The best exhibitions and galleries for handbag lovers

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We've searched for the best galleries and exhibitions to satisfy that handbag obsession of yours.

We all love a good handbag, but for those of us who can't quite afford to turn our wardrobe into our own personal gallery, there are some places out there that offer the next best thing.

We've scouted out the best exhibitions for handbag porn.

From vintage Valentino to pop art handbag fusion, you need to see these displays.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014


Valentino- v and a italian fashion exhibition - handbag.com

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The V&A Gallery are honouring all things Italian and just plain gorgeous and this of course, includes handbags.

£35, www.vam.ac.uk, until 27 July 2014

To have and to hold


to have and to hold vintage handbag exhibition - shipley gallery - handbag.com

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This exhibition features over 200 vintage bags and purses from a private collection (jealous!).

Free entry, www.twmuseums.org.uk, until 8 June 2014.

Pop The Bag


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Printemps Louvre in Paris has displays of six contemporary artists and their take on the handbag.

Free entry, currently on display at the Printemps store in Paris.

Hello, My name is Paul Smith


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The Design Museum has an exhibition dedicated to the world of fashion and handbag designer, Paul Smith.

£13.50, designmuseum.org, until 22 June 2014

Museum of bags and purses


Tassen museum hendrike of bags and purses - amsterdam - handbag.com


There is a museum in Amsterdam dedicated entirely to handbags and purses. Not only that, but the building itself is a beautiful canal townhouse.

Another reason to book a holiday?

More info at tassenmuseum.nl

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