PURSE BOOKS

Review: It’s in the Bag – What purses reveal and conceal

Review: It’s in the Bag – What purses reveal and conceal

What? No eye popping photos and plates with vibrant colors? Not this time folks. Be content with the small pen and ink drawings which show up within the book’s sections. Also fully enjoy Winifred Gallagher’s treatise on the It bag and those who seek the magic to create it.

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Review: Purses In Pieces

Review: Purses In Pieces

Books abound on purses from the 20th century. There are a few which cover purses from the 19th, 18th and a bit of the 17th century. Now, finally, there is a publication strictly on the earliest of early purses, Purses in Pieces.

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Review: In the Bag

Review: In the Bag

This is the fourth in a series of works by Samuele Mazza, a designer and fashion philosopher. He has culled almost 200 one of a kind designs from artistic milieus around the world.

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Review: Fun Handbags

Review: Fun Handbags

Fun Handbags is exactly that; fun! Just like her first purse book, this one is fun the moment you pick it up, with purse handles attached to the spine.

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Review: A Passion for Purses

Review: A Passion for Purses

I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of this much anticipated book, authored by two members of our very own Antique Purse Collectors Society, Paula Higgins and Lori Blaser. Does it get more exciting than this? YES!

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Review: More Early Purses

Review: More Early Purses

I think many members have developed purse libraries ranging from printed books, out of copy purse books, auction catalogues and any literature you can get your hands to help you understand antique purse collecting.

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Review: Bead Knitted Bags

Review: Bead Knitted Bags

Bead Knitting is a 54 page spiral-bound softcover book that contains everything you need to know to knit a purse. It is accompanied by a DVD with videos of the actual technique in use.

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