The 15 Best Wallets for Women That Will Carry Everything You Need

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Wallets for Women That Will Carry Everything You Need

InStyle / Jaclyn Mastropasqua

Don’t underestimate the power of a quality wallet. Just think: you use it every day, whether you’re yawning in line at the coffee shop, thumbing through it looking for your driver’s license, or throwing down a card to pay for happy hour. Because of that, you deserve to own a quality, going-to-last-forever wallet that you can feel proud to pull out of your purse.

The best wallets for women balance fun and functional, as well as stylish and timeless. We shopped for the coolest ones that’ll keep your cards and cash safe and asked a few fashionable folks for their favorites too. Together, we narrowed down the wallets that stand the test of time — and the test of “Will I get sick of this design that I have to carry with me every day?” Whether you choose leather or polyester, bifold or oversized, colorful or neutral, there’s no going wrong. We love them and trust you will too.

Best Overall

Coach Accordion Zip Wallet With Floral Print

Coach Accordion Zip Wallet With Floral Print


What we love: This Coach design is part wallet, part clutch, and entirely adorable.

What we don’t love: Its price is nothing to scoff at.

Where do we start with this delightful Coach wallet? Perhaps with how functional it is, considering its meant-to-last polished pebbled leather and impeccable organization. It features 12 card slots, a zip coin pocket, full-length cash compartments, and zip-around closure. Or, maybe, we should start with the story of its watercolor floral design, which is an homage to an archival 1960s illustration by Bonnie Cashin, Coach’s first head designer. Or, perhaps, we should start with its seriously spacious interior, which holds any phone, no matter how big it is, in addition to all of your cards and cash. That allows this wallet to double as a clutch, so you can really show it off.

The reasons to love this Coach wallet far outweigh its one downside: that splurge-like price. So if you’re committed to loving and using this wallet for years to come, we say go for it.

Price at time of publish: $250

Size: 7.5 inches wide x 4 inches high x 0.75 inches deep | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper

Best Budget

Madewell The Leather Accordion Wallet

accordion wallet


What we love: This Madewell design is evidence you can get everything you want and need out of a wallet without breaking your budget.

What we don’t love: It’s only available in one color.

Need proof you don’t have to spend your monthly groceries budget on a wallet? Exhibit A: this leather accordion wallet from Madewell. It has everything you need — expanding compartments for your cash and cards, as well as a slide pocket in the front and a zip coin pocket for spare quarters in the back — without blowing your paycheck.

While not cheap, per se, it’s still affordable as far as wallets are concerned. Madewell’s high-quality leather never lets us down, so it’s bound to bounce around in your purse for years to come. The brass collar stud closure creates a clean finish, and the hand-tacked stitching is spot-on too. This isn’t the least expensive of Madewell’s offerings – they have simple wallets in the $30 range, too, if you prefer — but the flourishes on this one make it worth the few extra dollars.

Price at time of publish: $50

Size: 4.25 inches wide x 2.75 inches high | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper and stud closure

Best Splurge

Bottega Veneta Zip Around Napa Intrecciato Wallet

Zip Around Napa Intrecciato Wallet

What We Love: It doubles as a clutch.

What We Don't Love: It's sized for international currency, so American cash might not fit perfectly.

A designer bag might be too far out of the question for most, but might we introduce you to a designer wallet? Made from lambskin leather woven into this intricate (not to mention signature) design, this Bottega Veneta wallet looks expensive yet subdued all at the same time. Sure, it will be an investment — but it gives you a taste of designer goods while you save up for that coveted (10 times more expensive) purse. You'll be able to store everything in this wallet, which is beautiful enough to be a clutch on its own, thanks to its numerous compartments, credit card slots, and coin pouch. But it is sized for international currency (duh, it's an Italian fashion house), so any American cash might not fit perfectly inside.

Price at time of publish: $1,000

Size: 3.9 inches height x 7.4 inches width x 0.7 inches length | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper

Best Leather

Building Block Envelope Wallet

Building Block Envelope Wallet

Building Block

What we love: It’s slim and stunning, with a high-design feel.

What we don’t love: Be conscientious of the patina-ing that will naturally occur when the vegetable-tanned option is exposed to water or sunlight.

There’s a reason Building Block named this forever-in-style design its “envelope wallet” — it’s based on the proportions of a classic letter envelope. There’s also a reason Dahlia Brue, owner of St. Paul, Minnesota-based womenswear shop Idun, names it as her favorite. “The Envelope Wallet is simple while still extremely utilitarian,” Brue says. “It’s a piece you don’t have to choose either form or function — it has both.”

