Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1960s

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"Soft white slouch, off the shoulder
You never get a second older
Blue, red, blue ribbon in your grasp
Time caught in Lobster’s clasp."


Vintage leather shoulder bag, 1960s

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 white leather with blue and red Web inlay. The front is decorated with a gold-toned lobster clasp that doubles as a closure. The shoulder strap is adjustable using a gold-tone 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 88 | 21 and will arrive in tailor-made packaging. This rare and beautiful piece should be handled with exceptional care.

The Story

The Web stripe signifies an unspoken code that is recognizable at first glance. The stripe extends through decades, connecting each wearer not only to the origin of the House, but to each owner of the bag, who was also undeniably drawn to the regimental stripes of red and blue.

The soft leather of the bag wraps around the slouchy silhouette, 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 A391V 9062

White leather
Blue and red Web
W39cm x H24cm x D4cm
15.5"W x 9.5"H x 1.5"D
Original Code: G1097
Originally Released: 1960s
This is a pre-owned product that was specifically selected for Vault.