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Monday, November 16, 2009

all that glitters: a good wallet is golden

Every time I get the chance to ask a stylish woman about her wallet, it always sparks an intense and lengthy discussion about how hard it is to find a good one. With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the merits of some of the sparkly offerings of the season.

Clockwise from top: Vivienne Westwood Pelle Nappa Wallet $192; Coach wallet $78; YSL Patent Y Mail Wallet $395; Burberry Gold Small Ziggy Wallet $395; Marc Jacobs Large Zip python-effect wallet $525; Givenchy Metallic Continental Wallet $700.

As counter-intuitive as it might sound, spending money on a wallet--the device that holds your cold hard cash--is not a bad investment. I think there's something hopeful about springing for something shiny to replace a boring plain wallet. If you need a reason to rationalize, then consider this: a wallet is something we all use multiple times a day, every day.

If you like your wallet on the petite side, check out Burberry's glittery Ziggy Wallet. Coach has a more affordable version of the cute mini square with a detachable strap that makes it holiday party worthy. For simplicity with shine, Vivienne Westwood has a nice sized wallet that won't break the bank at $192. Set on having a black wallet? The YSL Y Mail is a whimsical but timeless collectible that puts a sparkly spin on basic black, or if you'd like a more of a rocker feel, the new MJ Large Zip Python-effect wallet can provide just that. For all out glam, the Givenchy Metallic Continental trumps the bunch (with a glitzy price tag to match).

Prada: the Hollywood staple

After living in Los Angeles for over a decade, a Prada wallet rarely excites me because they're so ubiquitous--but this gold Saffiano Zip-Around version just might change my mind!

So tell me, is there a special wallet that makes your heart beat faster?


3 Responses to "all that glitters: a good wallet is golden"
  1. Michael St. James said...
    Monday, November 16, 2009

    I love that YSL Mail Wallet and the price is reasonable. I usually am attracted to Valexra wallets for some reason. I think I like to go as simple as possible so that it will look good with all of my bags!

  2. Dania Padron said...
    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Really great idea for a post, Mary Jo. I'd snatch up the Givenchy wallet if it weren't, you know, $700!

  3. Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    Michael, I intended to include a Valexra wallet in the round up so I will have to do another one soon! I love that YSL one too. And I agree Dania, the Givenchy wallet is amazing, all except for the price tag!

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