Handbag, British, 1925–35

Suede and chrome

Fussy decoration became unfashionable during the 1930s as designers looked to form and structure for innovation. The emphasis was on high-quality materials that needed no further embellishment, and outfits came to be created in shimmering satins, crisp silk taffetas and soft wools. This day bag in green suede commands attention through its materiality rather than any decorative flamboyance.
Accession Number: SHM.2010.L.153:i-ii

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