NOW IN PREORDER! What’s Inside? A Century Of Women and Handbags, 1900-1999 by Anita Davis. Preorder 2 or more copies by October 9 and take 20% off with code ESSE20.
Purses are personal, private places into which only the privileged dare put their hands, vessels of the feminine that hold the essence of a woman’s individuality.
What’s Inside compliments the permanent exhibition of Esse Museum & Store, offering intimate portraits of this most intimate accessory. Step inside one of only three purse museums in the world where, decade by decade, you’ll conjure the lives and habits of 20th century American women through clutch-sized vignettes and gleaming minaudières of fashion.
Breathing life into often unnamed heroines, we revere the stylish changemakers whose struggles and triumphs forged the way for generations of women to come.