So much fun! Whimsical, playful and amusing are all words that describe this iconic bag. "Sexy" has even been used to describe this bag. Supposedly these adorable bears started it all for the Moschino company. Moschino was an ardent supporter of animal rights in the 1980's and consequently put these bears on bags to mock designers who used animal fur on their designs. They made their point and are now a highly collectible item. The bag is a medium sized shoulder bag. It has a front flap. It is covered with a very soft cotton like fabric, that is a pleasure to touch. The background color is black and there are red stitched overlapping hearts throughout. The stitched hearts give the bag a slightly "poofy" quilt like appearance. The pattern does not overwhelm but is perfect for the bag. There is pebbled red leather trim and decorative inserts on the perimeter of the flap. Most of the flat bottom is also this red leather. The red is bright fire engine red. There are two dimensional crocheted bears affixed to the flap. They are stuffed and thick. They are large measuring approximately 4 1/2"h x 3 1/2"w. They are this fire engine red color and have black facial features (eyes etc.) They are adorable. Makes you want to give each a name, sort of like a pet. There is a strap on the bottom of the flap with a buckle, however, the bag closes with a magnetic snap. There is a red leather carry strap that is attached to the bag by two thick gold tone rings. The leather is the high quality leather used throughout the bag. It has a buckle and is adjustable. The drop can be 8" to 10". The Moschino Jeans trademark is stamped onto a red label that is stitched onto the back of the bag. The inside is lined in a red gauze like fabric (actually all the fabric used in this bag is a high quality polyester that simulates other high end fabrics). There is a zippered pocket and two open pockets and the white MOSCHINO JEANS label is sewn inside. Also inside are two labels, one stating the materials used in the bag and the other stating "Made in China." I was a little taken aback by the China connection and did extensive research on Moschino. It turns out that the Purse Forum confirmed that Moschino bags often were made in China. The inside is very clean. The measurements of the bag are 12 1/2"w x 10"h x 3 1/2"d. The bag is in great condition without any significant indications of wear or age. I doubt that it was used a lot if at all. This bag is very special. It is not only amusing but in its playful way it has a very important message. That is why early Moschino items are much more than fashion accessories. A bag with a social conscience .....not that's real art!!!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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