Imagine taking a pink plastic handbag to go shopping! The handbags that originated in the 1950s are recurring as popular collectibles today. Over 300 handbags in this newly revised 2nd edition are displayed in color photographs to reveal the beauty of these tiny sculptures of art. The most productive manufacturers of plastic handbags are featured in separate sections, including Llewellyn, Rialto, Myles Originals, Tyrolean, Wilardy, and more. These unusual gems of wearable art are bringing large sums in today's collector's markets. Made with innovative plastics, they are now admired for their aesthetic value. Flip through the pages and enjoy one of the most whimsical collectibles from the atomic age of the fifties. Look in the attic for one of these treasures that someone stashed away in the late-50s and rediscover it today. The prices are skyrocketing. A price guide is included.