Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mixed Media Autumn Colors Shoulder Bag. 1960s. Maker: Dova/Caron of Houston. Large, case-style purse with embellishments that include needlepoint flowers, mini pinecones, faux gems, brass-tone flower petals, velour leaves and shiny trim. Twist-lock closure. Inner zip pocket. Lined in vinyl. Faux leather straps.

What’s interesting about this is that it’s stamped with the name “Dova” on the inside, but it has the Caron of Houston, Texas tag glued in. A lot of designers of the era had multiple tags or a tag saying “(Name) for (Other name).” I even have a bag that’s got the manufacturer name tag and the name tag from the department store at which it originally sold.


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