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Victoria Stowe Collection


Mrs Leiber took a look at your book this afternoon and was very impressed with your collection" - JESS FROST,  curator, The Leiber Museum

I love your book and appreciate it because I have some of the bags! Happy to support (it)... it is amazing!!!" - NANCI RYDER, BWR 

OMG, Victoria, this book is truly a bible and a treasure!!!!"

- LORINDA BLOCK, HH Advertising 

"Eye candy for the coffee table... A beautiful book to be enjoyed in the summer heat under a ceiling fan, by the fire in winter, on the sleeping porch in the spring and fall... to look at, to study, to learn, to fine tune one's sensibilities. This is a book for the collector of vintage handbags, the Duchess of Windsor wannabees, or ANY woman who has swung a handbag over her arm and gone out to face the world. While a novice shopper, I shall become "tres formidable" with this encyclopedic volume. Merci beaucoup for sharing your life's work and passion with all of us. The book is pricey, but well worth it. To quote Ronnie Milsaps, "I wouldn't have missed it for the world!"


PEGGY F. MOSELEY, Ville Platte, LA

"Truly one of its kind! This is a very comprehensive encyclopedia of exotic skin handbags; great didactics but more importantly, exceptional pictorials. The photographs urge the novice to dwell deeper into collecting these works of art, and the information arms everyone better to select the appropriate piece or pieces. As a long-time collector, the book sent me out immediately searching for another gem that I could not live without. This is the definitive book that collectors of exotic skin handbags have been missing, and now it is finally here! Thank you!"



"And, I thank you again for your kind and generous contribution. I will definitely talk about your book and will have it with me at the jewelry sale... to promo... (The) presentation (was) a huge success, I gave credit to your photos (of purses and clothing from the 1940s), and the crowd loved my Rosie the Riveter act! Thanks again," - ROSALIE SAYYAH, Jewelry Appraiser, Antiques Roadshow 


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