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.

  1. J says: May 22, 20158:33 pm

    Hi Kelly, that is a beautiful one from Rei. I’ve been looking for something as compact as that wallet. Is it practical, though? From photos that I’ve seen online, inside there is only one truly secure pocket (that ingeniously divides the interior into 3 different compartments). How do you organize your cards, bills coins etc. in that wallet?

    • kelly says: May 24, 20156:59 pm

      Hi J!

      it only has one open pocket in the center, which i use for coins. i put my cash on one side of that center pocket and my cards on the other. it works really well for me! i haven’t had any problems. i don’t know how, but my coins don’t spill out of that middle pocket and since you have to hold it right side up to unzip it, there’s no worry of dumping your change all over the floor when you unzip it. i don’t carry a huge amount of cards – roughly 20 cards, in order of most used – and there is room for more. so it works well for me!

  2. J says: May 25, 20154:00 am

    Thanks, Kelly – that was super helpful. And the design just got a little more mysterious…

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