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Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage crocodile hand bag, The bag has a central top fastening and internally there is one pouch pocket and one zip pocket. Measuerments: width 12'', height 8 1/2'', depth 3...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

  • Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
  • Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
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H 9 in. W 12 in. D 3 in.
Vintage Gucci 1960’s Black Crocodile Handbag
By Gucci
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rare Vintage Gucci handbag from the 1960’s beautifully crafted in Crocodile with a top handle (that has been restored), silver and gold tone metal clasp closure, one slip compartment...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
By Gucci
Located in Paris, FR
This GUCCI vintage bag is made of black crocodile. The clasp is in gold metal. The inner lining is black smooth leather with a large zipped pocket. The handle is adjustable, we notic...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
  • GUCCI Vintage Glossy Black Crocodile Bag
H 8.27 in. D 3.35 in. L 8.86 in.
Christian Dior Vintage Black Crocodile Leather 2-In-1 Clutch
By Christian Dior
Located in Antwerp, BE
Christian Dior Vintage Black Crocodile Leather 2-In-1 Clutch You will definitely stand out from the crowd with this Vintage Black Crocodile Leather Clutch by Christian Dior! You can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Vintage Bon Gout Black Crocodile Bag
By Bon Gout
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage crocodile bag by Bon Gout . This super shiny crocodile bag is large enough for todays essentials, measuring Width 13'', height 7 1/2 '', and depth 3''. The bag has a ...
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1950s Structured Shoulder Bags

Fendi Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag 1970s Vintage
By Fendi
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Fendi shoulder bag vintage 1970s. Black, 100% crocodile leather. Adjustable shoulder strap, can also be carried by hand. Clip button closure. Internal zip pocket. Made in Italy. Exce...
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1970s Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Fendi Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag 1970s Vintage
  • Fendi Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag 1970s Vintage
  • Fendi Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag 1970s Vintage
  • Fendi Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag 1970s Vintage
H 7.88 in. W 8.67 in. D 1.97 in.
1980s Handbag One Of A Kind Record Album Crocodile Embossed Vintage Purse Bag
Located in San Diego, CA
Extraordinary vintage 80s black vinyl record album two sided crocodile / alligator embossed handbag! One side features a Jennifer Holliday record, and the other features a Floyd Cram...
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1980s Novelty Bags

Vintage Morabito Paris Shiny Brown Crocodile Silver Hardware Clutch Handbag 1970
By Morabito
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
This beautiful Morabito Paris handbag is crafted from brown crocodile, features silvered top handle and hardware. Its magnetic peg-in-hole closure opens to a dark brown Agneau leathe...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Giant CC Shiny Vintage Rare Black Crocodile Skin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small black Chanel crocodile envelope flap with vintage chain 1990 {VINTAGE 32 Years} Vintage gold hardware Interior black leather lining Crocodile detail on chain Zippered center p...
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1990s French Clutches

Chanel Classic Flap Giant CC Shiny Vintage Rare Black Crocodile Skin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small black Chanel crocodile envelope flap with vintage chain 1990 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Vintage gold hardware Interior black leather lining Crocodile detail on chain Zippered center p...
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1990s French Clutches

Vintage Hermes Black Crocodile Constance 23 GHW Shoulder Bag RARE
By Hermès
Located in Philadelphia, PA
AUTHENTIC HERMES black crocodile constance bag in excellent vintage condition. Black crocodile leather exterior trimmed with shining gold hardware. Lift latch single flap style closu...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Hermès BLACK SHINY POROSUS CROCODILE LEATHER VINTAGE KELLY 28CM SELLIER
By Hermès
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Hermès BLACK SHINY POROSUS CROCODILE LEATHER VINTAGE KELLY 28CM SELLIER CONDITION NOTES The exterior is in excellent condition with light signs of use. The interior is in excellent ...
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1990s French Structured Shoulder Bags

