277 Katoomba St,
Katoomba NSW 2780
Phone/Fax: 61 2 4782 7588
The second in the world devoted to purses and handbags. Provides a unique insight into the craft, style and imagination of this much worn item.
See the oldest purse in Australia - a man's purse dated 1650.
See beaded purses with ornate clasps dating from 1800s.
See purses of the flapper era. Not at all practical? No, all that a girl needs on her night out - lippy, eye makeup, powder puff, mirror and perfume.
See perspex handbags of the zany 1950s, the perfect 'retro' wear for today.
On display are 350 purses and handbags that might make you 'remember when', or wish this item could be that simple again.