Well, recently book bags seem to be back on trend, but in a totally different way. Enter the of book clutch. They have been around for a little while, Michelle Williams carried one at the 2012 BAFTAs.
|Michelle Williams With Book Clutch|
As an inexhaustible reader I do love these clutches, though I'm sure a lot are used by posers to show off their superior book knowledge.
The most popular ones, especially in celebrity circles, seem to be Olympia Le Tan's stunning embroidered versions.
|Madame Bovary Book Clutch - Olympia Le Tan|
|War and Peace Book Clutch - Olympia Le Tan|
I was very excited therefore, when I opened a recent Look magazine and saw that there was an Etsy designer creating book clutches at a fraction of the price.
|Le Petit Prince Book Clutch - P.S. Besitos|
P.S. Besitos has a range of book clutches with a number of well known and obscure titles. I particularly love The Secret Garden one as it is one of my favourite books.
|Secret Garden Book Clutch - P.S. Besitos|
Plus the designer, Jessica Bermudez Bautista doesn't use actual books to create them because "I couldn’t bear the thought of stripping a book of its pages." She sounds like my kind of girl.
|Moby Dick - P.S. Besitos|
At £52.20 these fit my price range better, though still more than I usually like to spend (50p). But, for bags as lovely as these I'll save up my pennies.