Ever since people have had stuff to carry, there has been some way to carry it. But handbags, as we know them today, didn’t come to fruition until the late 18th century. With the “Bridgerton” craze happening right now, it seems like the perfect time to examine the era that gave us the ultimate accessory: the handbag.
The brand synonymous with material exploration and innovation is yet again pushing forward into the next frontier of material science in handbags: mushroom leathers. While Hermès has a long history of adding entire rolodexes of materials each year, keep your collectors’ eyes peeled for this lab grown material later this year.