My Handbag BuddyJanuary 15, 2009
Handbags and wallets go hand and hand. Wallets are a must have accessory.
They come in many different styles, colors, fabrics and shapes.
You have your standard wallet, checkbook wallet, mini card holder, agendas, coin purse, and your wristlet. Here are just a few examples of wallets.
A basic women’s wallet comes in two sizes, a longer 3.5 by 8.5 inches or a mini version about half that size. Most fold in halves or thirds and are held together by a clasp. They provide all the basic features needed such as pockets for cards, money, notes and coins.
The non-electronic method of staying organized is found in an agenda. The agenda wallets are a combination of organization and storage. Certainly a larger type, most contain a complex system including diaries, calendars, notebooks, address books, calculator, pen loops, plus all the basic wallet style pockets and compartments.
This style of wallet is about the size of a checkbook, with standard features including card pockets, change pouches, ID window slots, and a removable checkbook cover that slips in and out of the wallet folds.
Is usually a small, one-pocket women’s wallet with a firm clasp to contain your coins. The most important feature of a coin purse is the closure, with zippers, clasps or kiss-locks being the most effective.
Mini Card Holders
Is the size of a credit card that holds a variety of types of cards within pockets or accordion style compartments. Many have a snap, magnet, or zipper to fasten it closed.
Wallet on a String
Is quite petite, this wallet is basically a miniature purse with built in pockets to incorporate the handbag-as-a-wallet concept. The string is a tiny purse strap that allows you to carry the wallet on your shoulder or across your chest. These are good for carrying just the necessity and being hands free. Also for women that don’t like carrying around a full size handbag.
Are similar, wallet-style accessories with a small strap to carry on your wrist in your hand. Some also have a small pocket to hide the string when not in use, or even have clips to completely detach the strap. These are very good when you want to carry just the necessity things.
While some women prefer to match their wallet to their handbags, or shoes, others like to have the fun and whimsical wallet styles.
The most common wallet textiles are:
• Leather • Canvas • Cotton • Lizard • Microfiber • Plastic • Nylon • Polyester • Suede • Velvet • Vinyl • Snakeskin • Alligator • Crocodile
The variety of women’s wallets can be quite overwhelming. In today’s market, many brands provide you a decent wallet at a great price.
Also keep in mind just like shopping for a handbag, choose the one that fits your personality.