Gucci Duffle Bag Black Crocodile and Kid Leather Large Hobo Vintage 1984 + COA
By Gucci
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned, vintage, authentic Gucci duffle bag in black crocodile and kid leather, made in 1984. Super-soft black kid leather with rolled handles and genuine unglazed crocodile panel...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Chanel Black Crocodile Vintage Mini Teeny Tiny Kelly Clutch Alligator Tote Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Black Chanel Crocodile mini top handle flap with classic CC closure 1997 {VINTAGE 25 Years} Gold Hardware Interior zipper pocket Black Lambskin interior lining 8.5” H x 7” W x 2.5”...
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1990s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Hermès Vintage Shiny Black Porosus Crocodile Bag with Gold Hardware 28, 1940.
By Hermès
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Hermès Rare Vintage Shiny Black Porosus Crocodile Handbag with Gold Hardware 28cm, 1940. Originally introduced in the early 1930's as the Sac à dépêches bag, the Kelly became world ...
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1940s Top Handle Bags

Rare Chanel Vintage Shiny Brown Crocodile Timeless Bag
By Chanel
Located in Paris, FR
OMG so rare. Style of the Mademoiselle bag. It seems it never had been worn. It has an icy brown color. It could be worn as a clutch, shoulder or crossbody. The length of the chain i...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Vintage green crocodile skin small notebook agenda
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
Hermes vintage green crocodile skin small notebook agenda - Small scale, ring-bound notebook with a cardholder on the interior pocket - Plain A8 size pages with gold leaf edges ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets and Small Accessories

Chanel Classic Flap Clutch Vintage 80's Gold Cc Closure Black Crocodile Skin Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage 1989 Crocodile Flap Bag Clutch Gold CC Closure The vintage Chanel octagon black crocodile 8 sided flap with classic cc closure and attached interwoven chain 1989 {V...
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1980s Italian Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Bag in Brown Crocodile Porosus Leather
Located in Paris, FR
Collector. Grimaldi 70 vintage bag in brown crocodile porosus leather. Gilded hardware. The interior is smooth lamb leather with 2 gussets. The first has 2 pockets, one closed, the s...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

  • Vintage Bag in Brown Crocodile Porosus Leather
  • Vintage Bag in Brown Crocodile Porosus Leather
  • Vintage Bag in Brown Crocodile Porosus Leather
  • Vintage Bag in Brown Crocodile Porosus Leather
H 6.7 in. D 2.76 in. L 10.44 in.
Gucci Vintage Tom Ford Era Crocodile Constance Flap Bag
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
The ultimate in exotic handbag making luxury craftsmanship. The Iconic House of Gucci always provides us with timeless and classic pieces. The extremely rare circa early 1990's bag t...
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1990s Shoulder Bags

Exceptional Hermès Vintage Padlock Purse Clutch Bag Shiny Brown Crocodile Ghw
By Hermès
Located in ., FR
Absolutely Beautiful Authentic Hermès Bag "Padlock" Purse Very rare ! Asymmetrical cut of the flap for a chic and elegant rendering Made in France Stamp N in a circle (1984) Pu...
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1980s Clutches

Hermes Vintage Constance Bag in Brown Chocolate Crocodile Leather
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Hermès vintage 'Constance' bag in brown chocolate crocodile leather. Gold plated hardware. The interior is in smooth lamb leather. Worn shoulder. Dimensions : Length 23 cm, height...
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Late 20th Century Shoulder Bags

Rare Chanel Vintage 90's Crocodile Alligator Top Handle Micro Mini Kelly Tote
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Rare Chanel Vintage 90's Crocodile Alligator Top Handle Micro Mini Kelly Tote 1997 {VINTAGE 25 Years} Gold Hardware Interior zipper pocket Black Lambskin interior lining 8.5” H x ...
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1990s Italian Clutches

