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"From Army to Fashion: Handbags that Make a Statement" Step into the world of handbags, where style meets functionality

Background imageHandbags Collection: Handbag Advert / Army / Navy

Handbag Advert / Army / Navy
A selection of British made & foreign handbags, pochettes & evening bags in crepe de chine, also a beaded bag, an embroidered nightdress sachet & a bag with applique flowers

Background imageHandbags Collection: Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform

Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform
Woman police officer (Eileen Greenwood) in the new Surrey uniform introduced in 1973. The jacket was single-breasted with four buttons, and the hat was in black and white with a checked design

Background imageHandbags Collection: Leather handbags for sale, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Leather handbags for sale, Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Background imageHandbags Collection: Italian leather eyeglasses cases, Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Italian leather eyeglasses cases, Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageHandbags Collection: Italian leather bags on display, Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Italian leather bags on display, Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

Background imageHandbags Collection: Woolco Department Store, Oadby Hall, Leicestershire, Monday 9th October 1967

Woolco Department Store, Oadby Hall, Leicestershire, Monday 9th October 1967

Background imageHandbags Collection: Mill Lane, Cardiff, Wales, Circa 1960

Mill Lane, Cardiff, Wales, Circa 1960

Background imageHandbags Collection: Woman police officer in updated uniform, London

Woman police officer in updated uniform, London
Woman police officer in the updated uniform introduced in 1977, with a range of mix and match options, and the checkered cravat replacing the bow tie

Background imageHandbags Collection: Four old ladies chat in Abbey Gardens, Bury St. Edmunds

Four old ladies chat in Abbey Gardens, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Two of the women are dressed identically and look like twins. They stand in the same attitude and carry handbags the same way

Background imageHandbags Collection: Italy, Lombardy, Milan, Monte Napoleone fashion designer area, Giorgio Armani handbags

Italy, Lombardy, Milan, Monte Napoleone fashion designer area, Giorgio Armani handbags

Background imageHandbags Collection: South America, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Jardins, designer handbags for sale in the Closet

South America, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Jardins, designer handbags for sale in the Closet 667 boutique on Rua Oscar Freire

Background imageHandbags Collection: England, London, Camden, Camden Lock Market, Souvenir Bags

England, London, Camden, Camden Lock Market, Souvenir Bags

Background imageHandbags Collection: Jacket Frocks 1940 magazine spread on wartime chic on the Home Front as the ladies look smart

Jacket Frocks 1940 magazine spread on wartime chic on the Home Front as the ladies look smart

Background imageHandbags Collection: Handbags

Handbags - Selection of fashionable handbags. Good Housekeeping. July 1931. Date: 1931

Background imageHandbags Collection: Styles of women's accessories popular in Spring 1932. Date: 1932

Styles of women's accessories popular in Spring 1932. Date: 1932

Background imageHandbags Collection: Shopper in a store at 7th Street and Florida Avenue, N. W. Washington, D. C. 1942

Shopper in a store at 7th Street and Florida Avenue, N. W. Washington, D. C. 1942. Creator: Gordon Parks
Washington, D.C. Shopper in a store at 7th Street and Florida Avenue, N.W

Background imageHandbags Collection: Another reputation gone! Trio of Edwardian women gossiping (colour litho)

Another reputation gone! Trio of Edwardian women gossiping (colour litho)
5996104 Another reputation gone! Trio of Edwardian women gossiping (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Another reputation gone)

Background imageHandbags Collection: Advert for womens model bags or handbags

Advert for womens model bags or handbags from Woollands, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageHandbags Collection: Advert for Dunhills Lytup Handbags 1923

Advert for Dunhills Lytup Handbags 1923
Advertisement for the Lytup handbag from Alfred Dunhill, with a small electric light illuminating the contents whenever it is opened up

Background imageHandbags Collection: The mother-in-law (colour litho)

The mother-in-law (colour litho)
3096464 The mother-in-law (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The mother-in-law)

Background imageHandbags Collection: Holly and mistletoe in a handbag on a Christmas postcard

