Roger Van S Mid Century Yellow Handbag Purse Large Baguette
This coveted Roger Van S handbag is in very good/excellent vintage condition, a lovely piece of history!
It measures 13" at it's widest by 6" with a 6 1/2" strap. It is 3 inches deep.This is a really nice bag and a very unique color.
Wonderful article about these bags: http://www.bluevelvetvintage.com/vintage_style_files/2015/03/04/lesser-know-label-roger-van-s-for-fine-quality-50s-60s-purses/
Mrs. Van Schoyck(As Doris Bryn, the Ohio native graced the covers of national magazines in the '40s and '50s. She modeled "strange looking garments" called leotards on the cover of Life in September 1943 and also appeared on Cosmopolitan, Look and Ladies Home Journal.
In an advertising spread for Camay soap, the radiant Mrs. Van Schoyck wore a bridal gown and enthused over the wonders of mild Camay: "I've been getting the most thrilling compliments about my complexion.") began her business career while still a cover girl. She and her husband, Roger Van Schoyck, whom she met at the University of Cincinnati, launched the Roger Van S. line of handbags and accessories. Mrs. Van Schoyck, who went by Mrs. Roger Van S. during this phase of her career, was the chief designer at the company, which had manufacturing operations in Paterson.
Lord & Taylor, B. Altman, Neiman-Marcus and other major department stores sold Roger Van S. handbags through the 1960s. In 1966, Mrs. Van Schoyck received a handbag designing award from the Leather Industries of America.
Today, Roger Van S. handbags are coveted by collectors of vintage clothing.
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