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 amazon.com and aliexpress.com. 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; amazon.com. There are also some available at ebay.com.|
|Brown Cushioned Vinyl Book Pave Clutch; (currently sold out on amazon.com)|
|Girly Handbags Women's Vintage Book Hard Case, $39.75; amazon.com (also available at aliexpress.com 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 (amazon.com)|
|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 (gojane.com)|
|2Chique Boutique Women's Book Style Clutch, $60; amazon.com|