THE HANDBAG HISTORY

THE HANDBAG HISTORY

“Purse” or “handbag” or “pouch” The term “purse” originally referred to a small bag for holding coins. In British English, it is still used to refer to a small coin bag. A “handbag” is a larger accessory that holds objects beyond currency, such as a woman’s personal items. American English typically uses the terms purse […]

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 […]