Collectable Names and Designs in Women's Handbags

Tracy Martin

Date Published :
September 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
150 color illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781597453
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 9.6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Covers the history of handbag design packed full of biographies of the major influencers of the fashion handbag industry.

Vintage and future accessories expert, Tracy Martin reveals what to spot when buying both vintage and modern handbags which are already desirable with collectors or have the potential to become sought after in the future. From the Victorian miser bag to 1950s Lucite and the op-art designs of the Sixties to bang up to date modern examples such as Lulu Guinness's iconic Lips clutch, Tracy recommends the most desirable for collector's of all budgets. Throughout the pages she shares her top tips on which designers to buy from the past, present and future, how to avoid getting caught out by fake or damaged bags and where is best to invest. Together with a detailed social history on the designers and their bags, this lavishly illustrated book is a must-own for all those passionate about handbags.

About The Author

Collectables, fashion and antiques expert Tracy Martin appears regularly on television (ITV This Morning, Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Flog it!) has resident BBC Radio slots and conducts lectures on the history of Shoes and fashion around the country. Her previous books include Collectable Names and Designs in Women’s Fashion, High Heel Heaven, The Little Black Dress and Christmas Collectables. She is renowned for her infectious enthusiasm and passion for fashion.

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