Minaudiere: A small ornamental case for a woman's cosmetics, jewelry, or personal items that is often carried as a handbag.
They are polite.
They are sophisticated.
They are elegant.
They are sleek.
They are 'old school' (they've been around since the 1930s).
They are the brainchild of Charles Arpels of Van Cleef & Arpels.
They are an oxymoron ~ because they are very now.
Worth investing in? Yes
Worth foregoing rent? No
Able to be found for a steal? Yes