Etienne Aigner (New York, USA) Brown Leather Shoulder Handbag

$ 30.00

A matte brown leather shoulder handbag from Etienne Aigner.  The outside has a single- compartment measuring 10" wide and 5" deep.  Inside, there are two compartments measuring around 10" x 5" and a small zipper pocket that flank a central zippered pocket.  The gold Aigner horseshoe logo enclosed in an acrylic gold rimmed oval is affixed to the front flap, and inside, a leather logo medallion is affixed to the back open compartment.  There is gold-colored metal hardware details throughout.  The handbag measures 14" wide, and has an internal depth of 6".  The drop strap measures 11" when set at the lowest hole and 13 1/2" when set at the highest hole.  The condition is very good, with minimal use marks.  

Etienne Aigner of New York

From Wilipedia:  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:  www.aignermunich.com).  Mr. Aigner died in New York City in 2000 at the age of 96.


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