This is a beautiful vintage classic black patent leather handbag from the 1950s by Lodix 'Handbags of Taste', a top end brand made in England. It has a fabulous and sought after frame with a gilt bow clasp which is quite rare. The handbag looks barely used and still retains the matching leather coin purse and original mirror. Owing to lack of use it should be in pristine condition, alas it's in very good to excellent condition as there are a couple of small dings to the patent on the back and to the front, a small area near the frame with a dulling of the patent, probably caused by damp and bad storage rather than use. The handle is as new. The frame and clasp are still bright and shiny with mininmal age related wear on close inspection. Notwithstanding that, it's still a striking handbag and priced to reflect the fact it's not in perfect condition. It's dainty and ladylike in a very stylish shape with the bow clasp being the icing on the cake. At a glance it looks in great condition, the marks to the patent leather (please see photos) being visible on inspection. The inside is lovely, a luxurious pale tan suede with the usual Lodix array of slip pockets edged in leather with the matching leather coin purse and original mirror. The suede is clean with just the odd mark. The Lodix name and motto 'Handbags of Taste' is embossed on the patent leather above the pockets. The handbag is a good size, so will accommodate all essentials.
A rare vintage Lodix classic black patent leather handbag with gorgeous clasp, mirror and matching purse, it's stylish, elegant and very glamorous. This would be the perfect accessory for any vintage themed event but equally at home at any event smart or formal, where a statement handbag is required, weddings, the races etc and notwithstanding the flaws, with a flowery frock or little suit it would look stunning. It's not in perfect condition but it's vintage and in perfect condition it would cost twice as much and a new one made today of this quality would be four figures.
It is 11" x 8" x 3"