Tuesday, July 19, 2011

♥ pocket book.



my bestfriend marykate recently asked me to talk about the origin of the fashion term,
"pocket book," and after seeing some new additions to kate spade's  book clutch collection,
 i felt compelled to look into the meaning of such a seemingly illogical word:

according to this article, "in 1617, the word surfaced to denote a small book, now called
a notebook; it was a book of addresses, or notes, that fit in a pocket. by 1816, women were
carrying a book-like case with compartments for papers and knickknacks,
 and they called it a purse, handbag, or... pocketbook."

ah ha.

2 ♥ love notes.:

  1. I love the book clutches so so so much! And Pride and Prejudice is such a beautiful book.

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