24 Jul '12, 9am

So you described yourself as a bookworm. How do these storybook clutches sound?

So you described yourself as a bookworm. How do these storybook clutches sound?

Welcome to the July edition of Splurge or Steal. This month I’ve scoped out book clutches, and by that, I mean clutches that actually look like hardback copies of first edition novels. Sure this isn’t really a new thing – designers such as Kate Spade and Lulu Guinness have ventured this territory once before, and perhaps even pioneered it – but it was DJ-turned-accessories designer Olympia Le-Tan , who truly made these into a trend with her quirky reinterpretations of hardcover literary classics such as The Great Gatsby , Wuthering Heights , and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest , to name a few. This month’s splurge is the Love Story clutch. Daughter of French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan, Olympia has a knack for transforming literary masterpieces, that for many prove to be yawn-inducing, into something quirky, whimsical, and full of personality. Perhaps the downside to these s...

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