I have a bit of a crush. The object of my desire is utterly gorgeous and sadly completely out of my reach. No, I'm not talking about a person, I am talking about about Kate Spade's Book Clutch collection. These clever contraptions appear to be a book on the exterior, with a gorgeous cover and a brief excerpt on the back, but lo and behold they open up to reveal they are not a book at all, but a purse. Kate Spade's website currently has six classic titles to choose from, my favorites are the Emma and Pride and Prejudice clutches. While I adore the design to no end the thing that's stopping me is the price tag. Each of the clutches ring in at $325, yes I am swallowing back tears. Fear not, I am not defeated, I have compiled of list of book clutch awesomeness for under $100 (from the repository of crafty-ness Etsy).
|1945 Vintage Book Clutch, $45 from Etsy Shop Hoakonhelga|
|Pride and Prejudice Book Purse, $89 from Etsy Shop Spoonfulofchocolate|
|Little Women Book Clutch, $40 from Etsy Shop TheWriteStuff Design|
|Emma Book Purse, $70 from Etsy Shop Meitira|
|Shakespeare Book Clutch, $62 from Etsy Shop BiblioBags|