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Bags: A Lexicon of Style: Mini (Lexicons of Style) [Hardcover]

Valerie Steele , Laird Borrelli
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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Scriptum (21 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902686500
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902686509
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 16.8 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,051,229 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Clutch, tote, wear or carry it, the bag is the most portable, and flauntable, of accessories; a compact icon of style and status. In fact, bags speak volumes of our personal approach to fashion, providing clues to our outlook, occupations and even aspirations. Is your favourite bag a tiny, decorative one with just enough room for a lipstick and money, a practical tote with space for all life's essentials or a chic clutch stamped with designer logos. What does each one say about you? All this and more is addressed in Bags: A Lexicon Of Style. A beautifully illustrated study of the modern meaning of bags, the book examines each of the key bag types and explains their evolution and cultural connotations, with chapters devoted to Precious, Practical, Status, Luxury and Utility. It includes the best of contemporary design, incorporating interviews and images from leading labels such as Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Fendi, Hermes, Jamin Puech, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Lulu Guinness and Prada. This makes Bags: A Lexicon of Style as much a book for lovers of high fashion as it is for popular culture devotees.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A good fun book - well illustrated 2 July 2007
This book is packed with information and is easy to read or simply "graze" and pick out sections to read and look at. Nicely put together and very high quality photographs. All the usual suspects are covered - from Georgio Armani to Prada and beyond.

Good coffee-table / bedside table material - well worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Bags of Style' 1 May 2010
This is the smaller version of the 1999 classic and focusses on design and function more than other books
of its type. It's a fascinating book particularly for those who want more detail about the designers and their
ethos. There are only 5 chapters but each is full of information.
Mary Lewis
Bag End Bags
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bags 18 Nov 2013
By sammy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Fab book, great images, inspiration for any designer, enthusiast alike.....love it, so glad I got it, great book to have on the coffee table too!
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