We, the Antique Purse Collectors Society, are dedicated to the collection and preservation of vintage and antique purses. Our goals are to research the history of all types of purses, share that information with both our membership and the general public, establish a network of collectors, bring those collectors together at an annual convention and encourage the buying, selling, and trading of antique and vintage purses. We look to expand the public’s awareness of vintage and antique purses, not only as a fashion statement, but as a historical reflection of worldwide cultures and an artistic endeavor. In doing so, we will promote our goals, enhance friendships among collectors, recruit new members and provide an atmosphere that is both entertaining and educational.