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200 Years Of Designer Fashion
By Desire Smith
This comprehensive new book celebrates over 550 top quality handbags by leading and unknown designers the world over, dating from 1759 to 2004, with detailed information to describe their
outstanding qualities. These carefully selected handbags are arranged by their primary materials and chronologically within each chapter, for easy reference and interesting comparisons. Here fine
leather, fabric, metal, beaded, skin, and plastic handbags from all over Europe, England, Canada, The United States, and Asia appear in over 600 beautiful color photographs.
By Marnie Fogg
More than a century of handbag history unfolds here, decade by decade and lavishly illustrated. From the very first decorative evening purses in 1910 follow a parade of collectible bags from such
names as Schiaparelli, Hermès, Fendi, Chanel, Vuitton, Gucci, and Prada. But you'll also see the emergence of classic brands like Coach; of everyday fashion trends, like the shoulder bag; and of
design upheavals like the 1960s “youthquake.”
High Fashion Handbags: Classic Vintage Designs
Here over 300 exquisite color photographs of handbags from the world's top fashion designers are brought together to vie for the attention of collectors, designers, and fashion gurus. See details
of construction, designer logos, impeccable stitching, luxurious leathers and fabricated materials as components of high quality and high value luxury handbags in today's marketplace. Louis
Vuitton, Judith Lieber, Fendi, Gucci, Chanel, Hermes, Roberta Di Camerino, Farragamo, Celine, Bottega Veneta, and more are all represented by many examples.
Exotic Skin: Alligator and Crocodile Handbags By Victoria Stowe
This exquisite volume presents the best vintage exotic skin handbags by the most renowned designers of the past century and a half. Intended particularly for fashionable women, design students, collectors, dealers, and clothing historians, it outlines the fascinating history of alligator and crocodile handbags, the ultimate status symbol since the 19th century. Many prestigious designers are featured, like Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Coblentz, Evans, Gucci, Hermes, Judith Leiber, Lucille de Paris, Koret, Martin Van Schaak, Rosenfeld, Nettie Rosenstein, Bellestone, Vassar, Roberta Di Camerino, Andrea Pfister, Darby Scott and others. Illustrated with 522 color images created from 855 photographs of about 500 handbags from the author's collection, and 174 ads from period fashion magazines. Learn how to distinguish alligator and crocodile from turtle, ostrich, lizard, and snake. Includes tips on finding, evaluating condition, proper care, and the wearability of these special fashion accessories. Especially useful is the chapter on how to wear vintage with a modern wardrobe.
Carry Me: 1950's Lucite Purses: An American Fashion
This book celebrates some of the most fantastic and desirable handbags of the 1950s and 60s.
The perfect pocket guide to buying, valuing, and collecting, this new series by international antiques expert Judith Miller launches with Handbags, Metal Toys, Perfume Bottles, and Sixties Style. Each volume includes over 450 items, beautifully photographed-both iconic and novelty items.
At Their Best With Price Guide
Hundreds of purses, primarily from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, illustrated in full color photographs. Catalogs, advertising, trade cards and original drawings along with histories of the leading manufacturers such as Bliss, Napier, Whiting & Davis and Mandalian are included to anchor the purses in their period histories. The updated values reflect the collectors' market today.
Plastic Handbags: Sculpture To Wear
Twentieth century plastic handbags are a wearable art. Over 300 color photos reveal their beauty and the creativity of their designers that attracts today's collectors. The most productive manufacturers of plastic handbags are featured in separate sections. A price guide is included.
Popular Purses: It's in the Bag
From fun and funky to excitingly exotic, catch all the colorful flavor of the popular purses of the mid-20th century. Crocodile, carved Lucite, and elegant beaded evening bags are here, enticingly displayed in over 400 color photos and vintage ads. The bright, breezy, and informative text pays tribute to fashion at its flirtiest, while the current price guide will have collectors reaching for their pocketbooks!
