Each person has a different approach to carrying their cash. To some of us, the leather that encases our coins is of the upmost importance, whereas others are happy to throw their cards in a jacket pocket and go. Still, we can’t help agree with the first option – having a nice wallet is a must. Whether paying the bill at a business meeting or a first date, you never get a secnod chance to make a first impression. Accessories, particularly wallets and card holders, are the perfect way to give your day-to-day outfits some designer clout without spending thousands.
Here’s our edit of the best designer wallets:
Italian label Fendi is one of the most iconic fashion brands of our time. Founded in Rome in 1925 by Adele Casagrande, the fashion brand have created a covetable range of luxury leathers that embody a distinctly Italian aesthetic. In recent years, Fendi’s monster motif has taken over the catwalk, with other luxury designers jumping on the kitsch trend. Still, there’s nothing like the original.
Launched in 2004, Common Projects is a New York-based footwear label heralded for their sleek and timeless designs. After branching out to include accessories, Common Projects now offers a selection bags, wallets and card holders that offer a clean and minimal aesthetic. Their products can be are instantly recognised thanks to the golden-stamped serial code on every design.
When it comes to British fashion, there are few designers as iconic as Vivienne Westwood. The brand’s planet motif is in itself a symbol for disruptive and daring design. These wallet’s would are perfect for a more vintage look, with a the blue design in particular being the ideal accompaniment to a red tartan shirt. Priced at just £90, you get a lot for your money with these pieces.
As one of the only brands to give Vivienne Westwood a run for her money in the fashion icon stakes, Alexander McQueen has been hailed as one of Britain’s greatest avant-garde labels. Its fashion collections combine flawless tailoring with a darkly beautiful aesthetic. True to the legacy of Lee Alexander McQueen, the house continues to deliver exquisite ready-to-wear and couture, alongside a range of instantly recognisable accessories, including these bold wallets. Emblazoned with McQueens signature skull motif, these wallets are perfect for anyone whose worst nightmare is blending into the background.
COMME DES GARCONS
A conceptual designer who truly breaks the boundaries of modern fashion, Rei Kawakubo founded Comme des Garçons in 1969. Mixing fashion with technology, the brand’s avant-garde designs are the ultimate in statement dressing. Comme des Garçons now demonstrates its creative flair in the world of accessories, designing a selection of timeless change pouches.