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What are these little things called in Europe?

Apr 8th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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What are these little things called in Europe?

In 2003 I bought DH a small, flat, black leather coin purse/pouch while in (I think) Paris. It opens on its own leather hinge-holds coins in one half (with flap to hold coins in place, and neatly closes on itself. Make sense? (no pun intended) I know they sell them various places in Europe. I need another one and don't know the correct name in order to find them on the internet. Any ideas??
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Apr 8th, 2006, 09:54 AM
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It's called a porte-monnaie in French.
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Apr 8th, 2006, 09:57 AM
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MyriamC--Bon!! What a rapid fire reply!! Thanks so much for the info. I will check the net in a sec!
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Apr 8th, 2006, 09:58 AM
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Like this?

http://tinyurl.com/e6f9w
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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travlintoes, do an image search on google 'cause there are 100s of various shapes.
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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check bardo's link, it is the right one. It is very common in France. I have one that I use only to put pounds when I go to London so I don't mix €/£
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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bardo1--Checked out your url--that is a brilliant little pouch, but the one I'm searching for doesn't squeeze open--it lifts open.

cocofromdijon- Thanks for your note. Keeping your Euros separate is a good idea!

MyriamC--input the title "porte-monnaie" into my yahoo search and up popped many sites and, as you indicated, there are many types of these little jewels. I did locate one--a bit out of my budget though--a Louis Vultton for $390.00!! Humm--I seem to remember paying about $15 or less in 2003--mine definitely NOT a Louis Vultton!! LOL
And the hunt continues----
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:24 AM
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Bardo's link, looks like the sort I had a looong time ago (30 years?). I didn't know they still fabricate this. Wait, in Japan, this can be a coin holder OR a portable ash tray.
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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kappa---ok, I'll bite---in Japan why a portable ash tray. I can't wait to hear this one!
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Hi - I bought a red leather coin purse/wallet in Florence at one of the markets. I paid about $15 for it. It has 2 snap closures, one is a coin purse and the other will hold bills, a credit card and my drivers' license. And it fits in my pocket. I wish I had bought a couple of them for gifts.

This isn't it, but it is similar:

http://tinyurl.com/kcr7a

I have never purchased from this site but just found it doing a search.

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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:47 AM
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cigalechanta--NOW I get kappa's reference!! Guess I'm glad I don't smoke so I can use the "butt pouch" for coins in lieu butts. Great site for enlightening one (me) in the environmental reasons for using said pouch. I, for one, detest cigarette butts thrown out vehicle windows, into the street, etc. This little unit is a great idea!
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:50 AM
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Liverpool agrees with you(me too)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/m...de/3725946.stm
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Apr 8th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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cls2paris--Thanks for your input--checked out your url too. It's absolutely mindboggling all the various shapes, colors, and prices for containers in which to store our money so it will be safe until we see the next thing to spend it on--hopefully in Europe! I love PARIS too--and London--and Venice---and--
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Apr 8th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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cigalechanta--Kuddos to Liverpool! Wonder if such an ordinance will ever be enacted here? One can dream. Meanwhile, looks like Liverpool is eons ahead of my city, that's for sure.
Think I'll consider visiting Liverpool on my next trip over the pond-hopefully fall of 2007.
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Apr 8th, 2006, 11:40 AM
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I love those squeeze types like in the link by bardo, but I've never had one with the outside pocket before. At home all my change goes in a big bottle at night, but in Europe I find myself with tons of coins all the times, and I hate it when they fall out of my pockets when I sit down or when I take off my pants.

I looked all over a couple of leather markets and also in Covent Garden last trip (that's where I bought one before) but couldn't find one anywhere.

As much as I hate buying stuff off the internet, Carol Wright may have just made a sale.
 
Apr 8th, 2006, 12:18 PM
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In Italy they are "porta monete".
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Apr 8th, 2006, 12:39 PM
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Is this the one you're looking for? http://www.clossetcadeaux.com/SlideP...sabot-cuir.htm
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Apr 8th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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Myriam, my grand father had one like this one! Thanks for the link I was looking for it as well.
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