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Jul 24, 2015

by Dikla Levi Harel

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Hey! My name is Dikla Levi Harel, and I’m the proud owner of Albertina Boutique, where I design leather accessories. I live and work in a garden-view studio apartment in Tel Aviv with my husband Shimmi, our 18-month-old boy Omri, and our two cats.

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I studied graphic design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. After graduation, I worked at an advertising firm for two years, but I missed the hands-on creative process and experimenting with materials. Looking for a way to bring this creativity back into my life, I enrolled in a handbag design course at a small craft school in Tel Aviv. I immediately fell in love, and the rest is history.

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I see the world as a collection of beautiful images with its own soundtrack, like a Wes Andersen movie where each frame is precise and perfect. I’m a visual person by nature, but another source of inspiration is music. You can often find me in the studio dancing and singing; I can’t imagine working without it! For me, music is more than just a background noise – it plays an integral part in my creative process.

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When I’m working on a new collection, I do most of the design work in my head; I close my eyes and imagine the color, shape, and texture of a piece. I even think about the outfit I will wear and where I’ll be going. After I have this entire vision in mind, I doodle on a piece of paper and start working to bring the product to life. The most satisfying part off all is when the outcome is exactly how I pictured it, and that satisfaction is why I embrace custom orders. I’m thrilled and excited to help my customers bring their ideal bags to life.

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My goals for the future are to grow and evolve as a business. I think the next natural step for me is joining Etsy Wholesale, where I’ll be able to connect with boutiques around the globe and bring my designs to more customers. I’d also like to delegate the administrative side of the business so I can focus on my favorite parts: design, creation, and custom orders.

