Nettie Rosenstein

"Heirloom Quality of Strong, Imaginative Designs"

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.

 

Read more in our book

 

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

 

Nettie Rosenstein, HarperBazaar 1946
Nettie Rosenstein, HarperBazaar 1946

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Nattie Rosenstein Porosus Purse 1967
Nattie Rosenstein Porosus Purse 1967

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Nettie Rosenstein Beaded Purse c.'50
Nettie Rosenstein Beaded Purse c.'50

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Nettie Rosenstein, HarperBazaar 1946
Nettie Rosenstein, HarperBazaar 1946

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