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Lehigh Valley Live: Ultra-rare to everyday, this Lehigh Valley purse collection exhibit is eye-popping

October 11th, 2019 |

There’s the red alligator bag from Hermès made famous by Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief.”

There’s the dachshund bag from fashion designer and Allentown native Thom Browne.

There’s the the once-in-a-lifetime look at the world’s largest collection of Anne-Marie of Paris bags, crafted to look like “Champagne and Ice Bucket” and “Telephone” and sold in one boutique in one hotel in Paris during the 1940s.

“PURSEonality: A Stylish Handbag History” is an exhibit with these and more — hundreds more — from the collection of Emmaus resident and author Ilene Hochberg Wood.


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