While one of the more expensive options on this list, anything from Building Block, including this wallet, is meant to last a lifetime. It’s available in either smooth black leather or natural vegetable-tanned leather. If you opt for the vegetable-tanned option, be aware that, over time, it will patina to a darker color when exposed to sunlight and water — that’s part of what gives it its character. You’ll find two card slots, two open pockets for cash, and a zipper coin pouch on the exterior when snapped open. It’s everything you need, perfectly proportioned.

Price at time of publish: $275

Size: 7.5 inches wide x 3.5 inches high | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Snap

Best Coin Purse

Kate Spade Patisserie Pleated 3d Croissant Coin Purse

Patisserie Pleated 3d Croissant Coin Purse

Kate Spade

Best Coin Purse

Kate Spade Lemon Drop Chain Coin Purse

Lemon Drop Chain Coin Purse

What we love: Wallets don’t get much more charming than this croissant coin purse design.

What we don’t love: If you do carry change in this, its rounded silhouette means it’ll rattle around in your purse.

Is Kate Spade kidding us with this cute-as-can-be lemon design with a gold chain addition lining for good extra cute measure? Thankfully no, so you can add this ultra adorable coin purse with a canvas lining to your online cart immediately. If you don’t carry change, use this petite purse for knickknacks of all kinds, like mini lipsticks and the receipt with the cute bartender’s number on it. The chain allows you to wear it as a mini purse, while the O-ring key clip allows you to keep it close by, even on the exterior of your purse, and the zip-around closure ensures your change (and that bartender’s number) stays safe.

Price at time of publish: $178

Size: 3.25 inches height x 5.75 inches width x 2.25 inches depth| Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper

Best Slim

Dagne Dover Slim Wallet

Slim Wallet

What We Love: The slim style will slide easily into overcrammed purses.

What We Don't Love: Using the coin pocket will only add bulk.

InStyle editor-favorite brand Dagne Dover came through with a perfectly designed slim wallet that will fit in your tightest, most crammed purses. It comes in a durable coated canvas with a Repreve (which is made from recycled plastic bottles) lining, both of which can be easily cleaned with light soap and water, in case any accidents happen. It will keep your valuables safe, to be sure — and trust us, you'll fit everything in here. With 10 card slots, two slip pockets, four cash or receipt pockets, and an exterior coin pouch, this wallet holds literally everything. And while we appreciate the coin pouch on it, adding anything into it just adds bulk. We can't imagine it will be very useful if the goal is to have as slim of a wallet as possible. But that's just us nitpicking.

Price at time of publish: $60

Size: 7.75 inches length x 4 inches height | Material: Canvas, Repreve | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Snaps

Best Water-Resistant

Caraa Continental Wallet

Continental Wallet

What We Love: You'll never need to worry about the contents of your wallet accidentally getting wet.

What We Don't Love: The zipper pull is rather bulky.

You can never be too careful with valuables, which is why we recommend a water-resistant wallet to help you prepare for any untimely drink explosions in your tote or poolside accidents. This large wallet from Caraa has you covered with its signature puffy, water-resistant material on its exterior and interior. It zips open to two large bill pockets, four credit card slots, two pockets for coins, and an exterior back pocket for any quick notes or grocery store lists. The zipper pull, however, is cumbersome. Sure, its size makes it easy to pull around, but it's a bit large for its purpose and can feel awkward using it. Other than that, this is a pretty solid wallet that will hold (and protect) everything you need it to.

Price at time of publish: $88

Size: 3.6 inches high x 7.6 inches length x .75 inches width | Material: Nylon | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper

Best Small

Comme Des Garçons Super Fluo zip-around wallet

CDG wallet

What we love: It’s cute, compact, and comes in a variety of wild colors.

What we don’t love: If you need a wallet with organization, this isn’t the one for you.

We can picture it now: Every time you reach for this Comme de Garçons wallet, you’ll be greeted with oohs, ahhs, and “Where did you get that?” The bright-as-can-be color-blocked option is perfectly petite, with just enough room for a few of your most important cards, some neatly folded cash, and a few coins that fit into the internal slip pocket.

That’s about all that fits into this zip-around wallet, but for some that may be just enough. The leather design is bound to last for, well, ever, and the variety of exceptional colors will delight you every time you catch a glimpse of it in your purse.

Price at time of publish: $71

Size: 3.5 inches wide x 4.5 inches height x 0.75 inches diameter | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper

Best Bifold

Lindquist Jackson Bi-Fold Wallet

Lindquist Jackson Bi-Fold Wallet


What we love: This isn’t your father’s boring bifold. It’s a sophisticated wallet with everything that you need and nothing more.

