As a college student, the simpler my life is, the happier I am — I’m all about convenience, especially when it comes to the cavernous Longchamp bag I throw my books, laptop, dance clothing, etc., in before running to class every morning. I won’t go into the never-ending conversation about the lack of compartments (or a zipper to the pocket!) in your typical Longchamp tote — but even when I’m using a nylon Marc by Marc Jacobs cosmetic bag as my pencil case, it’s impossible to find anything in that bag of mine.
So for the past several years, I’ve been using coin purses as a wallet; one with my keys attached, so I can fit everything I need (hello, credit card! hello, cash! hello, keys!) into the palm of my hand.
Naturally, the one I’m using states, “Shoe Fund.” Unnaturally, it’s pink.
It’s time, though, for a change: a real, (grown-up?!) wallet. Here are the ones I’m loving, and please, let me know which one is your fave — or suggest new ones!
See by Chloe Carmen Wallet, $185. I love the color and texture of this wallet, and gold hardware looks great on accessories of all colors. The three bags I carry on a regular basis are grey-blue, black and natural — so this one would be a fantastic fit.
Tory Burch ‘Robinson’ Continental Wallet, $225. Look closely — the cross-hatch leather is to die for. Zip-around wallets keep everything where it needs to be, especially when my belongings are being thrown back and forth in my tote. Black (with gold hardware!) matches every color, and hides wear and tear better than other colors do.
Marc Jacobs Lindy Deluxe Zip Around Wallet, $450. The color scheme. The gold hardware. The quilted leather. The bow. And it’s a zip-around wallet! On top of all that, anybody who knows me knows I can’t get enough of Marc Jacobs. But with such particular embellishments, will this wallet really stand the test of time?