Vintage Brocade Purse | Garay Gold Flower Handbag with Wrist Strap | Party Purse | Comes with Original Comb and Mirror
We all need a little bling to hang from our wrists and this vintage Garay bag is the perfect pop of bling. The golden brocade fabric and gold tone clasp sparkles perfectly for the holidays. It's made by Garay (original tag inside) and the interior is in wonderful condition with two pouches, one with a Garay comb and the other holding a small vintage mirror. The brocade is in good condition though there is some discoloration around the edges. (Please see our photographs.) Overall, it's a beautiful bag ready for holiday parties.
Here's some information we found on Garay. (Thank you vintagepursegallery blogspot). "Arnold Garay held numerous patents for braided and knitted fabrics, and enjoyed giving American consumers great deals on his versions of the latest, most expensive European fashion trends. For five decades, the Garay company produced lines of bags made of “Copy Calf” (a faux leather), “Garacloth” (a wool felt), corde, plastic, straw and other materials. By 1953, his handbags were in 6,000 stores. Based on The Vintage Purse Museum’s previous research, Arnold Garay formed a partnership with Morris Moskowitz (see our article about MM here) in 1937. The company, Garay & Co., Inc., manufactured handbags, eventually expanding to include a belt division. In 1948, the pair dissolved their business relationship and Moskowitz went on to become a prolific handbag manufacturer with his eponymous brand. While we’ve often read that couture handbag maker Judith Leiber (1921-2018), got her start with Morris Moskowitz, we found a 2016 Harper’s Bazaar article that said her first job in the US was with the Garay company, when Moskowitz was a partner."
• Vintage Garay Gold Brocade Wrist Bag
• Gold Evening Clutch with comb and mirror
• With gold tone clasp
• Bag measures 7 1/2" x 6 1/2" plus wrist strap of approx 6 inches
• In good vintage condition (see photos)
• Some discoloration around seams and edges
At Bixley, forgotten treasures are looking for a home to call their own. We love the "as is" quality of vintage pieces and hope you do too. Please read our description carefully and take a good look at our photos. We'll do our best to point out any of the bumps and bruises of age.