1960s | Brown Patent Leather Bag | Charisma


Patent leather is a type of coated leather that has a high-gloss finish.The coating process was introduced to the United States and improved by inventor Seth Boyden, of Newark, New Jersey, in 1818, with commercial manufacture beginning September 20, 1819. Boyden's process (which he did not patent) used a lacquer coating that was based on linseed oil. Modern patent leather usually has a plastic coating.

Add sophistication to any of your looks with this elegant 1960s patent leather handbag!

The design of this frame bag is truly unique and merits all our attention. The glossy brown patent leather is a feature that is typical of the 60s; it was used mostly for boots, shoes, and handbags. Back in the days, this type of leather was considered high-end especially when compared to vinyl-made pieces. You will notice that the box shape of this gem, as well as its gold hardware, give it a rigid frame. While the exterior of the handbag is solid and hard, the interior is entirely covered with leather, an extremely rare choice of lining material. Vintage connoisseurs might find the shape and overall look of the purse to be reminiscent of the iconic Hermes Kelly Bag.

This one-of-a-kind find hides so many intricacies, yet the simplicity of its design makes it a versatile and easy-to-style accessory. Wear it with your 2-piece suit at the office or pair it with an elegant dress on your next date!

Info & specs

  • Brand: Charisma handbags Montreal 
  • Genuine leather
  • Leather lining (rare)
  • Gold colour clasp and hardware
  • 1 (one) main compartment
  • 1 (one) inside pockets 


Length:  7.5 inches 

Width: 10 inches

Handle drop: 4 inches 

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