Carry Me! 1950's Lucite Handbagsby Janice Berkson is the type of beautifully photographed book that appeals to serious collectors as well as stylish fashionistas looking to build their fashion library. The author dedicates less than a dozen pages of the 206 page book to reference information describing the history of various lucite handbags allowing the pictures of these sculptural handbags take center stage.
The lucite handbags featured in the book are lovely little works of art incorporating everything from carved designs to dazzling gems to simply elegant silhouettes that show off the materials to the greatest effect. I don't collect lucite handbags myself, I collect fashion books. As much as I appreciate the exquisite designs of the handbags featured in this book, if you're on a budget it's a heck of a lot cheaper and easier to build a collection of fashion books than it is to collect vintage fashion bags.