1940s Dietsch Brown Alligator Hand Bag

 

 

 

As elegant and expensive as alligator and crocodile bags were and are, during its heyday, this bag would likely have been carried only for travel or a morning shopping in town, never in the evening or with a dressier ensemble. No, back then, alligator was strictly Town and Country. Still, there is nothing like gator and croc to epitomize refinement and high style.  This beautiful brown alligator bag is circa late 1940s to early 1950s, and has a curved gold toned frame, which gives it a softer, more rounded shape than the traditional wedge-shaped boxy alligator bag.  It  has a snap clasp at the top of the bag with an alligator 'pull tab' on the front. Cognac colored faux leather interior has one slip pocket and one faille lined zippered pocket.  Made by Deitsch the skin of this bag has a rich, warm patina and, except for one slight crack on the handle, which is reinforced in brown leather on the underside, is in excellent condition. Bag measures 9" wide by 6" high by 2.75" deep, with a 7 handle. $280