Paris based designer Olympia Le-Tan created the box clutch bags, each with cult favourite book covers- think 'Catcher In The Rye' and 'Lolita'- not 'He's Just Not That Into You'. My personal favourite (having actually soldiered on with this book- I was rewarded though- it's great) is George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' or director Jean Cocteau's 'La Belle et La Bête' (Beauty and The Beast), Poésy's current clutch:
Each design is lovingly handmade in Paris and as you can see from the photos they are incredibly detailed. I love how the lining looks like the patterned endpaper of a book. Just beautiful. They are available worldwide- Londoners can find them at Browns.
So in an age of kindles and e-books, who knows, perhaps we're all falling in love with books again? I certainly hope so.
All Olympia Le-Tan photos taken from their Facebook page. For stockists go to http://www.olympialetan.com/ Priced at around £895.
UPDATE: Natalie Portman at the 'Black Swan' New York film premier last night clutching an Olympia Le-Tan Lolita. Ahh want even more now: