubblegum pink...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Walborg unique copper beaded frame evening bag 1940s NWT
By Walborg
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Walborg unique copper beaded frame evening bag from the 1940s, new with the original tag. This beautiful bag has a oval-ish shape which is unique. The handle is bead covered and shap...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Beaded Floral Vintage Handbag, 1940s
This 1940s vintage handbag is the quintessence of femininity. Its black beaded embellishment and embroidered bouquet of flowers are gracefully offset by a classic silhouette. It feat...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

1940’s Elgin American Wedding Themed Powder Compact
‘Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ ... add ‘something charming’ and all your bases will be covered with this 1940’s Elgin American mirrored powder ...
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1940s Wallets and Small Accessories

Vintage 1940s Black Leather Novelty Clutch Bag With Scottie Dog Detail
This charming vintage 1940s black leather clutch bag with Scotty dog icon detail is collectable and kitsch with some lovely design features. The acrylic "Scotty" charm at the centre...
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1940s Clutches

1940s Brown Boxy Alligator Purse
1940s Brown Boxy Alligator Purse. Rectangular alligator purse with gold toned hardware and top handle strap. Beautiful cognac toned leather lining with attached coin purse.
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1940s Top Handle Bags

1940s Brown Round Alligator Purse
1940s Brown Round Alligator Purse. Gold tone hardware, leather interior.
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Art Deco Lame and Diamond Evening Bag
Custom Evening Bag made in the 1940's with a bakelite frame, adorned with a lovely Art Deco diamond basket on a French lame broche base. The tortoise bakelite frame has a black bake...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Zell "Pocket Watch" Powder Compact, 1940s
This unique Zell compact is designed to replicate a pocket watch complete with a push button ‘stem’. The antique brass case has a Victorian era style machined decoration with a bull...
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1940s Cosmetic Bags

Curvaceous Falling Leaf Shaped Handbag in Aubergine Colored Suede
This marvelous, figural handbag shaped like a realistic leaf is made of a gorgeous, aubergine colored suede with raised, stitched "veins" on the front side. The curvaceous lines, com...
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1940s Novelty Bags

Flower Shaped Handbag in Cream Leather with Gilt Metal Accents
This darling, flower shaped handbag has wonderful details. The round body of the bag is accessed by way of a zipper. The front and back of the bag each have a 3-dimensional flower wi...
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1940s Novelty Bags

Hobe Gem Encrusted Evening Bag
By Hobé Jewelry, Unknown
Located in Riverdale, NY
Hobe Gem Encrusted Evening Bag with faux rubies and diamonds, hand set into an enormous gilt filigreed frame. Wonderful quality with black silk velvet pouch and gilt chain. 1940's US...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Rare 1940s Eisenberg Rhinestone Black Ultra Suede Handbag
By Eisenberg
Located in Houston, TX
We know and love Eisenberg for its fabulous rhinestone jewelry pieces and are delighted to share with you this fabulous handbag creation! In the 1940s Eisenberg briefly expanded its...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermès Rare Men's Leather Toiletry Traveling Briefcase
By Hermès
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Collectible and rare 1940s Hermès leather travelingcase. Case is numbered, pre-letter dating. Great condition with all interior parts in place. Black box calf leather has very minor...
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1940s Briefcases and Attachés

Tiffany Brocade Evening Bag
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant Tiffany brocade evening bag made with vintage Japanese floral textiles. 1940's USA. 10" x 7" x 13.5" handles. Excellent condition.
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

1940s Large Faille Clutch with Gloves
A unique design from the 1940s, this oversized clutch in black faille features a curved top and sides as well as central section of black-on-black design fabric that matches the trim...
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1940s Clutches

1940s Brown Velvet Muff
1940s Brown Velvet Muff. Ruched detail along top and arm holes. Velvet is in excellent condition with no noticeable pressing on fabric. Opens along top with metal zipper with lucite ...
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1940s Novelty Bags

