This vintage navy blue vinyl handbag by Theodor of California is the quintessential 1950’s accessory! The body of the handbag features a softly curved silhouette with a curved hinged frame covered in matching material. It has a rocking latch, and the bag opens to reveal a metal zippered pocket and a roomy interior lined in black taffeta. The maker’s mark is stamped in gold colors on the front of the pocket and says “Theodor of California”.
This is a fairly large handbag, measuring 10 by 12 inches at the widest part and 3 ½ by 9 inches on the bottom. The handle has a 6 inch drop. The vinyl shows some light scratches especially along the bottom edge and a couple of marks on the lining. It is otherwise in excellent vintage condition with tight stitching and no cracked vinyl, rips, stains, or scents. This handbag with its interesting silhouette was a new look in the Fifties. Today it is fabulously retro!
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