100 Years of Iconic Women’s Handbags Shown Decade by Decade in a Two Minute Time Lapse

Mode Video paid tribute to iconic women’s handbags and the evolution of their typical contents over the past 100 years, as shown by an anonymous pair of hands that were clad in accordance with each era, decade by decade.

As makeup carriers, cigarette holders, and storage for our wallets, cameras, phones, and so many other things, women’s handbags have always been an intricate part of our lives. Take a look at some of the trends throughout the ages and find out what we’ve been hiding inside them for the past 100 years.