Cigarette cases, like cigarette holders, smoking jackets, and hat boxes, are a fabulously stylish vintage accessory sadly on their way to extinction. Now, far be it from me to encourage , condone or suggest that smoking looks in any way cool or stylish (although, even as a life-long non-smoker… personally I think it kind of maybe sorta does. Only in black and white fiction though!)
So while smokers may be becoming a smaller and smaller minority, perhaps we could focus on repurposing all those gorgeous vintage smoking accessories. There are so many stunning vintage art deco cigarette cases out there… they make good credit card/ID holders, no? Take a look at the these beauties for inspiration.
Art Deco Cigarette Case, Circa 1930
Mint Green Art Deco Enamel Cigarette Case, Circa 1934
Enamel Art Deco Cigarette Case, Circa 1920s