- A must for every purse lover and men looking for the perfect gift
- An overview of the most famous classic bags as well as the latest and hottest Instagram stars
- With street style photographs by Sandra Semburg
Women love handbags because they are a perfect vehicle—not just for keys, credit cards, and lipstick, but also their dreams and desires. Luxury labels made the humble purse into a billion-dollar business in the 20th century, but the purse is more than just a status symbol. Because it is constantly being reinvented, it wields a greater influence on everyday fashion than any hemline or silhouette. For the Love of Bags is a homage to the power of the pocketbook: from icons like the Kelly Bag, the first "must-have” item ever, to popular Paris fashion house labels and the latest Instagram stars, this book details the history of the "it” bag and decodes the messages handbags communicate.
JULIA WERNER, born in 1979, is an experienced journalist and book author. A graduate of the German School of Journalism in Munich, Werner is the style columnist for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and works as a freelancer for myself and Flair, among others. She is the new Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Glamour (Germany) as of July 2015. Julia Werner has a wide range of journalism experience in fashion and lifestyle segments, and lived and worked in Florence, Italy for five years—the center of the international purse and bag-making scene. Her first style guide, Who is Who im Kleiderschrank (A Closet Who’s Who), a collaboration with Kera Till, was published in 2014.
DENNIS BRAATZ, born in 1986, studied fashion journalism and media communication at the Akademie Mode & Design in Munich. He was deputy head of fashion at Cover and part of the design editorial team at the Burda publishing house in Munich. He is currently responsible for the style pages of the Süddeutsche Zeitung and writes freelance for different fashion magazines.
SANDRA SEMBURG studied film and acting in New York and has worked as a photographer for numerous magazines and labels. Her photos have appeared in outlets including Vogue (US), Harper’s Bazaar (Germany), and garancedoré.fr. She began traveling to the most important fashion shows as a street style photographer in 2010 and shares the latest trends on her blog aloveisblind.com.