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Period: 1950s
Vintage HERMES Kelly 32 sellier in Red H box leather
Located in Paris, FR
Kelly 32 sellier HERMES in red H box leather. The hardware is in golden metal. Included : Zipper, clochette, keys (2), padlock. Leather shoulder strap c...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Hermès Sac Cordelière White Patent Leather Envelope Handbag- 25 cm, 1951
Located in Tucson, AZ
Though it is almost 70 years old, this magnificent handbag is as lustrous and stylish as the day it was made in 1951. Best of all it is true, bright white and an ideal complement to ...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Holzman Oversized Elliptical Tapestry Handbag
By Holtzmann's
Located in Chicago, IL
This exceptional handbag has an elliptical form with integrated cut-out handles. The side panels are made from a tapestry fabric with raised floral patterns. The central body, inside...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Luana Italian Vintage Leather Bag
Located in Milano, IT
Elegant bag with brass snap closure, with black leather shoulder strap. Inside there is a small zipped pocket with logo of the manufacture Ideal for everyday use.
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Italian 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950s Black Silk Grosgrain Fortnum & Mason Top Handle Bag
Located in London, GB
This elegant bag was made for Fortnum & Mason in the 1950s. Crafted from black silk grosgrain, it has a slim profile and an envelope design, complete with a bow. The short handle is ...
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Spanish 1950s Top Handle Bags

Black Beaded and Floral Tapestry Embroidered Handbag circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
Beautiful black beaded handbag featuring floral tapestry embroidery, and gold plated fittings. Measuring length at the base 22 cm / 8.6 inches by width 10 cm / 3.9 inches, and depth ...
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Hong Kong 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950s Black Lucite and Metal Woven Handbag by Dorset Rex
Located in Greenport, NY
1950s Black Lucite and Metal Woven Handbag by Dorset Rex Beautiful midcentury woven metal box purse with black lucite handle by Dorset Rex circa 1950's...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

1950s Black and White Pearl Encrusted Vintage 50s Saucer Hat and Purse Bag
Located in San Diego, CA
Unbelievably chic black and white straw saucer wide brim hat and matching bag set! Features a navy blue and white woven straw on both pieces. Hat features an extra wide brim, and has...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Marcus Brothers Beaded White & Gold Straw Handbag, 1950's
Located in Atlanta, GA
1950's Marcus Brothers top handled coated straw handbag in a bright white with gold and white beading. The bag opens at the top with a gold tone metal door knocker style closure. T...
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Hong Kong 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950s Gucci Brown Leather Handbag
Located in Paris, FR
Gucci brown leather handbag featuring a single flat top handle, a foldover top with magnetic fastening, gold-tone hardware, an accordion design, main compartment, an internal zip-fas...
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Italian 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950s Koret Genuine Black Alligator Handbag w Rare & Unusual Asymmetric Closure
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Koret Genuine Black Alligator Handbag w Rare & Unusual Asymmetrical Closure. Inner lining and original coin purse is Koret signature red leather. Upper right hand corner is cu...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Handbag in black, red, cognac colored Chenille with 2 handles, 1950 USA
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A fun young bag from the USA with 2 handles made of printed velvet. It is lined with black rep on the inside, has a zipper and an open compartment opposite. It is located under the z...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Black Leather and Spotted Fur Hand Bag with Gold Plated Fittings circa 1950s
Located in London, GB
Fabulous black leather and spotted fur hand bag (possibly pony), with gold plated fittings. Measuring width 26.5 cm / 10.4 inches at the base, height 23....
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Unknown 1950s Top Handle Bags

