Handbags: The Power of the Purse

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Workman Publishing Company #ad - Judith leiber's whimsical minaudifres, moschino's smiley-face bag, Elsa Schiaparelli's surrealist "bird cage, " and the ne plus ultra of fashionable purses--the Chanel bag, reinvented for a new generation by Karl Lagerfeld. The perfectly matched complement to shoes, about desire, about secrecy, craftsmanship, art, Handbags is about fashion, and imagination as well as about the changing roles of women--everything that's packed into every important bag.

Celebrating the must-have accessory for the fashion conscious woman, featuring over 900 full-color photographs of the most luxurious, Handbags is an obsessive, covetable, irresistible visual extravaganza, witty, talismanic examples of the bagmaker's art and history. The iconic hermés kelly bag, made from first stitch to last by a single craftsperson.

Handbags: The Power of the Purse #ad - Includes timelines, fascinating captions, and the "It" bags--anyone for a Fendi baguette? Workman Publishing Company. The Bolide. The birkin--object of lust in Sex in the City. There are novelty bags, evening bags, sculptural bags, and class acts. The Plume. Plus the anonymous Florentine artisans whose specialist leather workshops sprouted up in the 14th century.

A labor of love written by anna johnson, museums, author of Three Black Skirts, Handbags features over 900 bags from collections, and designers around the world, most of them photographed in seductive full-color exclusively for the book.

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Handbags: The Making of a Museum

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Yale University Press #ad - Perhaps the most universal item of fashionable adornment, it can also be elusive, secrecy, an object of desire, and even fear. Used book in Good Condition. The project is a commission undertaken by experimental exhibition-maker Judith Clark, whose innovative practices are revealed in Handbags. Essays by leading fashion historians and an acclaimed psychoanalyst investigate the history of gesture, the psychoanalysis of bags, and the museum's state-of-the-art mannequins and archive cabinets.

Handbags explores these rich histories and multiple meanings. This book features specially commissioned photographs of an extraordinary, newly formed collection of fashionable handbags that date from the 16th century to the present day. It has been acquired for exhibition in the first museum devoted to the handbag, in Seoul, South Korea.

Handbags: The Making of a Museum #ad - In order to preserve the words that describe the unique qualities of each bag, a terminology of handbags has been compiled. An exploration of the role of the handbag in the history of culture, used, fashion, how it has been made, and material production The history of the handbag—its design, and worn—reveals something essential about women's lives over the past 500 years.

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Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More

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Workman Publishing Company #ad - The marabou Mule. Workman Publishing. Includes footnotes fascinating facts about shoes; foot soldiers profiles of master shoemakers from David Little to Andrea Pfister; and The Shoe that Left an Imprint, as they say, focusing on one shoe that changed history-remember Courrage's futuristic go-go boot? Shoes is, to die for.

And lotus shoes and fetish shoes, and much, much, and feathers, more, shoes made for coronations and inaugurations, shoes of tulle, brocade, rhinestone, fish scales, python, Cinderella's slipper, including the two-foot-high wooden chopines of the 16th century and their resurgence as the platform shoes of the 1960s and 1970s.

Shoes: A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More #ad - Shoes, now with over 357, full-color, is an obsessive, and irresistible, 000 copies in print, over-the-top extravaganza-chunky, it contains page after page of seductive photographs and information about women's shoes. Created for the woman who's a passionate shoe lover-and what woman isn't?--Shoes features over 1, 000 glorious photographs, most of them taken for the book.

Marilyn's stiletto. Used book in Good Condition. Jackie O's pump. The Chanel toe.

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Fashionary Bag Design: A Handbook for Accessories Designers

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Fashionary International Ltd Thames And Hudson LBS #ad - New used book in Good Condition. Workman Publishing.

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The Handbag: An Illustrated History

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Harper Design #ad - Whether prada, louis vuitton, gucci, or chanel, the It bag of the season is a much-coveted designer item that indicates supreme style cachet—and for which the fashion-minded do not hesitate to spend. In this lush volume, filled with a range of rich historical and contemporary images, beginning with its development in the nineteenth century with the reticule—essentially a pocket with a handle—to the slouchy, fashion authority Caroline Cox explores the history of this must-have accessory, greatly oversized bags popular today.

. This book is a fascinating history of handbag design examined within the context of changing society and women's roles in it. Filled with a collection of important handbags, diverse imagery, and a fun, informative text, this beautifully designed volume is a must-have for handbag aficionados and lovers of fashion alike.

The Handbag: An Illustrated History #ad - In six chapters, cox not only highlights the most noteworthy bags in fashion design, each devoted to a decade, but looks at their evolution within the social context of the day. The handbag has never been more important in fashion than it is today. Featured bags include vuitton's revolutionary noe bag for the female traveler, Art Deco clutch bags molded in Bakelite, and the It bag of the moment, the Hermès Kelly bag endorsed by Princess Grace of Monaco in the 1950s, the Marc Jacobs Stam.

Used book in Good Condition. Workman Publishing.

