Bags of Glamour founded by Sarah Delves in 2004.
My first experience of the antiques world started when I was just seven years old and my Father, who collected and did a little dealing in Georgian silver, started taking me to the antiques shops, fairs and jumble sales in the Guildford area of Surrey. He taught me as much as he could about antique silver hoping that I would follow in his footsteps. I didn’t! In 1992 I trained as a ceramics restorer and then set up an an antique restoration service, restoring and dealing before finding my true passion with Bags of Glamour.
I had always had an unexplainable love of handbags and accessories with a growing collection of my own. However, in 2004 whilst watching a well-known Sunday night antiques programme I saw some incredibly sculptural lucite handbags and was captivated. After the show I immediately started to research and then source them, learning about their design and manufacture, the designers, the styles and the iconic figures that carried them and that was the beginning of Bags of Glamour. I started to sell from select Antiques Centres across the South including Gray’s in London down to Bartlett Street Antiques in Bath. I currently have Showcase B in Bartlett Street Antiques, Bath.
Since the early days of Bags of Glamour I have diversified further into antique, vintage and luxury bags and accessories from as early as the eighteenth century right through to modern pre-loved luxury handbags, vintage powder compacts and vintage and luxury accessories.
I also lecture extensively on my subjects across the United Kingdom and exhibit at quality antiques fairs in the UK including Art & Antiques for Everyone at the Birmingham NEC three times a year and fairs in London and the South. If you would like to discuss booking me for a talk/lecture please do get in touch through the website or give me a call on 07599 846179.
I really hope you enjoy browsing my website and if any item is of interest then please fill in the enquiry form or phone me on 07599 846179 to discuss.
If you have a handbag, compact or accessory that you would like to sell then please get in touch to discuss buying from you or I can offer advice on other options including how to sell through auction. If you are searching for a particular piece that is not on my website then please contact me on 07599 846179 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org as I may be able to source pieces elsewhere.