Britain's Doris Langley Moore was a pioneering fashion historian whose personal collection of men's and women's clothes became the basis of the Costume Museum, later called the Fashion Museum, in Bath. The museum displays pieces from the 17th century to the present on some 165 mannequins, with highlights including work by British designers like Mary Quant and Alexander McQueen.—L.M.
When is a purse more than a purse? At the Tassenmuseum, purses are historical artifacts. Their collection, which has pieces from as early as the 16th century, includes men's and women's bags and shows how their form and function has changed along with our culture: for example, they went from being worn under clothes to being carried outside of them