Bags of Glamour was founded in 2004 by Sarah Delves.
Sarah’s first experience of the antiques world started when she was much younger at seven years old and her Father, who collected and did a little dealing in Georgian silver, started taking her to the antiques shops, fairs and jumble sales in the Guildford area of Surrey. He taught her all about silver hoping that she would follow in his footsteps. She didn’t! Sarah trained as a ceramics restorer in 1992 and then began restoring and dealing before finding her true passion with Bags of Glamour.
Sarah had always had an unexplainable love of handbags and accessories with a growing collection of her own. However, in 2004 whilst watching a well-known Sunday night antiques programme Sarah saw some incredibly sculptural lucite handbags and was captivated. After the show she 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. Sarah started selling from select Antiques Centres across the South including Gray’s in London down to Bartlett Street Antiques in Bath. Sarah remains to this day in Showcase B in Bartlett Street Antiques, Bath.
Since the early days of Bags of Glamour Sarah has 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.
Sarah also lectures extensively on her subjects across the United Kingdom and exhibits 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.