Koret has been a maker of many outstanding handbags through the years since 1929 and this model is no exception. Made of a genuine Ostrich leather in the colour of Taupe and trimmed in Cowhide, this Koret Hidden Framed Valise is pure elegance. Not many of this model were made. From a private collection, this Koret is in excellent condition inside and out.
This fine Koret features the flip latch mini-top flap and a gold-plated inside snap lever. This makes for a clean and uncluttered design for which Koret is well known for. The leather woven chain straps are attached by T-bars through over-sized eyelets and it can be withdrawn inside to hand carry as one of the finest Evening bags you will see. The chain, posts, and the eyelets are mirror polished and also gold-plated.
It is larger than it appears and it is very well made. When you open the latch, you are greeted with the brilliant Tan leather lining with Black Faille lining that is glove-soft and clean. There are three compartments with the centre having the frame. Open the centre compartment to find a suspended leather, Black framed Kiss Snap purse that folds over on a bar. Deep and spacious, this pocket can hold the largest smartphone or small tablet. It also has a gusseted pocket for your cards and essentials.
Just behind is Talon zippered security pocket and directly across, a two slip pockets, one large and the other is mirror sized with both lined in a Black Faille. The famous Gazelle and Koret name are there in Gold gilding with the “Genuine Ostrich Leather” stamped just below. Both are flawlessly clean.
The larger slip pocket has the usual tears at the ends as these pockets were designed for very small hands and should your tiny valuable find itself lost within its depths, a tear results from that unfortunate endeavour. Fortuitously, the tears are minor and insignificant as they are not easily seen. I show them in closeup so you can see they are minor.
The outer compartments are substantial and clean with both lined in the Black Faille lining. Perfectly sized to carry what you need in an elegant style. The Ostrich leather is soft, full of colour and is even throughout. The quill follicles are superb as Koret used only the crown of the Ostrich, at the back which has the best quill follicles and also the most expensive.
There is no wear on the piping and no cracks on the outside. There are no creases or scratches in the leather. The bottom is flawless, as it should be. From every angle, this is an outstanding Koret. A clear indicator of your good taste and this Koret will leave no doubt. It is a timeless collectable that is an investment.
The Koret Company was founded in New York City by Richard Koret. Koret has also been the licensee for Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, and Christian Dior, just some of the top designers for this very successful company. Koret also made handbags for Louis Vuitton. It is a company that exists to this day.
This fine Koret measures 13" L x 7 ½ " H x 3" D and the chains afford 19” drop. Easily shoulder carried.
As always, this fine Koret 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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1950s Koret Ostrich Framed Valise
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