A rare navy blue side opening handbag, with attractive gilt trim to front, by high end British brand Waldybag from their flagship range, with matching suede coin purse. It is in classic vintage style and in excellent condition. It has been used but carefully looked after and well stored although there are the dreaded biro marks to the lining! The handles are uncreased, look unused, the leather exterior remains in excellent condition and at a glance it looks 'new' with just minor dings and a few scuffs (please see photos). The rare side opening mechanism works with a twist of the gilt bar at the side and that opens the handbag. The gilt frame inside does have minor wear scratches and scuffs from use but not visible from outside and there is a clean suede lining but with the pen marks mentioned above (please see photos).
The handbag has a matching large suede coin purse which has been used, green staining to the lining from the coins. The Waldybag name is embossed in gilt on the lining and a label with the Wilkinson of Norwich store label attached. Wilkinsons was a department store.
This is a sophisticated and elegant handbag from Waldybag, a sought after high end vintage brand so the quality is assured, this is from a higher priced range of Waldybags. It will add a touch of class to any formal or smart outfit. It's rare to find in navy, most are black brown or tan. It would accessorise most outfits, grey, cream, white, red and is perfect for weddings, garden parties or other formal events. Priced to reflect the signs of use, it would be considerably more expensive in pristine condition so get the look for less!
It is 11.5" x 7.5" x 3"