Books are becoming a thing of the past since many people (not me!) prefer to read on their devices rather than actually turn the pages of a book. Paloma Picasso, daughter of the iconic artist Picasso, must have known this decades ago in the '80's (pre devices) when she designed a purse in the shape of a book as a homage to books. You cannot download this book on your device but you can stash your phone inside. Sought after by collectors, this bag is in fabulous condition looking as though it was hardly used. Obviously, the shape is rectangular, like the shape of a book. It is covered with a black textured leather and there are decorative small round brass studs on the cover, cover corners and spine. These studs "pop" and are designed in a linear manner. It adds dimension and interest to the bag.
The back, sides and bottom are the solid black leather without decoration. There is a faux "book mark" in the form of a tassel. When the front cover is lifted the main body of the purse is revealed covered with the black leather. There is an optional long black leather carry strap which can be removed when the purse is used as a clutch. The drop is 25". The inside is lined with a smooth leather and there is an open slip pocket. "Paloma Picasso Made in Italy" is inscribed inside in gold and there is a cloth label for the magnetic snap which closes the bag. The inside is very clean looking as though the bag was hardly ever used. The measurements are 7"w x 5 1/2"h x 2 1/4"d. The bag is in wonderful condition with only minimal signs of use and age. This "book" has been a best seller since it "publication." It is a first edition and will forever maintain its value. And you can "wear it!" Fabulous! Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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