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Becky Stone

Staff Writer

Becky Stone loves to read stories about princesses who save themselves and firmly believes that a mug of hot chocolate paired with the right novel can solve almost any problem. Becky recently did that thing where you leave your safe, easy job to try to make money doing what you love, and is now a professional jewelry lover and freelance writer. You can find more of Becky at her blog, Diamonds in the Library, where she writes about both jewelry and books. Twitter: @DiamondsintheLi

We’ve featured book-inspired handbags before here on Book Riot, but I don’t think we’ve ever shown you any quite like these.

 Olympia Le-Tan The Lovely Summer embroidered clutch

These mini-masterpieces are the work of Olympia Le-Tan, a French designer who Net-a-Porter describes as “adored by the literary-loving fashion elite.” It’s not hard to see why. Each of these clutches is handmade, from the individually selected fabric to the hand-embroidered titles and the felt applique figures.

 Olympia Le-Tan High Days Holidays embroidered clutch

I think my favorite part is that she chose such a variety of titles; the collection scans genres, cover styles, and time periods. And how amazing are those inner linings?

 Olympia Le-Tan Madame Bovary embroidered clutch

If you’re anything like me, you have only one question. They’re pretty, but can you fit a book in them?

size chart

Survey says: maybe. But you won’t be able to afford any books after buying one of these babies anyway, so who cares?

What do you think of the clutches? Would you ever consider buying one?

All photos via Net-a-Porter.


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