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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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Personalized black leather clutch, Pink Embroidered name on a black leather clutch, Personalized bridesmaids purse
Personalized black leather clutch, Pink Embroidered name on a black leather clutch, Personalized bridesmaids purse
Albertinaboutique
$65.00 USD
Black Leather Clutch with Mustered Leather Braid detail, evening bag , Black clutch
Black Leather Clutch with Mustered Leather Braid detail, evening bag , Black clutch
Albertinaboutique
$155.00 USD
Leather backpack for women, back to school, leather backpack large, school backpack, leather bag, soft backpack, leather handbag for women
Leather backpack for women, back to school, leather backpack large, school backpack, leather bag, soft backpack, leather handbag for women
Albertinaboutique
$329.00 USD
Brown leather hobo bag, leather hobo bag, hobo purse, everyday bag, women's purse, leather purse, leather bag
Brown leather hobo bag, leather hobo bag, hobo purse, everyday bag, women's purse, leather purse, leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$185.00 USD
Royal blue leather purse, valentine's day gift for her, Large leather clutch for women, Blue evening purse
Royal blue leather purse, valentine's day gift for her, Large leather clutch for women, Blue evening purse
Albertinaboutique
$88.00 USD
Small black leather backpack, backpack for women, small leather bag, women's black backpack, black leather bag
Small black leather backpack, backpack for women, small leather bag, women's black backpack, black leather bag
Albertinaboutique
$159.00 USD
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, black leather bag, READY TO SHIP
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, black leather bag, READY TO SHIP
Albertinaboutique
$238.00 USD
Brown cross body bag for women ,brown leather backpack for women, convertible backpack, large shoulder bag, brown leather crossbody bag,
Brown cross body bag for women ,brown leather backpack for women, convertible backpack, large shoulder bag, brown leather crossbody bag,
Albertinaboutique
$279.00 USD
Rose gold leather purse, small shoulder bag, crossbody bag, women leather purse, Rose gold evening clutch, gift for her
Rose gold leather purse, small shoulder bag, crossbody bag, women leather purse, Rose gold evening clutch, gift for her
Albertinaboutique
$79.00 USD
Leather laptop backpack for women, 15 inch laptop backpack for women, leather school bag, back to school laptop backpack,sale, READY TO SHIP
Leather laptop backpack for women, 15 inch laptop backpack for women, leather school bag, back to school laptop backpack,sale, READY TO SHIP
Albertinaboutique
$258.00 USD
leather cross body bag, small shoulder bag, deep purple leather purse, women leather purse, gift for her, mother's day gift, only one bag
leather cross body bag, small shoulder bag, deep purple leather purse, women leather purse, gift for her, mother's day gift, only one bag
Albertinaboutique
$79.00 USD
Small shoulder bag, crossbody bag, White leather purse, women leather purse, white evening clutch, gift for her, valentine's day gift
Small shoulder bag, crossbody bag, White leather purse, women leather purse, white evening clutch, gift for her, valentine's day gift
Albertinaboutique
$79.00 USD
Passport holder, Travel set, Leather luggage Tag, passport wallet, gold monogram, silver monogram , passport luggage tag set
Passport holder, Travel set, Leather luggage Tag, passport wallet, gold monogram, silver monogram , passport luggage tag set
Albertinaboutique
$95.00 USD
refillable leather journal, Leather journal, leather notebook, leather journal cover, A6 refillable notebook travel journal
refillable leather journal, Leather journal, leather notebook, leather journal cover, A6 refillable notebook travel journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 USD
Travel journal, sketchbook , leather journal,  leather notebook,  notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Travel journal, sketchbook , leather journal, leather notebook, notebook, leather journal cover, refillable journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 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
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
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
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