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The Better Bag Maker: An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design • Techniques, Tips, and Tricks

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C&T Publishing / Stash Books #ad - Workman Publishing. In this how-to book accomplished bag maker, reveals her high-end techniques, Nicole Mallalieu, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The 10 featured projects teach a range of expert skills from adjusting the proportion of the pattern to constructing pockets, flaps, straps, and bases.

. If you want to make gorgeous, quality bags with the professional edge that really makes the difference between home-made and handmade―open The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. Used book in Good Condition. By the end of this book, you'll have a closetful of polished bags―and most likely sew better than you ever imagined you could.

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Vintage Handbags

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Carlton Books #ad - From the very first decorative evening purses in 1910 follow a parade of collectible bags from such names as Schiaparelli, Hermès, Fendi, Gucci, Vuitton, Chanel, and Prada. Used book in Good Condition. A shopping guide offers pointers on sourcing and caring for vintage pieces. Used book in Good Condition.

Anya hindmarch, barneys, fred segal, the british designer known for her bow-label bags sold in such stores as Saks, as well as in her boutiques in New York and LA, provides an enlightening introduction. 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.

Vintage Handbags #ad - Archival illustrations and photography by the most lauded fashion photographers of the time capture the spirit of each decade while original photographs of designer bags show the details to look for when buying. Workman Publishing. More than a century of handbag history unfolds here, decade by decade and lavishly illustrated.

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Handbag Workshop: Design and Sew the Perfect Bag

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Taunton Press #ad - In her amazing how-to book, Handbag Workshop, Anna Mazur lets the cat out of the bag and tells all. Make great designer look-alike bags. Handbag workshops provides an unprecedented look at how the bags you love are made from scratch. Not only that, you can actually make one in every style – without spending a fortune.

Used book in Good Condition. Expert techniques and can’t-miss directions. Taunton Press. Anna, a long-time contributor to Threads magazine, is known for her clear and concise instruction and that is fully evident here. You get expert guidance from beginning to end with: over 600 beautiful, instructional photographs and 90 illustrations Sewing basics and must-know construction techniques A range of patterns in all the latest, most-wanted styles With Handbag Workshops, you can end up with the perfect handbag.

Handbag Workshop: Design and Sew the Perfect Bag #ad - Used book in Good Condition. C t publishing. Beginning with bag anatomy 101, choosing materials, you’ll be treated to a fun introduction to the basics that includes understanding handbag shapes, and all the essential supplies you will need. Darling wristlets, swanky carryalls, classy clutches in sumptuous leather, and snakeskin - faux and genuine – they’re all here, suede, alligator, just waiting for you! An entire course in the art and craft of handbag making.

Handbag workshop is designed to inspire and instruct crafters of all abilities and it is easy to navigate with complete chapters dedicated to beginner, intermediate, and advanced projects. In her inimitable style, Anna divulges little-known details for sewing 18 gorgeous bags.

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Handbag Designer 101: Everything You Need to Know About Designing, Making, and Marketing Handbags

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Voyageur Press #ad - Workman Publishing. Handbag designer 101 is the bible for handbag designers or women who aspire to make their own bags. Included in the book are instructions for creating the fifteen essential bag styles—clutch, hobo, suggested difficulty levels, tote, and more—made simple with easy-to-follow how-to illustrations, and color photography.

Advice from famous bag designers and today’s hottest indie designers accompany each pattern. Also included is the inside scoop on turning your handbag hobby into a successful business. Used book in Good Condition. C t publishing. Taunton Press. From designing, to making, to marketing, Handbag Designer 101 teaches you everything you need to know.

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High Fashion Handbags: Classic Vintage Designs Schiffer Book

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Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Other designs are original, fresh, and challenging the classics for shelf space in boutiques and closets around the world. An essential part of the well dressed woman is her handbag. The designs are fun, elegant, and inspiring. C t publishing. Used book in Good Condition. 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.

Used book in Good Condition. Read about some of the designers and savor the special handbags they carefully created. 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.

High Fashion Handbags: Classic Vintage Designs Schiffer Book #ad - Many designs are classics today, having survived competitive runway battles for a generation. Louis vuitton, judith lieber, roberta di camerino, Gucci, Farragamo, Hermes, Fendi, Celine, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, and more are all represented by many examples. Workman Publishing. Taunton Press.

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Vogue Essentials: Handbags

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Conran #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Vogue essentials: handbags explores all the greatest hits in a collection that any fashion devotee will covet. Any woman can wear shoes and handbags: it's not a question of how tall you are, how skinny you are, how blonde or blue-eyed or tanned or whatever. Marc jacobs Used book in Good Condition.

Taunton Press. Used book in Good Condition. Workman Publishing. From each season's must-have to five-figure rarities, the handbag symbolizes the inexplicable power of fashion desire. C t publishing. Since its inception more than a century ago, British Vogue has been fascinated by the infinite incarnations of the handbag.

Vogue Essentials: Handbags #ad - From the myriad surrealist creations of karl Lagerfeld at Chanel to Prada's democratic nylon backpack, from the exclusive Hermés Birkin bag to individual vintage gems, the handbag is fashion's most inventive accessory. No shock, then, that the handbag market today is worth more than a hundred billion dollars.

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