Vintage 1960s Patent Leather Box Purse Faux Alligator Handbag Holt Renfrew Italy
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a very nice quality 60s era handbag box purse made in Italy for Canadian retailer Holt Renfrew, which specializes in luxury brand and high end private label fashion and accessories. The purse has a faux alligator skin patent leather exterior and leather interior. The colour is actually a very dark blue, almost black - you can see some evidence of the blue colour in the creases of the pattern and in a few wear spots at the lower back right corner (see side photo), but otherwise, appears almost black. It has a brass metal clasp with brass hardware straddling the top that looks like two belts with buckles. It has brass chain carrying handles. The interior has a pocket built onto either side. The interior is gold stamped “Made in Italy Holt Renfrew”. The purse measures 7” in width, by 3 1/2” in depth and 4 3/4” in height, exclusive of the handles - the handles have a “fall” of 4 3/4”. The purse is in very good condition with no wear except for the aforementioned light wear to the lower corner, very negligible, and a pinhead wear spot to the interior bottom, again, quite insignificant. Otherwise, this purse is very clean and looks to have seen very little use.
This purse features nice form and a great look - very nice quality, wonderful vintage handbag!