Dofan Handbag Co.
New York City, USA, 1944-'70.
Director of sales: Mr. Robert E. Sommers, former president of Deauville Bags.
Addresses: 14 East 33rd Street; 30 East 33rd Street, NYC.
Production facilities: New York, Paris, Grenoble.
Collaboration: exclusive lines for Best & Co. stores in the '50s.
Specialty: fine purses in leather, alligator and crocodile, and vinyl. Signature features: beautifully detailed enamel clasps, 24-karat gold-plated trim, and Bakelite accents. Quiet elegance at excellent value!
Illustration: Dofan bags, Vogue, November 1948.
Read more about this vintage designer brand in our book.
Source: © 2010 Victoria Stowe "Exotic Skin Handbags: Alligator & Crocodile." All rights reserved.