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Olympia Le Tan                                                                             Famous with both the glitterati and literary elite alike, book clutches by the multi-talented Olympia Le Tan have become a staple of most red carpets.

After finishing art school in Paris, Le Tan went on to work in the design studios of Chanel and Balmain before launching her own eponymous handbag line in 2009. Each one of her quirky clutches is designed to replicate a vintage book cover and is handmade in France.

Inspired by shelves full of books in her family’s home, Le Tan has found a unique way of bringing our favorite novels to life (with only 16 of each design created, these books can generally be found in the ‘rare’ or at least ‘highly desirable’ section). Her version of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is smart, chic and perfectly in tune with this springs pastel color palette.

A truly classic novel cover that has now undergone a seriously stylish update; this is one book club we can’t wait to join!

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