Gucci Vintage Flap Shoulder Bag Crocodile Embossed Leather Small
By Gucci
Located in NY, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Wear and scuffs on exterior, underneath flap and in interior, creasing, peeling and discoloration on strap. Peeling on opening corners, indentation...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Chanel Green Crocodile Alligator Vintage Mini Minuadiére Kelly Top Handle Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Green Chanel Crocodile mini top handle flap with classic CC closure 1997 {VINTAGE 25 Years} Gold Hardware Interior zipper pocket Black Lambskin interior lining 8.5" H x 7" W x 2.5" ...
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1990s Italian Evening Bags and Minaudières

Vintage Stamped Crocodile Like Leather Large Traveling and Standing Jewelry Case
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage showcase traveling or standing large jewelry case was from either Gumps in San Francisco or Shreve and Co. The extra large case was originally initialed. We are told tha...
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1960s Suitcases and Trunks

Vintage Crocodile Handbag
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Fantastic vintage bag Real crocodile Wonderful mix of polished and opaque relief Different tones of brown Two handles Internal zip pocket Additional four pockets Cm 37 x 22 x 12 (14...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

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  • Vintage Crocodile Handbag
  • Vintage Crocodile Handbag
  • Vintage Crocodile Handbag
H 8.67 in. D 4.73 in. L 14.57 in.
Vintage black crocodile bag
Located in San Francisco, CA
Beautiful glossy black 1950s crocodile bag. Silvertone hardware. Red leather lining and 3 inner compartments. Body of 7.5 x 9 inches. Excellent condition.
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1950s Handbags and Purses

Chanel Vintage Black Crocodile Full Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel Vintage black crocodile full flap with gold hardware. This bag has a front flap with signature CC turnlock closure and 24k gold chain link strap. The interior is lined in bl...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage BALLY genuine black crocodile chain clutch, shoulder bag. Classic purse.
By Bally
Located in Kashiwa, Chiba
1980s. Vintage BALLY INTERNATIONAL genuine black crocodile chain clutch, shoulder bag with golden closure hock. This is one of the most sophisticated masterpieces from BALLY INTER...
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1980s Clutches

CHANEL Black Vintage Crocodile Classic Mini Flap Shoulder Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
AUTHENTIC, RARE, EXOTIC, VINTAGE Chanel black crocodile mini classic flap bag in excellent condition. Black crocodile exterior trimmed. Gold hardware Signature woven leathe...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Hermes Black Crocodile Leather "Piano" Flap Satchel Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Classically chic vintage 1960's Hermes satchel. Genuine crocodile construction. Gold-tone hardware. Top flat handle. Front flap with stud closure; hidden flat compartment underneath....
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Pristine Hermes Vintage Black Crocodile 'Sac Cordeliere' with Gold Hardware
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
In pristine condition, inside and out, this Beautiful Hermes Vintage Handbag is finished in Black Shiny Porosus Crocodile, accented with Gold 'Cordeliere' Hardware. The rigid design ...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Vintage Gianni Versace Black Crocodile Embossed Leather Small Shoulder Bag
By Gianni Versace
Located in Chicago, IL
Comes with dust bag. Small shoulder bag. Black crocodile embossed leather with gold tone hardware. Two long shoulder straps. Top zip closure. Metal Medusa logo on exterior at upper f...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Hermes Black Genuine Crocodile Gold Tone Lock Front Flap Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage shoulder bag from Hermes circa 1980 is constructed from glossy, genuine crocodile leather. Front flap with a gold-tone turn lock closure. Open pocket on the front of the bag ...
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Brown Crocodile Purse - Late 1950's
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Presented here is a magnificent late 1950's brown crocodile purse. This magnificent example of the highest quality of bag shows major signs of wear. Please see the pictures. I imagin...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Gianfranco Ferrè dark blue crocodile vintage bag made in Italy
By Gianfranco Ferré
Located in Milan, IT
1990's vintage across body bag maxi size. Made in Italy. The bag is composed of various types of fine leather. Externally: - the closure of the bags formed by a whole central part o...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Vintage Hermes Black crocodile "Cordeliere" Shoulder Bag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage nice Hermes Cordeliere bag in black crocodile Goood vintage condition ( just some light signs of use) Clasp signed Size 27*18
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Hermes vintage Constance 23 in brown crocodile
By Hermès
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous and rare Vintage Constance in Shiny Croc with Gold Hardware. Colour: Brown Colour Code: n/a Leather: Shiny Croc Hardware: Gold Stamp: F in circle (1976) Condition: Excell...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes vintage Constance 23 in brown crocodile
  • Hermes vintage Constance 23 in brown crocodile
  • Hermes vintage Constance 23 in brown crocodile
  • Hermes vintage Constance 23 in brown crocodile
H 5.91 in. D 3.55 in. L 9.06 in.
Cesare Piccini Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag, Circa 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage black crocodile handbag with metal handles by Cesare Piccini, from the 1950's. It has one main compartment with a side zip pocket, two metal handles, and an open po...
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1950s Handbags and Purses

