8 interesting facts about women's handbags
Now there is hardly a woman who does not have her purse. This accessory is firmly entrenched in our lives and now the fair sex can not imagine their life without this stuff. However, there are facts about the purses, which few have heard.
Fact 1. Leather bag appeared in the XIX century
Not everyone knows that the leather bag appeared relatively recently. In 1841, fashion designer H. J. Cave, which at that time was living in London, took a rather unusual order from a well-known businessman Samuel Parkinson. Businessman wanted the designer has created a collection of leather bags for each family member. It is clear that this accessory is not bypassed and Mrs Parkinson. This was the first woman, who has a bag made of leather. Now this product is carefully preserved in the Museum of bags, which is located in Amsterdam, and everybody can look at it.
Fact 2. Louis Vuitton handbags burns unsold
There is evidence that the Louis Vuitton fashion house burns your bags, that have not been sold before the release of a new collection. Thus, the brand takes care of preventing the depreciation of their products and reduce their prices. However, no formal evidence to support it is not. Data were obtained from the staff of the fashion house Louis Vuitton. The experts in the fashion world believe that this absurd fiction perfectly stimulates the interest of buyers to the products of this historic brand.
Fact 3. Purse XVI century - a unique instance of
The Amsterdam Museum bags are a wide number of unique exhibits. There are more than 3500, and this collection is considered by right one of the most expensive and the most valuable. But one stands out among the exhibits, which attract not only a huge number of tourists and connoisseurs of exclusive fashion. The most surprising is considered men's wallet, which was made from goat skin. His appearance dates from the beginning of the XVI century, and according to experts is considered unique. In this item you can see the metal latch, as well as a device for wearing on a belt.
Fact 4. Birkin is not the most expensive model of bags in the world
In the modern world it is assumed that the Birkin model, which makes Hermes, is considered the most expensive in the world. However, an exhibit of the Museum of bags denies this fact. Now it is a handmade product, which is called "The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse". the price of 3, 8 million dollars, and this bag is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive. I created this masterpiece of the jeweler Robert Mouawad. Bag is made in the form of a heart and is equipped with a chain. Its high cost is due to the fact that it is made of gold and 4500 diamonds, which are yellow, pink, and transparent shade. If we believe the facts, the stone weighs nearly 382 carats.
Fact 5. Pockets appeared later than wallets
Now it is difficult to imagine everyday clothing without pockets. However, not everyone knows that this element was invented much later than the purses for coins. For the first time appeared on the jacket pockets of Louis XIV, and then moved into the outfits of his suite and the common people. Up to this point the money was accepted to carry in bags, which were made of fabric or leather. Men they were attached to the belt, and the women wore a skirt.
Fact 6. Prada came up with the first bag unisex
The fashion designer Miuccia Prada in 1985, presented to the public a black backpack, which was made of nylon. Before this material was used only for sewing parachutes, which were widely used in the Italian army. Backpack from Fashion House Prada is so fond of the public that has become an integral part of the wardrobe. This thing could be called the first, which was the definition of "unisex".
Fact 7. Bag of old - male enhancement
a lot of information has come to our days that initially bags were exclusively men's accessories. For example, shamans have always been in the African tribes in possession of woven bags that were brightly colored and were decorated with fur and feathers. If we talk about the ancient Egyptians, there also can be found the fact that the bag was exclusively male subject. They had the shape of the accessory bag that is worn on the belt.
Fact 8. Hermes - the author of the biggest bags in the world
Hermes famous house in 2010 presented a bag, which is recognized as the world's largest. It reaches a height of 4 meters, and it is a copy of the popular model Kelly Hermes. On this product worked several employees of the old brand, and the work lasted for 5 months. All stitches in this bag was made by hand.