Thursday, July 27, 2017

Book Review: Fifty Bags that Changed the World

from the Design Museum


A partial synopsis from Bas Bleu:  Fashion may not literally change the world, but these beautifully produced books from London's Design Museum make a strong case for the significance of fashion as a reflection of - and sometimes as an agent for - social and cultural changes.  IBags you'll find photos of a carpetbag, Army haversack, satchel, and clutch, as well as Queen Elizabeth's "royal but so ordinary" purse and the coveted Birkin. 

My Thoughts:  I purchased this book for a very fabulous family member, but could not resist peeking inside!  ;-)  What a wonderful little book!  I learned all kinds of things about Gladstone's Budget Bag and as well as Vivienne Westwood's bum bag.

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci

15 comments:

  1. I had no idea there was such a book. I know someone who would love this! Thanks for sharing on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I am currently reading Beartown by Fredrik Backman. Very good.

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  2. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

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  3. I've just finished a Jodie Picoult Book 'Picture Perfect' which I would recommend. Thanks for your review and sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. Have a great day!

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  4. What an interesting book! Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

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  5. That sounds interesting Marci. I've just started reading the newest translation of The Bhagavad Gita by Laurie L Patton. It's hard going, but I'll do it

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  6. Thanks for linking up with us at #overthemoon Marci and I enjoyed your book review.

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  7. Thank you Marci for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I pinned your post.

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  8. Thank you so much for your review. Thank you so much for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

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  9. I love quirky books that take a look at the world through the eyes of a particular idea, product, or experience. This certainly does that - thanks for sharing on Sweet Inspiration :)

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  10. Thank you for sharing this unique book at the #BoggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I've shared on social media.

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  11. Sounds like a very interesting book. I've just finished Tom Winter's '31 Days of Wonder' which I highly recommend.

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  12. I love handbags so I think I would definitely enjoy this! I have just finished reading a book one of my favourite authors sent me for some feedback to be included in an upcoming series #pocolo

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  13. Wow - that book looks great - and sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing with #pocolo

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  14. This sounds like a very interesting book!

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  15. Not your typical book for a book review! :)
    Thanks for linking up with the Blended Blog!

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