Lucille Bags, Inc.
NYC, USA, '30s-'60s. The family business started in France in the 1930s as a bridal beaded purse manufacture and moved to New York in the 1940s.
Founder: Charles Hahn and Lucille A. Hahn.
President: Peter C. Hahn.
Designer: Claude Hahn.
Address: 30 East 33rd Street, NYC.
Specialty: a very wide assortment of luxurious exotic skin handbags in most superb styles and colors sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Crouch & Fitzgerald, Neiman Marcus, and Bergdorf Goodman. Besides in-stock collections, they also custom-made one-off creations per order for important customers, including celebrities, dignitaries, and royalty. This is by far the most highly recognizable mid-century American brand exceptionally popular with collectors and fashionistas today.
Mark: Lucille de Paris.
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