Introducing: The Flat Wallet

Okay, maybe “introducing” isn’t the perfect word since these babies have been around forever… But I smell a hot trend approaching here. The flat wallet is like a wallet, clutch and compact organizer all mixed into one stylish little (literally) package.

On one of my photoshoots last week, a girl came up to pay me and she had the most ADORABLE wallet. It had everything in it – credit cards, ID, cash monies, and even a lipstick. EVEN. A. LIPSTICK. At first, I thought it was a clutch, but no, no, no (as Amy Winehouse would say). I’m sure her was at a few Benjamins, but I decided at that moment that I was going to HUNT for one. Here’s an example of a spendy one:

Lodis ‘Veracruz – Diva’ Clutch Wallet; Nordstrom’s – $155.00

Unfortunately, as an indepedent photographer and student, I can’t justify spending 1.5 Hundred dollars on a hot little piece like this. But you can see where I’d be tempted, right?

So I scoured ebay, I dished on Froogle, I went everywhere. Luckily, I found a SUPER steal at Target, from Isaac Mizrahi:

$15! That, my friends, I can do. It’s no sparkly green pretty flower thing, but I can suckerpunch that thing with some fake rhinestones or ribbon and make it just as good. I also found on ebay that there are a bunch of retailers selling various (yet small 4″x7″) flat wallets with very awesome designs on them from anywhere between $17 and $30 from a wholesale producer named Kristine. I hate recommending specific products from ebay because they could all very well be gone tomorrow, but I definitely suggest at least checking.

Oh! And if you’ve found any in other places, PLEASE TELL ME! I need to get my hands on one of these STAT!


Probably watching Netflix.

5 thoughts on “Introducing: The Flat Wallet

  • August 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I bought a hinge/flat wallet from Forever 21 the other day. Mine cost $7.50.

  • October 8, 2008 at 5:45 am

    I bought one at Polka-Dotted Flamingo in Wendell NC……they had huge selection! Paid 20. Bought a purse to match too.

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  • January 7, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Ross Dress 4 Less has them. I just picked up my second… $10.99, how could I not?
    The ones I’ve found have been the “Mundi” brand.

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