For the Love of Bags


“Whether it is a behind-the-scenes look at how these classic styles came to be or taking a front-seat look at how iconic women taught us how what it means to accessorize, this is a must-have for fashion lovers.” — BELLA magazine
Women love handbags because they are a perfect vehicle — not just for keys, credit cards, and lipstick, but also their dreams and desires. Luxury labels made the humble bag into a billion-dollar business in the 20th century, but the bag is more than just a status symbol. Because it is constantly being reinvented, it wields a greater influence on everyday fashion than any hemline or silhouette.

For the Love of Bags is a homage to the power of the handbag: from icons like the Kelly Bag, the first “must-have” item ever, to popular Paris fashion house labels and the latest Instagram stars, this book details the history of the “it” bag and decodes the messages handbags communicate.

Size11.81 in x 9.25 in