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vintage fashions: shoes & handbags & purses
Baker’s Encyclopedia of Hatpins and
Hatpin Holders.
Lillian Baker. This updated
and expanded edition of the classic hatpin
reference is enhanced with hundreds of new
color photographs depicting a wide array of
collectors’ treasures. Victorian hatpins and the
holders used to store them are shown in close-
up views with extensive text to interpret their
use and place them among popular historical
fashion accessories.
Index • 204 pp.
vintage shoes
In Step with Fashion: 200 Years of Shoe
Norma Shephard. Take an intimate look
at shoe design over two centuries. More than
550 full color photographs reveal foot fashion
favorites and their correlation to ever-changing
social factors. Savor past designs and glimpse the
future of shoe styles through the work of avante
garde designers John Fluevog and Danny Sullivan.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 540 color & 34 b/w photos •
Platform Shoes: A Big Step in
Ray Ellsworth. Over 300
eye-popping platform shoe styles, in
full color, spanning the world and the
decades. They include sporty, daytime,
and evening styles. Some are practical,
others simply outrageous, and all simply
Price Guide • 112 pp.
Fashion Footwear: 1800-1970.
sire Smith. Footwear can most certainly
be magical. Over 500 color photographs
displaying fantastic footwear appear with
an interview of contemporary shoe designer
Howard Davis. Details of construction are
highlighted, styles are shown and explained
with a thorough Footwear Glossary, and
value ranges are offered for beginning collectors.
Price Guide/Index • 256 pp.
Hot Shoes: One Hundred Years.
Maureen Reilly. Explore women’s shoes
as a powerful talisman of fashion, cul-
ture, and sexual energy. With 500
original color photographs and two
dozen vintage illustrations, this book
tells the real history of shoes real women
wore. Each photo caption includes a
value range.
Price Guide/Index • 224 pp.
3000 Shoes from 1896.
Roseann Et-
tinger. Engravings of 3000 styles of shoes
and boots for men, women, and children
dating from 1896, that are again seen
as stylish and enjoy renewed popularity
among young and old alike.
Size:11"x81/2"•3000 illustrations
Price Guide • 72 pp.
The Sneaker Book: 50 Years of Sports
Shoe Design.
Melissa Cardona. Sneakers
are fashion statements, status symbols,
and cultural icons. This book traces the
progression of sneaker design from the early
canvas-topped rubber soles to the hi-tech
innovations of the late 1980s. Included are
designs by Converse, Keds, Adidas, Nike,
Puma, Reebok, and New Balance.
vintage handbags & purses
Exotic Skin: Alligator and Crocodile Hand-
Victoria Stowe. This book illustrates the
best vintage exotic skin handbags by renowned
designers of the past century and a half. It out-
lines the history, how to distinguish alligator and
crocodile from turtle, ostrich, lizard and snake
skins, and includes tips on finding and evalu-
ating condition, as well as the proper care and
wearability of these special fashion accessories.
Size: 9" x 12" • 522 color photos • Price guide/
Artistic Leather of the Arts and Crafts Era.
Daniel Lees. The rich beauty and craftsmanship
of hand tooled Arts & Crafts style leather objects
of the early 20th century is captured in 540
color photos. Historical information includes
preservation tips, profiles of individual artists
and commercial firms -- including Roycroft,
Newcomb College, and Elizabeth Eaton Burton
-- and details of a German design influence that
became known as “Buffalo Nouveau.”
Vintage Purses: At Their Best.
2nd edition,
. Lynell K. Schwartz. 100s of purses,
primarily from the 19th and 20th centuries, in
full color photos. Catalogs, advertising, trade
cards and original drawings along with histories
of the leadingmanufacturerssuchasBliss,Napier,
Whiting & Davis and Mandalian are included.
Updated values.
Whiting & Davis Purses: The Perfect Mesh.
Leslie Piña & Donald-Brian Johnson. With over
600 color photos, vintage ads, catalog pages,
and archival material, the informal, informative
text explores the colorful Whiting & Davis history.
A current price guide completes this look at
the purses called the loveliest of all feminine
Popular Purses: It’s in the Bag!
fun and funky to excitingly exotic, the
popular purses of the mid-20th century
are enticingly displayed in over 400 color
photos and vintage ads. An informative
text pays tribute to fashion, while the
current price guide will aid collectors.
Size:11"x81/2"• 425colorphotos
Price Guide • 168 pp.
ISBN:0-7643-1293-6• hardcover•$39.95
High Fashion Handbags: Classic
Vintage Designs.
Adrienne Astrologo
photos of handbags from the world’s top
fashion designers will catch the attention
of collectors, designers, and fashion gu-
rus. See details of construction, designer
logos, impeccable stitching, luxurious
leathers and fabricated materials as
components of luxury handbags. •Size:
A Passion for Purses: 1600-2005.
of over 500 antique, vintage, and contemporary
purses that were chosen from private collections
and fromCora Ginsburg LLC, the premier dealer of
antique textiles and costume in the United States.
a fresh resource forcollectors.
Price guide/Index • 256 pp.
Handbag Chic: 200 Years of Designer
Desire Smith. Handbags are sculp-
tural and fascinating, glamorous and practical,
colorful and exquisite; yet they all are designed
for carrying things. This comprehensive book
celebrates over 550 best quality handbags by
leading and unknown designers the world over,
dating from 1759 to 2004, with detailed infor-
mation to describe their outstanding qualities.
Price Guide/Index • 272 pp.
Fun Handbags.
Desire Smith. Examine 140
special, 20th century handbags that are among
the most fun designs in the fashion world. They
range from Past Pleasures to Future Collectibles,
in 177 color photos, including details and makers
labels. Full identification, special comments that
individualize their best features, and a value
range appear for each handbag.
Plastic Handbags: Sculpture to Wear.
vised 2nd Edition
. Kate E. Dooner. Twentieth
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.
Price Guide •112 pp.
4th Edition
. Roseann Ettinger.
An invaluable reference for both collectors and
designers, this book emphasizes the importance
of the handbag in the feminine attire over the
last 200 years. 100s of handbags, from pouches
worn in the dark ages to contemporary clutches,
all illustrated and discussed by shape, style,
and material.
Price Guide • 192 pp.
Beads on Bags: 1880s to 2000.
Winfield, Leslie Piña, & Constance Korosec.
Over 600 color photos of mostly European
beaded handbags, including Miser, American
Indian, embroidered, drawstring, framed, scenic,
Bohemian, and cut steel, with information on
care, history, and design technique, and close-
ups of the intricate beadwork.
Price Guide/Index • 216 pp.
A Century of Handbags.
Kate Dooner. The
handbag is the basic accessory in women’s
fashion,and this richly illustratedvolumeexplores
the styles decade by decade. Examples of the
main trends are shown in over 500 color photos,
along with samples of the eras’ most remarkable
and unusual high-quality pieces. Significant
manufacturers and designers also discussed,
and a price guide is provided.
Price Guide • 160 pp.
Trunks, Traveling Bags, and Satchels.
Roseann Ettinger. The variety of packing
trunks and carrying bags from the 1890s
for salesmen, tradesmen, bankers, doctors,
and travelers shown here will astound you.
Taken from sales catalogs, these illustra-
tions were advertising pieces to the new
mail-order business.
Size:9"x6"•190b/w illus.
Price Guide • 160 pp.
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