Book it, Bag it, Done


Caitlin Philips is the mastermind behind Rebound Designs, a hard cover book turned purse concoction. I saw her stuff at the One of a Kind Art Show in New York, but she is based in Washington DC. These are really interesting and a great spin on eco/green friendly fashion.  I think it’s the perfect gift for that person you don’t know what to buy for… Like your aunt in Ohio?  I have no clue… If I got one for you, what book would you want on the cover? 

The Book Purse: A Novel Accessory

Each Book Purse is made from an actual book cover, but bibliophiles should not fret-no first editions were harmed! All of the books are rescued from library discards, yard sales, thrift shops, grandmothers’ attics, and the occasional dumpster. Great care is taken to find books that are unwanted, obsolete, or damaged. 

The entire cover becomes the frame for the purse, with the spine as the bottom, so the longer the book, the wider the purse. Every purse is fully lined with a complementary 100% cotton fabric, and the handles are hand beaded to match as well. Each purse also has a small pocket, perfect for a slim cell phone or wallet. 

The Book Purses are entirely functional handbags, and every book cover has been reinforced for strength and durability. Due to the nature of old books, some have “love marks” from previous owners, but this only adds to the character and uniqueness of each purse. While the Book Purses are meant to be used, they should be treated with care, like you would treat any special old book you treasured. 





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