When it debuted in 2018, nobody could have predicted that the Daniel Lee-designed Bottega Veneta Pouch would bring back the It bag. The Pouch did just that and more, topping Lyst’s World’s Most-Wanted list in 2019.
Ever since people have had stuff to carry, there has been some way to carry it. But handbags, as we know them today, didn’t come to fruition until the late 18th century. With the “Bridgerton” craze happening right now, it seems like the perfect time to examine the era that gave us the ultimate accessory: the handbag.