This is a beautiful late 1940's Garay Framed Evening Bag that is pure elegance. Known as the "Bulky Bag" when you hold it in your hands, the richness becomes instantly evident. A stunning Swag classic that came from a private collection and has that look that is so desired today. It is in excellent condition inside and out. Of all of the fine Garay handbags, this is one of the most unique and luxurious that I have ever seen.
Made in NYC of Garay's own Garacloth, a thick, soft Wool felt in Dark Brown, is rich, with pleats that are profound and give this handbag such an elegant presence. When you first hold this gorgeous purse, you feel the richness and quality that Garay was so well known for. The entire front and back, it is gathered into fine pleats.
Lift the gold-plated snap to see a flawless satin lining in shimmering Dark Brown. There are actually two compartments. Not one mark or stain and it smells as fresh as the day it was made. In the first compartment, there is a Talon zippered security pocket with a slip pocket just above. Just to the left is the Garay tag, still intact. Next is the second compartment with two slip pockets. There is a chain from the coin purse, which is not present.
On the outside, the round, gleaming, gold-plated frame opens and closes smoothly and is clean. The frame opens wide to accommodate your essentials with ease and it can carry a phablet-sized smartphone. The folds on the ends are clean and supple as well. The wide handle is supple and feels good to the touch. And finally, the sheer weight and richness of this Garay will leave no doubt that is is a luxurious collectible that will make a great impression at any event.
You will love this purse and almost never do you find one in this spectacular style and condition.
The dimensions are: 8 ½ “L x 8" H x 3" D and the strap affords the formal 5" drop.
As always, this fine Garay will come to you shipped with the utmost care via USPS Priority Mail or your choice of shippers indicated with insurance. Never a handling charge, just the exact shipping to your zip code. I ship all over the world and will gladly combine shipping on multiple purchases.
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This is an outstanding vintage.
1940's Garay Original Bulky Bag
$65 $125 SALE