"New York Chic with a French Accent!"
Coblentz Bag Company, Inc.
New York City, USA, 1930s - 1970s
Founder: Louis J. Coblentz.
Address: 30 East 33rd Street, NYC.
The brand's style reflected its founder's personality of a respected member of the New York society and an ambassador of goodwill who represented the American business community at European trade fairs. For several decades, their elegant exotic skin handbags (a must-have for ladies of means) were sold across the country by B. Altman & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Bonwit Teller, and Lord & Taylor.
Signature styles: sleek and sizable skin satchels, barrels, bar-belles, and trapeze bags.
Mark: Coblentz Made in France.
Illustration: Coblentz handbag ad, B. Altman & Co., 1954.
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Source: © 2010 Victoria Stowe "Exotic Skin Handbags: Alligator & Crocodile." All rights reserved.