Hermes Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
By Hermès
Located in New Hope, PA
Hermes uses only the finest exotic skins for their coveted classic and timeless handbags. This vintage bag is made from soft and supple black crocodile and it is fully lined in ultra...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

  • Hermes Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
  • Hermes Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
  • Hermes Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
  • Hermes Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag
H 8 in. W 9.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Tano Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag w/ 2 Handles, Gold Clasp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a great vintage handbag from Tano of Spain. It is from the 1950's. It is made of black crocodile skin and has a black interior lining. There are 2 handles and a gold tone met...
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1950s Handbags and Purses

Hermes Palonnier Black crocodile Vintage Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful handbag "Palonnier" in black crocodile, gold-plated closure on flap, black crocodile shoulder strap to carry the bag by hand or shoulder. Inner lining in black leather, on...
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20th Century Shoulder Bags

  • Hermes Palonnier Black crocodile Vintage Handbag
  • Hermes Palonnier Black crocodile Vintage Handbag
  • Hermes Palonnier Black crocodile Vintage Handbag
  • Hermes Palonnier Black crocodile Vintage Handbag
H 5.91 in. D 1.97 in. L 10.63 in.
1950's Vintage Cilli Black Crocodile Accordian Handbag
Located in Palm Beach, FL
1950's Vintage Cilli Black Crocodile Accordian Handbag. This bag is in excellent vintage condition with very minor wear to the outside but some wear to the inside. Measurements: ...
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1950s Novelty Bags

Chanel Vintage Black Crocodile Shoulder Handbag- Circa 80's - GHW
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Crocodile Shoulder Handbag- Circa 80's - GHW This handbag is in very good vintage condition. Bag has two exterior pockets, Hanging Chanel Charm on Chain Strap, ...
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1980s Handbags and Purses

Vintage HERMES 'Kelly' 32 Black Crocodile Porosus Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage! Hermes 'Kelly' size 32 bag in black crocodile porosus leather. Included : keys, padlock, tirette and clochette. Stamp G in a circle (1977). Hardware in gilded metal. The ...
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1970s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Vintage Black Kelly 32 Crocodile Porosus Handbag
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Brand: Hermes Model: Kelly Sellier 32cm Material: Crocodile Porosus Color: Black , Gold Hardware Dimension: 32x23x13 Cm Period: Vintage Condition: Good
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19th Century Top Handle Bags

Vintage Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage crocodile shoulder bag, perfect for a day to night look.
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21st Century and Contemporary Handbags and Purses

  • Vintage Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag
  • Vintage Black Crocodile Shoulder Bag
H 6.7 in. W 8.47 in. Dm 1.58 in.
Vintage Square Black Baby Crocodile Handbag, Circa 1950
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage square black baby crocodile handbag, from the 1950's. The handbag has one 5" handle, double gusset side and bottom, one main compartment with two open side pockets,...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

