Vassar

"Awesome Carryalls for Ultimate, Professional Look"

Vassar Bag Co. of New York

USA, 1932-'70s

 

Specialty: casual alligator shoppers, satchels and swaggers.

 

Signature features: oversized construction, exterior pockets, interior wallets, polished brass hardware, floating hinges, classic colors.

 

Sold by: department stores (B. Altman & Co., Lord & Taylor), mail order (Sears, Montgomery Ward catalogs).

 

Mark: Genuine Alligator by Vassar.

 

Illustration: Vassar alligator bags and shoes ad, Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalog, Fall/Winter 1963.

 

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

Vassar ad, Sears Catalog, Fall 1963
Vassar ad, Sears Catalog, Fall 1963

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Vassar alligator shopper c.1950s
Vassar alligator shopper c.1950s

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Vassar exotic skin bags c.'50s-'60s
Vassar exotic skin bags c.'50s-'60s

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Vassar ad, Sears Catalog, Fall 1963
Vassar ad, Sears Catalog, Fall 1963

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