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RARE 1950s purse Vassar black alligator leather large Kelly style shopper shoulder bag purse minimalist luxury brass details boxy reptile

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Stunning collectible 1950s Vassar leather lined black alligator skin and leather interior shopper shoulder bag upright purse minimalist reptile gold tone details boxy bag...

It is so rare to come across one in this size and shape - it's absolutely gorgeous! Black alligator skin shopper ca. 1950s-60s from luxury exotic skin accessory maker Vassar. This is a medium-large sized shopper bag (see measurements) with lots of room for your everyday essentials and then some. It has an interior zip pocket as well as a slide pocket in front of the zippered pouch and the shoulder strap is the perfect length for sitting right under your arm (no shoulder strain!) or holding near your waist.

Please note that all purse measurements are taken using this as a guide: http://www.changepurse.org/shop/index.php?main_page=page&id=7

width: 3.5 inches/9cm
length: 11.75 inches/30cm
depth: 8.5 inches/21.5cm
drop: 7.5 inches/19cm

era: 1950s-60s
content: alligator skin, leather (cowhide I assume), metal zipper, gold tone details (including feet)
pockets: yes, see photos
care: spot clean
condition: very good to excellent vintage condition with minimal wear, just a tiny almost imperceptible dime-sized smudge on the bottom (shown in second photo, SO hard to see though, I missed it the first time around)
country of origin: unknown but I think USA
brand: Vassar

Please note that this item ships with insurance and signature delivery.
Stunning collectible 1950s Vassar leather lined black alligator skin and leather interior shopper shoulder bag upright purse minimalist reptile gold tone details boxy bag...

It is so rare to come across one in this size and shape - it's absolutely gorgeous! Black alligator skin shopper ca. 1950s-60s from luxury exotic skin accessory maker Vassar. This is a medium-large sized shopper bag (see measurements) with lots of room for your everyday essentials and then some. It has an interior zip pocket as well as a slide pocket in front of the zippered pouch and the shoulder strap is the perfect length for sitting right under your arm (no shoulder strain!) or holding near your waist.

Please note that all purse measurements are taken using this as a guide: http://www.changepurse.org/shop/index.php?main_page=page&id=7

width: 3.5 inches/9cm
length: 11.75 inches/30cm
depth: 8.5 inches/21.5cm
drop: 7.5 inches/19cm

era: 1950s-60s
content: alligator skin, leather (cowhide I assume), metal zipper, gold tone details (including feet)
pockets: yes, see photos
care: spot clean
condition: very good to excellent vintage condition with minimal wear, just a tiny almost imperceptible dime-sized smudge on the bottom (shown in second photo, SO hard to see though, I missed it the first time around)
country of origin: unknown but I think USA
brand: Vassar

Please note that this item ships with insurance and signature delivery.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(77)
Reviewed by Julie
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5 out of 5 stars
Dec 21, 2017
The sweater arrived very quickly, beautifully and safely packaged, and with a note, a handmade envelope, and an old timey postcard! I was stunned by all the lovely personal touches. The sweater itself arrived exactly as pictured and described, and fit perfectly!! 12/10
1980s 90s gray raglan cable knit sweater pullover grandpa sweater cardigan super soft knit wool sweater soft wool sweater wool blend XS-M

Reviewed by ZERO ZERO
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5 out of 5 stars
Dec 4, 2017
THIS JACKET IS SO CUTE and it feels so sturdy! It fits like a glove. The box it came in reeked of cigarettes but the jacket didn’t smell at all. Thank you!
1970s SOFT leather coat belted double breasted trench coat XS-S brown leather jacket 9/10 leather coat boho Penny Lane big pockets supple

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If the shipping cost seems especially exorbitant it is probably just the USPS and their ever-increasing prices, but feel free to convo me with your exact location to double-check.

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I do my best to package and ship orders the day they are received, but sometimes it can take up to two business days for your order to ship. That said, most US buyers receive their order within 2-5 business days of placing it.

I try to use recycled/recyclable/reusable bags/boxes/packaging to further limit our impact on the environment (another vintage bonus!).
Although we do not offer returns/exchanges based on the nature of vintage items and the time spent photographing, measuring, and cataloguing each piece, the EU has some very fancy consumer protection laws and EU-based customers are entitled to return an item within 14 days of receiving it. Please contact me within 14 days in order to arrange this.

Please note that this does not apply to items such as earrings, swimsuits, or lingerie, due to hygienic reasons.

RARE 1950s purse Vassar black alligator leather large Kelly style shopper shoulder bag purse minimalist luxury brass details boxy reptile

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: alligator, leather, gold tone, clasp, metal zipper, feet, leather interior lining
  • Feedback: 77 reviews
  • Favorited by: 49 people
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