A stately gift for the designer in the family.
Restoration Hardware's tape measure is crafted from leather, copper and cloth, similar to the 19th-century originals. So much chicer than the run-of-the-mill plastic versions of today, this vintage-looking beauty is as pretty as it is practical.
Vintage cloth tape measure, $49, at Restoration Hardware.
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