This is a classic, dark raspberry red leather, single top handle bag with an out of the ordinary intricate gilt frame and clasp and matching suede coin purse. What's not to love! It's stylish and elegant, of top quality materials and in excellent condition. There are minimal marks or scuffs to the EPI leather exterior (please see photos), EPI being the type of textured leather often used by Louis Vuitton. The handle is uncreased, firm and strong and the base is protected by gilt studs. There is minimal loss of gilt and no tarnish to the intricate gilt frame, which is a rare and very attractive feature of the handbag, having a leather strip inset into the gilt frame. The inside of the bag is lined in a mid tan, fine quality suede, with a zipped pocket and two leather edged slip pockets, invariably a sign of quality on vintage handbags. There is no brand label but we think it's made by Riviera, possibly for a department store to sell under its own brand label, but definitely a top end quality bag.
A gorgeous vintage raspberry red leather classic ladylike bag, top handle or quintessential Mrs Maisel handbag, which is smart enough to be worn anywhere and would complement a vintage or contemporary outfit. It looks classic and classy and we love it, wear this to make a big style statement and no one else will have the same. Perfect gift for her.
It is 11" x 7" x 3"