Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kadin Pizza Parlor Purse

Pizza Parlor Purse. 1960s. Maker: Kadin. Plastic-covered ivory fabric purse with pizza parlor scene, including a table with traditional checkered tablecloth, chair, giant pizza, beer mug, lamp, pizza sign, window and bowl of fruit (because everyone eats fruit at a pizza parlor). Embellished with stitching, rhinestones and beads. Inside zip pocket. Shiny vinyl strap.

I almost couldn’t catch my breath when I found this incredibly fun purse! This is very much like the Soure purses in that it has a whimsical scene on the front. However, upon researching Kadin Bros. of New York, I learned that most of the handbags the company made were a much more classic, traditional style. Special thanks to the Bag Lady, http://www.bagladyemporium.com/, for providing info about Kadin. The Bag Lady is a fabulous website with purses for sale, as well as its "university" section, which has a wealth of information, including old photos and vintage purse advertisements.

Bag Lady University: http://www.bagladyemporium.com/BLU/

About Kadin: http://www.bagladyemporium.com/BLU/index.php?n=Main.Kadin

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