Thursday, August 13, 2015

It All Started With This......

Okay, so I was in T.J. Maxx a couple of weeks ago, and ran across Kate Spade's, wordsmith dictionary clutch. Of course I was instantly smitten. As we all know, the book clutch is nothing new. We've seen many a nifty creation from Olympia Le-Tan. The difference is, that I've never actually held one in my hands. That did it for me! From what I understand, this particular style came out last fall, and varied a bit from brand's "book of the month" clutches.

It retailed for $398, and is $150 at T.J. Maxx. I picked it up, put it down, opened it, turned it over, and almost didn't walk away from it, but I just couldn't justify the $150. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely worth that! Not only is it made from leather, but it's 14k gold-plated, and quite roomy inside. After seeing the actual article, I knew that I'd like to have more than one. I checked the internet to see what I could come up with. After some searching, I found similar styles (not Kate spade) on and I opted for "Around the World in 80 Days," from Amazon, which I received today. It's everything that I hoped for and more! It's a bit smaller than the "wordsmith," but will hold my phone and essentials nicely. After receiving it, my plan was to order a couple more, but the two that I had my heart set on, are sold out.

There are still a few left, which I've featured below, along with some other fun styles, inspired by Chanel, and Moschino.

Kate Spade New York Wordsmith Dictionary Clutch, $358; There are also some available at

Brown Cushioned Vinyl Book Pave Clutch; (currently sold out on

Girly Handbags Women's Vintage Book Hard Case, $39.75; (also available at for $30.99)

MyLux Fashion Designer Women's Book Clutch Handbag, $34.99

Sidecca Vintage Barefoot In Babylon Woodstock Festival Book Clutch, $45

Sidecca Vintage Love Manual Story Book Clutch, $45

Sidecca Vintage Picture Book Dictionary Clutch, $45.00 (
Perfume Bottle Clutch, 38.17

Pass The Popcorn Faux Leather Clutch, $36

Moo Juice Rectangular Canvas Clutch, $29.60

Globe Trotter Clutch, $42
In Chains Faix Leather Jacket Bag, $52

Mani About Town Nail Polish Bag, $54 (
2Chique Boutique Women's Book Style Clutch, $60;

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