Hi all! I recently picked up my first Corde handbag and fell in love! I have been trying to do research on the history of CORDE handbags and find lots of listings, but cannot find out when they started and how late they were made. My understanding is they started in the 30s and were made until the 50s by a gimp rayon corde sewn to fabric, that some of the earlier pieces had lucite clasps, and that they were made in brown, black and blue. My question is, how can they be dated? I would like to add some more over time, but I want to be a little more educated before I buy another. Most, are listed as 40s. But I like to know early 40s? mid 40s? Late 40s? What if it is from the 30s or 50s? Are there ways to tell? Does anyone have a resource for the history of these bags? My same question goes for PlasticFLex and Telephone Cord bags, but I will save that for another day lol. Thanks a bunch!