HUGE velvet leather Roberta di Camerino briefcase handbag vintage 1970s carry on bag
Oblong black leather and multi- colored velvet Roberta di Camerino top handle briefcase with shoulder strap, dated 1975. This stellar vintage di Camerino bag is the largest I've ever seen, short of actual suitcases. A very versatile piece!
Leather trim and accordion bottom, the flap closure has plush black velvet front, the front and back panels are dark brown velvet.
Round gold tone metal buckles on the front flap and strap adjustment- banded brown enamel striping- each is etched with "Roberta di Camerino" and a registered mark on the underside. Stylized gold metal "R" with buckle detail on the lower front corner.
Underneath the flap closure, there is a black leather belt strap with roller style buckle, this allows the top to expand as needed. Fully lined in black leather. One slash compartment on the front, the rest of the body is one large open pocket with two business card sized slash pockets and one large zippered pocket. Gold embossed "copyright 1975 by Roberta di Camerino, product of Italy, Genuine leather" on the inner back wall. full sized slash pocket on the outer back of the bag.
Black double rolled top handle, adjustable shoulder strap could be tucked inside of desired.
Condition is very, very good, if not excellent- certainly doesn't look like a 40 year old bag! Some very light edge wear to the leather from gentle rubbing. A very slight surface only crack to the back top corner (just above the slash pocket). Some scratching to the underside of the flap buckle due to the mechanism- hook connection- not visible when in use. Slight matting to the velvet but does not detract. Some pitting and light cracking to the enamel buckle on the strap. Please see all photos, these "issues" are minor given age but worth nothing. A very solid and beautifully made bag- the leather is shiny and supple. Quite a rare di Camerino piece!
16- 9/16" across the top edge, 14- 1/2" across the bottom
9 -1/4" high (excluding top handle, which adds 3- 3/4" in height)
2- 3/4" deep when empty, can expand to 9" deep at bottom
shoulder strap is adjustable between 26"- 28" length / 13"- 14" drop