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$ 275.00

Beaded Butterfly Handbag, Shirred Black Fabric by Mary Frances, Style #1711

Striking structured handbag with wood bead handle

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Approx. Size:  8" x 7" x 3"  (20 x 17.5 x 7.5 cm);  4" Hang  (10 cm)   

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Mary Frances, Made in Phillipines, Style #0981

 

Vintage structured handbag from Mary Frances.  Slightly rounded shape in black shirred fabric.  Magnificent beaded butterfly on the front. More intricate beading across the top. One large beaded tassel hangs on each side. Beaded closure comes over the top with metal snap closure on the back. One. main plus one small pocket. Black fabric lining. Preowned.  Style #1711

Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. 
Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 295.00

Mary Frances Handbag - Black Leather Baguette

This sumptuous baguette by Mary Frances has it all
Approx. Size:   12" x 5" x 2";  17" hang 
Condition:  Like New
Mark/Label:  Mary Frances, Made in Philippines.
One of a Kind Item – Get it before it's gone.
  • Black leather body embellished with gold metal "cameos"
  • Heavy beading in black & white quartz and a faceted amber teardrop hanging from each corner. 
  • Faux lizard pattern on back.  
  • Fold-over beaded snap close.  
  • Black and white floral fabric lining.  
  • Beaded chain strap.
  • One large compartment and one small pocket.
 
Mary Frances grew up being influenced by the vibrant spirit and excitement of the San Francisco Bay Area. For over two decades she has taken her vision and passion for fashion design and forged them into an international venture using artistic influences from around the globe. Fans of the Mary Frances handbags are as varies as her handbags. These treasures are showing up on the arms of entertainers, artists, and renowned celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston... and the list goes on. Mary Frances' whimsical designs famed for their collaboration between fabric, texture, unique materials, and colors have fueled her soaring popularity.

 

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$ 295.00

Missoni Knit Satchel Messenger-style Shoulder Bag from Ebony Fashion Fair

Fun and stylish knit handbag by Missoni in their classic zig zag knit pattern

Approx. Size 14" x 15"; strap 1"; total hang 20"

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Missoni, made in Italy

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Missoni satchel style knit handbag in brown, tan, cream and gray. Wool, mohair and nylon.  Fold over top with no clasp. One large compartment. Woven strap. Tan fabric lining. This cap was used in an Ebony Fashion Fair.


Missoni is a high-end Italian fashion house based in Varese, and known for its colorful knitwear designs. The company was founded by Ottavio ("Tai") and Rosita Missoni in 1953.

Eunice Johnson founded the Ebony Fashion Fair (EFF) in 1958. Johnson was co-owner, with her husband, of Chicago-based Johnson Publishing Company, the publisher of Ebony Magazine. The annual fashion show featured male and female models of mostly African-American descent modeling fashions from top European designers such as: Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro. Johnson's aim was to bring high fashion couture to the African-American woman who often didn't have access to the best shops.

Many African-American fashion designers got their start with the show including Stephen Burrows, Patrick Kelly and Willi Smith. The EFF ended in 2009 after the death of Eunice Johnson. Since her passing, Johnson Publishing has been gradually deaccessioning the fashion archive. This collection from Madge includes some of the last pieces that will be made available.


A coordinating Missoni knit cap shown in the photos is available here

  

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Authentic Gucci Train Case, Black Patent Leather, Make up Case Authentic Gucci Train Case, Black Patent Leather, Make up Case
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$ 495.00

Authentic Gucci Train Case, Black Patent Leather, Make up Case

Fabulous black leather train-makeup case from Gucci
Approx. Size: 12" x 7" x 6" (30 x 17.7 x 15 cm) ; 1" (2.5 cm);  straps; 8" hang (20 cm)
Condition: Very good, minor wear on straps and inside.
Mark/Label: Gucci

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Beautiful black patent train case from Gucci. Large leather framed mirror in lid. 8 loops, four on each side to hold make up and other essentials Protective plastic sheet on the bottom. Gucci marked silver tone metal zippers meet in the middle. Two straps. Perfect for travel or just as a makeup case. From Madge's personal collection. #FP76

 

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Gucci Shoulder - Handbag, Light Tan Pebble Leather Gucci Shoulder - Handbag, Light Tan Pebble Leather
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$ 495.00

Gucci Shoulder - Handbag, Light Tan Pebble Leather

Authentic vintage Gucci leather Handbag
Approx. Size: 9 1/2" x 8" x 2 1/4"; (24 x 20 x 5.5 cm) strap 1" x 42" (2.5 x 106 cm)
Condition: Like New
Mark/Label: Stamped Gucci inside plus Gucci decorative hangtag. Preowned in like-new condition
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Sophisticated handbag in light tan textured pebble leather. Matching round metal handles evoke a retro 70s vibe. Exterior pocket and one interior zippered pocket. Converts to shoulder bag with detachable leather strap. Stamped: Gucci. #FP51

 

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$ 2,900.00

1960s Pierre Cardin Burgundy Leather Handbag

Spectacular Cardin handbag.  The look is very architectural. 
Approx. Size:  
Outer measurement: 11" x 9" x 3"  (28 x 23 x 7.5 cm)
Inner measurement:   8.5" x 7" x 3"  (22 x 18 x 7.5 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Pierre Cardin, Made in France
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Vintage Pierre Cardin handbag is suspended within the openwork border.  Rich burgundy leather. Burgundy silk lining.  One main compartment with two smaller pockets.  Gold snap close, double handles. Paris, made in France

 

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