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1960-1970s Bonnie Cashin Purse Pocket Jacket White Leather Jacket Mod Leather Coat Minimalist RARE / Size Medium

1960-1970s Bonnie Cashin Purse Pocket Jacket White Leather Jacket Mod Leather Coat Minimalist RARE / Size Medium

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“To steal the purse you have to steal the girl” 

Purse pocket jacket with tome l’ceil straps to keep hands free and thwart muggers. Bonnie Cashin, Sills & Co. 1974 - Stephanie Lake, ‘Bonnie Cashin, Chic Is Where You You Find It’

A rare example of Bonnie Cashin’s genius design, during the 1960-1970s in NYC purse snatchers where a daily occurrence, so she designed a jacket with a purse attached. A-line silhouette jacket, collared with front iconic brass turn locks. Made of bright white leather and lined in Cashin’s signature rainbow cotton lining, with brass hardware and the side bag is sewn to the jacket. Late 1960s early 1970s Bonnie Cashin for Sills label.

Condition: This item is in wonderful vintage condition, no flaws to note, pre-owned, however lovingly cared for and barely worn. Brass closures are all tight and sturdy and have original patina. Item was stored correctly, all Cashin items where acquired from an owner of a large collection of similar Cashin pieces and stored in cotton bags in a cedar closet. Now you can own a piece of fashion history! Any variations of color or texture if present are due to the natural hides or textiles not due to wear or damage.


Estimated modern women's size Medium

Shoulder to Shoulder 15"

Shoulder to Sleeve Cuff 22"

Bust 40"

Waist 38"

Hips 44"

Length 29.5"

*Shipped in acid free tissue in a box and insured USPS priority mail (US only), international buyers have to purchase additional insurance and shipping service.

Bonnie Cashin was one of the most innovative designers America ever produced. She was among the first designers to create and popularize what was a uniquely American approach to clothing—sportswear. One of a handful of women to make significant and lasting contributions to American fashion design, Cashin’s collaboration with Sills was when she had her greatest impact and when her signature style solidified. They pioneered the use of leather in high fashion clothing, and Cashin introduced the concept of layering clothing as well as brass hardware for garment closures. She later used the signature hardware when designing Coach handbags. Cashin won three Coty American Fashion Critics’ Awards for design, two of them while working with Sills. - Costume & Textiles Department The Ohio State University

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