Shiny 1950s alligator bag black frame handbag purse

1950s Clothing

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This top handle late 1950s or early 1960s black alligator handbag has heavyweight, gold-tone metal hardware, including the frame and the hinged top section, which is trimmed with matching alligator. The shiny black alligator varies, as do all natural skins: slightly smaller scales were used on the front of the bag, and larger ones on the back, sides, and the base, which has 4 small metal feet. The top handle is backed with plain black leather, for greater durability. The bag is lined with pale pink leather, and labeled “Bellestone”. The bag is in very good condition, with one faint scratch and one small scuff on the back side, and a slight kink to the top handle (see photos). A true vintage classic, this circa 1950s black alligator bag is large enough to carry most modern lady’s necessities.

Size: 10” wide at base (9.25” wide at top) by 7” tall by 3” deep at base
Top handle: 14”
Label: Bellestone