Can’t find the right handbag? Just design it yourself

Can’t find the right handbag? Just design it yourself

By Lucy Hooker BBC News May 4, 2017 When it comes to handbags, these days there are almost as many ways to jazz up your existing bag as there are new designs. In Selfridges' vast accessories hall in London, you can buy a clip-on set of metal flowers from Louis...
Get Ready to Roar

Get Ready to Roar

Beginning Nov. 4 the Mob Museum in Las Vegas will feature the impact the Prohibition Era had on women as told through fashion in "Ready to Roar." The museum, in partnership with UNLV, will debut its first fashion-centric exhibition featuring the changing styles of the...
Woman wearing a sagemono

Woman wearing a sagemono

Taken sometime before 1908 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, the woman in the picture is wearing a Japanese Sagemono with a netsuke. Japanese pouches like this were sold through stores like Vantine's in New York. Photo from the collection of Mary Nunn....
Ad for Andre’s

Ad for Andre’s

 An advertisement for Andre's in French Vogue Magazine, Dec. 1, 1926. Notice the Japanese inspired purse with a dragon on it. From the collection of Mary...
British flag purse

British flag purse

Acme Newspictures, June 18, 1941: British Trend in Fashions. A striking pro-British outfit is worn by Jean Lewis of the Traphagen School of Fashion. Particularly so is the patent leather bag of blue, surmounted with a red felt band and the British Flag. From the...