VINTAGE BROADWAY ITALIAN MADE RECTANGLE WHITE STRAW RAFFIA BEADED CLUTCH PURSE - JUST ADORABLE!
An vintage beaded straw raffia clutch purse from The Broadway Made in Italy.
White faceted sparkly beads in between the rafia. Lined with a fairly large pocket inside for money and a license. Very well made in very good condition with only one spot of soiling that I see on the very bottom right side which is about 1/2" and can be seen in the photo. A couple of pinhead dots of soiling inside on the lining which no one will see and they are very small. Might be able to use a bleach pen or white shoe polish to cover it but it is so small, no one would notice it.
Nice firm locking clasp with a good "snap" to it when closed. Measures 10” across the bottom & 6-1/4" vertically and 1/3" wide. Very clean inside so it was not used much. Label inside says "Made in Italy Especially for The Broadway."
The Broadway stores were founded in 1896. I remember when I moved to California in 1961, I used to go downtown to The Broadway store and shopping there was so much fun as there were several floors in the large department store. The Broadway department stores were located in California and the southwest and closed in 1995 and were purchased by another company and converted into Macy's stores.
A very cute purse perfect for summer shopping, vacation and cruises.
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