I think I bought this clutch purse because of my fascination with large jewels and studs. The combination is very appealing, in fact, all the characteristics of this purse combine to create a bag that just "works." It was made by Mali, a famous leather factory in Padova, Italy. I guess it is circa 1980's. Adding to its charm are the original tags that are still attached, meaning it was never used!!!! It is rounded in shape with the bottom being wider than the top. It is soft structured and there is ruching at the top resulting in gentle pleats. The fabric is a silk(?) grosgrain "water" moire. It has a wavy watered down vertical look to it. The color is also interesting. It is a combination of the color of German mustard and pea soup. There is a slight sheen to the greenish goldish fabric. There is a half moon suede frame in the same color. The purse opens with a tab that comes from behind and is covered with large glass stones. The stones vary in size and shape and many are unusually large. They are shades of amber, red, purple and black. Many are multi faceted and some are opaque. They are bezel set and the metal framing is decorative. There also are brass stones, which also vary in size. There is a magnetic snap closure on the back of the tab. The purse opens tightly. The inside is lined with a "Mali" black and black fabric. There is a zippered pocket and a leather identification panel stating "Mali Made in Italy." Needless to say, the inside is in wonderful condition having never been used. The original tags are still attached. The bag measures 10" at its widest, 6 1/2"h x 3"d. There is a small mark on the front of the tab. Here is a fold/crease on the back from poor storage. It can be steamed out. Otherwise, it is in wonderful condition. Very '80's but still relevant. This bag emits confidence because of its truly unique color. The color, although special, actually is very neutral and can complement outfits in black, brown, navy, white, beige etc.....It's up to you to use it to its full potential. Condition: Excellent++VINTAGE Condition NWT
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