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Essential Strap Closure Clutch

By Ece Pinar Demirel | Istanbul, Turkey


This classic style soft leather clutch is hand cut in Istanbul out of high-grade Turkish leather. The leather is cut in one long piece then stitched closed and slight raised, creating an interesting textural element. It also includes a beautiful, delicate strap closure. You’ll find yourself grabbing it when heading to everything from the farmer’s market, to the office, right into cocktail hour. Read our interview with Ece to learn about her design inspirations and creative process.

  • One-of-a-kind
  • Handmade in Istanbul
  • Mid-sized
  • ⅜” strap closure
  • Unlined interior
  • 7.5” h x 10.5” w
  • Dust bag included

Why We Ece

"Ece's pieces are chic and minimal, and when you hold the smooth, soft leather, you can truly appreciate every step in the meticulous process used to create her works of art."

About the designer
Ece Pinar Demirel

Ece Pinar Demirel

Istanbul, Turkey

Ece’s first passion was music.

“It’s what I went to school for and studied at the Fine Arts School of Dokuz Eylul University,” Ece says."

But, as many artists do, her interest in music easily translated to another art form, design, and she soon found herself graduating from the Fashion Accessories Design department. In 2012, she received her Masters in Accessory Design at Milano Istituto Marangoni.

All of Ece’s handmade leather bags are crafted in Istanbul from domestically sourced cowhide leather, and it’s long process to create each one.

“There are many meticulous steps in the process – from choosing the leather to the final crafted piece. Each piece of leather has its own, unique history. I hand cut, craft and stitch each piece."

Read our interview with Ece.