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Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Red Leather Logo Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
Pierre Cardin red leather shoulder bag with gilded PC logo. One exterior pocket with zippered
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1980s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Card Wallet 7mr0115 Pink Clutch
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 3.5" Width: 0.5" Height: 2.75" OVERALL GOOD- CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior shows minor rubbing on corners. Interior shows minor wear. Har...
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20th Century Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Logo Top Handle Patent Bag
By Pierre Cardin Paris, Pierre Cardin Couture
Located in New York, NY
Rare Pierre Cardin Sculptural Top Handle Patent Leather Logo Bag from the 1960's. Really unusual
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin 1960'S Brown Crocodile Skin Pouch Pochette Shoulder Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Sheffield, GB
A 1960's PIERRE CARDIN pouch bag, with Singular shoulder strap and made entirely from crocodile
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Futuristic Silk Shoulder Bag with Metal Panels and Chain Strap
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Chicago, IL
This Pierre Cardin evening bag has a space age sensibility, an iconic style of this designer. The
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1970s Pierre Cardin Brown Ultra Suede Snakeskin Logo 70s Bag Clutch Crossbody
By Pierre Cardin Paris, Pierre Cardin
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing early 1970s PIERRE CARDIN brown ultra suede and snakeskin large bag, clutch or crossbody
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1970s Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

An Art Deco style rectangular beaded bag, Pierre Cardin, France, 1970
By Pierre Cardin Couture
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
Pierre Cardin’s preference, right from the start, was always for large jewels, and always designed
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Couture 1960s PacoRabanneParis HandPainted MadeInFrance SilkChiffon Pareo Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Chicago, IL
Courreges, Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne, who was the last to died in the 21st Century in 2023. Mid-century
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

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Gorgeous Iconic Thierry Mugler Gown SS1999 Evening Dress Silver Lucite Details
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Berlin, BE
Museum worthy collectors piece. Absolutely gorgeous documented Thierry Mugler dress, Spring Summer 1999 Collection. Documented on the runway as well as on the iconic portrait of Man...
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1990s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Lancel Compact Square Flap Wallet 10mr0213 Black Leather Clutch
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: France OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) Signs of Wear: Exterior shows some light marks. Leather shows minor signs of aging and wear. Corners and edge...
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20th Century Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Christian Dior by John Galliano purple velvet and crystal mini bag, c. 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior mini evening bag ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Crushed purple velvet with signature 'Cannage' quilting ▪ Silk handles and interior ▪ Four 'DIOR' silver charms ado...
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1990s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin 1960s Space Age Dress
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous off white wool dress by Pierre Cardin. It is an A line sleeveless dress with a stand up collar and hem highlighted with rows of top stitching around their circumferences. ...
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Purple Mongolian Lamb 1980s Oversized Fur Jacket
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Take on the cold weather in style! Circa 1980s, this oversized jacket is made of soft purple dyed Mongolian lamb and features a tonal rabbit fur trim around the entire hem and cuffs....
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1980s Unknown Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD black velvet corset, c. 1990s
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in Genève, CH
- Vivienne Westwood black velvet corset - Internal boning - Back zip fastening - UK 10 - FR 38 - US 6 / a little stretch but fit Small, more as a 34 FR (check measurement)
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1990s British Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

A Pierre Cardin Organza Blouse With Dramatic Batwing Sleeves Circa 1970/1980
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970/1980 France Stunning Blouse in black Organza by Pierre Cardin (attributed to) dating from the 1970s / 1980s. Boat neckline blouse buttoned in front and dramatic raging s...
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Vintage Rare Pierre Cardin Boutique Navy Blue Trench Coat
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Beautiful vintage circa 1980 Pierre Cardin Boutique classic trench coat. Made in France. Navy blue corduroy features the traditional storm flap yolk, tie waist, and large slit in the...
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1980s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Maxi Dress 1970s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous tan and off white lurex maxi dress in an abstract pattern of curved lines and stripes from Pierre Cardin. It is a simple A line maxi dress with subtle bell sleeves, a bate...
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

