Nettie Rosenstein, Inc.
New York City, USA, '20s-'70s
Founder: Nettie Rosenstein (Rosencrans).
Specialty: couture garments, including a famous little black cocktail dress, as well as imaginative jewelry and luxurious, high-end novelty purses.
Signature features: understated designs of premium craftsmanship in top quality materials, such as: various exotic skins, hides, leathers, polished calf, patent leather, suede, silk, satin, gold brocade, English mohair, cashmere, French velvet, hand-beading, and embroidery.
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue (Rockefeller Center), I. Magnin, Bonwit Teller, and Bergdorf Goodman.
Marked: Nettie Rosenstein.
Illustration: Nettie Rosenstein crocodile bag ad, Harper's Bazaar 1946.
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