VINTAGE Italian Black CROCODILE SKIN 1960s HANDBAG Frame Purse SATCHEL
Located in Rome, Rome
- Period/Era: Circa 1960s - Black Crocoidle skin - Double top handles - Upper push closure - 4 small protectives bottome feet - 2 main sections inside with1 middle zip...
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1960s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Black Crocodile Top Handle Handbag - Circa 1950's - GHW
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Black Crocodile Top Handle Handbag - Circa 1950's - GHW. Push in top clasp has slight discoloration which is consistent with age. Skin is in very good condition. Has suede in...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Hermès Kelly 28 handbag in black Crocodile Porosus and gold hardware
By Hermès
Located in Paris, IDF
Stunning Hermès Kelly 28 handbag in black Porosus crocodile, gold plated fasteners and clasp, handle, keys under clochette, padlock. Signature: "Hermès Paris" Stamp: P (1960) Dimensi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Vintage Gucci Black Crocodile Leather Wallet
By Gucci
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
From the vintage collection of Gucci there is this beautiful wallet. It was made in crocodile leather and the conditions are good. Inside it has several compartments for cards, bankn...
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1980s Wallets

Hermès Rare vintage black crocodile Sac Sequana Bag
By Hermès
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Hermès Rare vintage black crocodile Sac Sequana Bag Black crocodile skin shoulder bag with gold-tone hardware, clasp closure, dual compartments and dual wall...
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1980s Handbags and Purses

HERMES VINTAGE BLACK CROCODILE 32 CM KELLY BAG
Located in New York, NY
A timeless classic, this Vintage Hermes Kelly 32 cm Bag is a must-have addition to any Hermes lover's collection Made in the most luxurious, black exotic crocodile with golden hardw...
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Late 20th Century Handbags and Purses

  • HERMES VINTAGE BLACK CROCODILE 32 CM KELLY BAG
  • HERMES VINTAGE BLACK CROCODILE 32 CM KELLY BAG
  • HERMES VINTAGE BLACK CROCODILE 32 CM KELLY BAG
  • HERMES VINTAGE BLACK CROCODILE 32 CM KELLY BAG
H 8.75 in. W 12.75 in. D 4.75 in.
CHANEL VINTAGE BLACK CROCODILE 10" CLASSIC DOUBLE FLAP BAG
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This stunning vintage 90's CHANEL Black Crocodile 10" Classic Double Flap Bag with golden hardware is a must-have for every Chanel collector. The bag closes with golden "CC" twist lo...
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Late 20th Century Handbags and Purses

Fendi Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
By Fendi
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Elegant Fendi black crocodile leather baguette bag. If features a magnetic button closure, embellished with rhinestone double-logo plaque. The bag comes with its original dustbag. Th...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Fendi Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
  • Fendi Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
  • Fendi Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
  • Fendi Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
H 5.12 in. W 5.12 in. D 3.94 in.
Prada Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
By Prada
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Eelegant Prada black crocodile leather small handbag. It features round top handles, a top zip closure and an internal zipped pocket. The item is vintage, it was produced in the 2000...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

  • Prada Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
  • Prada Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
  • Prada Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
  • Prada Black Crocodile Leather Vintage Bag, 2000s
H 5.52 in. W 9.06 in. D 3.94 in.
Chanel Black Crocodile Vintage Octagonal Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This authentic Chanel Black Crocodile Octagonal Bag is in excellent condition. A rare vintage style, it is a beautiful addition to any collection. Sleek black crocodile skin is str...
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Late 20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

DONNA REZNIK Vintage Black Patent Leather & Crocodile Chain Strap Clutch
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Donna Reznik design is composed of black patent leather with a crocodile skin center. Features a chain strap and a magnetic closure. There is one interior zipper compartment. In...
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20th Century Clutches

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How Much is a Vintage Black Crocodile Handbag?

On average, a vintage black crocodile handbag on 1stDibs sells for $3,093, while they’re typically $148 on the low end and $129,920 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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