Dainty little beaded 1920s flapper bags and purses were highly decorated to match the beautiful flapper dresses of the era. Too small to carry more than makeup compacts, a few dollars, and cigarettes (gasp!), they were more fashion accessories than practical handbags.
Other 1920s style purses included embroidered floral patterns, tooled (carved) leather for day use, and metal mesh with Art Deco designs. Today, these bags will hide your cell phone, handkerchief and makeup without sacrificing your roaring twenties style.