DESIGNER BRAND: Tiffany & Co. Made in Italy (interior gold tone label-plate). The clasp and the shoulder strap are both stamped with the Tiffany & Co. insignia.
TYPE: Convertible cocktail evening bag (a front flap, a 3-way construction that includes a wardrobe of handles: a removable top handle and a removable metal link shoulder strap that comes in an original velvet storage pouch). By interchanging the straps, you can use it as a clutch (without handles), a cocktail arm-purse (with a top handle), or an evening bag (with a shoulder strap on). Amazing versatility and impeccable style.
SKIN: Java lizard (premium, central belly skins with neat, uniformed markings).
METAL: Polished 24K gold plated accents (a clasp stamped with the Tiffany & Co. insignia; handle grommets; a jewelry quality link shoulder strap with multiple stations stamped with the Tiffany & Co. insignia).
INTERIOR: Genuine suede (a slip pocket and a zippered pouch).
CONDITION: Fabulous vintage mint condition that looks hardly used, if ever. Adorable and perfect.
STYLIST'S TIP: No additional comments are required. Just cherish this princess.
HISTORY: Tiffany & Co. was established in 1830 in New York by the 25-yr-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young, who opened a "stationery and fancy goods" store on borrowed money. That was the time when a new American style emerged to capitalize on the newly formed extravagant tastes and golden opportunities. They were translated by the Tiffany founders into their exquisite patterns of harmony and simplicity, which became the trademark of the brand. Their specialties included various luxury items created in their studios: gold and silver jewelry with diamonds, pearls, and other precious and semi-precious gems; flatware; timepieces; leaded glass; jewels; Congressional Medals of Honor; various gifts and brand merchandise; as well as a variety of fabric, leather and exotic skin accessories and handbags. Their gifts coming in their signature Tiffany Blue Box symbolize their rich heritage and unparalleled reputation.
BOOK: Read about luxurious vintage lizard 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.