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Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

Oct 8, 2017 | No Comments

By June D. Bell, CostCo Connection
MELISSA OVERDORF’S purse obsession began innocently enough, with a 1940s petit point Asprey of London …

How The Snakeskin Purse Gets Made

How The Snakeskin Purse Gets Made

Sep 29, 2017 | No Comments

By Agoes Rudianto, Roads and Kingdoms
The snakeskin purse is a classic fashion item, a common sight in luxury stores and on catwalks in …

San Diego purse exhibit has women’s history in the bag

San Diego purse exhibit has women’s history in the bag

Sep 28, 2017 | No Comments

By Karla Peterson, San Diego Union-Tribune
Hey ladies, raise your hand if you have a love-hate …

American Collectors: Melissa Overdorf

American Collectors: Melissa Overdorf

Sep 28, 2017 | No Comments

Melissa Overdorf, founder of the Antique Purse Collector’s Society, shares her enthusiasm for collecting purses as one …