Handbag Week! Day 1

I promised on the Tiddleywink fan page that I’d devote this week’s posts to the study of handbags, and I haven’t forgotten. My emphasis, because of my personal taste, will be on the 1940s and ’50s, but I will show a selection that spans over a century of style. However, again due to my personal tastes, they may all bear a resemblance to bags which could have been made in the ’40s and ’50s!

The week will progress in chronological order; with today’s examples being manufactured between 1810 and 1902. Clicking on any image will bring up a somewhat larger view for detail study.

Aren’t they all lovely? I’m particularly fond of the Clan Stewart tartan bag. Do you have a favorite shown here, or from this time period?

CREDITS: Photography by Jenna Bascom and Ken Music Photography. All handbags shown here are from the collection of Tassenmuseum Hendrikje/Museum of Bags and Purses, Amsterdam.



Filed under collections, fashion, vintage

3 responses to “Handbag Week! Day 1

  1. @asandford

    How did we NOT hit that museum in Amsterdam(p)?!

  2. I like the plaid handbag. The one that is Antique.

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