Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Literary Gems

A bookworm to the very core, I'm delighted to see fashion designers starting to appreciate the beauty of vintage book covers - none more so than Olympia Le-Tan, whose book clutches are flying off the shelves fast despite the hefty £1035 price tag. Well, nothing screams collector's item quite like a quirky clutch bag!

Depicting literary classics, such as Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre as well as rarer editions like The Lure of Long Beach (pictured above), at least we can say they're still a whole lot cheaper than buying an actual first edition of the text - but there are more affordable options out there...

A quick search on etsy is all it takes to find literary gems transformed into clutch bags at prices ranging from £50 - £100.

Personally I love the idea of finding my favourite novel transformed into a bag, so I'll be on the lookout for a Pride & Prejudice one - but The Great Gatsby (pictured left) has to be one of the most sought after titles available, what with Baz Luhrmann's extravaganza of a film adaptation now on the big screen.

They make a great talking point - I just hope people will be inspired to read the stories behind the bags rather than using one to stash away their copy of Fifty Shades of Grey.

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