Lucille de Paris

"The Epitome of American Classic and Prestige"

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

 

Alligator & Ostrich Satchels c.'60s
Alligator & Ostrich Satchels c.'60s

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Lucille de Paris ad, SFA June 1946
Lucille de Paris ad, SFA June 1946

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Elite Crocodile Frame Bags c.1956
Elite Crocodile Frame Bags c.1956

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Alligator & Ostrich Satchels c.'60s
Alligator & Ostrich Satchels c.'60s

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