John Galliano Fall 1999 Openwork Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Prague, CZ
A stunning crocheted gown with beautiful silver lurex sparkle and the most flattering detailing. Two details on the side allo various styling options. Please be advised that the dr...
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1990s Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Vintage 1967 Nina Ricci Haute Couture Documented Ruby Red Wool Mod Jumpsuit
By Nina Ricci
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stunning and very rare documented Nina Ricci haute couture jumpsuit dating back to her 1967 Fall-Winter collection. The French fashion house, known for its feminine, ladylike clothin...
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

GIA Certified 7.0 Carat Heart Shape Pink Diamond Cocktail Ring
By GEMME
Located in New York, NY
Heart Shape Diamond weighing 7.0 Carat with GIA certificate stating the Diamond is of Fancy Pink color and VS2 Clarity. Surrounded by reverse set White Diamonds weighing 5.02 Carats....
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2010s American Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

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Pink Diamond, Platinum

Brown Sheared Beaver Fur Coat Small
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This vintage coat is made of sheared beaver with a fur collar and is embroidered at the sleeves and back. We offer more exclusive fur items, see our frontstore. Details: It has 2 l...
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20th Century Unknown Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

YVES SAINT LAURENT 1976 Russian Collection Brown Broadtail & Mink Fur Trim Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Munich, DE
Yves Saint Laurent was one of the first designers to pay homage to Russia and its traditional garments. His iconic and opulent Autumn-Winter 1976/1977 "Opéras – Ballets Russes" or so...
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Christian Dior Houndstooth Wool Coat 1960s
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful off white and navy wool fine hounds tooth print wool coat by Christian Dior. It has a lapel collar, princess seaming for a great flattering fit and 2 front button flap p...
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Rare William De Lillo Jeweled Gilt Metal & Leather Evening Bag
By William De Lillo
Located in Miami Beach, FL
A unique (one of a kind) evening bag by William de Lillo. The off white leather handbag is set within an ornate gilt metal and stone exterior bag. It is comprised of a large oval f...
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Mid-20th Century Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

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Pierre Cardin chrome handbag, 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Verviers, BE
Rare and collectable chrome and navy blue leather handbag. Enf of the 60s by Pierre Cardin. Marked
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Vintage PIERRE CARDIN Lucite Plexiglass Clutch Shoulder Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage PIERRE CARDIN Lucite Plexiglass Clutch Shoulder Bag Measurements: Height: 5 7/8 inches
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960's Pierre Cardin Brown Suede Space Age Shoulder Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in London, GB
A 1960's brown suede bag by Pierre Cardin. Made from soft brown suede, the bag has an adjustable
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1960s Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Multi color beaded evening bag with gold chain strap.
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960s Pierre Cardin Beaded Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Austin, TX
Pierre Cardin 1960s beaded bag with gold chain. 6 1/2" H x 6" W x 1" D. 28" strap. Exterior
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

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W 6 in D 1 in L 6.5 in
Pierre Cardin Beaded Handbag 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous Pierre Cardin shoulder bag in black, silver and mint green micro beading. It has a
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Signature logo Shoulder Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
This Iconic Pierre Cardin Signature Logo Shoulder bag measures 9 1/4" in length, 6 3/4" in height
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1970s Pierre Cardin White Metal Mesh Purse
By Pierre Cardin
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Pierre Cardin White Metal Mesh Purse. Long strap can tuck into purse.
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1970s Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Black Leather Clutch or Shoulder Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Chicago, IL
This chic, c. 1960s or 1970s Pierre Cardin bag can be worn as a shoulder bag, or, with the strap
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

PIERRE CARDIN beaded disco purse with gold chain
By Pierre Cardin
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very modern beaded evening bag from Pierre Cardin. Great chain strap and gold and black closure
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Vintage Pierre Cardin Rare Couture Beaded Evening Shoulder/Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage 1960's stunning hallmarked rare Pierre Cardin beaded couture evening bag has a gold
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Vintage Pierre Cardin Black and Gold Plated Stripe Sequins Shoulder Bag/Clutch
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- One of a kind vintage 80s Pierre Cardin black and gold plated stripe sequins shoulder bag/clutch
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1980s Australian Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Gold and Silver Beaded Monogram Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pierre Cardin gold and silver beaded monogram handbag with hinge top opening and rectangle gold
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1990s Italian Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin 2way Satchel Otlm5 Red Coated Canvas Weekend/Travel Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 19 Width: 6 Height:13 Shoulder strap drop: 9.5 inches Shoulder adjustable strap: 16 inches GOOD CONDITION (7/10 or B) Zipper works well Signs of Wear...
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20th Century Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