Holly and mistletoe in a handbag on a Christmas postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHandbags Collection: Advert for J. C Vickery clasp bags 1918

Advert for J. C Vickery clasp bags 1918
Two clasp bags, left; solid tortoiseshell and silk hand-bag, right; black mole grey, real antelope, with marcassite and silver clasp, lined grey fitted with mirror and power-puff. Date: 1918

Background imageHandbags Collection: Tendency to be embarrassed by foreign currencies, illustration from Pont

Tendency to be embarrassed by foreign currencies, illustration from Pont
STC398788 Tendency to be embarrassed by foreign currencies, illustration from Pont: An Account of the Life and Work of the great Punch artist (litho) by Pont (Graham Laidler) (1908-40)

Background imageHandbags Collection: Two women arguing (colour litho)

Two women arguing (colour litho)
3096335 Two women arguing (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Two women arguing. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageHandbags Collection: Fine Display of Ladies Bags (colour litho)

Fine Display of Ladies Bags (colour litho)
3642833 Fine Display of Ladies Bags (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fine Display of Ladies Bags. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageHandbags Collection: Bags of Luck from Eastbourne, 1932. Creator: Unknown

Bags of Luck from Eastbourne, 1932. Creator: Unknown
Bags of Luck from Eastbourne, 1932. Handbags - souvenir of Eastbourne on the south coast

Background imageHandbags Collection: Stockton Market, with The Shambles backing on to it. 6th December 1988

Stockton Market, with The Shambles backing on to it. 6th December 1988

Background imageHandbags Collection: Football - Crowds and Supporters - 1957, female supporters in the crowd at Leicester City

Football - Crowds and Supporters - 1957, female supporters in the crowd at Leicester City, Leicestershire

Background imageHandbags Collection: Wives and girlfriends of the Wakefield players will be even more chirpy after

Wives and girlfriends of the Wakefield players will be even more chirpy after the Championship final if their men folk lift another trophy

Background imageHandbags Collection: General Strike May 1926 The Great industrial strike commences

General Strike May 1926 The Great industrial strike commences. Women volunteers lining up to enrol their services

Background imageHandbags Collection: Actress Marilyn Monroe attends a discussion at Royal Court Theatre November 1956

Actress Marilyn Monroe attends a discussion at Royal Court Theatre November 1956

Background imageHandbags Collection: Leather Handbag September 1977

Leather Handbag September 1977

Background imageHandbags Collection: Weather - Three girls swish through the slush at Cardiff

Weather - Three girls swish through the slush at Cardiffs Central Bus Station with the railway station in the background - 2nd February 1963

Background imageHandbags Collection: Carol Bednar, Diana Segal, Judy Dunlop and Dian Miller the Bighton Promettes

Carol Bednar, Diana Segal, Judy Dunlop and Dian Miller the Bighton Promettes. Their job is to help holidaymakers during the summer season. 28th May 1952 watscan - - 29/01/2010

Background imageHandbags Collection: Leicester City women supporters seen here during the match against Bristol Rovers

Leicester City women supporters seen here during the match against Bristol Rovers. Leicester went on to win the match seven two. Janaury 1957

Background imageHandbags Collection: Apres tenis outfits by Teddy Tinling (left to right) Gloria Butler, Gale Chanfreau

Apres tenis outfits by Teddy Tinling (left to right) Gloria Butler, Gale Chanfreau, Isoe Davis, Sally Holdsworth, Lea Pericili, and Ingrid Bentzen June 1970 70-05877-010

Background imageHandbags Collection: Apres tenis outfits by Teddy Tinling (right to left) Gloria Butler, Gale Chanfreau

Apres tenis outfits by Teddy Tinling (right to left) Gloria Butler, Gale Chanfreau, Isoe Davis, Sally Holdsworth, Lea Pericili, and Ingrid Bentzen June 1970 70-05877-004

Background imageHandbags Collection: Three women hold on to their hats on the seafront at Haylake. June 1960 M4313-003

