Perle fur Perle II

Perle fur Perle II

Sabina Schurenberg has written an important book on German and Austrian beaded purses, Perle fur Perle II. Perltaschen aus Munchen und Wien 1910-1935. It is now available. The cost, not including shipping, is 169.90 euros. It can be ordered through this link: ORDER...

Pain in The Purse by Wendy Dager

“Pain in The Purse: The Tax That Changed Hand-bag History” is a micro-history that explores the"forgotten" 20 percent US federal excise "luxury"tax placed on handbags in 1944. It was reduced to10 percent in 1954 and finally repealed in 1965, buttwenty years of FET had...
Book Review: The Pocket

Book Review: The Pocket

Book Review The Pocket - A Hidden History of Women’s Lives by Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux  Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux have written the first comprehensive examination of pockets, a costume accessory worn exclusively by women. This is a scholarly work...
Carry Me: 1950’s Lucite Purses: An American Fashion

Carry Me: 1950’s Lucite Purses: An American Fashion

Book by Janice Berkson Not yet reviewed Available for purchase from: Amazon, On sale for $55.00 Celebrate the fabulous fashions of the 1950s and 1960s with a book devoted to the glory of the Lucite handbag. "Carry Me" by Janice Berkson is packed with 160 pictures of...
Review: Artistic Leather of the Arts and Crafts Era

Review: Artistic Leather of the Arts and Crafts Era

Book by Daniel Lees Review by Jennifer Whitehair Available for purchase from: Amazon, On sale for $40.59 In the antique and collectibles market the accepted age at which an item moves from vintage to antique is 100 years old. So it comes as no surprise that leather...