For my birthday gift to myself this year, I bought a Comme des Garcons wallet in the newly released metallic silver colorway. This is my second CdG wallet. I bought my first one (in bright red) roughly 7 years ago and it has lasted beautifully with daily use. I could still use it (though the leather pull tab on the zipper is fraying), but I thought it was time for something new. I love CdG wallets, especially this style with the zipper wrapping around two sides. It’s just the right size for the cash, coins and few cards I carry around – plus it can be pretty easily slipped into a jacket pocket, should I not want to carry my bag. They are durable, utilitarian and extremely well made. One of the few “designer” purchases that I think is really worth the $. Plus, every time I pay for something, I can pretend to channel some of the coolness that is Rei Kawakubo.