vintage designer ArtBag Creations NY suede and link 1960s hand bag
Now the place to go repair your Louis Vuitton, ArtBag on Madison Avenue in NYC previously produced high quality designs of their own. From their website..
"Hillel Tenenbaum founded Artbag in 1932, a former professor at The Fashion Institute of Technology. He had a passion for perfection that was instilled into his son-in-law and future business partner Louis Rosenberg.
Rosenberg, a tinsmith by trade, brought his knowledge of metals and quality workmanship to Artbag. He was considered the king of "quality control," well before it was a catch phrase in today's society."
I think this is 1960s at the latest..The tinsmith element brought by Rosenberg would certainly tie in to the design! Formed of black suede squares joined by metal twisted rings, over a tan leather body.
ISSUES: I'm saying as is because it has a slight stiffening to one end on two suede panels (crumpled ones), and there is a very slight dye transfer from the black. I have sprayed with a fixative and it's now although fairly minimal I wouldn't risk going black and white with your outfit! Internally its pretty good with just a slight wear mark to inner. Really nicely made, all zips work etc.
approx 8" x 7" x 2" deep