Handbags are some of the most fashion forward statements and staples that are worn worldwide, and there’s a museum in South Korea to honor the timelessness of a great handbag dating back to the 16th century. While styles come and go, this “Simone Handbag Museum” space is a timeless showcase that is so committed– it is even shaped like a purse.
Not only is the five story building a museum, but lower levels have dedicated workshops that allow up and coming designers the chance to create a bag of their own and use the tools needed to make a purse. Designers wanting to sell their crafted works will also have an area to market their merchandise. UAD Architects and Charlie Smith Design intentionally built out the structure as a giant handbag to invite in their target audience.