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The Purse Chronicles

I was 16 when I gained my first paid employment: a Saturday job at Moss Bros flogging YSL and Balmain suits to middle-aged men for £2.50 an hour and 0.5% commission. My velcro-tabbed Kickers wallet I’d had since my early teens didn’t befit this new status I’d acquired, as an employee, and so with my very first pay packet I ventured to Next in search of a new, grown-up receptacle of my hard-earned pennies.