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Green leather backpack, backpack for womenת Metropolitan backpack, , leather school bag, womens backpack, green leather bag
Green leather backpack, backpack for womenת Metropolitan backpack, , leather school bag, womens backpack, green leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
Travel Gift set for men and women, Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Gift Set with foil airplane print, travel pack set for mom & dad
Travel Gift set for men and women, Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Gift Set with foil airplane print, travel pack set for mom & dad
Albertinaboutique
$95.00 USD
Leather backpack, backpack for women, burgundy bag, half moon bag, large leather backpack, back to school,
Leather backpack, backpack for women, burgundy bag, half moon bag, large leather backpack, back to school,
Albertinaboutique
$329.00 USD
Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Gift Set, Travel Gift for men and women, with gold foil airplane print, travel pack set
Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Gift Set, Travel Gift for men and women, with gold foil airplane print, travel pack set
Albertinaboutique
$95.00 USD
Forest Green leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, green leather bag
Forest Green leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, green leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
Saddle bag, cross body bag, leather bag, shoulder bag, messenger bag, leather messenger bag, half moon bag
Saddle bag, cross body bag, leather bag, shoulder bag, messenger bag, leather messenger bag, half moon bag
Albertinaboutique
$169.00 USD
Pink Leather bookmark, wedding gift, handmade bookmark, reader gift, bookmarks, anniversary gifts, book lover
Pink Leather bookmark, wedding gift, handmade bookmark, reader gift, bookmarks, anniversary gifts, book lover
Albertinaboutique
$20.00 USD
Saddle bag, leather saddle bag, burgundy saddle bag, leather messenger bag, half moon bag, women's bag, mothers day
Saddle bag, leather saddle bag, burgundy saddle bag, leather messenger bag, half moon bag, women's bag, mothers day
Albertinaboutique
$169.00 USD
Black Leather bookmark, copper leaf detail bookmark, wedding gift, book lover, bookmarks, 3rd anniversary
Black Leather bookmark, copper leaf detail bookmark, wedding gift, book lover, bookmarks, 3rd anniversary
Albertinaboutique
$20.00 USD
Blue leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Blue leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
Leather coin purse, embroidery purse, flower embroidery, coin purse, credit card holder, mother's day
Leather coin purse, embroidery purse, flower embroidery, coin purse, credit card holder, mother's day
Albertinaboutique
$39.00 USD
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
hearts embroidery leather coin purse, embroidery purse, coin purse, credit card holder, mother's day
hearts embroidery leather coin purse, embroidery purse, coin purse, credit card holder, mother's day
Albertinaboutique
$39.00 USD
PEACH leather backpack, leather school bag, womens backpack, Leather backpack, Student bag, backpacks for women, back to school, To order
PEACH leather backpack, leather school bag, womens backpack, Leather backpack, Student bag, backpacks for women, back to school, To order
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
Leather key fob with gold and cooper, Gold Leather key chain, Copper leather key fob
Leather key fob with gold and cooper, Gold Leather key chain, Copper leather key fob
Albertinaboutique
$18.00 USD
Gold clutch, evening clutch, party bag, bridesmaid clutch, iPad mini clutch, womens bag, leather purse, gold clutch
Gold clutch, evening clutch, party bag, bridesmaid clutch, iPad mini clutch, womens bag, leather purse, gold clutch
Albertinaboutique
$88.00 USD
Laptop backpack, 13" laptop backpack, BLACK leather backpack, school backpack, women backpack, leather backpack large, Made to order
Laptop backpack, 13" laptop backpack, BLACK leather backpack, school backpack, women backpack, leather backpack large, Made to order
Albertinaboutique
$259.00 USD
leather backpack,  leather backpack for women, leather bag, green leather bag, Back to school
leather backpack, leather backpack for women, leather bag, green leather bag, Back to school
Albertinaboutique
$329.00 USD
Gold clutch, gold evening bag, crossbody bag, leather makeup bag, Leather purse, makeup case, wedding clutch, small leather bag,
Gold clutch, gold evening bag, crossbody bag, leather makeup bag, Leather purse, makeup case, wedding clutch, small leather bag,
Albertinaboutique
$75.00 USD
Blue leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Blue leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
Travel journal, Leather journal, Refillable leather notebook, Travel notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Travel journal, Leather journal, Refillable leather notebook, Travel notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 USD
Brown leather tote, large brown shoulder bag, brown leather backpack for women, cross body bag, leather tote, everyday bag, backpack bag
Brown leather tote, large brown shoulder bag, brown leather backpack for women, cross body bag, leather tote, everyday bag, backpack bag
Albertinaboutique
$279.00 USD
Refillable notebook, Blank A6 journal, refillable journal, leather journal refillable
Refillable notebook, Blank A6 journal, refillable journal, leather journal refillable
Albertinaboutique
$2.00 USD
Travel journal, Leather journal, Refillable leather notebook, Travel notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Travel journal, Leather journal, Refillable leather notebook, Travel notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 USD
Brown Metropolitan leather backpack, brown backpack, large backpack, everyday backpack, brown bag, brown leather bag
Brown Metropolitan leather backpack, brown backpack, large backpack, everyday backpack, brown bag, brown leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
Travel journal, Leather journal, Refillable leather notebook, Travel notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Travel journal, Leather journal, Refillable leather notebook, Travel notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 USD
White Leather bookmark, wedding gift, copper leaf detail bookmark, book lover, bookmarks, handmade bookmark
White Leather bookmark, wedding gift, copper leaf detail bookmark, book lover, bookmarks, handmade bookmark
Albertinaboutique
$20.00 USD
Leather notebook, copper leaf leather journal, mini leather notebook, mini journals,
Leather notebook, copper leaf leather journal, mini leather notebook, mini journals,
Albertinaboutique
$35.00 USD
Coin purse, credit card holder, gold coin purse, credit card wallet, wallets, credit card pouch, metro card holder
Coin purse, credit card holder, gold coin purse, credit card wallet, wallets, credit card pouch, metro card holder
Albertinaboutique
$28.00 USD
Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Gift Set, Travel Gift for men and women, with gold foil airplane print, travel pack set
Leather Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Gift Set, Travel Gift for men and women, with gold foil airplane print, travel pack set
Albertinaboutique
$95.00 USD
Laptop backpack for women, Laptop backpack leather, backpack for college, leather school bag, women backpack,
