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Top Rated Purses

At Historical Emporium, we have been selling authentic period clothing since 2003, with thousands of satisfied customers around the world.

We have sold hundreds of purses, and we listen closely to customer feedback to make sure we're delivering on the promise of unique, authentic clothing, world class service, and great prices.

We survey every customer to gauge their opinion of the products they bought, and put together this list of the top-ranked purses in our store.

Shop with confidence, knowing that these terrific purses have been tested and endorsed by our other customers, and that you will receive five star service along with a great value!


 

#1 Rated Purse
Beaded Medallion Purse - Black

 Victorian Old West Steampunk Edwardian Ladies Accessories Black Beaded Fabric Metal Solid Medallion Purses |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Her

ITEM 003618

$45.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 4.47/5.00 stars from 17 reviews

Not as described
this item is listed as a "beaded medallion purse" however the sides are covered in colored rocks not beads. Returning the item
Jun 30, 2024
Chele J Mecomber...
Burns WY
US
Purse
The purse was/is great. It was exactly as advertised. Love it.
Nov 1, 2018
Sharon
San Diego Ca
US
black jet purse
This purse does not close very well. But I can overlook this because the detail is Good .. For being made in china
Aug 18, 2016
Peggy Denton
Highland CA
US
Beaded bag
Was very happy about design and quality of this bag. The beading makes it quite study and heavy.
Jun 9, 2016
Britishfest babe

disappappionted
I appreciate the quickness in getting this to me. . . the purse is adorable. However top clasp does not snap shut. . . it easily opens and to return it would be too costly.
Mar 17, 2016
Diane Jorgenson
Livermore CA
A Beauty
This is a real beauty but unfortunately it does not fit my cell phone so I am able to use it. So disappointing since it is really well made and lovely to look at.
Nov 5, 2015
Sally
Portland OR
US
Beaded Medallion purse
Very showy, well made purse or to be precise reticule. A great compliment to any of my Victorian skirts and jackets. I chose black to go with all colours.
Mar 19, 2015
Jules

AU
Historical accuracy
Beautiful purse, excellent beadwork.
May 25, 2014
Debbie
Lethbridge Al
CA
Everything I had hoped for
I am absolutely thrilled with this purse. It's even better than the pictures. Extremely elegant and I'm proud to carry it.
Nov 19, 2013
Maggie
Br
CA
Beaded Medallion Purse-Black
Love this purse so much, I ordered it in the Olive and the Red also! The bead work is so intricate, it is just stunning. I ordered an entire outfit, Bristol Taffeta Suit-Garnet,Edwardian Hoop Underskirt, Camisole, Bloomers, Stockings, Victorian boots, Spats, Lace Gloves, Battenburg Lace Fan, Parasol, Hat, Lace Jabot with cameo, and a Cameo ring! Everything is fantastic! Thank you!
Sep 21, 2013
Corapeah
Peterborough On
CA
19th century purse
I needed a suitable purse in a hurry for an event, and I got exactly what I was looking for very quickly. The purse is well made and has the right look and feel and provides the final touch to my period outfit. I am delighted!
Jul 9, 2013
Linda B
Carlisle PA
Much More Beautiful In Person
Such an adorable accessory ! Much more purse than I had expected for the price ! I would highly recommend this item. Very well made and I am sure it will adorn my Civil War Costume in high style ! A must have in my opinion.
Jan 19, 2013
Fran Zahri
Plymouth NC
US
harveysf
Dec 15, 2012
Glen Harvey
San Francisco Ca
US
Perfect
Purse was exactly as described and the wide mouth opening makes it much more practical than it seems when closed.
Nov 13, 2012
Importance of...
PA
The perfect accessory...
...for a woman with Victorian tastes:) The purse is lovely, well made, and has some heft to it as well - a very correct complement to the steampunk Halloween costume I'm putting together and also appropriate for more modern use as an evening bag. Shipping was lightning fast.
Aug 25, 2012
RoxyBlue


 

#2 Rated Purse
Beaded Rose Design Purse - Champagne

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Ladies Accessories Ivory Red Beaded Fabric Metal Solid Floral Purses |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Her

