I’ve been obsessed with Olympia Le-Tan book clutches for what seems like forever. Since I first discovered these handmade accessories, it has been love. With a wide variety of options stemming from many works of classic literature, if you’re a book worm and a bag lover, this brand is a match made in heaven.
I always check Net-A-Porter to see the latest arrivals, and usually, Le-Tan’s book clutches sell out as soon as they show up. Last week, though, I found the Olympia Le-Tan Planning Your Vacation in Florida: Miami embroidered clutch and I ordered it.
I didn’t even think, I just ordered, and then I justified why this was the right option for me. I grew up in Miami, I still travel there often, and it speaks to me. I’m not typically drawn to green, but the green and taupe embroidery and felt feels organic and chic in its own way, surely to work with spring and summer wardrobes. The inside has a really chic Liberty car-print poplin lining that’s fun and quirky.
Vlad was not as sold on this bag, yet when it arrived I couldn’t wait to unwrap the box and take out my new acquisition. I can’t tell if he had an influence on my initial feelings toward my new purchase or not, but I began to question it. First off, with a price of $1,880, I have to wonder if I will ever carry this enough to justify paying for it. Second, will I actually use it at all? It’s an eclectic piece, and much like a Judith Leiber bag, it’s more of an art piece than a widely usable bag.
Don’t get me wrong, though, I still absolutely adore this clutch. Miami is a place that I called home for most of my life, and some purchases don’t have to be the most practical, but they are there to fill a artistic slot for a conversation piece. While I know the decision is up to me, I want to turn to you and ask your thoughts: should it stay or should it go? Price is $1,880 via Net-A-Porter.