Book Bag


Of course you all know that as a Librarian I can't help but love any and everything book related, so I am definitely a huge fan of these adorable first edition inspired clutches from Olympia Le-Tan, seen here in a fashion shot from everyone's favourite street style photog, Tommy Ton.

Unfortunately for my pocketbook, I certainly do not have $1000 plus to throw down on a clutch, no matter how lovely, beautifully made, or career appropriate it might be. However, all is not lost! While perusing the wares of a favourite Albertan etsy seller of mine, Hoakon + Helga,  purveyor of upcycled handbags made from vintage leather jackets, among other things, I noticed a new addition - the book clutch! With a price planted firmly in the double digits!

Whether this lovely prairie lady was inspired by Olympia's clutches, I do not know, but I am glad to see that for a mere fraction of the cost, at least some variation of the book clutch might make its way happily into my purse collection / onto my bookshelf to look pretty.

11 comments:

Nicky said...

These are ADORABLE and I have yet to read Lolita. I was just thinking how I'd like to read it next- it's a sign :D hehe

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

as i was looking at those pictures, i was thinking about how easy that would be to DIY. i bet you could make one yourself!

Raez said...

cutest idea! i just have to DIY this one day!

xx raez

Rebeccak said...

Brilliant! Such a cute idea... but I'd be a little worried about throwing it down the library returns hole in one of my many moments of spaced-ness!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Omigosh- that's a clutch? Super cute! And so cool that you're a librarian!

Holly Golightly said...

Super Cute! I feel like you NEED to own one of these!

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Ashley said...

these are SOOOOOOO cooolll!!!! Have you read Lolita, by the way? Haha... it was nuts!

Bostonista said...

eeep! I want the Lolita clutch! That is one of my favorite ever novels and to mix that with my love of purses is just heaven!
xo

My Republic of Fashion said...

Those book bags are genius. Love them!! :)SarahD

Rosaspina Vintage said...

She's got many lovely clutches in her etsy shop, thank you for sharing it Rebecca!
And thanks again for the beautiful PEI pictures, I can't stop watching them :)
Have a lovely day,
Ale

welcometodeutschland said...

ahh thank you for this post! i had been looking for a cheaper version of those beautiful book clutches

xoxo,
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