We were absolutely thrilled to find this incredible vintage Schiaparelli handbag. It has a fantastic size, incredible details, and a look that just screams classic Schiaparelli.
Almost IMPOSSIBLE to find, Schiaparelli handbags are extremely collectible.
Elsa Schiaparelli founded her design brand in the 1920's: it would set a lasting standard in the world of fashion.
After giving the fashion world innovations like the wedge heel and "Shocking Pink", Schiaparelli's legacy lives on today in rare and exquisite items like this extraordinary handbag.
As you can see, the bag is made of genuine supple leather in a divine shade of burgundy with a hint of chocolate brown.
Crescent-shaped panels on the front overlap one another drawing the eye upward to the dazzling Lucite handle.
The handle is characterized by two enormous mirror-image pieces made of breathtaking satin-gray Lucite.
When the handbag is closed, the two large pieces of Lucite are held together by a small brass rocking clasp.
The handles are attached to a sturdy brass frame inside which bears a lovely gold-tone finish.
Inside, the handbag is lined with luxuriously soft ecru leather.
There are three open pockets and one zippered pocket; perfect for storing small items like a compact, cards or cash.
Finally, a matching leather coin-purse can be found inside the handbag. It has a sweet gold-tone brass frame with a two-ball clasp at the top.
The frame shows some minor wear, though the little purse remains in good condition overall.
You will also find the original designer's fabric label which reads "Schiaparelli, New York, Paris" in elegant signature pink script.
As you can see, the interior and exterior leather shows a few very light scuffs while the Lucite handles exhibit a few tiny flea-bite scratches.
Overall, this stunning Schiaparelli handbag remains in outstanding vintage condition.
Not only is this bag incredibly rare and highly-collectible, it's a timeless and elegant example of divine Schiaparelli style.
Measurements: Height: 16", Width: 13 1/2", Handle is 11 3/4" wide, Height from bottom to base of handle is 11", Bottom is 3" deep Weight: 2 lbs., 1 oz.