Mid-Century Black Clutch with Convertible Handle by Garay of New York

Mid-Century Black Clutch with Convertible Handle by Garay of New York


With sleek lines, this retro mid century clutch purse dates to the 1950s. Its material is a polyester blend, making maintenance easy. The lining of this purse is a clean black silk, and its interior has one red leather pocket opposite another zippered pocket. The red leather pocket was intended to hold a palm-sized mirror for discreet makeup touch-ups on the go. Above it is the manufacturer’s logo: a gold oval with a script “Garay” inside. The hardware for this bag is all brass.

This clutch boasts the cleverest convertible handle that the wearer may fold in to make the purse a clutch, or fold out to make it a handbag. Practical, transitional, and modern, this accessory is as relevant today as it was the day it was made.

  • Maker: The Garay Label by Garay & Company, Incorporated

  • Material: Black polyester outer, black silk inner, red leather pocket, brass hardware

  • Epoch: 1950s

  • Dimensions: 10.5” x 6” without handle

  • Procurement: Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Origin: New York, New York

Add To Cart

Revival features a rotating selection of vintage items, antiques & collectibles that are sourced with affection from around the world.

In suit with our philosophy, Revival believes in the sustainability of loving those things already in existence, and in finding new and creative ways to use the treasures we inherit or acquire.

We've researched each item to ensure that the story behind every one is proudly told to the best of our knowledge. We're intrigued by the marks that tell their history, and love the enhancements that time adds to each piece.

At Revival, we discover the gems that others have forgotten, we choose them because they're special and set apart, and we promote their lovability and functionality. We aim to reframe these finds to showcase their beauty and purpose, so that they can captivate your heart as they have ours.

Please allow up to 7 business days to process and ship. Click here for more about Revival Studio Co.’s Shipping, Privacy & Policies.