Clutch Isabella Stewart Gardner Purple Velvet


In the vast fashion collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, there is a gown worn and donated by Isabella Stewart Gardner, which is currently on loan for a special exhibition at the Gardner.

We collaborated with BoutiqueByMariam, a handbag textile maker, to recreate the gown's beadwork and embroidery on handbags and velvet boxes. The velvet was hand-dyed to match the original gown, and the beadwork and embroidery is a virtual reproduction.

Crafted sustainably and ethically in India in very limited quantities, each piece is made by hand. 

Handmade in India
Bag measures 8"W x 5"H x 2.5"D
Removable gold toned chain shoulder strap 24" drop; chain can be doubled up to create a hand-held bag.

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  4. Follow the pickup instructions provided in your email. Arrive at our Store location at 161 Essex Street.

  5. Orders not picked up within two weeks of order date will be canceled and refunded.

Please Note: Please allow 2-3 days from purchase date for processing. In Store Pickup is available Thursday through Monday 10 am–5 pm.

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