The statement of all statement makers!!! Besides the color,the fabric, and the accents, the style and the size of this bag makes it a "force to contend with." Josef created this unusual handbag probably towards the end of his career. Although it is not signed, there is a mirror in a folder that is made from the exact fabric lining inside the bag. This folder is signed "Bags by Josef." Although not a typical Josef creation, I consequently do not doubt that this is one of his bags. Josef created bags during the mid century and beyond. He was one of the more prominent designers of this time and his bags were always high end and sold only in the best luxury stores. This bag is unusual in many ways. First it is over sized and huge. Next the style is a modern day draw string, a style dating back centuries. The bag is folded in an unusual manner recreating this old style. It is soft structured and slouchy. There is a large pleat on the front and back created by these unusual folds.The material used is equally surprising. It is a wool felt, a sturdy yet attractive fabric. The color is a true Christmas red, not too flashy but bold and strong. A red felt thick tubular drawstring opens and closes the bag. The drop is 9”. If this isn't enough, there are faux large tortoise shell accents on both the front and the back. They are shaped as a trapezoid and they are thick and chunky. They are a honey colored with darker streaks throughout. The bag closes tightly with the drawstring. The inside is lined with a bright candy apple red. There are two open pockets (one is divided with a pocket for a lip stick) and as stated. the original mirror in its folder is also inside. The inside is in great condition with the most minuscule indications of wear. The bag measures 14"w(at its widest) x 13"h x 1 1/2"d. The bag is in wonderful shape. There are some marks on the plastic, otherwise, it is very clean. This is a great and unusual handbag sure to garner stares, smiles and compliments. Not for the shy at heart, but for the gal who has confidence and doesn't mind "doing it differently." Condition: Excellent VINTAGE -Condition
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