From embellished miniaudières to oversize tote bags, handbags will only continue to evolve as the times (and trends) change. Here, a look back at the 50 purses that immortalize each year. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (i.e. Liz and Dick) were spotted leaving their hotel in Paris, but her quilted bag really stole the show. The pattern was widely popular and seen on practically every purse. More bohemian and casual styles gained traction in the ’70s, like shoulder bags with wider, longer straps. They were also larger and usually featured buckles, like this one on Candice Bergen. Princess Margaret—and every other member of the royal family, TBH—always brought a purse with her whenever she went out, and this patent-leather number was no exception. The material was a prominent part of British fashion trends in the ’60s and became even more popular in the following decade. Rectangular briefcases weren’t just for work; it became the accessory women brought with them everywhere, and it was more practical than a tiny handbag for stashing all your stuff. A year later, larger bags were still in style, this time in the form of weekenders. They were the ultimate acce...