Purses have been recognizable since the eighteenth century, when leather and needlework purses were preferred. Beaded purses became popular in the nineteenth century, went out of style, but are again in use. Mesh purses date from the 1880s and are still being made. More distinctive purses were made by famous designers like Dior and Balenciaga after 1945, but before then, especially during the two World Wars, purses were practical.
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|Purses||Patent Leather||Yellow, Cylinder, Steel Rings, Suede Lining, Ronay, 1960s, 8 x 5 In.||2002||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Lizard||Yellow, Envelope Clutch, Judith Leiber||2006||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Mesh||Zebra Stripes, Brown, Gold, Silk Lining, 30-Inch Chain, Whiting & Davis, 4 5/8 x 9 In. Illustrated||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Mesh||Zigzag, Open Filigree Frame, Whiting & Davis||1995||Login / Create Account for Price||Purses||Cloth||Zipper Closure, Leather Interior, Handles, Doctor Bag, Christian Dior, France, c.1985||2012||Login / Create Account for Price|