Rosenfeld

"Sensible Glamor of a Stylishly Decorated Bag"

Harry Rosenfeld Handbags, Inc.

USA, '30s-'70s

 

Founder: Harry Rosenfeld.

 

Address: 135 Madison Ave, NYC.

 

Specialty: ultra-deluxe skin lady's purses and handbags in alligator, crocodile, snakeskin, lizard, and ostrich, as well as unique novelties from leather and textiles.

 

Signature features: premium skins lap-polished by hand and treated with coveted Bombe finish, elaborate gold-plated hardware, lacquered enameled frames, rhinestone-encrusted clasps, Lucite and Bakelite accents, accessories, rolled handles, in designer colors.

 

Sold by: high-end stores and boutiques including Saks Fifth Avenue, B. Altman & Co., Lord & Taylor, Bonwit Teller, etc.

 

Collaboration: Kenneth J. Lane, '70s.

 

Mark: Rosenfeld.

 

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

 

Alligator Purse w/Crystals c.1956
Alligator Purse w/Crystals c.1956

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Rosenfeld ad, Harper's Bazaar 1946
Rosenfeld ad, Harper's Bazaar 1946

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Bonwit Teller ad, September 3, 1969
Bonwit Teller ad, September 3, 1969

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Alligator Purse w/Crystals c.1956
Alligator Purse w/Crystals c.1956

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