With the workouts our bank accounts get during fall shopping season, it pays to have a cute wallet to soften the blow by giving you something pretty to look at each time you make a purchase. Plus, a great wallet is itself a great fall purchase, cheaper than a whole handbag, and a lot more useful since you use it every single day. Here are some of our favorite choices from around the web.
The Coach Madison Medium Wallet ($118) is sophisticated on the outside but young at heart on the inside with its petal-colored interior. A lifelong classic, this wallet is a sound investment, even if the purchases you make with it go out of style.
Kate Spade’s Big Apple Card Wallet ($55) is an affordable, high-gloss way to get in on the season’s hottest color and not overstuff your bag in the process, especially if you blew most of your shopping budget on skinny jeans and over the knee boots.
One of my favorite accessories trends is the studded look, and the Banana Republic Minna Studded Leather Wallet ($79.50) gets it right by not overdoing it, making this wallet a keeper long after we’re sick of studs.
Remember best friend necklaces? We do too, and we adore Rebecca Minkoff’s Best Friends Pouches ($73.50, down from $98), a playful but grown-up version of the trend. Give it as a gift or split the set with a friend and your half is less than $40!
To reward yourself for not going out and buying a knockoff off the Van Cleef and Arpels clover necklace, consider the chic Comme des Garcons Zip Around Wallet ($215). Season after season, this clover-embossed wallet will make you feel like a million bucks.