Did you know handbags could give history lessons? Through the ages, bags have always given hints about what’s going on in the world. The first handbags were born out of sheer necessity — women secured their valuables in pockets beneath voluminous petticoats; when more streamlined dresses were introduced in the 1790, women had no choice but to carry their necessities in pouches by hand.
Bags with more structure and sturdiness took center stage with the advent of train travel. Handles, locks and zippers — elements we take as a given were, at the time, seen as radical inventions. After World War II when leather supplies were scarce, designers turned to less conventional materials like cotton canvas and bamboo handles. Each following continued to alter the handbag to reflect the times.
With our Faye Handbag, we’ve created a bag perfectly suited for the Stauer woman of the 21st century. Savvy with a taste for the classic. She’s sophisticated, yet understands that style doesn’t require an outrageous price tag. Gold-finished hardware perfectly complements the rich, cognac brown color in a modern, versatile silhouette. The interior features two sleeves and a zippered pocket. What will this bag tell future generations about the Stauer woman? She knows a great value and she certainly knows a great handbag!