A briefcase is a rectangle shaped, hinged, box like object with a handle used originally to carry paperwork. It was experimented with in the 1820s, being created in 1850s and is usually used by business men and women.

It is derived from the name brief which is what a lawyer would present in court. Briefcases are often bound in leather and have evolved from the satchel which was normally used for carrying money.

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Written by Hollyann Prince

Hollyann Prince, graduating in International Fashion Business at Nottingham Trent University next year, currently writing the Silhouette & Looks and Accessories section of the Dictionary for Catwalk Yourself. A lover of fashion history and everything unique.

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