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

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

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A small tan woven straw and matte brown leather shoulder handbag made in China for the American market by Etienne Aigner.  The outside of the handbag has a simple form with gold tone hardware and a leather band that carries the "A" horseshoe logo.  A plastic zipper with leather fob opens the purse to reveal a cloth-lined central compartment flanked by a small zipper pocket on one side and an open pocket on the other.  The Etienne Aigner leather medallion is affixed to the zipper pocket.  The handbag measures 9" long, 2 1/4" wide, 6" high, with an additional 10" when factoring in the drop of the leather strap.  The condition is very good.

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.

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