Esse Purse Museum & Store
Dedicated purse museums in the world are rare, Amsterdam, Seoul and Little Rock claim the distinction of being home to the three brick-and-mortar galleries in existence. Showcases the purse’s evolving function, design and its contents, illustrating the story of American women in the 20th century; a century of women and their handbags covering 1900-1999. Collection numbers over 4,000 handbags. On-site store sells high-end and lower-priced handcrafted purses and some vintage purses, as well as scarves, jewelry, books and note cards. Named by SmaterTravel.com as one of the World's Hottest Museums for 2014.