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The 11 Best Wallets for Women, From Teeny Card Cases to Fat Clutch Styles

Right on the money.

Design by Morgan McMullen

Even more important than the phone attached to your person at all times is the wallet that holds your MVP valuables. For me, easy access to my work ID and MetroCard is crucial. That's why I take the search for the perfect wallet(s) seriously. That's plural because I'm a firm believer everyone needs both a cardholder and a decent-sized wallet with multiple slots. Depending on the day, it's nice to downsize and carry just two cards around...instead of that plus a coffee shop punch card and 15 CVS receipts. Below, 11 options that fulfill both of those needs, in options both minimalist and flashy.

Travel Wallet
Iphoria shopbop.com

Jet setters who wish to travel light will want to invest in this zip-around wallet that has a place for your credit cards, pens, passport, and more. It'll keep you organized while you're on the go and the cute "safe travels" reminder is much needed for long flights.

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Embellished Embossed Leather Wallet
Fendi net-a-porter.com

When you pull out this red Fendi wallet, you're certain to hear a few "ooh, is that new?" exclamations from friends. It's hard to be discreet with this vibrant accessory—and that's the point. The perfect way to show off your obsession with designer logomania.

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Floral Phone Pocket
Kate Spade New York nordstrom.com

Ready for a game changer? This cardholder sticks on the back of your phone, so you can ditch that crossbody bag completely. All your necessities are in one spot. Incredibly handy for concerts or events where a big bag would be a big nuisance. 

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White Tie-Dye Card Holder
Prada ssense.com

If you're trying to decide between a black wallet or something more colorful, go with the latter. A wallet is an easy place to add brighter hues to your otherwise neutral-colored wardrobe. This tie-dye wallet is functional (read: multiple compartments) and features this season's hottest design

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Joe Tasseled Beaded Cardholder
Rosantica net-a-porter.com

Could this cardholder (with a gold chain) be cuter? Most cardholders look the same (i.e. boring), but Rosantica stands out from the pack thanks to its beaded pouch with fringe tassels. A must-have for shoppers who want something with a little je nais se quoi.

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Double J Folio iPhone XR Case
Marc Jacobs shopbop.com

I present to you the going-out wallet: slots for credit card and ID on the left and a place for your iPhone on the right. This Marc Jacobs cowhide case will keep the important things safe in the most tasteful manner. 

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Eradura Card Case
Anthropologie nordstrom.com

Annoyed by your current bulging wallet stuffed with 20 membership cards you never use? Downsize to these whimsical embroidered appliqué cardholders. It can hold your credit cards and ID, and seamlessly slips into a tiny clutch or jacket pocket. 

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Black Envelope Wallet
The Daily Edited thedailyedited.com

If your style is a simple black wallet, and you're sticking to it, this envelope-style piece with enough interior pockets to hold all your cards does the trick. Gold monogramming on the front adds a personal and sophisticated touch. 

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Petite Marmont Leather Wallet on a Chain
Gucci nordstrom.com

This Gucci wallet is your end all be all of wallets. The slim leather accessory has a removable chain strap (so you can style it according to your mood) and an interior mirror for covert lipstick touchups. Meanwhile, what justifies the $895 price tag is, of course, the signature double G hardware—the fashion house's stamp of luxury. 

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Minnie Coin Purse
Kate Spade New York katespade.com

A Minnie Mouse coin pouch is an adorable gift for your little niece (or the perfect gift for yourself, if we're being honest). Our obsession with Disney never has to end, and it's whimsical accessories like these that help keep the magic alive. Finding exact change will never be a hassle again.

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Black Continental Wallet
Balenciaga ssense.com

Designer doesn't always mean showy. For a more discreet luxury wallet, invest in this zip-around style from Balenciaga. It's sleek and multi-functional, with card slots, note slots, and a buttoned coin pouch. 

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