Are you at your computer or out at the stores looking for bargain gifts and treats for yourself? Or putting off shopping till you get in the mood? Well, here’s another gift idea for you.
I had been using the same black leather traditional style wallet for years and years. It was a good well-made wallet. It had a big coin purse in the front, held lots of cards, and had a wide pocket for cash and other things. It held up extremely well. But it took up a ton of room in my purse and it weighed a ton too. I think I had it for at least 15 years, maybe longer.
Although the old black French-style wallet is still in good shape, I’ve been hankering for something new, less bulky and more attractive. My elegant friend Amy always seemed so put together with her slim clutch style wallets. Maybe it was time for a different style wallet.
For some reason, there was a sale on something (makeup, I imagine) on Hautelook that got me going. I found some really cute wallets by Kate Spade. I found one in my target price range, but I decided to check katespade.com to see if I could get a better deal or if there was something else I’d prefer. Katespade.com was much more expensive, and didn’t have the wallet I was looking for. I was all set to buy it on Hautelook, but the shipping cost added on almost $10 more. I decided to go to Nordstrom Rack the next day.
At the Rack, I found the wallet I almost purchased online. Cute and affordable, but really too small for my needs. No coin area. Also, a bit plain.
But I found its “big sister” that was a clutch style wallet, larger and more appropriate but also more expensive. It had more attractive detailing: striped interior fabric, gold spade logo, black bow carrying piece. So here it is.
It has at least 12 slots for credit cards and a zippered coin purse in the center. One or two areas for cash and one section for keeping receipts etc. I decided to go for it.
It will go well with my red/white/black purse, my black purse, my white purse, my brown crocodile purse with red accents, my Moschino heart purse, and even with the hot pink D&B drawstring.
I like everything about it except that it doesn’t have a special place for my driver’s license that always made going through airport security easier because I knew just where to find my license and I could easily see if I had put it back or not. Now, I have to rely on my memory to find it and put it back in the same spot.
The wallet wasn’t inexpensive at $83.75, but hopefully I’ll have it for 15 years to amortize the cost! Here’s a similar wallet from Kate Spade so I guess I did get a good deal after all. And below there are a few other, but pricier, options.
While I was at Nordstrom Rack, I discovered that they discount Alexis Bittar jewelry. Good to know! And in other parts of the jewelry section, they had some great necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I picked up a sparkly necklace to have on hand for a gift.
When’s the last time you replaced your wallet? Is the Rack one of your holiday shopping destinations?