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
Leather bag, evening clutch, iPad sleeve, leather purse, leather evening bag, clutch for women, bridesmaid gift, womens purses
Leather bag, evening clutch, iPad sleeve, leather purse, leather evening bag, clutch for women, bridesmaid gift, womens purses
Albertinaboutique
$88.00 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
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
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
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
Leather key chain, Leather key fob, leather key holder
Leather key chain, Leather key fob, leather key holder
Albertinaboutique
$18.00 USD
BLACK leather backpack, school backpack, backpack for women, leather backpack large, leather school bag, black leather bag, Made to order
BLACK leather backpack, school backpack, backpack for women, leather backpack large, leather school bag, black leather bag, Made to order
Albertinaboutique
$259.00 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
Leather Laptop backpack, large leather backpack for women, laptop backpack, black leather backpack, leather backpack for woman, SALE
Leather Laptop backpack, large leather backpack for women, laptop backpack, black leather backpack, leather backpack for woman, SALE
Albertinaboutique
$258.00 USD
Passport wallet, Leather Passport Holder, Luggage Tag, Gold monogram, Silver monogram, gift for mom, gift for dad, passport cover for men
Passport wallet, Leather Passport Holder, Luggage Tag, Gold monogram, Silver monogram, gift for mom, gift for dad, passport cover for men
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
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
Large Leather Bag, Valentine Gift Idea, leather backpack, Everyday Casual Leather Accessories, Laptop backpack for women, back to school bag
Large Leather Bag, Valentine Gift Idea, leather backpack, Everyday Casual Leather Accessories, Laptop backpack for women, back to school bag
Albertinaboutique
$329.00 USD
Leather backpack, leather laptop backpack, leather backpack women, Minimalist backpack, black leather bag, back to school leather bag, SALE
Leather backpack, leather laptop backpack, leather backpack women, Minimalist backpack, black leather bag, back to school leather bag, SALE
Albertinaboutique
$258.00 USD
Blue leather backpack, women's backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, READY TO SHIP
Blue leather backpack, women's backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, READY TO SHIP
Albertinaboutique
$238.00 USD
Laptop backpack, Black leather backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag, student backpack, SALE
Laptop backpack, Black leather backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, womens backpack, black leather bag, student backpack, SALE
Albertinaboutique
$258.00 USD
Laptop backpack for women, Laptop backpack leather, backpack, leather school bag, women backpack, READY TO SHIP, sale
Laptop backpack for women, Laptop backpack leather, backpack, leather school bag, women backpack, READY TO SHIP, sale
Albertinaboutique
$258.00 USD
Blue leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, black leather bag, READY TO SHIP
Blue leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, black leather bag, READY TO SHIP
Albertinaboutique
$238.00 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
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
Brown leather tote, leather laptop bag, large shoulder bag, brown leather bag, leather tote, everyday carry, brown leather purse
Brown leather tote, leather laptop bag, large shoulder bag, brown leather bag, leather tote, everyday carry, brown leather purse
Albertinaboutique
$270.00 USD
Brown leather tote, large brown shoulder bag, brown cross body bag brown, leather backpack for women, everyday leather tote, convertible bag
Brown leather tote, large brown shoulder bag, brown cross body bag brown, leather backpack for women, everyday leather tote, convertible bag
Albertinaboutique
$279.00 USD
Pom Pom boho clutch, bohemian clutch, gypsy bag, ethnic clutch, tribal ethnic purse, handmade clutch
Pom Pom boho clutch, bohemian clutch, gypsy bag, ethnic clutch, tribal ethnic purse, handmade clutch
Albertinaboutique
$65.00 USD
Small shoulder bag, metallic blue leather purse, crossbody bag for women, women leather purse, gift for her, evening clutch, valentine's day
