Let me introduce the new book in the HISTORY OF FASHION ACCESSORIES SERIES! The book entitled "Bags & Purses: The Story of Chic and Practicality" by Ida Tomshinsky is ready and coming up soon.
No secret, bags and purses are the woman's best friend. You can go without a lot of things in these days and age, but the one thing you do not leave your house, is your handbag.
Throughout the history, the term bag has been used to describe the essential fashion accessory that serves the purpose of pocket, purse, bag and luggage, and if you take this broad definition then I am pretty sure there are not too many occasions you leave the house without one. Early in the 20th-century the handbag came into its own kind, becoming so much more than a little luggage. They came in many shapes, sizes, styles and materials, and since that time, the sky is the limit. Now you can get a bag to match every outfit and technological advances have made the creation of these bags much more affordable - so every person can find something to suit personal budget and the variation of taste preferences.