What we don’t love: Some colorways are currently sold out.

There’s a reason the bifold wallet has been a staple since the 1950s. It works. This Lindquist design checks all of the boxes a bifold should. It features four fully lined card pockets — just enough for your driver’s license, credit cards, and miscellaneous punch card from your favorite salad place — as well as two interior pockets and a billfold. What more could you want or need? It’s perfectly designed, with Lindquist’s signature curves and hand-wrought heat-creased edge, to be practical.

While the Jackson Wallet comes in an array of colors, you can’t dilly-dally on purchasing one. They’re made by hand in small batches in Lindquist’s Providence studio, and the standout colors tend to sell out quickly.

Price at time of publish: $165

Size: 4.25 inches wide x 3.25 inches high | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: No | Closure: Fold

Best Extra Large

Parker Clay Letty Bifold Slim Wallet

Parker Clay Letty Bifold Slim Wallet

Parker Clay

What we love: It’s big but not bulky — just what you want for an oversized wallet.

What we don’t love: As with all leather, it’s bound to get scratched, but simply think of that as part of the patina process.

If you’re far from a minimalist in your wallet needs, opt for the Parker Clay Letty Wallet. It features 12 slots for cards, a zippered coin pocket, and a cash slip, so no matter your payment of choice, you have plenty of room to carry them all. And yet, it’s far from being a burden in your purse. Instead, its slim design is somewhat of a wallet design magic trick.

While simple in looks, it’s also far from boring thanks to the little details, like the leather pull tab and brass stud closure. (Both of which ensure your items stay secure.) Whether you choose the rust brown, classic black, or unexpected jade green option, there’s no going wrong. Another ingenious design detail: You can unzip the pocket without opening up the whole wallet, so if you just need to scrunch a receipt into it, go for it. Parker Clay is notorious for shipping ultra-fast, too (within 24 hours fast), so you can have your new wallet in hand before you know it.

Price at time of publish: $138

Size: 8 inches wide x 4 inches high x 1 inch deep | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper and stud closure

Best Key Ring

Hammitt Royce Key Wallet

hammitt wallet

What we love: The key ring ensures you’ll never lose it within your purse.

What we don’t love: It’s on the small side, so if you need to carry every card you own on you, consider a different option on this list.

Erika De La Cruz, editor-in-chief of The LA Girl, can’t say enough good things about Hammitt’s Royce Key Wallet. Primarily, she loves the convenience of its compact design. “I don't carry cash, so the ease of finding my cards is paramount,” she says. “I love the snap too. I'm not a big fan of zipping and unzipping frequently — I want something small and easily accessible to thumb through my cards quickly, so this piece was perfect for that.”

The only thing De La Cruz doesn’t love about it? “I can't fit my entire phone inside the tiny wallet as I might with a small clutch.” Still, she figured out a workaround. “I reverse-solved the issue by getting a phone case with a key hook to attach the key ring that's on the wallet,” she says. If the keyring isn’t your style, simply nix it. It’s easy to remove.

Price at time of publish: $125

Size: 4 inches wide x 3.25 inches high x 0.75 inches deep | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Snap

Best RFID Blocker

Fossil Logan RFID Small Bifold

Logan RFID Small Bifold


What we love: This wallet is hard at work, both blocking RFID and looking stylish.

What we don’t love: If you fill the coin pocket with change, it appears bulky.

We did it! We found a stylish RFID-blocking wallet, which is harder than it sounds. This Fossil wallet blocks RFID comes in a cheeky leopard-print design, holds all of your cards in an organized way, and does it all for just $45. The ID window allows you to flash your driver’s license without taking it out (and risking not putting it back), while there are five credit card slots and two bill compartments too. Plus, the zippered compartment on the back holds all your spare change.

Whether you’re concerned about RFID blocking or not, this is a great option if you’re shopping for a vegan wallet. This one is made out of polyester while still mimicking the softness and flexibility of leather.

Price at time of publish: $32

Size: 4 inches wide x 3.5 inches high x 1 inch deep | Material: Polyester | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Snap

Best Monogrammable

Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet

Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet


What we love: For an extra few dollars, you can monogram this leather beauty to be uniquely yours.

What we don’t love: It’s already on the high end of price ranges, even before the monogramming.

Cuyana has a knack for creating leather accessories that you’ll keep forever — and we mean forever — like this classically designed zip-around wallet. This substantial but slim wallet is available in six traditional color combinations, like black and soft rose or caramel and blush. (Good luck choosing a favorite.) Unzip it to find eight card slots, two bill slots, and one center coin zip pocket. You’ll never again have to riffle through your cards, swearing your debit card is in here somewhere.

