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60s Caron of Houston Decorated Purse-Raffia Flowers-Jewels-Metallic Braid Trim-Handbag-Texas- Novelty Bag-1960s

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60s Caron of Houston, Texas purse in a black burlap/tweed type fabric embellished with raffia flowers, velvety green leaves, faux jewels and metallic braid trim.

Company founder, Velva Pepper, started out by decorating bags for her friends. They became so popular that local stores started to carry them. With the help of her daughter, husband and son-in-law they expanded the business and named it Caron,Inc.

At it peak they employed 65 people and grossed $2 million a year in sales!

This little beauty is a generous size with three interior compartments. One zips closed.

Faux leather handles.
Faux leather base with four brasstone feet.
Measures 14" x 10" not including the handles.
3 1/2" width across base

Excellent condition. No flaws noted that affect appearance or wearability. Looks like it was never used.


5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Rachel Garza
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 13, 2018
This dress is in such amazing shape, it's insane. Perfectly described and the seller was very quick to answer any questions I had. I love, love, LOVE the print! Thank you for shipping it off so quickly. It was my bday present to myself 🙂
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Reviewed by grafful
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 6, 2018
I love this dress, the fabric is beautiful, exactly as described or even better. Thank you so much for the quick response too! You have beautiful and classy vintage dresses.
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Reviewed by GillylovesVintage
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 22, 2018
Lovely dress in perfect condition. Thank you for a great Etsy transaction.
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Reviewed by Darlene
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 9, 2018
Sublime. Great quality for a great price! Thank you!
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60s Caron of Houston Decorated Purse-Raffia Flowers-Jewels-Metallic Braid Trim-Handbag-Texas- Novelty Bag-1960s

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: burlap, raffia, plastic jewels, velvet appliques, metallic braid, man made leather
  • Feedback: 15 reviews
  • Favorited by: 10 people

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