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Book-Purses

2011 January 18

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about Kate Spade’s line of literary accessories. Today, I saw an article in the LA Times book blog about the new “book-bag.”  The collection, called “You Can’t Judge a Book by its Cover,” is designed by Olympia Le Tan, a French fashion designer. It is her first collection of bags. They became all the rage after Natalie Portman carried one at the NY Black Swan premiere.

The bags are designed to look like replicas of classic novels and look very close to the real thing. I would LOVE to own one of these. Here are more photos of the bags (images from purple DIARY):

Would you carry one of these? Which book would be your favorite?

5 Responses Post a comment
  1. January 19, 2011

    How cute! I would totally carry one of these. :)

  2. January 20, 2011

    I love these bags! I remember when you posted about them before. I hadn’t realized that Natalie Portman wore one, but I’m glad she did and is making them popular! I like her choice of Lolita.

  3. Raquel permalink
    January 21, 2011

    I used to have a purse made out of a book–it was some sort of pulp fiction book with a buxom woman doing something pulpy–maybe she had a ray gun or something? The spine had been replaced with leopard-print fabric. It was really cute but highly impractical (I couldn’t fit much in it, and the straps were always twisting and knotting, and because it didn’t close my stuff was always in danger of spilling out), so when I cleaned my closet pre-move, I sold it on consignment. I might consider one of these clutch ones though, since they close. They’re classy! (And sassy.) I’d love one of The Bell Jar’s original “Victoria Lucas” cover–it’s such a great image.

  4. January 25, 2011

    These are so cool! I love Kate Spade’s collection (not that I could ever afford them!), and I hadn’t heard about this collection before.

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