100 Museums to Visit Before You Die

The Simone Handbag Museum

Location: Seoul, South Korea

2013 Exhibitions: Carosello Italiano (July 19 - TBA)

The Simone Handbag Museum is dedicated to conserving and displaying a collection of handbags, with their oldest artifacts dating back to the 1500s. The ground floor houses recent pieces and trends from the 1900s on, while the upper level space shows bags from earlier years. The layout of their collection presents a chronological and thematic organization that is intended to take the viewer on a short trip through the history of Western fashion trends. The museum building itself is also an embodiment of its subject, architecturally shaped to resemble a handbag, while each of its displays are carefully planned to accurately represent the styles of its contemporary era.

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