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October 21st, 2019 |

Any fashionista would fall to their knees once they ogle at the exquisite collection of 3000 handbags owned by a woman named Ilene Hochberg Wood who has reportedly stacked them in a 2,400-square-foot Quonset hut on her Lehigh Valley estate. The 64-year-old has everything you name from cross bodies, clutches, wristlets, duffels, hobos, and backpacks cited reports. Her collection also includes handbags in different shapes such as a Converse sneaker, shoulder bag, and other pieces like a pocketbook stamped with the Hess Brothers department-store logo. Yet the showstoppers of her mind-boggling collection are her own designer bags. As one enlists the remaining of the 3000 bags, she also has Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Moschino, Judith Leiber Minaudieres, Edie Parker clutches, and Louis Vuitton satchels. The bag enthusiast also boasts of scores of…

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