This leather handbag with its soft desert sand color, black accents, baguette style, and cunning little bow is so very chic! The baguette shape of the purse is defined by a leather band that runs down the sides and across the bottom. The band is topstitched and edged in black which matches the black piping on the flap. The adjustable handle is also topstitched and edged in black and is attached to the body of the purse by two silver-tone buckles. The flap is held secure by a magnetic clasp, and a wonderful little bow decorates the front of the flap. The inside of the flap is black suede leather, and the purse is lined in black material with a zippered pocket. A tag attached to the side of the lining says, “Genuine Leather, Made in Columbia.”
The handbag measures 12 by 6 ½ inches and is 2 inches across the bottom. The straps have a 10 inch drop which can be shortened to a 7 inch drop, allowing it to be hand-held, carried on your arm, or tucked under your arm with the strap hooked securely over your shoulder.
The handbag comes from a local boutique which closed its doors a number of years ago. It dates from the late 1980’s when Columbian handbags were making a fashion impact in the French and Italian fashion markets. This stylish handbag with its meticulous attention to detail and luxuriant leather shows why some fashion critics have said the Columbian leather workmanship of that era was at the Italian level. However, civil unrest and violence in Columbia changed that trend. This fashionable handbag is in vintage unused condition with no spots, stains, holes, tears, or scents. There are a couple of teensy indications of shelf wear, but it otherwise looks nearly perfect. It is new old stock (NOS) also known as vintage deadstock and still has its original packing material inside. This chic handbag is truly fabulous and has just been waiting to make a fashion statement!
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