Lately, it seems as though Kate Spade is in on a mission to get me to buy a novelty handbag. First, she debuted her splendid bookcover clutches in some of my favorite classic titles, and now the Kate Spade All Typed Up Clyde Satchel has come to my attention, thanks to a Twitter friend.
Writers and the tools of their trade share an emotional bond on which I’ve touched before, and I know far too many people who collect old typewriters, even among my too-young-for-typewriters age group. For them and for me, this particular bag makes it seem like someone at Kate Spade is part of our inside joke.
The brand has had some of its best moments over the past few seasons with novelty bags, and based on the contents of its Spring 2011 collection, it seems as though customers have encouraged Spade to venture even further into slightly silly terrain. I’m not sure that I’d actually want to carry this bag (or spend $500 on it), but I appreciate that it exists at all – for me, whimsy is always a welcome addition to any handbag department. Buy through Nordstrom for $495.