When you think fashion, the first thing you think of probably isn't plastic.

Nevertheless, for the past few months, the Esse Purse Museum has displayed some fabulous pieces featuring the unexpected material in its temporary exhibit titled The Power of Plastics: Reshaping Midcentury Fashion.

The exhibit fits right in with the museum's permanent display — What’s Inside: A Century of Women and Handbags, 1900-1990 — and showcases handbags and accessories from Esse owner Anita Davis’s private collection, many of which hail from the 1930s-50s.

The Power of Plastics is in its final few days, so stop by and experience it for yourself before its last day on Sunday, Jan. 7.

Esse's hours of operation are 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. Get more information about this exhibit and future ones on the Esse Purse Museum website.