A small but mighty must-have accessory, a wallet carries our clutter around for us every day, from our credit cards and coins to scrappy notes and loyalty cards to coffee shops we’ve since forgotten. But the best women’s wallets are more than a tatty bit of leather at the bottom of your handbag or travel tote. They’re an organizational tool and a stylish accessory.
The best wallets for women are designed for two purposes. One, to keep your most important valuables safe, secure, tidy, and within easy reach. Two, as beautiful objects that are a pleasure to behold. After all, we use our wallets every day. We want them to look sophisticated too.
Fancy a large and multifunctional women’s continental wallet to encompass your rather loose definition of ‘the essentials’? An ultra-compact and slimline card holder that can slip into the pocket of your favorite skinny jeans? A designer wallet to get people’s attention? Or a clutch wallet that can pair with evening attire? You name it, we got it.
Superb yet sturdy, polished but practical, here are the best women’s wallets you need to get your hands on.
THE BEST WALLETS FOR WOMEN
Cuyana Classic Zip Around Wallet: Best overall women’s wallet
There’s just something about anything from Cuyana that makes us fall head over heels—and this sustainably made Classic Zip Around Wallet is no exception. The design—with its wrap-around zipper—is both enduringly fashionable and incredibly functional, perfect for keeping all your valuable possessions organized, safe, and secure.
The Marie Kondo-level of organization makes this Cuyana wallet the ultimate all-day, everyday companion. The interior zip pocket keeps cash and coins under control while the neat slots allow easy access to ID and cards at check-out. Customize your wallet with monogramming for a more personal touch.
Gucci GG Marmont Leather Continental Wallet: Best luxury wallet for women
Do you really need a reason to splurge on a luxury wallet? We don’t think so. If it’s true that money talks then this gorgeous Gucci wallet communicates all you need to say. Spice up your everyday with Gucci’s continental wallet, made in Italy from black chrome-free tanned calf leather with a subtle texture that’s exceptionally tactile. It’s got a snap-fastening front flap (simple and quick to use), plus the label’s signature ‘GG’ plaque. While we don’t normally like loud logos, when it comes to Gucci, we’ll make an exception.
Inside you’ve got a secure zippered compartment, plus slots for cards, receipts, and bills. At 4 x 10 x 19 cm, this Gucci wallet is spacious enough to hold all the essentials but small enough to slip into your favorite designer work bag, too.
Vaultskin Belgravia Zipper Wallet: Best value wallet for women
If you want a wallet that will leave you with money left to put inside, this Belgravia Zipper Wallet by Vaultskin is the budget-friendly wallet for you. Made from textured Italian leather and featuring a smooth-sliding chunky YKK zip, the Belgravia demonstrates the best of British craftsmanship, uniting elegance, convenience, and durability, all at a price that’s cheap without being suspiciously cheap. There’s a magnetic clasp that you can pull up to draw cards out of a hidden slot, after which the strap cleverly retracts. In addition, you’ve got two exterior pockets where cards can be kept safe but within easy access. While being super compact, Vaultskin’s Belgravia can still hold folded banknotes, receipts, coins, memory sticks, USB sticks, and maybe even your keys or lipstick. RFID blocking technology is a final perk.
Senreve Continental Clutch: Best clutch-wallet for women (vegan)
A clutch or a wallet? It turns out you don’t have to choose—you can have it both ways with this Continental Clutch by Senreve. The all-in-one wallet-and-clutch has been made from Vegan Misto leather, a combination of croc-embossed and smooth leather, creating a seriously strokable texture.
Inside, you’ve 10 card slots, 2 bill slots, plus a zipper pocket. There’s even a pocket on the outside where you can fit your phone. Team it with your prettiest little black dress as a clutch, or across your body as a bag using the sultry gold clutch chain. This 100% vegan Senreve clutch wallet is a hold-all that will enhance, not cramp, any night-out or formal attire, whatever color option you go for.
