I seem to be drawn to Escada handbags. The brand, established in 1978 by Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley in Munich Germany, was named after a winning racehorse they bet on. Although no longer controlled by the Leys, the Escada brand remains a highly respected global luxury brand. The bags are well made and many are conservative. However, it the the others that have a slight edginess that is not too overbearing that I find particularly attractive. This particular bag is not egdy but rather tastefully romantic and feminine, but not too much so. The bag is sort of rectangular in shape with the bottom slightly wider than the top. It is a clutch bag. It is a basic milk white, amazingly clean for a white vintage product. It is made of a luxury quality leather that is smooth to the touch. There is a slight sheen to the leather. A border of gold leather trim surrounds the bag. The gussets are a more flexible white leather. The focal attraction of the bag is a scrolling accent of flowers, vines and leaves. It is very stylized. It appears to be made of white thread combined with gold metallic thread. It comes across as glittering and glistening. It appears to be sewn onto the bag. It is near the top of the bag. It gives the bag dimension. There is a huge gold tone shiny round ball that is the open/close clasp. There is an internal white leather frame that is only seen on the inside. Leather lines a small portion of the inside but it is a wonderful silk like grosgrain material that lines most of the bag. The material is a white on white striped pattern. There is a zippered pocket and an open leather slip pocket. "ESCADA Made in Italy" is stamped in gold letters inside the bag. The inside is in great condition without apparent evidence of use or age. The bag comes with its original red Escada dust bag. The dust bag states "Escada by Margaretha Ley" so this bag may indeed be one of the older ones. The measurements are 8 1/2"w x 6 1/2"h x 2 3/4"d. The bag is in great condition. There are tiny faint scratches that have to be looked for in a certain light to be seen. This bag was hardly ever used if at all. Perfect for the bride or for any fashionable gal who needs a white bag. It is stunning, timeless and sophisticated. You can't go wrong with this bag! COndition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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