THE PERFUME OF HISTORY Sweet bags live againby Barbara Catanese PROVIDENCE The story of the sweet bags is strictly tied to that of perfume, therefore I propose to intertwine the story of both and guide you along the perfumed path I decided to follow. Speaking...
How many purses in your collection wouldn’t you part with? 20-25 When did you start collecting? In the mid-1980s. "I bought a beaded peacock purse at a flea market that was originally priced at $100, but was marked down twice, and I purchased for $25." Where did you...
This brass handbag, inlaid with gold and silver has been identified as one of the earliest examples of a lady's purse. The elaborate object was crafted in Mosul, Iraq, and dated around 1300 A.D. Although older evidences exist (like parts of a 4200 years-old purse,...
Did you miss Pockets to Purses at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City? Check out the exhibition website for a recap.
ROYAL PURSES Author: Barbara Catanese Purses that belonged to particular people are always charming; as for me I have a deep penchant for history. Therefore when, some time ago, I succeeded in acquiring this purse, I was overwhelmed by strong emotions. As you...
By Gabriella Angeleti, The Art Newspaper
The UK government has announced a 12-week consultation to ban the sale and export of ivory objects entirely by 2018 with the aim of curbing the illicit trade and protecting African elephants
By Stephanie Linning, Daily Mail
The world’s most expensive handbag is expected to fetch millions in a lucrative private sale.
By June D. Bell, CostCo Connection
MELISSA OVERDORF’S purse obsession began innocently enough, with a 1940s petit point Asprey of London handbag she inherited from her grandmother in 1999. Before long, the smitten Seattle resident was hunting down vintage beaded, mesh and fabric purses on eBay and at antique fairs.”
By Agoes Rudianto, Roads and Kingdoms
The snakeskin purse is a classic fashion item, a common sight in luxury stores and on catwalks in the world’s fashion capitals. The demand for bags, boots, belts, and jackets made from the ornate snakeskin patterns remains strong.
By Karla Peterson, San Diego Union-Tribune
Hey ladies, raise your hand if you have a love-hate relationship with your purse. Unless your arm is too sore from carrying your purse. In which case, wave your foot.