|They say passion is everything, especially in something youre fascinated by. Ive always been drawn to old, vintage things that are unique, stylish, yet classic. Handbags have enticed me for a long time and I believe they tell a story that reflects our past, present and future. The handbag is an intriguing accessory with an amazing history that most women carry daily and most couldnt live without. Its a common denominator among us that unites us, our belongings and our world.
In establishing the L3C, virtual museum, I decided to honor my mothers paternal family and reinstate the original spelling. In doing research on the etymology of the Sackrider name, I found that the name is the Americanized spelling of the German Sackreuter or
| Sachenreuter, which means pickpocket or thief. Further, I found that Sackreuter is a nickname for a plunderer or cutpurse which stems from Middle High German "sack" meaning sack or bag and "riutaere" meaning one who tears out. You can only imagine my delight and amusement in learning that Sackrider is a humorously apropos name for a handbag museum.
Launching The Sackrider Museum of Handbags has been inspirational, creative and fulfilling. Come and explore the fascination with this iconic, classic and everyday accessory we call the purse or handbag.
Founding Director & President