Vintage Glomesh bag
Original and genuine vintage Glomesh bag in a black or deep charcoal colour. The chain handle is thick, solid and sturdy and in great condition. The kiss lock clasp on a gold tone enamel frame is in perfect working condition. Inside, the bag is lined with purple satin with the ‘Glomesh’ tag stitched onto the lining of a vanity mirror pocket. The outside mesh chain is in great condition, with just one piece having come loose, right on the outer edge (see photo). This is a timeless and classic addition to any lady’s wardrobe.
About the designer: Glomesh
Glomesh was founded in Sydney, Australia by Hungarian immigrants Alice and Louis Kennedy who had arrived in the country fresh from the world of European couture. Their first bags were made at a factory at Bondi in 1958 with the dazzling enamel ware bags catching the attention of Sydney socialites. Alice was the model for the first ever export catalogue and continued to be the face of the brand. In the 1960s, Glomesh expanded its range to include cigarette cases, atomisers, mirrored compacts, lipstick holders, lighters and glasses cases. Alice and Louis became celebrated members of Australia’s high fashion crowd, hosting lavish parties at their home in Bellevue Hill. In the 1970s, Glomesh released disco-style slouch bags, halter tops, neckerchiefs, earrings and belts. Its advertising campaigns featured actresses Jacki Weaver, Delvene Delaney and Paula Duncan, Miss World Belinda Green and designers Jenny Kee and Carla Zampatti – and by Elle MacPherson in the 1980s.
Era: 1960s or early 1970s
Measurements: 21cm long x 18cm wide (approx. 8.2’ x 7’)