1950s Alligator Purse! Pre-Ban Cuban


1950s alligator purse

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This 1950s alligator purse is the real deal! Beautiful, classic styling. Pre-ban Cuban alligator handbag from the 1950s.

This one is in fabulous shape, and it has an adjustable strap. You can wear it as a cross-body bag or carry it with a handle. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, tuck the strap in and carry it as a clutch.

A timeless, elegant purse that will definitely spark conversation!

Now, if you’re curious about the history of these really cool handbags, The Oklahoman has a little Q&A piece on the value of them. Keep in mind, it’s from 2010, but the history is accurate. These types of bags were incredibly popular for people on the honeymoons in Florida or Cuba, back in the days when American tourists could go to Cuba.

I never thought I’d drop some information about the U.S.’s sanctions against Cuba on my little vintage fashion shop, but if you’re interested, the U.S. State Department offers some insights into why bags like this became illegal for trade in the United States after 1962.

If you love quirky and intriguing handbags or purses, I have some in stock! You might love this adorable 1930s brass handbag with the cutest strawberry engraving! Or maybe this cute 1980s kangaroo bag from Australia is more to your liking.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in







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