I first fell in love with handbags at age 16....I had always admired my Mother's bags. Her purses sometimes reminded me of Doris Day or Mary Tyler Moore.
when I was able to afford my own purses, my standard favorite was Dooney & Bourke, or back then the everyday purse was called the Duck purse, since it repelled water.
when my children were little - I carried a Dooney & Bourke saddle stitched, riveted and all leather bag. It was sturdy and appealed to Soccer Moms that drove Volvo wagons -- which was myself in the 1980's.
Gucci bags were the rage in the mid 1970's with the traditional stripe down the middle of forest green and red. I was a graduating senior in 1975 and my parents bought me a Gucci purse bucket bag with a metal clasp in the middle, and I still have it to this day.
Later on in the mid 1990's we all grew up and wanted our own Louis Vuitton with the famous logo.
We love our Fendi bags also --
Class Acts: ...Elegant Icons
Purses equal power, remember former parliamentary power Margaret Thatcher she never went anywhere without her chunky purse. which she called her trusty companion, more that just political power - a great purse can define a lady. Grace Kelly is the most famous and fabulous example of this. Grace carried a Hermes bag in 1956 to shield her pregnant belly from photographers.
today regardless if you wear a novelty handbag or carry an American classic - we all are obsessed with grand handbags. It gives us the illusion that a commoner can become a princess with the right BAG!!
Here's hoping you get your favorite bag this Holiday season from your special sweetheart.
Here is a picture of a Birthday CAKE, made to look like a Louis Vuitton, even the zipper and the handles on the cake look like the real deal.
Updated version of the Dooney & Burke circa: 2010, brought to you my the Mouse. Colorful and practical with Mickey Mouse whimsical and fun.
My every day go to bag -- COACH.....looks classic and holds much of what I need.