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.
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