Melissa Proietti wears By M

Bags By M collection offers two types of customisation:

  • Standard titles include our most requested titles – like “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, “The Great Gatsby” or “Anna Karenina” are made of leather and can be customised in terms of colour, back cover decoration and an ex-libris personalisation with your own name. Head over to our online shop for a quick and easy personalisation.

Irregardless of the type of customisation you choose, every book-clutch is entirely unique. Every copy is hand-crafted in our workshop in Naples, by talented Italian artisans, using the 16th-century original techniques of book-binding, leather stamping, colouring and restoration.

The traditional craftmanship skills, patience and pursuit of excellence have remained unchanged over the centuries, being passed down from one generation to the next. You can read more about our traditional book-binding techniques here.

Each By M. product is a one-of-a-kind piece, so much more than a fashion accessory.  It is a true expression of one’s personality, allowing the world to take a glimpse of your inner identity. As Hemingway said: “There is no friend as loyal as a book”.

Maria strongly believes that there is nothing as special and unique as the choice of a book:

“By M.’s customers are sophisticated and spirited women, who playfully display their culture through their cherished clutch-bag, because culture is the finest accessory in a woman’s closet.”