Three women hold on to their hats on the seafront at Haylake. June 1960 M4313-003

Background imageHandbags Collection: Cats out of the bag? Off home... Each day 'Finlay'

Cats out of the bag? Off home... Each day "Finlay"
Cats out of the bag? Off home..... Each day " Finlay" the 9 weeks old lion cub makes two trips on public transport across London

Background imageHandbags Collection: Festival of Britain 1951 Battersea Pleasure Gardens 11 / 5 / 1951 B2178 / 5

Festival of Britain 1951 Battersea Pleasure Gardens 11 / 5 / 1951 B2178 / 5
Festival of Britain 1951 Battersea Pleasure Gardens 11/5/1951 B2178/5

Background imageHandbags Collection: Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929 Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929

Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929 Advert for Swan & Edgar handbags 1929
Selection of the newest silk handbags with grip clasp. Date: 1929

Background imageHandbags Collection: Advert for Swan & Edgar womens handbags 1932 Advert for Swan & Edgar womens

Advert for Swan & Edgar womens handbags 1932 Advert for Swan & Edgar womens
A selection of 1930s pouch bags. Date: 1932

Background imageHandbags Collection: PANTHEON BAZaR SHOPPING

PANTHEON BAZaR SHOPPING
Victorians shopping for toys, handbags and other goods in the Pantheon Bazaar Date: 1858

Background imageHandbags Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20109126

EyeUbiquitous_20109126
Italy, Lazio, Rome, Via del Condotti, Exterior of the Bulgari Handbag shop

Background imageHandbags Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20109125

EyeUbiquitous_20109125
Italy, Lazio, Rome, Via del Condotti, Exterior of the Bulgari Handbag shop

Background imageHandbags Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20101192

EyeUbiquitous_20101192
Italy, Veneto, Venice, Shopping bags on souvenir stall for sale opposite St Marks Square in the sunshine

Background imageHandbags Collection: Woman police officer in white shirt and bowler hat, London

Woman police officer in white shirt and bowler hat, London
Woman police officer in the short-sleeved white shirt and dark trousers from the mix and match uniform introduced in 1977, together with the reinforced bowler hat introduced in 1985. Date: circa 1985

Background imageHandbags Collection: The Queen of Spain and eldest daughter, Infanta Beatriz

The Queen of Spain and eldest daughter, Infanta Beatriz
Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (18871969), Queen of Spain (left) pictured with her eldest daughter, Infanta Beatriz of Spain, Princess di Civitella-Cesi (1909-2002)



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"From Army to Fashion: Handbags that Make a Statement" Step into the world of handbags, where style meets functionality. In this captivating handbag advert, witness the evolution of women's accessories throughout history. Picture a woman police officer in her new Surrey uniform, confidently strutting down the streets with a sleek leather handbag by her side. The epitome of elegance and authority. Travel across continents to Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, where exquisite leather they can showcased for sale. Each bag tells a story of Turkish craftsmanship and timeless beauty. Continue your journey to Florence's Mercato Nuovo, where Italian leather bags steal the spotlight. Admire their impeccable design and quality as they grace shop windows in Tuscany. Delve into fashion archives from Spring 1932, discovering the various styles that captivated women during that era. These vintage treasures remind us of an elegant past while inspiring modern trends. Back on London's bustling streets, envision a woman police officer donning a white shirt and bowler hat - her trusty companion? A fashionable yet functional handbag fit for any occasion. Rewind time to Woolco Department Store in Oadby Hall on October 9th, 1967. Shoppers flocking through its doors were greeted by an array of stylish handbags ready to elevate their outfits. Return to Florence's Mercato Nuovo once more; this time explore Italian leather eyeglasses cases that exude sophistication and protect precious spectacles with utmost care. In Abbey Gardens at Bury St Edmunds, four old ladies engage in lively conversation while clutching onto their beloved handbags - symbols of companionship and cherished memories. Transport yourself back further in time with an advert for Asprey clutch bags from 1937; these luxurious accessories have stood the test of time as icons of glamour and refinement.