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Vintage Deep Brown Leather Clutch Bag 1940s
1940s: The first half of the decade was dominated by WWII . Styles echoed military uniforms and was almost utilitarian. Fabrics were rationed in the UK and thus simple designs dominated fashion during this time, with an emphasis on beautiful tailoring. Post-war, fashion came back with a bang. In 1947, Dior launched his 'The New look' collection; perhaps the most controversial fashion statement made to date. It proposed absolute femininity and extravagance at a time that was still recovering from a period of limitation, yet the new-look demolished pre 1947 styles over night. Billowing skirts, narrow waists, padded hips and rounded shoulders changed fashion in a moment and has influenced it ever since.
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Vintage Deep Brown Leather Clutch Bag 1940s

Product Code VB29
£55.00
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Product Details

Detail: Deep dark brown clutch bag form the 1940s. Gorgeous chrome clasp and subtle deco stitch pattern to front. Hand strap to back. One main compartments inside with integral purse. Original mirror.

Period: Mid 1940s

Colour: Deep Brown

Material: Leather

Origin: Unknown

Size: Height 5.5". Length 10.5". Width 1.5" at the widest point 

Condition: Very Good. The metal work is slightly tarnished, and there is a little wear to both in and outside. All adding to the character of a very lovely period clutch bag.

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1940s: The first half of the decade was dominated by WWII . Styles echoed military uniforms and was almost utilitarian. Fabrics were rationed in the UK and thus simple designs dominated fashion during this time, with an emphasis on beautiful tailoring. Post-war, fashion came back with a bang. In 1947, Dior launched his 'The New look' collection; perhaps the most controversial fashion statement made to date. It proposed absolute femininity and extravagance at a time that was still recovering from a period of limitation, yet the new-look demolished pre 1947 styles over night. Billowing skirts, narrow waists, padded hips and rounded shoulders changed fashion in a moment and has influenced it ever since.
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