Vintage Schiaparelli Paris Purse 1950s Black Antelope Suede Handbag

$450.00

Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

This is a black suede purse made by the fashion house of Schiaparelli during the 1950s. I believe that the suede is made of antelope, which is notorious for “bleeding” its colour onto other surfaces, but, in this case, that isn’t happening, so that is a big plus - super quality without the down side.  The purse is made in a long handbag form with a wonderful bar shaped clasp in shiny brass with black insets.  It has a suede leather carrying strap with a 7” drop.  The interior has two open pockets and a zippered compartment.  The purse measures 8 3/4” by 10 1/2” with a bottom depth of 2 1/4”.  The purse is posed with a Schiaparelli box, but please note that the box is not included with the purse, and used only as a photo prop.  The purse comes with its change wallet and mirror.

Label: “Schiaparelli New York Paris” affixed to the interior

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, soiling, marking or other defect - this purse looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.  The only issue is that two of the black insets in the handle are a little recessed on one side, very minor, but mentioned in the interest of full disclosure.

This is a very nice quality purse - Schiaparelli handbags are hard to come by, and are prized additions to a purse collection!