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All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1950 item #691129
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
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You could pay thousands for a new reptile bag -- but why not spend far less? Here's today's trendiest purse shape, the oversized clutch, styled by the esteemed maker Meyers in an exotic combination of lizard and snakeskin. This is a very glamorous and tactile bag with loads of life left in it. It's also spacious enough to be genuinely useful, measuring 11 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches tall. It even has a convenient 43-inch shoulder strap of smooth leather with brass fittings that you can use when you want your hands free.

Vintage soft-sided and gathered reptile bags are seldom found in any condition, let alone this good. These skins are in amazing condition, supple and gleaming, with very little wear. In luscious mahogany brown with strong overtones of cordovan or burgundy, the bag is lined in matching smooth leather and has a faille-lined zip pocket sporting the maker's plaque that reads "Meyers USA". The interior is perfectly clean and undamaged, free of the typical pen marks and lipstick marks, and the snap fastener closes securely. It can't have been used much. I expect it dates from the 1940s or possibly the early 1950s and it reached us from a Texas estate. Meyers handbags, as you know, are among the most collectible, so you'll be very proud to carry this stunning example.

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All Items : Archives : Collectibles : Memorabilia : Pre 1980 item #557193
GlitzQueen History and Art to Wear
Sold; thank you! $140.
From Origins in Santa Fe, arguably the finest fashion shop in town, this exquisitely crafted cape is woven of heathery pink and gray wools and finished with elaborately tied, deep fringes like psychedelic spiderwebs. Sized to fit everyone, it's voluminous and long, but drapes very gracefully. In fact, it's so finely woven you could belt it. Although the cape feels light as air when worn, it's plenty warm enough for fall and spring.

Origins, in case you haven't seen it, stocks only one-of-a-kind and unusual, limited edition clothing and accessories. It's a favorite stop for film stars and wealthy tourists. We locals splurge there occasionally, as I did when choosing this as a gift for my mother in the late 1970s. It's still like new, because she wore it only a few times and I've had it stored away since her death in 1990. (It's the wrong shade of pink for me, so I've finally decided it deserves a new life outside the cedar chest.)

Comparable new capes sell now in the $400-$500 range in Santa Fe, so our price is a great bargain. I paid more than this for it, 25 years ago.

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