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

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

38.00

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

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