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5-Star Buys: A Custom Clutch With a Secret Message Inside

Feb 25, 2020

by Jackie Buddie

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

In our 5-Star Buys series we spotlight popular Etsy items that recently struck a chord with shoppers—and let their rave reviews do the talking.

If a special occasion calls for a one-of-a-kind present that shows how much you care, then trust a personalized envelope clutch from Fontém to make the ultimate statement. Ultra-elegant on the outside, this luxe leather handbag contains a super-sweet surprise on the inside: a custom cotton lining inscribed with a heartfelt note or favorite quote. Whether you choose to embellish the interior with your own handwriting or opt for a fancy typed font, this beautifully handcrafted accessory (available in a range of shimmery pastels and understated neutrals with a sturdy magnetic clasp), makes for a sophisticated keepsake that your lucky recipient will proudly carry with them to formal events, dinner dates, and business lunches for years to come. Just ask the scores of thoughtful gift-givers who’ve tapped designer Maayan Hotam to create custom pieces for their mothers, sisters, bridesmaids, and besties:

A woman holds open a personalized clutch from Fontém to see the note inside.
SHOP: Personalized envelope clutch from Fontém, $165

“Ordering this was the easiest thing I ever did. There was clear communication throughout the process and it delivered much earlier than expected! The clutch itself was the most amazing, unique way of passing a sentiment on to a very dear friend! The product is high quality and the leather butter soft! Then when you open it and see the note written inside… The next time you need a gift, think of this one!” — AB

“My love for this shop and product is massive. Communication was quick and easy. Maayan made me feel like I was an important customer and answered my many questions. Turnaround was amazing and packaging was precise. I am blown away by the clutch bags and can’t wait to give them to my bridesmaids! I would 100% recommend.” — BJ

“Absolutely LOVE this gift! The quality was amazing and definitely worth every penny! Very unique gift that will be a keepsake forever. You get the opportunity to choose your font, so keep an eye out for that once confirmation comes through. Maayan was very flexible and catered to every question I had. She really did everything to make sure I had what I needed for my sister for her big day! Highly recommended.” — LD

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