This is a vintage black Bellestone purse that has been modified with a long, heavy chain shoulder strap/handle. The handle was put on the bag by a professional and features two lucite beads on the bottom of each end of the chain. The bag has a top gold tone metal clasp and an accordion bottom. The interior is leather-lined with three slip pockets and one zip compartment. It is stamped "Bellestone".
You have to lift up a little on the clasp while making sure the chain handle comes straight up when closing the bag. I am not one for modifications on vintage bags but this handle, along with the bag's slim profile, really creates an updated look. The bag is in excellent condition with Bellestone's trademark beautifully glossy finish on the skins and only some minor wear to the gold tone metal. It measures 11" X 6 1/2" X 3".
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