Celebrate the fabulous fashions of the 1950s and 1960s with a book devoted to the glory of the Lucite handbag. “Carry Me” by Janice Berkson is packed with 160 pictures of these trendsetting acrylic plastic handbags. More than a coffee table book, “Carry Me” also traces manufacturers and designers, shows photos of original ads and more.
Book by Daniel Lees Review by Jennifer Whitehair Available for purchase from: Amazon, On sale for $40.59 In the antique and collectibles market the accepted age at which an item moves from vintage to antique is 100 years old. So it comes as no surprise that leather purses manufactured between 1895 and 1920s are gaining a renewed […]
Is there something for everyone? Just when you think you’ve “seen it all” and are pretty savvy navigating the world of the antique purse, Sigrid Ivo appears with more eye candy and intriguing information for the serious antique purse collector.
Judith Clark’s superb book, Handbags: The Making of a Museum, is a unique and compelling treatment on the object of our affections: the purse. Besides picturing the entire collection of approximately 300 purses, chapters are also devoted to a discussion of the actual creation and design of the museum, including the making and posing of the mannequins …
Marnie Fogg was a university lecturer on fashion and textiles and is now a fashion expert and media consultant on all aspects of the fashion industry. This book is about 20th century handbags and goes through the century decade by decade. There are also short sections on designers including Schiaparelli, Chanel, Pucci, Bonnie Cashin and Enid Collins.
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.