Everyone loves a bargain and this listing is the bargain of the day. In addition, it is a bag made by the renowned Judith Leiber and it is visually very appealing and versatile. I believe it is an early Leiber and was made for Saks Fifth Avenue ( this particular identification label is illegible but it is similar in shape, etc to many Saks 5th labels have seen before). Early in her career Leiber made a limited number of bags to be sold in Saks and they immediately sold out and thus the story began. This bag is casual and yet can be worn to a special evening dinner. It is rectangular in shape with rounded effects. It is small to medium size. It is covered with the skins of the karung lizard, a skin that Leiber often used. It is dyed a light beige. When the skins of the karung lizard are dyed a light color, the small scales take on a darker color than the background color. Consequently, a contrast pattern of light and dark is created. This pattern is very interesting especially since the small scales decrease in size throughout the bag. The bag has decorative corners at the top of the bag. Triangles have been created at the corners and they are bordered in thick and shiny gold tone metal. There are karung inserts within the borders. These accents are pushed forward to open the bag. Once pushed, the bag automatically opens. There are two shiny serpentine chains with a drop of 14". These chains can be tucked inside the bag using Leiber's hardware so that it becomes a clutch. The inside is a eggshell satin fabric. There are two open pockets. The shiny gold tone identification label is affixed inside. The inside shows minimal signs of use. The measurements are 8"w x 6"h x 2"d. The bag is in great condition. There is glue seepage along some of the borders of the bag. This is very common with Leiber bags and does not detract from its appearance. Otherwise, there are only the most minimal vintage indications. Great designer, great bag, great price! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition


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Vintage Early Leiber Karung Purse with Chains


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