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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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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
Saddle bag, cross body bag, leather bag, shoulder bag, messenger bag, leather messenger bag, half moon bag
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$169.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$88.00 USD
refillable leather journal, Leather journal, leather notebook, leather journal cover, A6 refillable notebook travel journal
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$39.50 USD
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$329.00 USD
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$230.00 USD
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$230.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$230.00 USD
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$39.00 USD
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$35.00 USD
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$75.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$295.00 USD
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$42.00 USD
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$110.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$130.00 USD
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$42.00 USD
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$279.00 USD
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$18.00 USD
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$18.00 USD
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$20.00 USD
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$20.00 USD
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$35.00 USD
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$35.00 USD
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$230.00 USD
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$108.00 USD
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$39.50 USD
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$39.50 USD
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$88.00 USD
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$28.00 USD
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$125.00 USD
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$259.00 USD
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$169.00 USD
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$45.00 USD
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$285.00 USD
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$60.00 USD
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$39.50 USD
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Albertinaboutique
$88.00 USD
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Mini Leather journal, gold leaf leather journal, mini leather notebook, Light blue sketchbook,
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$35.00 USD
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$42.00 USD
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$39.50 USD
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Albertinaboutique
$65.00 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
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 bracelet, leather bracelet for women, leather cuff, wrap leather cuff, leather bangle, women's leather cuff
Leather bracelet, leather bracelet for women, leather cuff, wrap leather cuff, leather bangle, women's leather cuff
Albertinaboutique
$42.00 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
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 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
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

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