VINTAGE CHIC SAKS FIFTH AVENUE COSMETIC OVERNIGHT TRAIN CASE W COSMETIC CONTAINERS
A great vintage Saks Fifth Avenue cosmetic train case - You know if it came from Saks Fifth Avenue, it is not only a quality item but was expensive as well.
The case is in what looks like a beige patent leather (faux? I do not know) with a scarlet interior. The case contains handy plastic cosmetic containers which will be invaluable when traveling. They are in good shape with just a little use. The containers are a tall spray atomizer-type, a soap container, a round jar for creams or powder and a tall container for liquids such as astringent or mouthwash. They are held securely in place by bands of faux leatherette in beige and scarlet which are very handy. The rectagular mirror has some age to it and not as clear as when it was new but you can still get a glimpse of what one’s makeup looks like. The case has an elasticized faux leatherette pocket in back to slip things into and for storage a few smaller items such as jewelry, cotton balls and other necessities.
The lock on the case is a push-button type. I am sure at one time there was a key as there is a keyhole but the case did not come with one. There is a rounded carrying handle with gold metal hardware which has darkened with age as well as a large gold hardware on the back of the case. The metal hadware from the strap has made some dark marks on the case but when carrying the case by the handle no one would even notice. There is light scratching and some marring/discoloration on the outside of the case but I really did not see it until I was under bright light and I was moving the case up and down which no one is going to do.
When the case is sitting up with the strap at the top, the measurements are 10” across, nearly 8-1-2” high and nearly 5” wide. Decorative saddle stitching surrounds both sides.
There is some staining on the interior bottom as shown in the photos as well as some small scuffs and scratches from use on the outside and age wear on the hardware which is to be expected from the age and use of it. A couple of splits in the patent in the back or bottom whichever way it is sitting as shown in the photos. There is a lovely dusting powder scent in the case from the former owner. Beautiful reminds me of White Shoulders - one of my favorites!
What fun to take this lovely vintage cosmetic train case from Saks Fifth Avenue on your next cruise, train, road trip or weekend trip out of town!
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