DESCRIPTION: Beaded handbags have been fashionable for hundreds of years and I believe they should be carried during the day as well as into the evening.
This outstanding vintage beaded handbag was made in China exclusively for Marshall Fields, the famous Chicago Department Store. The brand was synonymous with stylish designs that were/are highly coveted and this handbag is no exception. Its envelope-style shape features beads that are colorful with solid black beads that are contemporary. The front features an intricate design; the reverse is black shimmering beads with shimmer effect and overall sophistication. Lined in black satin, there is one pocket. handbag has a gold metal box chain that tucks neatly inside giving you the choice to accessorize as a shoulder bag or carry as a clutch.
The hallmark of this stunner is the subtle nod to the past...the Marshall Fields shopping aficionado was always in fashion and quite the pacesetter...a preview of today's influencer. With this remarkable bag, you are on pace to be both!
WHY I LIKE IT: The black beading set against a significant and intricate design with fabulous colors – this vintage bag is a head-turner.
BACKSTAMP(S): Expressly for Marshall Fields. Made in China.
DIMENSIONS: 8” x 5” x ¾” gusset
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent. Several minor spots on lining (see photos).
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