Dofan

"It’s in the Bag—Luxury, that is."

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!

 

Mark: Dofan.

 

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.

 

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