A Vide-poches in French means an empty pocket tray. It refers to a high sided dish, usually 20*16 cm in dimensions, used as a receptacle for the contents of one’s pockets from ticket stubs to bus passes and metro tickets, receipts, change and keys. The vide poches usually stays in the same place so you are sure to find your bits and pieces when you need them. It is also a great valet tray for leaving your watch and jelwery before going to bed.
It is so ingrained in the French mentality that vide poches appear in every collection, year after year.