Whiting & Davis Purses
The Perfect Mesh
This first-ever book devoted solely to Whiting & Davis captures all the charm and splendor of the companys mesh bags, past and present, in over 600 color photos, vintage ads, catalog pages, and archival material. The informal, informative text explores the colorful Whiting & Davis history and related product lines. A current price guide completes this in-depth look at the purses that advertisements dubbed the loveliest of all feminine accessories--the perfect mesh!
A Passion for Purses, 1600-2005
The passionate history, art, and design of over 500 antique, vintage, and contemporary purses were chosen from private collections and from Cora Ginsburg LLC, the premier dealer of antique textiles and costume in the United States. Many have never been published before, providing a fresh resource for collectors. Chapters cover the history of purses and every major style made as well as unique and very rare examples. Each caption provides detailed descriptions and current values, and the extensive bibliography gives many resources for further reading.
Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag
The first book on the creations of this talented designer, "Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag" tells the personal story of the "Bag Lady from Budapest'. In a lively, anecdotal text, Enid Nemy, features writer for the "New York Times, " traces Leiber's life from her roots in Pre-World War II Hungary, where she was the first woman accepted into the Handbag Guild, to her arrival in the United States and the eventual opening of her own business in 1963. Some 192 full colour photographs, taken especially for this book, reveal the very best of her designs in all their exquisite detail.
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By the 1920s though, a revolution in fashion had taken place and where once bags were always expected to match the costume they were worn with, they became a symbol of independence. With the 1950s came the rise of important well established designer houses such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes. The colorful 1960s saw a breakdown of the old notions of classical forms and tradition, and the subsequent rise of a youth culture has given our modern world a variety of design, material and decoration, bringing an extraordinary beauty and high status to this ever important fashion accessory.
Handbags - 900 Bags To Die For
The Bolide. The Plume. The Birkin--object of lust in Sex in the City. Celebrating the must-have accessory for the fashion conscious woman, Handbags is an obsessive, irresistible visual extravaganza, featuring over 900 full-color photographs of the most luxurious, witty, covetable, talismanic examples of the bagmaker's art and history.
Vintage Fashion Accessories
In this beautifully illustrated book you'll discover more than 1,000 color photos of hats, handbags, jewelry, shoes, compacts, scarves, hankies, belts and more. Plus there's a chapter on accessories for the debonair gentleman.
This fun and stylish gateway of retro fashion also features:
Fashionista or collector you'll discover helpful and historical details about vintage accessories that you can use to punch up your wardrobe and stand out from the crowd.
Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015
What's it worth?
If you love antiques and collectibles as much as we do, then Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide is your best source for buying, selling or simply appreciating this incredibly immense and intriguing community. For some 30 years, collectors have turned toAntique Trader time and again for clarity, insight and guidance in this constantly evolving landscape.
Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2015
The 46th edition of the leading price guide in antiques continues to feature actual prices in 700 categories and more than 2,500 full-color photographs.
Miller's Antiques Handbook & Price Guide 2014-2015
If you want to know the value of your antiques - or find out how the
antiques market is faring - the world's best-selling antiques handbook & price guide is the place to look.
Every edition more than 8,000 items are photographed to make Miller's Antiques Handbook the most comprehensive and informative price guide on the market. Whether you're buying or selling, a collector, dealer, appraiser or auctioneer, this is the book you need to help you keep track of the international market.
Icons of Vintage Fashion
Definitive Designer Classics at Auction 1900-1990
Icons of Vintage Fashion is an encyclopedic visual journey through women’s fashion that features the most remarkable vintage items ever sold on the resale market. Classified by decade and accompanied by the history of each item’s creation, the almost 1,000 articles of clothing and bags depicted in this book offer a panoramic look across the evolution of style. In addition, illustrated features explore memorable fashion moments and personalities, from a designer’s retrospective, to a collector’s biography, to an interview with an expert.
This comprehensive volume also includes a practical guide to the best addresses for vintage shopping around the world, as well as tips for bargain hunting and getting the most out of auctions.