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Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1950s

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Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1950s

The model of this bag first appears in the artisans' notebook in 1958-1961 with the code G1097. The softly structured shape is crafted in brown leather. The front is decorated with a lobster clasp that doubles as a closure. The shoulder strap is adjustable using a metal buckle. This handbag was selected by the Creative Director and Vault archivists for its particularity, character and exceptional vintage condition, and it was reconditioned to the highest standard by in-house artisans. It has been given the number 109 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

Created in the early 1950s, this handbag eventually evolved into what is known now as the Jackie bag. The soft leather wraps around the slouchy frame while the lobster closure, which was eventually replaced with the piston on later models, clasps together with a metal ring.

As soon as you hold a piece of the Vault, you begin to write a new chapter of its story—instituting a relationship, rather than an ownership, that will forever connect one owner to the next. As the years accumulate, every mark or crease is collected onto the surface, continuously altering the item’s appearance and making it completely unique. Imperfections should be expected and treasured as the journey continues for this piece.

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Product Details

Product code: 675936 A390V 2007

Brown leather
W39cm x H24cm x D4cm
15.3"W x 9.5"H x 1.5"D
Original Code: G1097
Originally Released: late 1950s
Due to the creative decision to preserve the original lining of this handbag, there might be some visible wear and tear.
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.