Hermes Haut à courroies from 1955's
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Hermes Hac Condition : Good condition Country of manufacture : France Gender : Unisex Interior : black Material : grained leather Color : ...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Bobbie Jerome 1950s Velvet Handbag with Bakelite Handles
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous rich black silk velvet handbag with rounded deep orange Bakelite top handles. It has a gently curved top and gold clasp closure. The bag is lined in black silk with 2 Ins...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Unusual Beaded and Embroidered Bag, Charlet Bags
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Beaded and Embroidered Bag by Charlet Bags. Flowers are hand embroidered with colored silk thread and metallic floss on a base of ivory seed be...
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Japanese 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950’s Light Pink Corde-Bead Bubble Handbag by Lumured
Located in Greenport, NY
1950’s Light Pink Corde-Bead Bubble Handbag by Lumured Soft pink purse with white bubble beads in diamond pattern. Sweet rhinestone detail on metal cl...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Longchamps Paris Ivory Floral Micro Bead Evening Bag w Chain Handle, 1950s
By Longchamps
Located in Tucson, AZ
A rare Longchamps--not Longchamp--evening purse made even more noteworthy by its swirling micro bead pattern, punctuated by delicate pink and blue pavé flowers. A diminutive but powerful statement accessory. Petite chain handle evening bag with patterned gilt top frame; covered in ivory seed beads and pavé beaded flowers front and back. Open interior compartment; kiss clasp...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Brass Etched Openwork Filigree Cube Purse w MOP Lucite Lid and Clear Base, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Simultaneously delicate and sturdy, this unusual box purse provides a glimpse of its contents via openwork filigree sides, while a clear Lucite platf...
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Unknown 1950s Top Handle Bags

Josef Attrib. Silk Brocade Chinoiserie Handbag w Cabochon Studded Flap, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Subtly striking, this exquisite silk handbag features a muted Chinoiserie motif that would be remarkable on its own were it not upstaged by its unique figured brass top lid, which is...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Spring Theme Handbag by Soure' with Woodland Animals Print Fabric on Front Panel
Located in Chicago, IL
This spring theme handbag by Soure' has a two layer construction with a clear vinyl sheet on top of the fabric layer. The printed design of birds in trees and woodland animals...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Schitz Paris Rare Black Crocodile Handbag with Gold Hardware 1953.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Schitz, Paris rare black crocodile frame handbag with gold hardware from 1953. Schitz was a leather goods shop in Paris retailing luggage, handba...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950s Koret Coral Seed Beaded Handbag w Seed Bead Loop Fringed Bottom
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Koret coral color seed beaded handbag with beaded handle, seed bead looped fringe bottom and cobalt blue silk satin lining. Excellent condition. Medium...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Tyrolean Bronze Caviar Bead Evening Bag w 24-Karat Gold Plate Surround, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
As intricate as an Italian mosaic but as impermeable as a safe, this handbag is both a strongbox and a piece of art. Fully crusted with seed beads—some of which are doubled for extra topography—the purse...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Modernist Mahogany Gloss Geometric Center Cut Medium Alligator Handbag, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Gina Lollobrigida. 57 Chevys. Boomerang coffee tables. There was a time in the 50s when round was square and points meant progress. An icon of mid-century style, this classic geometric handbag...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

1990s Italian Matte Beige Croc Effect Top Handle Handbag
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Just stunning matte beige croc effect handbag made in Italy for high end Canadian retailer Davids in the 1990's. Great shape and size, slightly rounded with top handles. This bag loo...
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Italian 1950s Top Handle Bags

Evans Mini Suede "Suitcase" Minaudiere
Located in New York, NY
Evans Mini Suede "Suitcase" Minaudiere from the 1950's. Black antelope suede is used on front, back and handle with a gilt pave floral spray as a center medallion. 2 interior sectio...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Burnished Gray and Gold Accordion File Box Purse with Buckle Top Handle, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A structured, ladylike handbag for ALL fifty shades of gray, this purse combines polish and geometry with practicality. An extremely hard-to-find color for handbags, this medium gray...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950 Koret Tresor Stunning Floral Beaded Handbag In Green & Blue On White Ground
Located in Gresham, OR
1950 Koret Tresor Stunning Floral Beaded Handbag In Green & Blue On White Background. Absolutely charming and a very functional size handbag by one of the...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

New Walborg Black Wood Bead and Chenille Top Handle Pochette Purse– Japan, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Despite its deceptively small size, this pochette remains exceptionally roomy thanks to its fully opening center change purse-style pocket and two side compartments. Petite but practical, the hand-strung polished wood beads create texture and interest for evening, while the velvety chenille ground lends playfulness for day. Deadstock double top handle bag of black chenille punctuated with black wood beads all over surface and handles. Interior features three total compartments including one center compartment with kiss lock clasp closure, plus one side pocket in another compartment. Fully lined in black velvet; plain chenille bottom with protective brass feet. fabric: chenille, wood, goldtone metal noteworthy: clean with compressed air repairs: none condition: deadstock with original tags measurements: width: 7” at narrowest, 9 ½” at widest height: 7” depth: 4” bottom gusset; expands to about 6” when filled mouth: opens to 8” handle: 4” drop label: Walborg (made in Japan by...
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Japanese 1950s Top Handle Bags

