Here’s a bag you don’t want to mess(h) with! The mesh purse is the perfect every day accessory for wear, giving you a stylish place to hold all your most important items. Whether you need somewhere to keep all your make up on the fly, skin care or snacks, this fashion accessory is your go-to bag. But there is an incredible history dating back 2,000 years ago in its existence. Take a seat and let’s open up the bag to dive into the past, present and future of the beloved mesh purse.
The Origins of the Mesh Purse
Mesh purse was sought to exist in the 1820’s, 2000 years ago, mind you. This was a very intricate process, having to focus on adding woven gold or silver all by hand. During the 19th century, they had used other metals such as nickel and steel, but it was still a very labour intensive work. It slowly and slowly began to increase in popularity by the 1900’s, with a business in the 1909 offering a big line of mesh purse products, leading to different designs and materials being used to create this style and for an affordable cost. These designs included geometric patterns, flowers, birds and other enameled artwork. There are even more detailed landscapes, making it the perfect accessory to carry with your outfit in style.
Prior to World War I, mesh purse products had risen in popularity, they were even made headlines in fashion outlets. One of the most popular designers of the mesh purse was named Whiting Davis. His work in the fashion industry, lead to movie stars using the accessory to include in their movies in the 1930s, making the iconic Great Gatsby look. His work led to the material being used more in fashion in dresses shown by celebrities in the red carpet such as Nicole Kidman and Kim Catrall.
During the roaring 20’s the price of the fake version from Sears ranged from 10-30 dollars which were fakes from the real deal. They tried to imitate the actual bag however lacked in quality and appearance of a real mesh purse. In this time, there led to an increase of more designs including floral and other ornaments. However, by the time of the Second World War, there were a decrease of these bag accessories because of the scarcity of metals. Over time, this historic fashion item has still become a stylish bag to do on to create a classic and elegant look.
The Mesh Purse Today
The mesh purse is still going strong with various brands and styles to choose from taking a modern spin on the classic look. There are many colours it can be executed in ranging from rose gold, gold, silver, black and many more, finding the perfect shade to fit the right girl. This accessory provides a retro and sleek look, making it the ideal accessory for an adult woman to wear. Spanning from wallets, bags, to even dresses there are many ways this style has outlived thousands of years. Celebrities ranging from Paris Hilton, Lady Gaga and Shakira, donning on the beloved clutch. With its advancement of including snakeskin and other designs, it looks like the mesh purse isn’t going anywhere. Whether you are going out for the night, hitting the bars and restaurants or going to a gorgeous wedding, these are the perfect accessory to accompany with you for the event. It is the perfect bag that holds up to the occasion, making you look radiant and shining just like the material itself. With this item in your hands, you’ve got the cat in the bag!