CARDIN SUPER DISCO EVEING BAG
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This little number will add all the sparkle!
This bag features small tightly threaded beads that create a colorful design.
It is has a gold tone chain strap and a latch...
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Beaded Handbag 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous Pierre Cardin shoulder bag in black, silver and mint green micro beading. It has a
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Black Leather Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Chicago, IL
This Pierre Cardin leather handbag has a space age sensibility. The simple, stylized geometric
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

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H 14.13 in W 8.25 in D 3.25 in
Pierre Cardin Beaded Shoulder Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Chicago, IL
This Pierre Cardin evening bag has a simple, geometric design rendered in multicolored metallic
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

  • Pierre Cardin Beaded Shoulder Bag
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H 7 in W 6.5 in D 1.5 in L 20.75 in
Pierre Cardin Beaded Bag, c.1970
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Alford, MA
Pierre Cardin produced a line of beaded bags duirng his prime years that featured his favored
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

  • Pierre Cardin Beaded Bag, c.1970
  • Pierre Cardin Beaded Bag, c.1970
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  • Pierre Cardin Beaded Bag, c.1970
H 6 in W 7 in D 1.5 in
Bordeaux Pierre Cardin Large Leather Bucket Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Paris, FR
Bordeaux large Pierre Cardin leather bucket bag featuring two top shoulder handles, an around bag
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1970s Pierre Cardin Beige Monogram Canvas Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Pierre Cardin beige monogrammed canvas handbag trimmed with matching vinyl finished with
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1970s Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin micro-beaded gilt bag, 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Metallic, micro-beaded clutch with geometric design and gilt chain link strap from Pierre Cardin
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1980s Pierre Cardin Gold Metal Evening Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This 1980s Pierre Cardin piece is about to become your new favorite evening bag! Made of a brushed
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1980s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Mod 1960's Pierre Cardin Beaded Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pierre Cardin's designs from the 1960's are the epitome of the mod and futuristic vision of the
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960s Pierre Cardin Gold Cut Steel Evening Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Unique 1960's Pierre Cardin gold plated cut steel beaded evening bag fashioned in the antique style
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Silver and Black Mesh Evening Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Alford, MA
Pierre Cardin Art Deco-style evening pouch of silver and black metallic mesh arrayed in a diamond
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Mid-20th Century French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960's PIERRE CARDIN asymmetrical leather bag with metal detail
By Pierre Cardin
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare asymmetrically shaped brown leather bag with brushed silver metal detail by Pierre Cardin
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1970s Pierre Cardin Gold Metal Clutch with Black Tassels
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Just fabulous Pierre Cardin hard clutch from the 1970s. Gold metal and oval in shape with a 3D
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1970s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

A 1980s Vintage Pierre Cardin Pink Plastic and Brass Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A very good conditions handbag by Pierre Cardin, it has been made in the Eighties. The pink plastic
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Late 20th Century French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Vintage Hard Case metal handbag, Pierre Cardin, Silver and Gold purse
By Pierre Cardin
Located in NEWARK, GB
A gorgeous vintage Pierre Cardin hard case metal evening purse or handbag. It is a rounded
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Mid-20th Century European Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Silver and Gold Metal Patent Leather Bag. Space Age. 1960's.
By Pierre Cardin
Located in University City, MO
Fantastic early Pierre Cardin white patent leather bag with alternating rectangles of textured and
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Mod 1960's Pierre Cardin Geometric Black Leather Handbag With Cut Out Details
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Atlanta, GA
We are in love with this 1960's Pierre Cardin handbag! The sculptural details of the geometric cut
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Black Patent Round Shoulder Bag with Silver Logo-SHW-Circa 60's
By Pierre Cardin
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pierre Cardin Black Patent Round Shoulder Bag with Silver Logo - SHW Circa 60's. This vintage bag
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin vintage bag.
Located in Carnate, IT
Vintage Pierre Cardin bag white and black in very 70s paint. In perfect condition it has only a
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Late 20th Century Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960s Paco Rabbane Silver Chainmail Shoulder Bag
By Paco Rabanne
Located in London, GB
with the designers Andre Courreges and Pierre Cardin, defined the 1960s space age era's fashions with
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Patchwork Luggage / Weekend Travel Bags
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Litchfield County, CT
1970s Pierre Cardin larger and medium (standard) size travel bags. Both have the front Cardin logo
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1970s Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1980s Pierre Cardin Crocodile Porosus Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Paris, IDF
Rectangular Pierre Cardin Boutique Paris handbag, with his short shoulder strap, it is in black
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1980s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Beaded Evening Purse, 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Pierre Cardin evening purse. The body of this gorgeous, fully beaded purse features five
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin 1960's Steel Beaded Abstract Evening Bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
Steel beaded evening bag by the designer Pierre Cardin. Bag is probably from the 1960's or a little
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Vintage Micro-Beaded Evening Bag with Gold Hardware, 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A fabulous 1960s vintage Pierre Cardin beaded evening bag gold hardware. The chain strap is
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1950s Unknown Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960's PIERRE CARDIN PARIS Large Mod Handbag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Newport Beach, CA
1960's PIERRE CARDIN PARIS Large, Mod handbag in ivory and green. Large sized handbag measuring
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1960s Portuguese Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960s Fully Beaded Pierre Cardin Evening Bag Clutch
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Rockwood, ON
This is a superb graphic beaded bag by Pierre Cardin. These are especially collectible and this
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1960s Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

