The Whiting & Davis purse is the epitome of the mesh bag. For over one hundred years, these "shimmery pieces of splendor" have graced the fashionable woman's wardrobe. Thanks to designs ranging from abstract Deco patterns to extravagant figurals to sleek gold and silver solids, Whiting & Davis purses are as sought-after for their artistry as for their practicality. This first-ever book devoted solely to Whiting & Davis captures all the charm and splendor of the company's mesh bags, past and present, in over 600 color photos, vintage ads, catalog pages, and archival material. The informal, informative text explores the colorful Whiting & Davis history and related product lines. A current price guide completes this in-depth look at the purses that advertisements dubbed "the loveliest of all feminine accessories--the perfect mesh!"