DESIGNER BRAND: Asprey of London, England (hallmarks on the Sterling Silver frame, limited edition of 2003)
TYPE: Baguette (a flap with a magnetic clasp, a Sterling Silver frame, a long shoulder strap)
SKIN: Crocodile (premium belly skins of utmost symmetry on both side, with distinct umbilical scars; exclusive, valuable matte finish) in subtle Caramel color.
METAL: Sterling Silver frame with handle mounts (properly hallmarked on both sides: silver-smith/maker, city/country, metal purity, year of production).
INTERIOR: Matching crocodile skin and top quality leather (a built-in wallet with multiple compartments for credit cards, etc.)
CONDITION: Looks hardly used, if any.
STYLIST'S TIP: Don't miss out on this exclusive offer available for a fraction of its original cost. Asprey annual collections are limited and offered for about $10K - $25K.
HISTORY: This phenomenal international brand, the elegant bastion of British luxury founded in the 18th century by William Asprey of London, England, has been frequently commissioned by the British Crown as top leather-workers, goldsmiths, silversmiths and watchmakers. Catering to international royalty and nobility for over two centuries, with their primary location on Bond Street in London, their handbags and jewelry are among the favorites of Hollywood featured in red carpet events and movies (The Tourist). In 2008, they have been commissioned to create the trophies for the National Movie Awards.
BOOK: Read about collectible vintage crocodile handbags in our fashion encyclopedia "Exotic Skin Handbags: Alligator & Crocodile" by Victoria Stowe. You're welcome to purchase an autographed copy of the book from our Malleries boutique.