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 1940s Genuine (extremely rare) Alligator Bag
 In Very Lamentable Condition—Sold For Supplies and Re-Use
 Wonderful Dark Oxblood Hue

Era: 1940s, 40s, Forties
Style: Mid Century Modern, Classic, Old Hollywood, Glamorous
Type: Vintage Genuine Alligator purse for Re-Use
Color: Dark Oxblood, Reddish Brown
Material: Genuine Alligator

Dimensions (measured in millimeters):
Length: 10’’
Width: 4’’
Height: 10.5’’
Width When Open: 5’’
Strap Length (full from end to end): 40’’

Make: Meduado – made in Cuba

Condition: Re-use only condition, this bag can now only be re-purposed for the construction of other beautiful items, and it is being sold as such because of the quality of the alligator and its rarity. The binding at the seams of the bag is worn away significantly and the alligator is splitting in a four inch portion at the top of the bag. Otherwise, the alligator has not separated and seems to be supple and in great shape, ready to be transformed.

♥ Oliver+Alexa ♥

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Frequently asked questions about OliverandAlexa

Let’s take the example of the standard size “48—19—140” (you can find this measurement, listed like this, under “size as marked” in our listings.”)

“48” represents the size of the lenses (on most frames, the width across the front face.) In most womens frames, this size can go from 42-50, with some variance. In most men’s frames, this initial size is on average between 48-54.

“19,” our second number, is the bridge sizwhich ensures how the frame fits your nose.

Finally, “140” is the temple length, or essentially how long the temple arm is in order to hook over your ears.

Comparing these number in your current glasses to those provided in our listings will help you feel confident in selecting the right pair for you.
Yes! All of Oliver & Alexa's eyeglasses are guaranteed "Optical Ready" which means they are ready to be lensed at your local opticians.
We specialize at Oliver & Alexa in Deadstock and NOS (New Old Stock) frames, which means that these frames are authentically vintage (at least 20-years-old and often more than a half-a-decade or older) but were never lensed or worn, but instead sat in storage.

Deadstock and NOS frames are prized by vintage collectors because their condition is vintage pristine and they lend themselves to heat-treatment and lensing more easily.

Vintage 1940s ALLIGATOR Handbag Purse Re-Use Destash 40s OLD HOLLYWOOD Glamour Crocodile Oxblood