How to Identify Whiting and Davis Bags

by Mara Pesacreta ; Updated September 28, 2017

Charles Whiting and Edward Davis formed Whiting and Davis in 1876. This company specializes in handbags. Whiting and Davis bags are made out of linked metals, such as aluminum, brass and stainless steel. The metals are pressed in such a way that they have a smooth texture and are characterized as a mesh design. In order to identify Whiting and Davis bags, you have to know about the qualities associated with the products of the Whiting and Davis company.

Know about the characteristics of the Whiting and Davis bags. The Whiting and Davis bags are made with linked metals in a mesh pattern. From a distance, the intricate patterns of the Whiting and Davis bags appear as those composed of fabric, yet when examined closely, you can see that the bag is made out of metal links.

Examine the quality of the bag. Whiting and Davis bags are made with high-quality metals and other materials. The metals consist of true aluminum, brass and stainless steel. Other materials are genuine snake leather, Italian lambskin leather and satin. If the materials seem false, or the product is not put together well, then it is not a genuine Whiting and Davis bag.

Look at the zipper. On a variety of Whiting and Davis bags, the zipper has the name of the company written on it.

Look inside the bag. Genuine Whiting and Davis bags have the signature Whiting and Davis lining. The lining of a Whiting and Davis bag is made of the same high quality material as the outside of the purse.


About the Author

Mara Pesacreta has been writing for over seven years. She has been published on various websites and currently attends the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.