30 Jun '16, 9pm

How handbags (and what we've been lugging around in them) have changed over 100 years.

How handbags (and what we've been lugging around in them) have changed over 100 years.

For most of recorded history, men may have had control over the world. But women have had one thing men don't: the ability to produce life purses. Purses have been vital to the female species in concealing our tampons and birth control fashionably (also, to hold some lipstick and a paper straw wrapper that is always at the bottom of the bag for some reason). To honor our long history carrying our shit around, Mode made a quick video of handbag evolution over the last 100 years, and displayed all the crap stuffed into them typical for the generation. Check out how delicate everything from 1916 was: That embellished metallic rectangle at the bottom center is full of matches in case a lady needed to set something on fire. By 1976, we can see this isn't just about purses, it's a visual representation of our place in society. And wicker. And beads.

Full article: http://www.someecards.com/life/fashion-beauty/100-years-o...

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