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‘A bag, if you think about it – and I do, a lot – has a life of its own. It just is, whereas clothing is nothing without a body inside.’ Tom Ford, US Vogue, February 1998


Bags: Inside Out is a short history of bags, as told through 40 highlights from the V&A’s spellbinding exhibition. Through these objects, it explores the design, construction and function of bags, for both men and women, from Elizabethan England to contemporary China. Suitcases and backpacks sit alongside clutch bags, vanity cases and iconic ‘It bags’ to form a guide to the ultimate accessory.


Lucia Savi




210mm x 160mm



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Bags: Inside Out

Delve into the world of bags with our range inspired by the exhibition Bags: Inside Out, sponsored by Mulberry. Explore our illuminating exhibition catalogue, charting the history and cultural status of bags in our society, accompanied by custom leather key charms, accessories designed in collaboration with the V&A, a special exhibition tote and classic fashion prints.