EXCITING NEWS! June 2016: The Vintage Purse Gallery acquired a rare 1940s Anne-Marie Reims Champagne bucket handbag!
Top photo: Midas of Miami wicker elephant purse, featured on the August 2009 cover of Antiques & Collecting Magazine. Photo by Wendy Dager. To use photos or material from this website, please request permission by emailing email@example.com.
We are in the process of creating a traveling art installation inside a 1961 Aristocrat Land Commander trailer. For more information about The Rolling Vintage (RV) Purse Museum - Where the Handbag Meets the Highway, visit RVPurseMuseum.com.
The Vintage Purse Gallery is a free site that welcomes many online guests from all over the world.
WOW! This photo (cWendy Dager/The Vintage Purse Gallery) on our Facebook page inspired an excellent conversation about fashion rules regarding matching purses and shoes. Over 9,000 people saw this post!
Vintage Purse Gallery curator Wendy Dager received a certificate in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from California State University, East Bay after participating in a year-long course of study. Portions of Wendy's collection are available for temporary exhibits and private events in the Los Angeles County and Ventura County areas. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your donation will help us maintain the Vintage Purse Gallery and keep it free for visitors. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
We were honored to have four of our vintage purses in the SFO Museum's exhibit "Essential Style - Vintage & Antique Purses," which ran January 22-July 22, 2016.
The Vintage Purse Gallery consists of over 500 handbags, accessories and ephemera from the personal collection of Wendy Dager, who amassed these treasures over three decades. Most of the items you will see here are from the Mid-Century Modern era, although there are some older and some more recent. Whatever its origins, each handbag is its very own portable work of art. Please enjoy your visit!