Rendl 

"High-End, Casual Exotic Skin Bags"

Theodore Rendl Co.

USA, '40s-'60s

 

Address: 165 Madison Avenue, NYC.

 

Specialty: luxurious exotic skin purses handcrafted with utmost attention to detail from high-end alligator and crocodile at the upper end of quality spectrum.

 

Signature features: creative use of skin patterns, streamline designs, rocking-bottoms, coin purses attached by a chain, unique details and one-of-a-kind decorations.

 

Sold by: upscale department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and Altman & Co.

 

Mark: Rendl Original.  

 

Read more in our book

 

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

 

Rendl Alligator Cocktail Purse '50s
Rendl Alligator Cocktail Purse '50s

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Rendl Crocodile Wristlet Lucite 1947
Rendl Crocodile Wristlet Lucite 1947

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Rendl Alligator Box Purse c.1950s
Rendl Alligator Box Purse c.1950s

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Rendl Alligator Cocktail Purse '50s
Rendl Alligator Cocktail Purse '50s

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