Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017 in News, Purse News, Purse Tales
Purse Collector: Melissa Overdorf

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.”

How The Snakeskin Purse Gets Made

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in News, Purse News
How The Snakeskin Purse Gets Made

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.

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

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News, Purse News
San Diego purse exhibit has women’s history in the bag

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.

American Collectors: Melissa Overdorf

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News, Purse News
American Collectors: Melissa Overdorf

Melissa Overdorf, founder of the Antique Purse Collector’s Society, shares her enthusiasm for collecting purses as one of the featured collectors in the movie “American Collectors.”

Are You A Clutch Person?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in News, Purse News
Are You A Clutch Person?

Fashion website Racked debates the merits of clutch purses. Are you a fan of the clutch or do you think it’s a waste of a perfectly good purse.

Ivory Crushed in New York

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in News, Purse News, Uncategorized
Ivory Crushed in New York

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New York State has crushed antique as well as new ivory again. On August 3, they crushed almost two tons of jewelry, statues, trinkets, and other ivory pieces.

A Woman Seen Through The Eye of Her Needle

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in News, Purse News, Research
A Woman Seen Through The Eye of Her Needle

A woman seen through the eye of her needle: A reflection on the importance of workbags in the past centuries Author: Barbara Catanese Rome, 18th May 2017 “A workbag seems to be such a common name for a lovely creation” and indeed the seventeenth and even more the eighteenth workbags are such delightful silk wonders […]

At 96, Judith Leiber Is Still The Queen Of All Handbags

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in News, Purse News
At 96, Judith Leiber Is Still The Queen Of All Handbags

By Simi Horwitz, Forward.com
Fashionable evening bags are one thing. But Judith Leiber’s handbags marry exquisitely detailed craftsmanship with a joyously bold, at moments, anarchistic, vision. Close to 100 bejeweled silver and gold-plated high-end “after five” handbags

The Original “Pink Ladies” Car, complete with Lipstick Holder and Pink Umbrella

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in News, Purse News, Purse Tales, Research
The Original “Pink Ladies” Car, complete with Lipstick Holder and Pink Umbrella

Between 1955 and 1956, Dodge produced the first car specifically marketed to women, which came in pink exterior and a pink handbag.

Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: 1776 Pocketbook

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in News, Purse News, Purse Tales, Research
Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: 1776 Pocketbook

Check out this amazing flame stitch pocketbook from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art.