Classic hair clip in Italian tortoise
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Product Details

Not your ordinary hair accessory... This clip features a pretty Italian tortoise that's been hand cut, shaped and polished at a special French mill (est. 1890) located just outside of Lyon, France. Treat it with care, and it'll last a lot longer than the drugstore variety.

  • Acetate.
  • Made in France.
Size & Fit Details
  • Length: 1 1/2".

Classic hair clip in Italian tortoise

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by a bad batch? I have been using these for years, and most often I'll lose them, or a friend will borrow them (and they won't return, because they're great!). They grip well, they look good, they don't warp or break or lose their strength. However, I recently ordered two from the website and both (by about two weeks later, with normal use) are now broken at the hinge element. Perhaps they were damaged by heat in the shipping process, perhaps I got a bad batch…I'm disappointed. August 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Beautiful but increasingly disappointing I've relied on these clips for ages--have owned 10+ by now--but lately I've been noticing a lot of breakage . The newer ones don't even last me a year. And it's not normal wear-and-tear breakage, where the legs/teeth of the clip break off: the plastic snaps at the joint (where each half of the clip attaches to the hinge piece) rendering it totally unusable--and liable to fly out of your hand to hit something across the room. They also stretch out: fresh clips are tightly curved, almost a 90 degree angle rounded, but the stretched ones are much flatter and don't hold as well. There was so much to love here: elegant, with a subtle gold on the spring coil that doesn't tarnish or fade, and a much tighter grab than drugstore or other alternatives. This quality slide is making me sad in my soul. I'm hoping it's defectives, not a permanent thing. December 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stylish tortoise clips I have purchased this clip many times. Quality of tortoise finish is excellent. Clip holds quite a bit of hair. I use these most often to hold a french twist. I wear these several times a week and the springs break after 4-6 months though. I still feel cost per wear is a good value. June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classic Tortoise Claw Clip This is a classic claw clip in tortoise pattern, but the difference is in the high quality that you notice immediately when you use it - the spring is firm but not tight and the acetate is smooth to the touch. I know that it will be a clip I will have for years to come. Makes for quick, easy and chic up-do's. May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The Best Hair Clips. Ever. I've tried using other clips, but nothing compares to these. I order a few every year. They are strong, and hold their spring. Highly recommended! December 23, 2015
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