This is a very elegant and understated handbag which is very stylish, ladylike and in excellent condition. The front of the handbag is particularly attractive with a row of decorative top stitching around the edges. The gilt clasp is also particularly unusual and attractive. One of the the nicer details, is the finish to the handles where they attach to the front of the bag, this takes this handbag out of the ordinary and into the something a bit special category. The handbag is not far off pristine condition, just a couple of almost imperceptible marks but no scuffs or scratches.The frame is leather covered and in excellent condition and although there is some discolouration to the clasp, it is to the lower part and not terribly noticeable.The handbag is lined in pale tan suede which is unmarked and there are leather edged slip pockets and a zipped pocket with the Riviera signature zip pull. There is a black leather label fixed to the lining stating that it is a Riviera and made expressly for Debenham and Freebody,a high end department store which became the current Debenhams.
This is an absolutely super vintage handbag in excellent condition and which looks very impressive. It is dainty and has sufficient detail to make it an 'occasion' handbag. It is perfect for mother of the bride(or groom) and would be suitable to wear to any event, however smart. Perfect gift for her.
It is 10" x 8" x 2.5"