women's wallets

So many options!

Wallets are a small but important accessory that women care about.  I hate it when my wallet wears out because I find selecting a new one overwhelming.  A wallet is defined as a flat folding holder used to carry personal items like cash, credit cards and identification documents and they are usually made of leather.   There are many styles, shapes, and sizes to choose from. The most popular styles are the clutch, the bi-fold, the tri-fold, and the continental.  I hope this style guide will be helpful.

The Clutch style is a cross between a women’s wallet and a purse.  It holds money, credit cards and a mobile phone at the very least. It is handheld and can be carried instead of a purse depending on the size. The one above is by Madewell and is 6” x 9”.  It has seven credit card slots and a coin pouch. It is made from English saddle leather, comes in three colors,  and can be personalized.  $49.50.


Bi-folds – This style is a simple wallet with two folds.  There is a long slot for cash and multiple slots for credit and ID cards.  It is thick but is easily stored in a pocket or purse. It is one of the most popular wallet styles.

The above wallet is by Coach and is made from crossgrain leather.  It has seven credit card slots, a full-length cash compartment, an outside coin zip pocket, and a snap closure.  It measures 4.25L” x 3.75”H.  It is $99.00.


This zip bi-fold wallet comes in five colors and is made of premium environmentally certified leather.  It holds 3 – 8 cards, it has RFID blocking protection, a magnetic coin pouch and a flat bill section.  It has zip closure and is 4.8W” x 4H”. $109.00.




Tri-folds – These are larger, more spacious wallets with three folds that fold over in the center.  There are compartments for credit cards and cash.  When laid out flat, they are thinner than a bi-fold and offer a lot of storage space.

The above tri-fold wallet comes in seventeen colors and is all leather.  It has seven card slots, three slip pockets, one bill slot and an ID window.  It has a snap closure.  It measures 5.25” x 3.5” x 7.5”.  $68.00.


The above Michael Kors tri-fold wallet is made from canvas and cotton with leather trim.  It measures 7.25”W x 4”H x 1”D.  It has a back zip pocket for coins, two interior back slip pockets, nine card slots, two center slip pockets and one front slip pocket.  It has a snap fastening and comes in three colors. $118.50.


Continental– These wallets are elongated which makes them a good choice for carrying a checkbook and unfolded bills, even a passport.

This Kate Spade Continental style wallet is made from pebbled leather.  It is 4”h x 7.6”w x .08”w.  It has twelve credit card slots, two billfolds, a zipper change pocket, and an exterior slide pocket.  It comes in four colors and is $98.00.


Michael Kors’s Logo Continental Wristlet comes in six colors.  It is made from polyester and cotton with leather trim.  It measures 8.25”W x 4″H x 1”D.  It has seventeen card slots, a coin zip compartment, five slip pockets and a phone compartment.  It has a zip closure and can be monogrammed.  $133.50.


This Kate Spade is called the Leila Large Continental Wallet and it has room for your mobile phone.  It comes in five colors, is 3.9”H x 7.7”W and made from pebbled leather.  It has twelve credit card slots, two slip pockets, zip coin compartment and three gusset compartments.  There is an exterior slip pocket on the back.  It has a zip closure.  It is on sale for $79.00.

If you carry a wallet that is visible to others, try to buy one with RFID-blocking to protect you from identity theft.  Thieves use card readers to steal your credit card information.


This is an RFID blocking leather wallet with a zipper closure.  It comes in eleven colors. It is small and easily fits into a pocket or purse.  It measures 4.1” x 3.1” x 1.4”.  It has two zippered compartments, an ID window, a coin pocket, two cash pockets and ten slots for credit cards.  $25.98.