1960's PIERRE CARDIN PARIS Silver paillette evening bag
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Newport Beach, CA
1960's PIERRE CARDIN PARIS Silver paillette evening bag. Gray silk crepe base fabric embellished
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Vintage 1960's Pierre Cardin Gold Sparkle Clutch with chain strap
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Pierre Cardin Clutch Vintage Hidden snap fold over closure Separate compartments inside Gold
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Couture Clutch Handbag 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Phoenix, AZ
A fine and rare vintage Pierre Cardin couture handbag. Authentic black silk satin 'envelope' clutch
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Couture Beaded Evening Bag 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Phoenix, AZ
A fine and rare vintage Pierre Cardin couture beaded evening bag . Authentic finely seed beaded
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

Pierre Cardin Couture Beaded Evening Bag 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Phoenix, AZ
A fine and rare vintage Pierre Cardin couture beaded evening bag . Authentic finely seed beaded
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1960s French Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags

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Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of vintage pierre cardin bags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer black vintage pierre cardin bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find beige, gray and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. Vintage pierre cardin bags such as these have likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Pierre Cardin, Pierre Cardin Couture and Pierre Cardin Paris are consistently popular. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Vintage Pierre Cardin Bags?

On average, vintage pierre cardin bags on 1stDibs sell for $571, while they’re typically $36 on the low end and $2,800 for the highest priced versions of these items.

Pierre Cardin for sale on 1stDibs

Best known for creating groundbreaking fashion designs from the 1950s onward, Pierre Cardin enjoyed great success in other design fields, most notably furniture. Cardin’s chairs, cabinets, tables and other pieces share many of the keynotes of his clothing designs. They are simple, geometric, elegant and cool.

Cardin was born in a village near Venice, Italy, and raised in central France. Always interested in fashion, he left home at age 17 to train with a Vichy tailor. After the end of World War II, Cardin moved to Paris and worked for a succession of couture houses, before taking a job with Christian Dior in 1946. Cardin went solo in 1950, and quickly won attention for his novel style. Unlike Dior’s famous New Look, Cardin’s clothes de-emphasized a woman’s curves; his breakthrough pieces like the Bubble dress had, instead, a sculptural quality. In the following decade, Cardin introduced bright tunic dresses and shifts, marketed as the Space Age look and accessorized with vinyl hats and visors.

In the 1970s Cardin expanded his design work into furniture, jewelry and automobiles. (Later, licensing agreements would put Cardin’s name on goods ranging from perfume to sunglasses.) Cardin’s furniture pieces — inspired, perhaps, by the rediscovery of Art Deco design in that decade — feature simple, symmetrical forms, lacquer and figured veneer finishes, and accents in metals such as aluminum and brass.

Whether you are looking for a vintage cocktail dress or a chest of drawers to keep it in, as you will see on 1stDibs, Pierre Cardin offers an option in either that is timelessly chic.

Finding the Right handbags-purses-bags for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, lovers of vintage handbags are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classics created by the likes of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Balenciaga still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bagBirkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th-century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.