Bohème Vintage

1960s Brown Patent Leather Frame Bag


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!

  • 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 

Free delivery: Montréal over 100$ | Canada over 200$ | USA over 300$

Optional: to avoid shipping fees, purchase online to pick up in store and receive 10% off store purchase (made at the same time of online order pick up).

To view or try on an online item before making a purchase, contact Lorraine so she can bring the item into the store for you. Note: the 10% off store item discount would not apply in this case.

Returns can be accepted as an exchange for gift cards only. We are unable to provide refunds. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees, duties, and taxes associated with the exchange. We are not responsible for any shipping or duty fees when shipping back an item for an exchange. To request a return, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Prior to buying, please take your measurements or the measurements of a similar garment that fits you well. We take great care in taking all the measurements needed to ensure that it is the right size and fit for you.

When a garment is shown on a model, their measurements are listed to give an idea of how it will fit you. 

All measurements are taken when the fabric is not stretched, though we will also give the extra inches when it is stretched (for example, if a range of measurements is listed, it is because the fabric may stretch to encompass multiple sizes). 

All descriptions are very meticulously written and any imperfections on the clothing item are listed. 


For any additional information or pictures, please contact us prior to your purchase.

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