1416 Evening at the Yacht Club Cigar Box Purse
I’ve done similar cigar box purses with this image and they sell before I can get them on my site! So gorgeous I guarantee compliments! I started with a black, wooden Gurkha Shine cigar box. This cigar box purse has the same image as the white one before it from a vintage, expensive (starts with a silent H) scarf on the front. The image has black and white nautical stripes with a very ornate crown, anchor and rope design- stunning! Then, I added a gold and rhinestone anchor brooch to the center of that along with eight clear crystals. Four gold corner protectors have also been added to the front corners I painted the back black and added eight gold purse feet to the back and bottom for protection. I flipped the cigar box so that the opening is now on the top and gave it a three ball lock closure for security. Gold hardware has been attached to the sides so that you may add a strap that you already own. This makes these little cigar box purses of mine versatile in that they can be worn by the handle, over the shoulder or cross- body. I sell straps and gold and silver cross body chains too. The chain in the last photo is available, but not included. The inside has been lined in padded and plush black velvet and black lace trim. The inner lid is adorned with the black velvet Gurkha Shine label and has been left as is for authenticity sake. The handle is made from lovely black, gold and silver beads and boasts a black vegan leather tassel. 7 x 8.5 x 2.25 THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC CIGAR BOX PURSE, SO SMALL FLAWS INFLICTED BY THE SMOKERS OF THE CIGARS ARE TO BE EXPECTED! Large flaws will be noted in the description. If you don’t like what you see, I can do custom cigar box purses and can include anything you like!- pictures of family members, pets, places- you name it! I always ship insured. Feel free to call me! 813-655-8003-Home- Also please sign up for emails via this site and follow Humadorables by Susan on Facebook and Instagram to get in on sales and new products. https://www.facebook.com/Humadorables/ https://www.instagram.com/humadorablesbysusan/
Here is the link to purchase the chain. Use coupon code: SHIPCHAIN at check out to take shipping charges off of the chain when adding to a cigar box purse purchase and add in comments if you would like gold or silver. http://humadorablesbysusan.com/product/silver-gold-cross-body-chains/
History: It all started with Kaizad Hansotia, a man of Indian descent, raised in Hong Kong and London who was the son of a wealthy family that made luxury watches and other various timepieces. He was on vacation in India in the ancient year of 1989 (mind you I was born in 1988), when he met a Portuguese man rolling and selling cigars under the name of Gurkha. What a Portuguese man was doing in India rolling cigars, I have no clue, but Kaizad was so fascinated by this art he decided to buy all of the man’s tobacco and entire inventory for a grand total of a whopping $149. The original plan was to use these cigars to hand out to customers as gifts for his family timepiece business. Kaizad sent one of the first boxes of Gurkha Cigars to his friend who owned a duty free shop, and his customers went nuts wanting to buy more. Kaizad saw an opportunity to make money off of high-end cigars which lead him to pursue well known manufacturers in the industry to help him get started. The first person he talked to was Charlie Torano (perhaps you’ve heard of him?) and Torano cigars agreed to roll Gurkha’s first ever cigars. After this momentous occasion in the history of Gurkha cigars, a brand was born so wonderful that it even made its way to the White House in the 1990s, which will forever be part of Oval Office history.