The Beloved Handbag
Nearly 40,000 years ago humans were making pouches out of animal hide to gather herbs and fruits to carry back to their caves. Once civilization shifted out of loincloths, which I'm sure smelled amazing after a long day of foraging, women moved on to a satchel attached to their girdle underneath those ever so poofy dresses to carry their coins in. The tighter dresses became, designers began producing various types of wristlets for ladies to carry on the outside of their clothes instead.
Marc Jacobs makes some quality pieces I must say.