This is one of our favourite styles of handbag and in one of our favourite colours. A red lizard or crocodile skin handbag should be included in any stylish wardrobe, whether to accessorise vintage or contemporary outfits as it is elegant, classic and timeless. If said handbag is from a well known and upmarket brand such as Linslade, that's the icing on the cake. Linslade was an upmarket brand back in the day making handbags in exotic skins such as lizard and crocodile sold under their own brand name. This one is in excellent almost pristine condition, in a quintessentially 50s style with the feature of the tab to the front, the clasp and an inset strip of lizard skin along the top of the frame. There is no wear to the outside, the handle looks unused and the skins, which are in a gorgeous deep raspberry shade, are still supple and very, very glossy. There is some darkening to areas of the back but this may be ageing or natural patination and doesn't detract from the bag at all. It looks as though the handbag has been used but infrequently and stored well. The elegant gilt clasp is still in shiny condition with minimal tarnish or loss of gilt, as is the frame. The lining is a gorgeous crimson red watered silk effect fabric which is clean with just the odd mark here and there (please see the photos) to show it's been used. It comes with the original mirror and the gorgeous little dainty matching coin purse with the lizard covered frame and scarlet lining, further evidence of the handbag's quality and the care that's been taken in looking after it. The leather Linslade label is affixed to the lining.
A gorgeous handbag, from high end brand Linslade, which is classic, elegant and in a very wearable colour, what's not to love! It looks great with all colours, black, grey, pinks, creams, so perfect for Winter or Summer. These handbags if they could be bought today, for this level of quality and craftsmanship the cost would easily run into four figures so grab a piece of history, a very useable item and save money whilst knowing no one else will be wearing the same. A win, win situation.
Perfect for a gift.
It is 10.5" x 6" x 2"