Bellestone

"The exclamation point to any outfit!"

Bellestone Bags, Inc.

New York City, USA, 1940s-1960s

 

Address: 38 West 32nd Street, NYC.

 

Specialty: lady-like, curvy alligator and crocodile handbags in an array of sizes and styles handcrafted from quality leathers and skins.

 

Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue, Bonwit Teller.

 

Signature features: a high-gloss finish, tailored leather interior with accessories (coin purse, comb and mirror); rolled handles with flexible inserts. Substantial, with expensive frames opening wide to disclose a handsome lining, they are favorite vintage for everyday use.

 

Mark: Bellestone.

 

Read more about this vintage designer brand in our book.

 

Source: © 2010 Victoria Stowe "Exotic Skin Handbags: Alligator & Crocodile." All rights reserved.

 

Bellestone alligator bags c.'50s
Bellestone alligator bags c.'50s

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Bellestone lizard bags c.'50s
Bellestone lizard bags c.'50s

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Bellestone alligator satchels c.'50s
Bellestone alligator satchels c.'50s

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Bellestone alligator bags c.'50s
Bellestone alligator bags c.'50s

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