Treasure hunts for the perfect accessory on retro rows and vintage lanes everywhere is exhausting and unfortunately expensive. Hopefully we can work our crafty muscles and get a cute item or ten on the cheap with Making Vintage Handbags ($12) by Emma Brennan. This well-reviewed book lets us in on couture secrets of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, accounting for five projects per era. Sewing is not us, but all the glamorous designs are promised to be easy, so we'll cross our fingers.
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