Vassar Bag Co. of New York
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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