Madison Ave Woven Envelope Purse

By Wendell August

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A versatile statement piece, this hand-forged metal purse is sized for small everyday essentials. Pair it with anything from jeans to evening wear. Features an envelope-style closure, basket weave pattern, and intricate chain strap.

  • Made in the USA: Grove City, PA
  • Materials: Aluminum
  • Basket weave design
  • Perfect for cell phone and other small essentials
  • Dimensions: 5.75" x 1.5" x 3.5"
  • Weight: 0.625 lb.

3 Reviews (2.4 out of 5 Grommets)

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Envelope Purse


PLEASE make a larger one! I love this unique purse


Too small


I really love the way it looks and the way it feels while hanging on your shoulder but it really is too small inside for most anything useful other than your lipstick, a credit card and some tissues. Wish it was just a bit bigger all around. It wouldn't affect the look but would really help with the usefulnessMore > < Less


Envelope Purse


Purse looks nice but frankly is useless for anything more than a smaller IPhone (the most current IPhone certainly would not fit) and a Driver's License with loose cash. Once my smaller IPhone was inside the purse, I could not get a single tube of lipstick in it (not enough space beside the phone and lid wouldn't close properly with tube on top of phone). I am very disappointed. A waste of money.More > < Less

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Wendell August - Forged Metalwork

About Wendell August

Hand Wrought

Wendell August is America’s oldest and largest forge, drawing on a century-old Pennsylvania legacy to handcraft all manner of housewares and accessories. Each one-of-a-kind piece is painstakingly hand-wrought without the use of production machinery.

Before Wendell McMinn August founded the forge in 1923, he worked in the coal industry. He hired a coal mine blacksmith to make door latches for Wendell’s home. The beautiful, inexpensive hinges inspired Wendell to change course, founding a company to create one-of-a-kind candlesticks, doorknockers, fireplace andirons, and the like.

Soon the forge expanded to aluminum gates and elevator doors, building its name and reputation. Then, they added metal giftware. Sales soared as the company produced hand-forged Christmas ornaments, vases, and jewelry.

Today, the blacksmiths still use the same eight-step process of metal crafting from the forge’s inaugural days. No two Wendell August pieces are completely alike, but each is an equally intricate, exquisite addition to home or wardrobe.