Its Not Me Its You, London


A wallet, generally made from leather or fabric, is a small, flat case used to carry personal items such as cash, credit cards, travel card and other stuff. The word has been used as early as the fourteenth century but meant knapsack, maybe banknotes at the time were really big. The modern meaning of the term dates back to roughly 1834. In the past the 'wallet' has been used to carry dried meats, victuals and other stuff that the bearer wanted to keep private. It was also called a 'bowgett' during the Renaissance from where the word budget derives*.

We could have called this little beauty something like the "slender bender chicalicious must-have purse come clutch", or something else that the fashion mags would have picked up on. But, really, it's just a wallet. A very nicely made leather piece of craftmanship but still just a wallet. And everyone needs one, right? Plus, the history of the word 'wallet' and its uses are quite interesting and if we had called it something else we would not have been able to share the knowledge above. Enjoy! 

Main features: leather, 100% cotton lined coin-pocket, foil-embossed slogan. 

Dimensions: approx. 18 cm x 10 cm.

*what we do without wikipedia?


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Its Not Me Its You is a brand of leather stuff to carry other stuff, made and printed by hand in East London. Each piece comes with a slogan. Set up in late 2012 we pride ourselves on the quality of the leather, the craftsmanship and the foil-embossed slogans. Your bag is a statement, we believe, and with a 'Its Not Me Its You' bag you will be making that very clear for all to see. You can find us here and in Topshop (London).