Fashion trends are changing all the time; one thing that has remained constant is the glamour of a Whiting & Davis handbag. Delight in the luxurious feel of top quality brass metal mesh.
1980s Christie Brinkley covers Cosmopolitan, September 1983 in a Whiting & Davis metal mesh dress.
In 1876, Wade Davis & Company, the precursor to Whiting & Davis, is founded by William H. Charles Whiting joins the company in 1880 at age 16 and swiftly moves up the ranks to management. Davis form a partnership and raise the money to purchase the company, renaming it The Whiting & Davis Company.
coveted accessory of flappers, actresses and “well dressed women everywhere.” Through automation and advertising, the company expands its reach, becoming, and remaining to this day, the world’s leading mesh handbag manufacturer.
Mesh bags are slinky—and deceptively tough—purses made out of the same sort of metal links used in armor.
In the late 1800s, the medieval look was all the rage, so chainmail-like coin purses that attached to a chatelaine were stylish accessories for Victorian ladies.