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Danica on May 21, 20225 out of 5 stars
Fantastic quality, everything I'd hoped for. Gorgeous.
tobikater on Jan 3, 20225 out of 5 stars
Melissa was so flexible and easy to work with, and the finished book clutch was absolutely stunning. I first reached out to Melissa with a custom book cover request, and she took the time to try to find a cover that would work. She was up front about the fact that the cover she had ordered was not good enough quality to turn into a clutch, and worked with me to figure out an alternative. She gave me various options to customize, sent pictures of the process along the way, and made sure that the purse made it to me in time for a Christmas gift. I was floored when I opened the package -- the finished purse was absolutely beautiful, such high quality and even better than my expectations. Thanks so much Melissa!
K on Dec 26, 20215 out of 5 stars
Incredible. Gorgeous art I can carry my keys in ;-p. So glad I made the purchase!
margaret on Nov 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
This is a lovely and unique bag. Arrived just as described. Great quality and timely delivery. Exceeded expectations. My granddaughter loves it! Highly recommend.
Ashley-Rae on Jun 10, 20215 out of 5 stars
This clutch is, dare I say it, totally clutch. I got so many compliments on it at my University convocation and can't wait for the next occasion to wear it. It is impeccably made and I am so happy with it!
Reviewed by Inactive on May 25, 20215 out of 5 stars
I LOVE this little purse! Über cute! High quality unique item. Thank you!
blanu on Jan 18, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful. This is the perfect gift if you want to make an impression. Very creative and excellent quality.
Celine on Nov 8, 20205 out of 5 stars
The bag is just wonderful,😍 the order was processed quickly. The quality is just great. Many thanks 🥰🥰
Shi on Nov 1, 20205 out of 5 stars
SO GORGEOUS and beautifully done! Mine was a custom order, and I was really picky about the purse to be attached to the book cover, but Melissa was very patient and showed me different options until I finally settled on one. She also kindly attached book corners for me when I requested more protection for the cover. My only qualm is I would have preferred silver hardware for this clutch, but Melissa used gold. This is really personal taste however, and I didn't let Melissa know beforehand. All in all, I am very pleased and can't wait to use the bag! Thank you, Melissa!
Ruthee on Sep 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
This piece is amazing, more beautiful in person. Arrived on time just as the seller stated.
Vintage & Literary Inspired Living
A love of vintage has enriched my life, creating a magical narrative through the most fulfilling and even sullen of times. A vintage piece or ensemble brings the story you assign to it, brightening every moment along the way!
I'm proud to be an active participant in the DIY and recycled fashion movement. Why save up for that designer piece you have been coveting when timeless, affordable vintage was the author in the first place??
Book clutch design has been a natural marriage of my vintage fashion sense and love of designer trends, as I pair well read books with the evening bags of well dressed women from the past! The narrative of this fashion must have goes a step further, revealing the wearer's literary leanings and artistic self-expression.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Books do not need pages to convey a story; wear your favorite book as a fashion accessory, & turn any moment into a spontaneous book club! Share your love of literature with the world & replace small talk with your insightful literary persuasions!
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Returns and exchanges
I am serious about providing quality service and want to make each customer happy; please contact me regarding any concerns with your purchase.
I sell vintage to vintage lovers! Please be aware that items such as shoes may need repair and upkeep; many of my items are 50 to 70 years old, so there will be instances in which aging of materials such as shoe adhesion and thread deterioration will necessitate repair.
I need to hear back from the buyer within 2 weeks of receiving your order to fulfill a qualifying return due to an inaccurate description.
Returns for reasons other than inaccurate description are accepted if the buyer pays shipping costs both ways, and the item is in its original condition.
If the shop and customer agree to cancel an order, a refund will be processed in 10 business days. For custom orders, a partial refund may be returned, with labor and unrecoverable materials deducted from the transaction amount.
I will gladly add signature confirmation to shipping upon request.
***International Buyers: USPS First Class and Priority methods do not offer tracking and insurance services. In order to secure your shipment with tracking and insurance, you will need to pay for USPS Express, or request another shipper such as UPS or FedEx who ship with guaranteed delivery. These services start around $40 for USPS Express, and $70 for UPS or FedEx. Please let me know if you would like me to add shipping fees for your preferred upgraded method of delivery.
Custom fees may apply and rates vary by country; this is a tax imposed by your government, and I am in no way affiliated with the collection of this fee.
I am not responsible for lost packages. Please inquire about the best shipping method to meet your particular needs and circumstances. While I have experienced an excellent record with USPS deliveries, you may require additional features such as signature confirmation or tracking if delivery problems (e.g. theft of delivered packages) are known to occur in your area.
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I do enter agreements for resell with other retailers; please do contact me if you would like more information on arranging an agreement.