custom purses and gifts for weddings and brides
 
 

Every clutch carries a story…

 
 

Are you the sentimental bride that gets teary-eyed just thinking about walking down the aisle? Do you hold onto a special scarf or stuffed animal once given to you by a loved one? Do you cherish family photos more than anything?

We understand, and when your wedding comes along… it can feel like love, gratitude, and emotions run over like the champagne in a glass at your engagement party.

We want to create something for you that is

as meaningful as it is beautiful.

Our signature “heirloom clutches” are hand-crafted with a piece of your past in mind and fond memories at heart. Made from old materials (your mother’s wedding dress, grandmother’s veil, grandfather’s tie), these clutches are beautiful as they are meaningful. A unique gem that can serve as a nod to the ones you love whether they are in the room or in your heart. Our heirloom clutches hold on to the memories of your most treasured day and carry them as you use it after your wedding and pass it down to your daughter.

Love, Amarie also creates bridesmaid clutches made to coordinate with the bridal party dresses and stunning custom-designed clutches made from non-heirloom fabrics of your choice to coordinate perfectly with your’s. The perfect match if you covet romantic pieces and desire to pass your own legacy on and start a new family tradition.

 
 
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The details

 

Style Choices


Louise

The Louise, named after Andrea’s mother, is our signature style. It closes with a metal kisslock frame and has an inner pocket and a 2 inch depth which makes it spacious enough for all your wedding day necessities.

Florence

The Florence, named after Andrea’s grandmother, is one of our original styles. It lays flat with rounded edges. It consists of a zipper closure that is adorned with Swarovski crystals with the option of pearls.

Theresa

The Theresa, named after Andrea’s grandmother, is elegant and timeless with a metal kisslock closure and a chain strap that can be cross-body, or shoulder to hip length. The chain can be put inside or detached to go from shoulder bag to clutch.

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Taken from a mother’s dress, which is lying beneath the clutch in these photos, this neckline made for the perfect adornment.
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The piece was a mock neck choker-esque lace, in which I opened to lie across the front. I also loved the organza chest fabric. We cut them apart and ruched the organza separately, then carefully pleated its edges along the seam. I then finished it by re-stitching a few pearls that had come loose do due the nature of the old glue. You can then see in the last photo, I added pearls from the dress onto the zipper as well as another personal detail.
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The delicacy of this clutch is breathtaking and I am so happy that it will carry on as a family heirloom for years to come! .
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Lining Colors

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Metal finishes

silver, antique brushed gold (frame / chain )

regular gold, gunmetal (frame only)

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The process

it’s all in the details


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one

Design consult

We discuss the style, colors, and any design elements that you would like to include in your clutch. You can have as much say as you’d like or just let me run with my design expertise! At this time, I will send you a proposal, we will finalize the details and I will add you to my design and production calendar. I try to accommodate by wedding or bridal shower due date.

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Dress & Material shipping to me

If you are getting an heirloom clutch in which we use family fabrics, when you have all the materials you want to use gathered, you will ship them to me and I will send you a confirmation when it is received and in safe keeping.

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Design & construction

I study the fabric’s details, configure multiple layouts and decide which is the most beautiful and best fitting for the delicate fabric. I then strategically cut, remove, manipulate, overlay, and hand-stitch and sew the clutch together. I also add any upgrades, like hand-embroidered wedding date, to the lining at this time.

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Wedding ready

Once the design and constriction is complete and I give it a keen look over, I ship the clutch to you via USPS insured priority mail in our gift box with protective dust bag.

  • please note, due to the nature of time and details that go into every design, we can only accept a certain amount of custom orders per month on a first come, first served basis.

 

still wondering about a few things? take a glance

at our frequently asked questions

 
 
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Investment

 
 

Signature clutch in heirloom fabrics,

Premium package

  • Design details consult

  • Handcrafted clutch, in style of your liking (zipper, metal frame, metal frame with chain) from heirloom dress/fabrics provided by you

  • Lining color of your choice

  • Custom lining message - choose from a monogram, initials, date, location or short saying in vinyl (hand-embroidery or paint also available on some choices)

  • Extra pearls or sequins, if needed

  • Option to use more than one heirloom fabric

  • Keepsake gift box and protective dust bag to preserve your heirloom for years to come

  • Insured, USPS Priority shipping

Investment $425


 

Signature clutch in heirloom fabrics,

Standard package

  • Design details consult

  • Handcrafted clutch, in style of your liking (zipper, metal frame, metal frame with chain) from heirloom dress/fabrics provided by you

  • Lining color of your choice

  • Keepsake gift box and protective dust bag to preserve your heirloom for years to come

Investment $369


 
 

Evening and Bridesmaid clutches

in non-heirloom fabrics

  • Design details consult

  • Basic, handcrafted clutch, in style of your liking (zipper, metal frame, metal frame with chain)

  • Lining color of your choice

  • Protective dust bag for safe keeping

Investment starts at $85*

  • * Please note, cost reflects a base price of a handmade clutch in a simple fabric. Any additional items that need to be purchased (custom fabrics, embellishments like brooches, appliqués, etc.) will incur a fee of the price of that purchased item. We can discuss this in your design details consult.

 

Upgrades and a-la-carte

  • lining name/monogram/date/icon hand-painted in acrylic: starting at $50

  • lining initials/date in hand-embroidery: starting at $45

  • lining message/initials/names/date in vinyl: starting at $30

  • use of multiple heirloom fabrics/pieces - $30

  • extra sewn-on pearls or sequins - $35

  • rhinestones - $40

  • appliqué - custom range

  • brooch or embellishment - custom range

 
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it’s not everyday

that you consider finding and cutting apart an old family wedding gown or grandpa’s old shirt and make it into something to love again and we understand! What we do is special and we’re sure we have your wheels turning.

so pour yourself a glass of wine

and head over to our Frequently Asked Questions or fill out our contact form and we will be more than happy to help and guide you along every step of the process!

 

 
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