I loved the drive to Manhasset and made it frequently. Garden City girls shopped at Altmans, Peck and Peck, Lord and Taylor, Bonwit Teller and A&S...all solid retailers on the mile. Lord and Taylor sold the most beautiful leather wallets imported from France. They came in gorgeous colors like; turquoise, daffodil, navy or scarlet. Each wallet was embossed with a gold fleur de lis and sold for $5.00. I bought a new one every year.
The Bermuda Bag was nothing more than a muslin bag with a wooden handle and several small buttons on each side. We would collect "covers" in colors and prints to match our outfits and usually received the monogrammed covers as gifts on special occasions. One bag - many bags....it was all in the Bermuda Bag!
We wore our flats with tan hose and I can clearly remember making the transition from the old garter belt and seamed stocking of the 40's and 50's to the first pantyhose sold in white plastic eggs appropriately named "L'eggs". We girls were moving into a modern age!