Vintage 1940’s Suede Effect Gathered Evening bag

With Wallet Purse
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Not Branded 


Cotton Suede effect 


Width 25cm, Height 15cm

Condition Used

Monderate- Diamonti missing from clasp

History Of The Garment 

1940s evening bags closely resembled shoulder bags, except they were smaller and made of different materials. Small evening purses were made of satin, silky wool, or rayon velvet. Sparkling brocade and black felt with a glint clasp were also common evening purse designs. Also popular for the evening were elegant shell or scallop shaped bag. This bag had a wide round bottom that gathered to a smaller top with a handle.  Ruching pleats echoed the shell texture and added to the elegance of the design.

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