About Us

The Collection

The Vintage Purse Museum consists of an extraordinary collection of handbags, accessories and ephemera amassed by one collector over three decades. Many of the items you see here are from the Mid-Century Modern era, and others are much older, while there are some of more recent manufacture. Whatever its origins, each handbag is its very own portable work of art. Please enjoy your visit!

Virtual Reality

Formerly known as The Vintage Purse Gallery, The Vintage Purse Museum is a rare, online-only museum, meaning you may visit anytime via your desktop, laptop or mobile device, from anywhere in the world. The museum is always open and admission is always free.

Where the Handbag Meets the Highway

We are in the process of creating a mobile handbag exhibit inside a 1961 Aristocrat Land Commander trailer. The Rolling Vintage (RV) Purse Museum is a self-funded project, and we will keep you apprised of its progress here.

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