They could now stow keys about their person while women had to rely on hoiking bags crammed with plague-repelling nosegays and gender discrimination around with them.Increased travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries encouraged the development of sets of matching luggage, which included handbags for the discerning lady traveller. That’s when the big boys swung into action, creating brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Hermes.Whiting & Davis continued to produce more modern mesh handbags including all gold- or silver-tone versions with rhinestone clasps after the era of painted mesh subsided, along with other metal mesh products.Mandalian actually patented their “Lustro Pearl Finish” used on their metal mesh purses, and the pearlized enamel was guaranteed to be chip resistant, according to Ettinger. But it takes a special bravery to share that story on the Internet.That's why we should all be thankful for Twitter user @_blotty, whose tale is so flush with drama that the Internet has been losing its sh*t about it since Monday night.“They say imitation is the highest form of flattery but we don’t think so.” Sears has since removed the bag from their website, but the sisters will continue to promote their label with a Kardashian Kollection for Sears launch party in Hollywood August 17.
This was one of the many companies that competed with Whiting & Davis during the peak of enameled mesh handbag popularity.However, it's important to mention that many vintage bags can lack one.And, while quite uncommon, newer Hermes bags may also be missing this stamp.In any event, it is our understanding that the Kardashian Kollection bag in question has not yet been offered for general sale. Pending our investigation of the matter, we have undertaken appropriate preventative measures regarding the handbag.The Kardashian Kollection handbag was independently created.