Lesco

"Fashion-Tailored Exotic Handbags"

Lesco, Ltd.

NYC, USA, '40s-'70s 

 

Address: 10 East 34th Street, NYC.

 

Specialty: classic alligator and crocodile satchels and exotic skin shoulder handbags sold at Franklin Simon, Arnold Constable, Bonwit Teller, Saks Fifth Avenue, and B. Altman & Co.

 

In 1961, the National Authority for the Ladie's Handbag Industry (NALHI) announced the merger of Lesco, Ltd. with Lona company. The new firm, Lesco Lona, Inc. (136 Madison Ave, NYC) sold their casual bags at Altman & Co., Gimbels, Franklin Simon, Bloomingdales, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

Mark: Lesco.

 

Illustration: Lesco lizard handbags ad, Vogue 1949.

 

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

 

Lizard Handbags, Vogue 1949
Lizard Handbags, Vogue 1949

Lesco handbags, Vogue 1948
Lesco handbags, Vogue 1948

Lesco handbags, Vogue 1946
Lesco handbags, Vogue 1946

Lizard Handbags, Vogue 1949
Lizard Handbags, Vogue 1949

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