Laptop backpack for women, Laptop backpack leather, backpack for college, leather school bag, women backpack,
Albertinaboutique
$310.00 USD
Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, purple sunglasses holder, glasses cases, eye wear cases
Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, purple sunglasses holder, glasses cases, eye wear cases
Albertinaboutique
$42.00 USD
laptop size backpack,13 inch Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, 15 inch laptop, leather school bag, women's backpack,back to school
laptop size backpack,13 inch Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, 15 inch laptop, leather school bag, women's backpack,back to school
Albertinaboutique
$310.00 USD
Tassel keychain,  leather keychain, personalized keychain, key fob, key holder, leather keychains
Tassel keychain, leather keychain, personalized keychain, key fob, key holder, leather keychains
Albertinaboutique
$25.00 USD
Leather key chain, Leather key fob, leather key holder
Leather key chain, Leather key fob, leather key holder
Albertinaboutique
$18.00 USD
Gold Leather key chain,  leather key holder, Leather key fob with gold and cooper, Copper leather key fob
Gold Leather key chain, leather key holder, Leather key fob with gold and cooper, Copper leather key fob
Albertinaboutique
$18.00 USD
Burgundy leather backpack, backpacks, large backpack, everyday backpack, School backpack, back to school, Metropolitan backpack
Burgundy leather backpack, backpacks, large backpack, everyday backpack, School backpack, back to school, Metropolitan backpack
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
leather bangle, Leather bracelet, leather bracelet for women, leather cuff, wrap leather cuff, women's leather cuff
leather bangle, Leather bracelet, leather bracelet for women, leather cuff, wrap leather cuff, women's leather cuff
Albertinaboutique
$42.00 USD
Gold gift set for women, GOLD coin purse, GOLD clutch, GOLD leather key chain, credit card holder, gift for women
Gold gift set for women, GOLD coin purse, GOLD clutch, GOLD leather key chain, credit card holder, gift for women
Albertinaboutique
$110.00 USD
Brown leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, 3 way backpack, large shoulder bag, crossbody bag, brown leather bag
Brown leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, 3 way backpack, large shoulder bag, crossbody bag, brown leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$279.00 USD
Red Leather bookmark, wedding gift, book lover, handmade bookmark, reader gift, bookmarks, birthday gift
Red Leather bookmark, wedding gift, book lover, handmade bookmark, reader gift, bookmarks, birthday gift
Albertinaboutique
$20.00 USD
15" laptop backpack, Black leather backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag, student backpack
15" laptop backpack, Black leather backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag, student backpack
Albertinaboutique
$310.00 USD
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$285.00 USD
Leather journal, Black leather notebook, the best is yet to come inspiration quote, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Leather journal, Black leather notebook, the best is yet to come inspiration quote, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 USD
travel journal, refillable journal, journal, leather notebook, Let's do this notebook, leather journal cover,
travel journal, refillable journal, journal, leather notebook, Let's do this notebook, leather journal cover,
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 USD
Leather journal, Black leather notebook, wish list notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Leather journal, Black leather notebook, wish list notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 USD
Off white saddle bag, saddle bag,  half moon bag, sand saddle bag, messenger bag, leather messenger bag, off white bag
Off white saddle bag, saddle bag, half moon bag, sand saddle bag, messenger bag, leather messenger bag, off white bag
Albertinaboutique
$169.00 USD
Black bucket bag, bucket purse, drawstring bag, leather crossbody, black crossbody bag, shoulder bag, black shoulder bag
Black bucket bag, bucket purse, drawstring bag, leather crossbody, black crossbody bag, shoulder bag, black shoulder bag
Albertinaboutique
$108.00 USD
Black Leather notebook, copper and gold leaf leather journal, black mini leather notebook, black sketchbook, blank book
Black Leather notebook, copper and gold leaf leather journal, black mini leather notebook, black sketchbook, blank book
Albertinaboutique
$35.00 USD
Black sunglasses case,  Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case , glasses cases, eye wear cases, sunglasses pouch
Black sunglasses case, Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case , glasses cases, eye wear cases, sunglasses pouch
Albertinaboutique
$42.00 USD
glasses case, Royal blue sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, sunglasses holder,, eye wear cases
glasses case, Royal blue sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, sunglasses holder,, eye wear cases
Albertinaboutique
$42.00 USD
leather backpack for women, leather bag, leather backpack, neutral color backpack
leather backpack for women, leather bag, leather backpack, neutral color backpack
Albertinaboutique
$329.00 USD
Coin purse, credit card holder,  black coin purse, credit card wallet, wallets, credit card pouch, metro card holder
Coin purse, credit card holder, black coin purse, credit card wallet, wallets, credit card pouch, metro card holder
Albertinaboutique
$28.00 USD
Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, sunglasses holder, glasses cases, eye wear cases
Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, sunglasses holder, glasses cases, eye wear cases
Albertinaboutique
$42.00 USD
SILVER Coin purse, credit card holder, gold coin purse, credit card wallet, wallets, credit card pouch, metro card holder
SILVER Coin purse, credit card holder, gold coin purse, credit card wallet, wallets, credit card pouch, metro card holder
Albertinaboutique
$28.00 USD
black leather bag, BLACK leather backpack, school backpack, backpack for women, leather backpack large, leather school bag, To order
black leather bag, BLACK leather backpack, school backpack, backpack for women, leather backpack large, leather school bag, To order
Albertinaboutique
$259.00 USD
White leather notebook with  copper leaf leather, leather journal, mini leather notebook, white mini note book
White leather notebook with copper leaf leather, leather journal, mini leather notebook, white mini note book
Albertinaboutique
$35.00 USD
13" -15" laptop backpack, school bag, black leather backpack, backpack for women, backpack leather large, womens bag
13" -15" laptop backpack, school bag, black leather backpack, backpack for women, backpack leather large, womens bag
Albertinaboutique
$310.00 USD
Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, White sunglasses holder, glasses cases, eye wear cases
Sunglasses case, leather sunglasses case, White sunglasses holder, glasses cases, eye wear cases
Albertinaboutique
$42.00 USD
Black bucket bag, bucket purse, drawstring bag, leather crossbody, black crossbody bag, shoulder bag, black shoulder bag
Black bucket bag, bucket purse, drawstring bag, leather crossbody, black crossbody bag, shoulder bag, black shoulder bag
Albertinaboutique
$108.00 USD

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