1940s Harlequin Patchwork Rectangular Lizard Clutch w Lucite Pull
A gorgeous 1940s rectangular clutch in harlequin patchwork lizard, with a lucite looped zipper pull. Black satin lining.
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1940s Clutches

Koret Bakelite Trimmed Double Pouch Bag
By Koret
Located in Riverdale, NY
Koret Double Pouch Bag in black calf leather with caramel bakelite trim. A practical attached "change purse" is applied to the front. 1940's USA. Excellent condition. 10" wide x 9" ...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Rosenfeld Rare 1940s Alligator Wristlet Bag
By Rosenfeld, Harry Rosenfeld
Located in Alford, MA
An early and rare example of one of the most respected American handbag designers, Harry Rosenfeld, whose firm created innovative and luxurious designs from the 1930s-1970s. Of brown...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

1940s Espresso Alligator Purse
By Unknown, Saks Fifth Avenue
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940s Espresso Alligator Purse. Leather lining. Metal feet on bottom.
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Golden Mesh Deco Clutch with Paste set Frame
Unusual gilt metal mesh clutch from the 1940's. Paste set frame with paste toggle. Extremely supple mesh lined in peach rayon.<br /> Origin: US Zone Germany<br /> Excellent conditi...
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1940s Handbags and Purses

1940s Whiting and Davis Silver Metal Mesh Cross Body Evening Bag
By Whiting & Davis
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Elegant and glamorous 1940s silver metal mesh evening bag from Whiting and Davis. Beautiful 17" silver twisted long chain link strap. Ornate details at clasp featuring original blue ...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

1940s Snake Skin Clutch Bag
This is a really gorgeous little snake skin clutch bag in a rich dark tan colour. It is in near perfect condition, and a really gorgeous shape. It has a small pocket inside and is a ...
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1940s Clutches

1940s Theodor Black Suede and Gold Gilt Leather Handbag w Lucite Clasp
A gorgeous 1940s Theodor black suede and gold gilt leather handbag with lucite and gold-tone clasp and satin lining. Original coin purse.
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1940s Top Handle Bags

40s Dark Brown Alligator Handbag
40s Dark Brown Alligator Handbag
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1940s Top Handle Bags

1940's Satin Flower Bag
Charming satin evening bag with applied motif made of dozens of loops of bias satin to form an oversized flowerhead near clasp. Push button clasp. 1940's USA. 8" x 8" with 14" handle...
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

40s Brown Alligator Handbag
40s Brown Alligator Handbag. Demensions: 10&quot; x 7&quot; Depth: 3 1/4&quot; Strap: 16&quot;
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1940s Top Handle Bags

1940's Black Crochet Handbag with Plexi Handle
Black crochet handbag from the 1940's with etched plexi top handles. Oval shaped with angled ends, ripple patter through the center and zips across the top. Floral etching on the dou...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

40s Black Suede Petite Handbag
40s Black Suede Petite Handbag. Gold tone hardware. Satin lining with two small compartments.
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1940s Evening Bags and Minaudières

40s Alligator Handbag
1940s alligator handbag. Gold-toned hardware. Top opening clasp. One side compartment. Handle height: 6&quot; Strap length: 17&quot; Bag height: 6&quot; Bag width (at widest p...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Brown Beaded Bag with Bakelite Bucket Top and Woven Strap - circa 1940's
Vintage Brown Beaded Bag with Bakelite Bucket Top and Woven Strap - circa 1940's. This vintage bag with beading is satin lined and has an inside mirror. It is good condition with wea...
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1940s Shoulder Bags

Late 1940s Lizard Purse
Late 1940s lizard purse Measurements: Opening: 6" across Widest area of bag: 8" across Bottom: 6 1/2" across Depth: 2 3/4" Handle: 14" around
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1940s Top Handle Bags

1940s Brown Alligator Handbag
1940s Brown Alligator Handbag L 8.5 H 9 D 2.5
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1940s Top Handle Bags

1940s Brown Alligator Handbag
1940s Brown Alligator Handbag L 10 H 8.5 W 3
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1940s Top Handle Bags