While it’s on the pricier side for a wallet, as long as you’re already spending a pretty penny, you may as well commit to the extra $15 to monogram your initials. It’s already a forever piece, and adding your initials makes it all the more special.

Price at time of publish: $178

Size: 7.75 inches wide x 4.5 inches high x 1 inch deep | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper

Best Colors

Latico Terry Wallet

Latico Terry Wallet


What we love: Name a color, any color, and chances are the Terry Wallet comes in that hue.

What we don’t love: It’s big — maybe too big for some purses.

“This wallet just feels so good,” says stylist Liv Schreiber of Latico’s Terry Wallet. “It is leather inside and out, which is a real wow factor.” Aside from the “gazillion” — Schreiber's description — organizational slits and compartments, she also loves how it closes with two strong, hidden interior magnets and two studs on the outside. Her favorite part, though, is the leather loop on the back where you can slide your fingers in for comfortable carrying if you want it to double as a clutch. “If this wallet had a shoulder strap, I may never need another bag,” she says.

Best yet, it’s available in 20 colors, ranging from every shade of neutral to a few standout colors. Think grass green, poppy red, and a lemony yellow. Whatever color you choose, it’s a winner.

Price at time of publish: $120

Size: 8 inches wide x 4.5 inches high x 1 inch deep | Material: Leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Hidden magnetic snaps

Best Designer

Louis Vuitton Zippy Wallet

Zippy Wallet

What We Love: It's noticeably a designer item without being too flashy.

What We Don't Love: Too much change might make it look a bit bulky.

When you think of designer wallets, you probably think of Louis Vuitton. Specializing in luxury leather goods, the brand creates timeless designs that definitely look high-end (to match the price, of course) without being too flashy. We appreciate the classic checker design on the coated canvas material that has only two subtle logos on the entire piece — again, not too much — in tonal colors laid over a leather lining. The pink interior caught our eyes, too, because it adds a subtle pop of color as soon as you open the wallet to take out a card — or 12 since it has the space for that many. You'll have this wallet for years to come, making this a worthwhile investment. We only advise you to watch how much change you store in there. Too many coins might add a little bulk to the otherwise slim wallet and prevent you from keeping additional items inside the banknote compartment or patch pockets.

Price at time of publish: $850

Size: 7.7 inches length x 4.1 inches height x 1 inches wide | Material: Canvas, leather | Coin Pocket: Yes | Closure: Zipper

What to Keep in Mind


Wallets get put through the wringer on a daily basis. They’re thrown around our purses, opened and closed repeatedly, and are expected to last for years. Whether or not that happens often depends on the quality of the material you choose. Leather is usually considered the best material for a wallet — more on that below — though if you opt for a different fabric, be aware of how you’ll clean it and if it’ll withstand the daily grind.


Do you prefer a zipper or snap closure? There’s no right or wrong answer, but whatever type of wallet closure you land on, make sure it feels protective. You’ll want your cash and cards to be safe, even through repeated openings and closings. Zippers shouldn’t have any sticky spots, and snaps should feel secure.


Before throwing down money on a wallet, be aware of how you use your, well, money. Take inventory of how many cards you carry, so you know how many slots your new wallet should have. If you carry cash, you’ll want a slot for that, and if you somehow always end up with a wallet full of quarters, you’ll want to consider a coin pocket too. Which wallet is the best fit for you mostly depends on how much you want to carry on you and how those pieces are organized.

Your Questions, Answered

What’s the best material for a wallet?

There’s no denying the staying power of high-quality leather. Not only is it a classic in terms of design, but leather can withstand the daily wear and tear we put our wallets through. As it ages, whether from getting knocked around in your purse or scratched by your wayward keys, leather only looks better — that natural patina brings it all the more to life. For a wallet that will last you years (and years) to come, leather is your best bet.

Should my wallet have an RFID blocker?

While an RFID-blocking wallet can’t hurt, it’s more important to keep a watchful eye on your online accounts. Strong online passwords and routinely checking your credit reports will keep you safer than an RFID blocker will since thieves are much more likely to compromise your accounts in other ways.

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Megan McCarty is a full-time freelance writer who writes about everything from design to beauty to fashion. She regularly contributes to outlets like Domino, InStyle, People, Architectural Digest, Bustle, and many more. Aside from using her own expertise and completing lots of research, she interviewed style experts to find the best wallets out there.

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