June 14, 2018

TUDOR CITY ARTIFACT: Kate Spade Credit Card Case

Today's artifact, a luxurious credit card case, is of recent vintage, circa 2000. Made by Kate Spade New York, it's part of a leather accessories line that included wallets, organizers, holders for passports and business cards, and the like. The name of the line? Tudor City, of course.

The credit card case, above. Though the line has been discontinued, the item remains on the Kate Spade website, along with the news that it's out of stock. The website copy reads
Designed and built in the 1920s to be an urban utopia on Manhattan's East Side, Tudor City has become one of New York's most famous residential enclaves. We designed our latest take on a credit card case with that in mind, crafted it of smooth leather with a flap and a magnetic snap closure.

Though the Tudor City line has been sunsetted, many items are available from resale outlets like eBay. Yesterday's latest thing is tomorrow's collectible, just saying. . .

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