Not only will this purse hold your cell phone but it will hold the phones of all your friends. That's how large it is. Unique in its size, this purse by Faye Mell designs was created in the 1960's. It's bling has the look of that decade. Faye Mell,based in Miami, created over 2,000 designs during the 1950's - 1970's. Local Cuban women made the purses. Besides its size, this purse is exceptional in the material used. The fabric is some sort of satin blend and it is black. However, it is the matelasse stitching that is special. This stitching resembles quilting and is now often used in bed covers. It is dimensional and the design swirls and curves. There is ruching at the top which adds to the interest of the bag. The frame is a shiny gold tone and it covered on the front with the fabric. On top there is a wide panel that is encrusted with jewels: tiny beads, bezel set light yellow cabochons, aurora borealis rhinestones in bezels and large insets of mother of pearl also set in decorative bezels. Theses inlaid abalone shell accents are large and are geometric shaped. The base of the strip is decorative open work. This band is a perfect complement to the swirly fabric. There is a shiny gold tone lift up clasp and the carry strap has shiny and large links. It has a 7" drop. The inside is lined with a melon color satin fabric. There is ruching inside.....a nice touch. There is a large open slip pocket and the cloth label stating "Exclusive Faye Mell Design Fleurette, Inc Miami,Fla" is sewn inside. The inside is very clean with only one tiny make up spot of the pocket. The measurements of the bag are 14"w x 8"h x 2"d. The bag is in great condition. This bag was hardly ever used. This bag has a definite '60's vibe yet it fulfills the need of the present day lady who likes to carry her phone at all times. It is really cool! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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