ITEM 003609

$45.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Cute purse!
I purchased this to carry to a victorian tea party. It is so cute! I love the light pink color! Great quality!
Oct 28, 2016
Halfpint
Des Moines IA
US
Nice purse
Very nice purse good workmanship and colors
Dec 17, 2015
Rollie
Browns Valley Ca
US
Pink purse
The purse is perfect for dressing early 1900s. Delivery was very fast.
Aug 14, 2015
Shirley
Cache Ok
US
Awesome
I bought this for my wife as a 12th anniversary gift. She really loved it. A Freemason, my wife comes to many functions and this handbag gives her a complimentary style to our formal attire. Thanks!
May 18, 2014
Robert Johnson
Round Lake Heights IL
US
Beaded Rose Design Purse - champange
Beautiful well made and perfect for 3 of my historical costumes.
Apr 4, 2014
Shirley A. Victoian
Selkirk Ma
CA
Beaded rose purse
I received the purse and was very pleased with it. The picture didn't do it justice. It's is very pretty And well made. I needed it on short notice so I selected the rush order delivery. I received my order on the projected delivery date as promised. Very happy with my purse and service.
Mar 9, 2014
Christine
San Antonio Tx
US
Beaded Purse
This is perfect to hold my derringer while dressing for an evening out. One never knows when the need to protect oneself from zombies and other dastardly creatures will arise.
May 21, 2013
Pink
Sequim WA
US
Survey Feedback
Mar 8, 2013
Narelle
Brisbane QL
AU

 

#3 Rated Purse
Beaded Medallion Purse - Red

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Ladies Accessories Red Beaded Fabric Metal Solid Medallion Purses |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume |

ITEM 003617

$45.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 8 reviews

Very happy
Going to a roaring 20s gala. Bought purse to accessorize in red. Beautiful!
Sep 5, 2019
Anonymous

US
Love it
The purse is well made and a beautiful accent piece.
May 16, 2019
Lady B
Sacramento CA
Love it
May 2, 2019
Lady B
Sacramento CA
US
Item Review
The purse matched my outfit perfectly and was period appropriate! I had some ask where did you get that? Historical Emporium of course!
May 31, 2018
Catherine
Orlando FL
US
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I got so many compliments on this purse, I will wear it for many years to come, very well made, never seen anything like, planning on buying the black one!!!
Nov 3, 2016
Angel
TEHACHAPI Ca
US
Red Medallion Purse
Love this purse!!! Went to a Steampunk Themed Wedding on Sept 13th and had wonderful comments about this purse. Everyone loved it! It is made of high quality material and the size is right. What I love is I can use this for any special occasion..
Sep 22, 2013
galemush
Milwaukee WI
classy purse
No Victorian, or modern, should be without this gorgeous, blingy purse. Sassy red lining on the inside. Quality through and through.
Aug 30, 2013
Potluck Polly
Colorado Springs Co
US
Gorgeous
Very striking against a black Victorian dress. Excellent quality. Nice touch to have the two different lengths of chain which are easy to change out.
Jul 26, 2012
R. Stan
Shalimar FL
US

 

#4 Rated Purse
Beaded Rose Design Purse - Gray

 Victorian Old West Edwardian Ladies Accessories Gray Beaded Fabric Metal Solid Floral Purses |Antique Vintage Fashioned Wedding Theatrical Reenacting Costume | Gifts for Her

ITEM 003657

$45.95

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Reviews of this Product

Average Rating: 5.00/5.00 stars from 3 reviews

Love this purse!
This purse is not only beautiful, it is well made, true to the period and has 2 straps...one for the wrist and another you can use as a shoulder strap freeing both hands.
Jun 13, 2018
Mary
Santa Maria CA
US
Absolutely Beautiful
This piece is absolutely stunning
Sep 17, 2015
Brooklynn
Gillette Wy
US
beaded purse
Excellent substantive quality. Nice lining with small pocket and two chain length. A great addition to my costume.
Jun 11, 2015
Colleen
Goderich On
CA

 

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