Dating whiting and davis purses
Some sellers may advertise a purse as “hard to find” or “one of a kind,” when there may be the same or similar bags available elsewhere.
Perform your due diligence by searching online—or in person—to see if the bag is available elsewhere.
In the 1930s and ’40s, basic black leather bags were the norm, including those made by designers such as Bienen-Davis, Coblentz, and Ingber.
Another plus is when the bag has its original packaging or hangtag.Celine’s shoulder bags and mini luggage totes are a hot commodity, and buyers are scooping up Versace bags that were made prior to the designer’s untimely death.Vuitton’s Neverfull is also popular, as is the Hèrmes Birkin, which is for the collector with a lot of money to spend.If it is in stock at a designer’s outlet store, then it is not a collectible.Perform your due diligence by searching online to see if the bag is available elsewhere.