Small shoulder bag, metallic blue leather purse, crossbody bag for women, women leather purse, gift for her, evening clutch, valentine's day
Albertinaboutique
$79.00 USD
Leather cross body bag, small shoulder bag, crossbody purse, women leather purse, evening clutch gift for her
Leather cross body bag, small shoulder bag, crossbody purse, women leather purse, evening clutch gift for her
Albertinaboutique
$79.00 USD
refillable leather journal, Leather journal, leather notebook, leather journal cover, A6 refillable notebook travel journal
refillable leather journal, Leather journal, leather notebook, leather journal cover, A6 refillable notebook travel journal
Albertinaboutique
$39.50 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
Brown large leather backpack, brown backpack for women, everyday brown bag, brown leather bag, everyday work bag
Brown large leather backpack, brown backpack for women, everyday brown bag, brown leather bag, everyday work bag
Albertinaboutique
$238.00 USD
black large laptop backpacks, leather school bag, black leather backpack, backpack for women, large leather backpack,  women's bag, SALE
black large laptop backpacks, leather school bag, black leather backpack, backpack for women, large leather backpack, women's bag, SALE
Albertinaboutique
$258.00 USD
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, black leather bag, READY TO SHIP
Black leather backpack, Metropolitan backpack, backpack for women, leather school bag, women's backpack, black leather bag, READY TO SHIP
Albertinaboutique
$238.00 USD
Leather backpack for women, school backpack purse,  Small leather bag, leather handbag for women, leather backpack purse, small backpack
Leather backpack for women, school backpack purse, Small leather bag, leather handbag for women, leather backpack purse, small backpack
Albertinaboutique
$269.00 USD
Luggage Tag, Passport wallet, Leather Luggage Tag, Gold monogram, Silver monogram, gift for mom, gift for dad, passport cover for women
Luggage Tag, Passport wallet, Leather Luggage Tag, Gold monogram, Silver monogram, gift for mom, gift for dad, passport cover for women
Albertinaboutique
$35.00 USD
embroidery purse, leather coin purse, embroidery bag, coin purse, credit card holder, mother's day gift, gift for women
embroidery purse, leather coin purse, embroidery bag, coin purse, credit card holder, mother's day gift, gift for women
Albertinaboutique
$39.00 USD
Black passport wallet travel set, black Passport Holder, Luggage Tag, Gold monogram, Silver monogram, Travel kit for summer
Black passport wallet travel set, black Passport Holder, Luggage Tag, Gold monogram, Silver monogram, Travel kit for summer
Albertinaboutique
$95.00 USD
black cross body bag Leather Box Bag, Saddle Bag, Shoulder Bag, leather Cross body bag, black Clutch Bag, Limited edition bag, Pink box bag
black cross body bag Leather Box Bag, Saddle Bag, Shoulder Bag, leather Cross body bag, black Clutch Bag, Limited edition bag, Pink box bag
Albertinaboutique
$184.00 USD
Saddle Bag, Shoulder Bag, Leather, Box Bag, leather Crossbody bag, pink  Clutch Bag, Limited edition bag, Pink box bag
Saddle Bag, Shoulder Bag, Leather, Box Bag, leather Crossbody bag, pink Clutch Bag, Limited edition bag, Pink box bag
Albertinaboutique
$184.00 USD
Leather backpack for women,school backpack purse, Small leather bag, leather handbag for women, leather backpack purse, small white backpack
Leather backpack for women,school backpack purse, Small leather bag, leather handbag for women, leather backpack purse, small white backpack
Albertinaboutique
$269.00 USD
Leather backpack, black bag, school backpack, backpack for women, large leather backpack, black handbag, READY TO SHIP
Leather backpack, black bag, school backpack, backpack for women, large leather backpack, black handbag, READY TO SHIP
Albertinaboutique
$259.00 USD
Small pink Leather Box Bag, Saddle Bag, Shoulder Bag, Leather, leather Cross body bag, pink Clutch Bag, Limited edition bag, Pink box bag
Small pink Leather Box Bag, Saddle Bag, Shoulder Bag, Leather, leather Cross body bag, pink Clutch Bag, Limited edition bag, Pink box bag
Albertinaboutique
$184.00 USD
Black half moon leather backpack, Women's leather bag, Large black leather backpack for women,
Black half moon leather backpack, Women's leather bag, Large black leather backpack for women,
Albertinaboutique
$329.00 USD

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