Belts were a very popular fashion accessory item in the 1980's. Contour belts were "IN". This is a excellent example of a refined quality contour belt made of rayon passementerie trim sewn together. The closure is Velcro. This bet is combination of brown & black. This was a sample #8019. The color ways are also listed on the tab as Black / Red; Navy / Eggplant; & Berry / Loden. The wholesale price was $26.50. It most likely retailed at higher end retail stores from $60.00 and upward. It measures 37" long X 3" wide. The Velcro measures 3" long. Remember, the belt is contour so it can fit below the natural waist line. This belt is also a dress makers sample. This was from the home of the sample maker. She also made hats for the accessory designer, PHILIP SAND.
I also have this belt style in black / burnt orange.
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