We have to share an excerpt of a note from Camille, who lives in Boston and has a passion for Koret purses, just like our Mom once did (see "Bag Time" posting below):
" About 8 years ago I started buying vintage purses from thrift stores. No rhyme or reason to my purchases other than what appealed to me – boxy frames, bold hardware, studded feet. But my collecting became more focused when I saw my first Murray Kruger with a pale aqua blue leather interior. SIGH. I realized then there was more to these handbags and I set about scouring the internet to learn more about vintage purses. And while there are many labels I admire, Koret is my absolute favorite. I have a suede bag with twisted Lucite handles, an elegant black travel-style handbag that would compete with any Gucci, a velvet tapestry in browns and purples, and more—all from Koret. But my all time favorites are the huge carpet bags lined in soft red leather and stamped 'made in Italy' with matching change purse attached by gold chain. I have two such bags that I just simply adore. Here is a picture of them with a smaller Koret."
Thanks, Camille...and we will make sure Mom sees this posting, too. Currently she is carrying a vintage small gray leather goatskin shoulder bag (not Koret, but very nicely made) that Melissa found on eBay. She still loves purses!