A woman's bag is a little slice of her life in which she stores all the things she needs at any given moment. On the outside, the purse signifies her style, tells you how much she's willing to lug around, and gives a clue as to where she's headed next.
Women and fashion trends have changed over the past 100 years, but what's stayed the same is that they've cared about the way they dress and the types of handbags they carry.
Mode put together a fun (and informative!) look at the way women's handbags have changed from 1916 to today, and you have to watch to see how incredible the evolution has been.
Here's what bags looked like in 1916, when everything was dainty and delicate and lacy, apparently.
Skipping ahead to 1966, in an example of what looks like vacation vibes. Sardinia in the '60s—take me there!
Now, in 2016, the bag—complete with fluffy pouf—is roomy enough for a pair of big headphones, a selfie stick, a cell phone (of course), and even some on-the-go snacks.
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