An accessible entry point into a luxury label, designer wallets are like the holy grail of investment purchases. For me at least, I consider my wallet to be one of the most sensible splurges I have ever made. It goes everywhere I go, carries my most personal essentials while keeping all the necessities well organised.
However, if your wallet is starting to wear out and tear at the seams, it may be high time to consider purchasing a new one. We selected 10 new luxe wallets from designer brands such as Hermes, Loewe and Dior to help inspire your purchase.
Saint Laurent’s classic Monogram wallets should be at the top of your shopping list if you’re looking for a timeless icon.
Bearing the house’s interlocking YSL monogram in a gold-tone, the envelope-shaped Monogram wallet showcases matelasse stitching in a chevron pattern. The chain version of this large flap wallet, which features a roomier interior with a clutch-like silhouette and a removable chain strap, was one of the hottest, most searched accessories on the internet in 2018 according to the Lyst Index.
This rendition of the Monogram wallet is crafted from grain de poudre embossed leather in an elegant red hue.
Gucci’s 1955 Horsebit collection was introduced for Spring Summer ‘20 as a way to breathe new life into an archival design that is deeply embedded in the House’s rich history.
Underscoring Gucci’s relationship with the equestrian world via the metal “Horsebit” detail – a double bar and ring hardware – front and centre, this zip around wallet is introduced as a key member in the new 1955 Horsebit world.
Rendered in the beige GG Supreme canvas with brown leather trim, this wallet will keep all your essentials stashed neatly with its multiple compartments: 12 credit card slots, a coin pocket, and three bill compartments.
When it comes to reinventing traditional House codes with a contemporary flair, Valentino is on top of things. An illustrative embodiment of this is the brand’s sleek VLogo wallet. This minimalist wallet features the brand’s latest logo, the new season VLogo monogram, distorted with a unique inlay effect. A bold statement maker refined with subtlety, this number has 13 card slots, a coin pocket, and even a notes compartment.
Perfect for minimalists who like their wallets simple and classy, the Hermes Bearn exudes sophistication, charm and an air of luxury.
Streamlined and chic, this long wallet is made from high grade Epsom calfskin: an extremely lightweight leather that is resistant to scratches and features extra fine grains. This rendition of the Bearn Verso wallet comes with its signature palladium-plated ‘H’ tab closure, and is seen in a gorgeous pistachio green colour (officially named “Vert Criquet”) on the outside and pastel blue (“Bleu Brume”) on the inside for Spring 2020.
Givenchy’s GV3 bi-fold wallet is crafted from flat grain goatskin leather in a classy beige colour. It features a contrasting blue smooth leather flap that fastens to a double-G monogram buckle with an antique gold finish. With four internal pockets and five card slots, this dandy little number is great for those who prefer a smaller sized wallet to conveniently haul around.
This wallet from Miu Miu features several key hallmarks of the brand: a sweet girlish playfulness, the distinctive matelassé quilted motif, and the “Miu” logo embellished with crystals. Fit for the girls who can’t resist a little sparkle, this pretty-in-pink number is an absolute treat for the romantics.
Made from semi-aniline leather (leather applied with a thin layer of colour pigment) rendered in a stunning sepia brown, this Aby wallet from Chloe exudes a vintage charm. Punctuated with a gold-tone padlock that’s engraved with the brand’s logo, and a key-shaped charm, this wallet gives a doff to both the brand’s Aby bag, and its uber-popular it-bag circa-2004 – the Paddington, which features the same padlock.
Loewe’s Puzzle bag is stranger to none. The modern-day classic is one of the most covetable bags today, adored for its ability to showcase the Spanish luxury house’s fine artisan craftsmanship in an innovative and whimsical manner.
Boasting of the same geometric lines as the Puzzle bag, this cardholder features panels in contrasting bold colours. Informed by a playful aesthetic, this cardholder boasts of vibrant mauve, soft apricot and baby pink matte finish grained leather panels with neon green top-stitching.
Yet another iteration of a famous It-bag, the Dior Saddle wallet plays on the silhouette and themes of the popular Saddle bag.
Featuring the same curvillear flap, duo leather tabs and ‘D’ buckle as seen on the Saddle bag, this long wallet is made from in the Oblique jacquard canvas in blue and comes with a removable chain strap that allows you to carry it as a crossbody purse or shoulder bag. The bellowed interior gives way to six card slots, three flat pockets and a separate zipped pouch.
Jil Sander’s clean and contemporary aesthetic shines through with this pale yellow smooth leather wallet bag. The fold-over wallet boasts of sharp and sleek lines, and it comes with a slender bracelet strap strung with an assortment of resin beads in various shapes and colours for a lovely artisanal feel.
Featuring two slip pockets, one at the front and another at the back, and a compartment big enough to stash your essential cards in, this artful number made it to the top of our wishlist with its minimalist appeal.