Black Alligator Handbag with Gold Tone Link Hardware
Located in valatie, NY
Black alligator handbag with matching double straps and gold-tone link hardware. It has double accordion construction, a two-tone push-button closure and a wide hinged opening. The ...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Wilardy Dooner White Marble Lucite bag -Book piece
Located in Wallkill, NY
1950s Wilardy Opaque, Marbled White Lucite Purse, Ornate Clasp, Great Handel Mirror inside top of handbag with a Stunning Pearl and Crystal Decorative cla...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Lucille de Paris Large Crocodile Top Handle Bag
By Lucille de Paris
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lucille de Paris Large Crocodile Top Handle Bag made in America, comes with coin purse and Lucille de Paris Mirror. In excellent condition. ...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Brown Lizzard Bag
Located in London, GB
A vintage brown lizzard top handle hand bag. The bag is lined in suede , and has one zip pocket, one pouch pocket and a poppe pocket. Measurements: le...
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Argentine 1950s Top Handle Bags

Vintage black patent leather bag with handle 1970 USA
Located in Stuttgart, DE
A distinctive black handbag made of beautiful and well-preserved patent leather wich has a handle 30 cm long. The opening is 30 cm wide, the front and back of the bag have a 3 cm deep fold. Lined inside with black-white fabric and a side pocket with zipper. This generous bag comes form the USA, look the label inside. Measurement: Hight 30 cm , Width, at the widest point 38 cm, Deep 8 cm. Opening 30 cm, opening deep 10 cm The lacquer leather is in good condition, not lose it's glossery finish. The bag is inside clean, look the pictures. Patent leather is a type of coated leather that has a high-gloss finish. The coating process was introduced to the United States and improved by inventor Seth Boyden, of Newark, New Jersey, in 1818, with commercial manufacture beginning September 20, 1819. Boyden's process (which he did not patent used a lacquer coating that was based on linseed oil. Modern patent leather usually has a plastic coating. iding boot from 1910–20s In general, patent leather is a fine grain leather that is treated to give it a glossy appearance. An early reference to patent leather is in the 1793 British periodical The Bee, or Literary Weekly Intelligencer, which notes, in an article entitled "Hand's patent leather", that "a gentleman of the name of Hand" in Birmingham, England, obtained a patent for preparing flexible leather having a glaze and polish that renders it impervious to water and need only be wiped with a sponge to restore it to its original luster.[4] In November 1799, inventor Edmund Prior, of Holborn, London, England, received a patent for a method of painting and colouring all kinds of leather;[5] and, in January 1805, inventor Charles Mollersten, of Hackney Wick, received a patent for applying a chemical composition in the preparation of hides, skins, and leather to give "a beautiful gloss".[6] However, patent leather primarily owes its popularity to Seth Boyden. In 1818, Boyden received a piece of German-made patent leather (said to be a German military cap...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Brown Matte Alligator Top Handle Hourglass Purse with Comb and Mirror, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A ladylike staple accessory and a sign of good breeding, an alligator top handle bag remains as relevant today as it was a half-century ago. Pairs as effortlessly with denim and a trench as it does with a cocktail dress. This one has the very modern added benefit of being large enough to hold a 12-oz bottle of water too! Vintage alligator handbag with self-covered top frame and single top handle; interior zippered side pocket with open pocket beneath containing mirror and faux tortoise comb...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Josef Chestnut Center Cut Alligator Bag
Located in New York, NY
Attractive French russet brown alligator center cut bag by Josef, France. High quality manufacture and lovely modern style. Lined in calf. 1950's France. Body; 11" x 7" x 3.5". Han...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Tri-Tone Straw Woven Square Structured Handbag With Brass Toggle Closure, 1950s
Located in Gresham, OR
A smart 1950s tri-tone woven straw structured handbag. Square shape with a brass toggle closure at top. Satin acetate lining.
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Koret Black Alligator Large Top Handle Bag
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Koret Black Alligator Large Top Handle Bag made in America, comes with attached coin purse and a Kent London pocket Comb. VERY RARE Measurements: Height - 9.5 inches Width - 15 ...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

