Monday, 6 April 2015

Faigen Handbags - Fabulous and Mysterious

I have discovered the fabulous Faigen handbag. Producing interesting and high quality bags for decades, this vintage Sydney designer handbag company is proving to be somewhat mysterious, and I have been able to find remarkably little information about them on the internet.



Grey Double-hinged Leather Bag

Here is what little I know about them:

1. The have been producing high quality handbags in Australia for decades, possibly since 1927, but I have not been able to verify this date.


Black Suede Calf Skin Bag
2. The company was recently featured in a Jewish Fashion exhibition in Sydney.

Caramel Tortoise Shell Clutch


3. The company still exists, and after a long time not having produced any (or many) bags, they are planning a revival.

Grey clutch

4. They are highly collectible.


Four are listed for sale in my Etsy store, and I will be listing the other one soon.

Please, if you know anything about this company, comment or email me because I would love to know.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this article, Joanne. I picked up a Faigen handbag at an op shop and it is beautiful - so beautifully made and lovely leather. It won't be the last one I buy.

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