07/24/2014 08:30 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here Are The Best Wallets For Your Lifestyle

Everyone, it seems, is always in need of a new wallet. It's easy to understand why. A wallet is a very personal purchase, as each person likes to organize their money, credit cards and countless discount cards in very specific ways.

But forking over $100 on a tiny piece of leather that remains largely out of sight is pretty much cringe-worthy. That said, the right wallet can last for years -- literally. So, whether you're willing to drop some serious cash on the item that will forever carry your dough, or you're looking for a cheap thrill, we've found the wallet for you.

If you're a traditionalist... go for an envelope wallet. There is a reason that this style is the most popular -- it allows you to store a good amount of stuff. Be forewarned: you will need to occasionally purge because if you can't close this sucker, you're in trouble.


Chloe Patchwork Suede Envelope Wallet, $535; Status Anxiety Audrey Tri-Fold Wallet, $85; J.Crew Factory Snap Envelope Wallet, $24; Charles & Keith Duo-Tone Wallet, $49; MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Camo Travel Flat Wallet, $108; Sophie Hulme Fine Envelope Wallet, $430

If you're a hoarder... get a wallet that zips all the way around. It will hold all your crap and ensure that your 25 gift cards don't fall into your purse.


Stella & Dot Mercer Zip Wallet, $79; Cover Lab Wallet, $86; Charles & Keith Printed Wallet, $53; Celine Lipstick Colorblock Continental Leather Wallet, $515; Toss Geneva Zip Wallet, $32; Fossil Key-Per Zip Clutch Wallet, $37

If you're a party animal... buy a wristlet. This is a foolproof way to make sure you have all your belongings by nights end.

Henri Bendel West 57th Medium Zip Wallet, $148; Elizabeth and James Pyramid Spotted Slim Wristlet Clutch Bag, $265; Forever21 Stud Queen Faux Leather Wristlet, $14; Sophie Hulme Small Zip Pouch with Chain, $225; Ivanka Trump Blair Smartphone Wristlet, $75; Rebecca Minkoff Olivia Tech Wallet, $125

If you're a minimalist... invest in a coin purse. This little wallet will only carry the essentials, but let's be honest, that's all you really need.

Monki Miracle Purse, $8; Comme Des Garcons Bright Star Zip Pouch, $211; Collection Weekend by John Lewis Holiday Stripe Coin Purse, $20; CC Skye The Sea Glass Coin Purse, $50; Kenzo Wallet, $90; Lulu Guinness Lips Leather Coin Purse, $156



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