Bellroy: Best RFID wallet for women
A super stylish wallet isn’t much use if it can’t protect your financial essentials from thieves. This is why we recommend the Folio from Bellroy, a cleverly designed wallet that features RFID blocking technology, shielding your cards from skimmers trying to capture your personal information.
But it’s not just incredibly practical. This wallet is stylish enough that you’ll want to pick up the tab just so you can show off your cool new accessory. Available in a massive range of colors, it’s made of environmentally certified leather and is slim and roomy simultaneously.
The Bellroy Folio wallet has space for bills, over 14 cards, coins (in a cute fiddle-free magnetic pouch that tugs open), and your smartphone. Then you can zip it all up to make sure nothing falls out.
Bottega Veneta Cassette Intrecciato Leather Wallet: Best leather wallet for women
Leather wallets for women are a dime a dozen. But this leather wallet by Bottega Veneta stands out from the crowd. The defining feature of this leather wallet is the brand’s signature intrecciato technique—strips of premium Italian leather woven together to create an intriguing texture that you won’t find anywhere else. Inside, you’ve got six card slots and a bill compartment, while a zipped pocket is perfect for keeping loose change orderly. At 9 x 11 cm and only 2 cm deep, this Bottega Veneta wallet is pretty slim and will fit neatly into your work bag—although it seems a shame to hide it away when it looks this good. Meanwhile, a snap-fastening front flap along with a zip fastening along the top means there’s no danger of anything slipping out.
Burberry Lancaster Wallet: Best trifold wallet for women
Trifolds are a genius invention. Slim enough to slip into a small bag or pocket yet capacious enough to carry all the essentials. Our favorite? The Burberry LS Lancaster. Intrinsically Burberry, the LS Lancaster wallet is made of a combination of durable canvas and calf leather. At 8.5 x 11.5 cm, it offers ample space for cards in the internal slots, receipts and cash in the internal pockets, and anything else in the zip pocket. Burberry’s LS Lancaster wallet also features a front flap with a snap closure for quick access and speedy payments. Featuring the luxury brand’s now-iconic heritage tartan print, your discerning taste will be clear to anyone in the vicinity. In fact, you may be tempted to foot the bill just so people can get an eye-full.
Dagne Dover Accordion Travel Wallet: Best travel wallet for women
If excess baggage is not your modus operandi, this leather travel wallet by Dagne Dover is bound to become your preferred travel companion. With two internal pockets for your passport and cash, six card slots, and one external card slot, you can jet sets anywhere, everywhere, and back again in style. But its sleek and sophisticated design means you’ll want to use Dagne Dover’s Accordion Travel Wallet for more than just traveling.
Coach Wyn Small Wallet: Best designer wallet for women
Crafted from scratch-resistant cross grain leather, Coach Wyn small wallet invites organization with an elegant envelope design that is practical, timeless, and envy-inducing simultaneously. The tri-fold style opens to reveal seven card slots and a full-length bill compartment for keeping every last item right where you need it.
The Final Word – Choosing the best wallet
When choosing a woman’s wallet, there are a couple of things to consider. Different wallets are designed for different needs. Here are the various options:
- Bifold – these popular wallets fold in half and feature card slots, a section for bills, and often a section for coins too.
- Trifold – trifold wallets have three sections and two folds. When folded, they are the same size as a bifold but often a bit bulkier.
- Accordion – some wallets fold out like an accordion after you release the fastener with multiple compartments for cards, cash, and coins.
- Cardholder or card case – if you don’t typically use coins or cash, then you might find that a cardholder is all that’s necessary to store your credit cards and ID. These are incredibly slim, perfect for slipping into a trouser or jacket pocket. Some have pouches for emergency bills too.
- Coin purse – store all your loose coins in one place with a coin purse, keeping them separate from the rest of your essentials so they don’t weigh your wallet down.
- Wristlet – these wallets feature a strap that goes around your wrist and are perfect for nights out when you don’t want to take a bag but don’t want to risk dropping or losing your wallet either.
- Clutch-wallet – these are bigger than your average wallet and function as a small bag as well as a purse. Sometimes they have cross-body straps as well as a space to keep your phone.