why read a book when you can wear a book?

    by ali hoffman · August 12, 2011
    Way back in 2009, french designer Olympia Le-Tan launched her "You can't judge a book by its cover” collection, consisting of beautifully bound classic literature converted into clutch purses. 

    The novel idea (pun intended) resulted in a unbelievably chic and sophisticated range, with an equally chic fan base. 

    Not surprisingly, the popularity of the literal book-bags have influenced a handful of designers- from Kate Spade to indie craftsmen on Etsy- to create their own lit-inspired bags. 

    Check out our favorite picks below and let us know if you can find a Lolita one anywhere!

    Tags: fashion, trend, accessories
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