Gilded Etched Gold Tone Hardware Frame Micro Beaded "Roses" Handbag
Located in New York, NY
Magnificent detailed etched gilded gold tone vermeil hardware frame is accented with multi-color rhinestones highlighted with two Swans on top of the beautiful hardware frame ...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Black Felt Bag
Located in London, GB
A cut vintage black felt bag that is large enough for todays essentials. The bag has gathering at the top, and is top handle. Measurements: width 11 1/2'', h...
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Unknown 1950s Top Handle Bags

Sleek Ebony Alligator Vintage Handbag c 1950s
Located in University City, MO
Sleek ebony alligator vintage handbag c 1950s The elegant retro handbag is designed with black dyed leather alligator skin The art deco orb clasp mechanism is gilt metal accented w...
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Mexican 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950s Black and White Polka Dots Leatherette Purse with Matching Belt
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Black and white polka dot leatherette purse with brass hardware and black lining with two interior pockets. The belt is original however is in useable shape but the interior is...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Delvaux Vintage Canvas Leather Travel Suitcase, 1950s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Delvaux- Collector's item rare Vintage 1950s monogrammed canvas and leather suitcase travel bag luggage. We offer more vintage items, view our frontstore Details: Good sturdy leat...
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Belgian 1950s Top Handle Bags

Lavishly Embroidered French Silk Stitch Purse
Located in New York, NY
Lovely embroidered french purse with 18th Century scenes. Lavishly silk stitch embroidered and beautifully detailed. Clasp and hilt are gilded sterl...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Mod Orange Looped Raffia Bag
Located in New York, NY
Mod orange sherbert textured bag in looped raffia from the 1960's Japan. Completely hand crochet with matching crochet handle. Bag 14" x 9" x 5", Plus 5" h...
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Japanese 1950s Top Handle Bags

Merlot Leather Bag With Custom LOVE Graffiti Art, 1950s
Located in Gresham, OR
1950s Merlot leather handbag with hand-painted custom LOVE graffiti art. Original working locks and keys included. Custom-made in France in 1950s.
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Unusual Center Cut Alligator Bag
Located in New York, NY
Amazing center cut alligator bag in deep chestnut brown in an unusual yet modern shape. Dimensional bag has skin covered toggle and padded handles. All hardware is gilded gold with t...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

Goldstrom Vintage Goldtone Basket Weave with Grey Marbleized Top Bag, 1950s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Goldstrom 1950s Vintage Goldtone Basket Weave with Grey Marbleized Top Bag. This bag is in fair vintage condition with wear consistent with its age. The inside has visible wear and t...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Rosenfeld Brown Leather and Floral Velvet Handbag
Located in Chicago, IL
This roomy, "big mouth" bag was designed by Harry Rosenfeld. The frame, handles and bottom of the bag are brown leather. The sides are velvet printed with roses in gold, brown, deep ...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

50s Grey Wool Box Purse
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Grey Wool Box Purse. Gold tone hardware. Original coin purse and clear plastic comb. Measurements: 7 1/4 inches Length 4 inches Tall 3 1/4 inches ...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

French Sequin Black Linen Bag
Located in New York, NY
Chic Sequin French Bag on black linen base. Elegant and timeless detailing with even seed bead borders on the interiors and edges of strap. Moire taffeta...
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French 1950s Top Handle Bags

1950 Hermès Birkin 35 Courchevel Tosca Top Handle Bag
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Bag signed Hermès, model Birkin, size 35, made in Courchevel leather, very soft to the touch with large grain, in the Tosca colour. Equipped with a flap with interlocking closure wit...
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1950s Top Handle Bags

Amazing Red Sculptural Bag
Located in New York, NY
Oversized red calf demilune shaped bag from the 1950s. Retailed by David of Fifth Ave, NY. The bamboo handle is also leather bound. Incredibly chic and collectible bag. Gilt metal mo...
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American 1950s Top Handle Bags

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