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JUL Latch Closure, pair

(JUL-LC-)

JUL's beautiful leather Latch closures (sold in a 2-pack) are made here in the USA, with each latch hand-assembled at the JUL studio in Maryland.

The Latch, small and simple, evokes the rustic and homey hinge on a barn door and gains its visual power in numbers. Imagine 8 of them adorning the opening of a Milk Chocolate Flamenco Ella, turning that coat into the preferred garment of a wood nymph or Joan of Arc. Picture several lined up down the front of the Original Ella coat, or 2 to close the Orient Express Collar, or only one to adorn a split cuff such as the one on Ella Learns to Tango.

This pair of closures is the 3rd generation of a series of innovative and unique closures that screw into both sides of a garment or accessory and snap in the center making them versatile and (re)moveable.

Dimensions: 2 1/2" (6.25cm) wide by 1/2" (1.25cm) tall

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