Drawing from an extensive tradition, our artisans handcraft each By M book-clutch using the original, 16th century techniques of bookbinding, leather colouring, stamping and restoration
These unique skills have been passed down through the generations of skilled, talented Italian bookbinders. By M. remains faithful to the artisanal spirit, while continuing to reinvent the past.
It takes six to eight hours to create one book clutch. Maria personally handpicks the leathers, silks and other fabrics from trusted providers.
Each piece of leather is unique, so each bag we make is unlike any other. Each book-clutch has natural markings, bearing evidence of the unique handmade manufacturing process.
The insides of every book clutch are lined with silk moiré and include a removable pochette, so that you can keep your little treasures nice and neat.
A magnetic closure is smartly concealed within the book’s pages to keep valuables safe.