This funky bag by Betsey Johnson belongs in the "Makes You Smile" category. It has the "wow' factor, borders on the outrageous and is not for the shy at heart. I just love it! Betsey Johnson was involved in the early Soho scene and opened up her own Soho store as well as her own business in 1978. Her trademark is playful but chic, timeless but trendy and extravagant but functional. The bag has a large fold over flap and is curvilinear. The milk white leather is very soft and flexible. It is not rigid. There is an open compartment on the back that closes with a snap. The bag closes with a snap under the flap. The "piece de resistance" is the bold design on the flap. It is made of large domed half rounds that are anchored into the leather. The design is both vertical and horizontal. There are four rows of these accents, three on the flap and one on the very top of the flap/bag. The accents are both plastic and metal. There are hematite toned and gold toned rounds as well as deep lavender and bright tangerine plastic half circles. These domed accents protrude and provide depth and dimension. They protrude outwards by 1/2". They are in a sense "in your face." So funky! In addition to this, there is a very thick and bold gold tone link chain used to carry the bag. It connects to the bag on one side with an enormous "key chain (clip snag hook key chain ring key chain) type" hardware that opens. You can add additional charms to this hardware and create an even more outrageous bag if so desired. The links are thick and chunky on the chain. The drop is 8". The inside is lined with a lovely Betsey Johnson pink hued identification fabric. There is an open pocket. The "hot pink" Betsey Johnson" identification label is sewn inside. The fabric chosen for the lining is fantastic looking and is so Betsey Johnson. The inside is very clean. There is a "Betsey Johnson" three dimensional gold tone accent identification piece on the back. The measurements of the bag are 8 1/2"w x 4 1/2"h x 1". The bag is in great shape with the unusual signs of use and age. Nothing significant. It is very clean but could use a gentle clean with gentle soapy water. If not, it is perfectly usable as is. Fabulous when worn with an all white outfit. To me, it replaces a statement making piece of jewelry, that's how powerful the statement of this bag is !!! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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