Ilene Hochberg Wood's love for handbags started when her mom gave her her first bag as a child.
As she got older her appreciation for their history and stories grew and she started to collect them to document how fashion and style is ever-changing.
Her collection totals over 3,500 handbags with the most expensive valued at $110,000.
She keeps most of her collection in a secure bunker but a portion of her collection resides in Bethlehem, Pa at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, and American on Wheel Museum.
The world's largest privately owned purse collection is stashed in this bunker