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  • 1800 – 1900 A.D. - A New Era, New Bags

    1800 – 1900 A.D. - A New Era, New Bags

    When the Roman city of Pompeii was discovered in the 18th century, all things ancient Greek and Roman became immensely popular. This movement, Classicism, also had a profound impact on women’s fashion: dresses became straight and the waistline moved upwards. Underneath these delicate dresses was no room for thigh bags. Their content moved into the reticule, the first true handbag, carried on a chord or chain. Such bags were in fashion until the first decades of the 19th century. Reticules were handmade from all kinds of fabrics, often by the women who used them.Read More

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  • History of the Chanel 2.55

    History of the Chanel 2.55

    In the 1920s, Coco Chanel became tired of having to carry her handbags in her arms and decided to design a handbag that freed up her hands. Inspired by the straps found on soldiers’ bags she added thin straps and introduced the resulting design to the market in 1929.Read More

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  • Prada bags - history

    Prada bags - history

    The Prada label was begun in 1913 by Mario Prada when he began selling shoes, leather handbags and trunks. He opened two boutiques in Milan after experience in Europe and U.S.A. The classic Prada suitcase was made of heavy walrus skin but as plane travel made heavy suitcases impractical, the company started to make lighter bags and high quality items made of crystals, tortoise shell and wood. They also sold garments of waterproof fabrics to the U.S. However the company had gone into decline in the 1970's. Read More

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  • The Handbag History

    The Handbag History

    The verb "handbagging" in the meaning of "treating ruthlessly" comes from Margaret Thatcher's habit of pulling scraps of paper out of her handbag in meetings and reading aloud the comments she had written on them.Read More

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