Etienne Aigner (New York, USA) Antic Red Leather Flex Frame Clutch or Shoulder Bag

$ 22.00

An antic red leather flex frame clutch or shoulder bag from Etienne Aigner.  The outside of the bag has a slender form with bunching along the top and brass tone hardware with the Etienne Horseshoe logo on both sides.  The bag opens with an internal flex frame to reveal a central open compartment fully lined in the maroon satin lining marked with the Etienne Aigner signature.  There is also a smaller working zipper pocket on the side and a thin leather strap.   The bag measures 12" across and 8 1/4" tall.  Overall, this bag is in good original condition but with little signs of use as this is an older piece--such as a tiny 1/8" nick to the leather piping, tarnish to the brass patina, and light scuffing.

Etienne Aigner of New York

From Wikipedia:  Etienne Aigner was born in Hungary in 1904.  First a bookbinder, he started creating high-end leather goods such as handbags and belts for boutiques in Paris.  In 1950, after apprenticing with Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga, he came to New York to expand his business.  The brand's signature color is called "Antic Red" and the Aigner logo is the letter "A" shaped into a horseshoe.  "AIGNER gave its products a rural, countrystyle feel. There was always a sense of the racecourse, a feeling of being by the fireside. A phenomenon that can still be felt today" (quote source:  Mr. Aigner died in New York City in 2000 at the age of 96.