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.
Read more about the styles of 1920s bags and purse history and shop these new 1920s style purses to accessorize your dress: