Year after year, collection after collection, I fall in love with the designs of Kate Spade again and again. I tend to gravitate towards Spade’s handbags because the brand knows how to tastefully mix modern chic with vintage glam. In that vein, the Kate Spade Wordsmith Dictionary Leather-bound Book clutch does not disappoint.

The first Kate Spade piece I ever owned was a royal blue cosmetic case that my mom bought me for my birthday when I turned thirteen. I LOVE that cosmetic case, and I still use it today when I travel. My love for Spade started because we had similar names. My Aunt MaryAnn always calls me Kate, and at the age of thirteen, who wouldn’t love a make-up case that has her name on it? Now I love Spade’s designs because of the style that emanantes from them: playfulness meets youthfulness meets sophistication.

As soon as I saw this clutch, I instantly gasped. Maybe it’s because I’m a creative writing major and it seems logical for a writer-in-training to want to tote around a dictionary, but mainly I fell in love because of its uniqueness. Interning here at PurseBlog, I have seen some quirky and funky handbags, but this is downright adorable. This all-leather clutch is embossed on the front and sides in gold script. The clutch takes on the shape of a real book with indentation for the spine. The gold hardware is used on the side to define the “pages” of this dictionary and to fasten the clutch. The pinstripe lining on the inside adds a retro touch that corresponds with the theme of the design. You can add this dictionary clutch to your handbag collection for $358 at Neiman Marcus.

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  • Courtney McAlexander

    I love my Kate Spade book clutch, I have the Romeo and Juliet one. It always gets a ton of compliments and second looks from people! Don’t try to fit much in them thou, they are strictly for the look and fun of it. Nothing functional about it except for the built in zipper and card slots, which come in handy.

  • elegant tomato

    I like this much more the than the one Charlotte did a couple of seasons back, much more affordable too!

  • Yes, I definitely would. As an English teacher I love this clutch!

  • trish

    how do you open it ? I just ordered it on line and I can’t open the dictionary purse

  • Sonia

    It is now three years later and these adorable clutches have become collectors’ items. They are ridiculously priced pretty low IF you can still find them. I just snagged one on eBay for a little less than half the retail price. I am a writing enthusiast, so it will go great with my by backpack on those days when I don’t feel like carrying an extra bag. It doesn’t hold a lot of items, but my basic stuff–cards, lipstick, MetroCard, work ID, cell phone, nail file, ear buds, vitamin case, lotion and tissues–which, in most situations is just enough. I like carrying it and always get compliments on it, so it has become one of favorite novelty clutches.