More than ever before, wallets are blurring the line between purse and handbag. The latest international shows revealed micro-bags and hands-free wallets as the top trending wallet styles coming soon. Off the runway, a quick shop online will have you longing for the minimalist life with fuss-free cardholders and lanyard purses that are begging you to downsize. These are the best designer wallets from leading luxury women’s wallet brands - both off and on the runway - to inspire your next wallet purchase.
Being small has its advantages; wrap this coin purse around your neck for chic convenience.
Take only what you absolutely need with this micro envelope pouch, worn close to your body for safe keeping.
Tough and spacious, carry this clutch on its own or tuck it into your tote.
Phone or finances, the lanyard necktie is smart, stylish and deceptively spacious.
The cool-girl version of the bum bag, this hands-free belted wallet is the perfect travel companion.
Sleek in size but not shy on personality, if you only pay by plastic, this is all you need.
Women’s wallet styles
What’s your wallet style? Do you like to travel light on a daily basis, or do you carry your entire life in your purse? Are you a cards or coins kinda gal? These are the best wallets for women.
Exactly what you’d imagine given the name, an envelope wallet has a triangular flap and is suited to carrying cards and notes. Some designs may include a zippered compartment for coins, too. You’ll find a decent amount of card slots (around six to eight). Envelope wallets may also come with a rectangular flap.
Compact with plenty of space for coins but only a few card slots, this is the best small women’s wallet as it is easy to tuck into pockets or a clutch. Great for coffee runs.
Large, long, with a zip-around closure, the continental wallet is for those who like to cram everything into their purse. Even your phone will fit.
The traditional wallet shape, as the name suggests a bi-fold wallet has two folds. It may have a clasp or zipper. They can vary in size from small and square to a large, long and rectangular shape. It’s a classic that can hold a lot, but can get bulky if you overfill it.
A card carrier’s dream come true, the popular tri-fold wallet has ample slots for holding all your credit cards and membership cards. This women’s wallet type features either three flat panels or two panels with a middle flap. Most tri-fold wallets will come with a zipper compartment for coins and numerous slots for cash notes.
The largest wallet style (although they come in smaller sizes, too), a clutch wallet is strapless and has limited organisation slots built in, however, it is roomy enough to fit your phone and keys in addition to all your cash, cards and coins. It is perfect for those who treat their wallet as a mini handbag. This style of wallet is also known as a pouch.
Hands-free with a looped strap to go around your wrist, a wristlet is often in the shape of a continental wallet or clutch. This is a convenient option for those who are always on-the-go but don’t like to carry a bulky bag with them.