Handbags: What Every Woman Should Know
Stephanie PedersenISBN: 0715324950;
CatCopyII Covers the most prestigious labels for today's hottest fashion accessory *Handbag sales reached $5.34 billion in 2003 and are growing at 8 percent a year, according to Accessories Magazine *Someone buys a woman's handbag on eBay every 30 seconds *Follows Stephanie Pedersen's popular titles Shoes and Bra Handbags have surpassed shoes, jeans and jewelry as the statement-making accessory of choice. At the top end, hot labels like Marc Jacobs and Prada can fetch more than $1,000. Insanity? Yes, but the designs often prove irresistible, and author Stephanie Pedersen covers the biggest brands in the business--Bottega, Chanel, Chloe, Dior, Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, HermA?s and, of course, Marc Jacobs and Prada. Handbags also digs into the accessory's history, from the earliest animal-skin pouches to modern-day masterpieces, and features fascinating archival photographs, vintage advertisements and plenty of bags to die for!"
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