Museum of the City of New York: ‘Purses from the permanent collection’ until January 28, 2007

Fashion & the Arts

Check out this fab exhibition on bags from 1870-1970.Click here
Did you know that the 18th and 19th century ladies’ purses when they routinely made their appearance, passed through generations as fond keepsakes? Also, did you know that in the beginning of the 20th century the larger bags began to seek careers in businesses dominated by men?

The precursors of today’s icons of NYC status and style are showcased at the MCNY until Jan. 28, 2007. For those that would like to hear more about it from the insiders there is a panel discussion at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 1/13/07; Laird Borrelli, Jason Palmer, Clair Watson, Dana Palzkill, Robert Bryan and Eric Javits explore the frenzy that surrounds the status handbag. Free with the Museum’s admission.


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