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The Stylish Minaudière

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The minaudière is an accessory considered a jewelry piece, intended to substitute for an evening bag. This case with compartments, allows storage for several items such as a makeup compact, lipstick, watch, reading glasses, or keys.

The minaudière appeared during the 1930s. Its invention is attributed to Charles Arpels, of Van Cleef & Arpels, but many jewellers and Haute Couture designers have created their own models.

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