The bag of 1964 had a longer strap that you could sling on your shoulder. Examples featured here are by Lederer, Koret, Greta, Rolfs, Walter Katten, Eugenie Buchner, Lesco Lona.
The most august name would be French label Lederer, which started manufacturing in the late 1800s. Lederer’s mid-century alligator bags are highly collectible: some can still be found on eBay. Photo from Vogue 1964.
Vintage 60s MOD Koret Navy Calfskin Handbag With Accessories
Absolutely beautiful navy Koret calfskin purse!! Vintage MOD 60’s box shape handbag. Has wide opening with lots of storage! 2 pockets with gold colored fabric lining, a zipper pocket, and an open pocket (would totally fit your smart phone perfectly!) Large middle section to hold a number of things!! Small books, makeup, or camera! Comes with coin purse that is attached with a small delicate gold chain, a makeup mirror in a cloth case, and a comb!!! Locks close with a gold clasp you push down to open. Excellent vintage condition! Has been worn so there are a few small marks, nothing noticeable!
Amazing, this looks like so much fun! HOMEWORK for those reading this, your next San Fran trip will not be complete without going here and taking on the slide of awesome! Take pictures and report back.