Wallets and sponges are a lot alike: You keep them both around until they’re falling apart and are dirtier than Jersey Shore bed sheets. The difference is you don’t have to carry around a sponge all day (unless we’re talking about the ones people in the 80’s used as birth control). Wallets, on the other hand, are something that you have to see all the time, like a hand tattoo or your baby. So, when it comes to buying a new one, I like to invest in something that can carry all the receipts I think I need (I don’t) and the numerous coffee punch cards I’ve collected (I’m always three stamps away from a free latte). The wallet that consistently comes through for me, and just about every girl I know, is made by Comme des Garçons. They come in a vast array of colors that no one else thinks to use, and are made with sturdy, great quality leather. This will forever be my wallet of choice. I’ve had my current one for three years and it still looks brand new and garners compliments. (They come in lots of shapes and sizes, too.)
clockwise, l-r: COMME DES GARÇONS ZIP AROUND WALLET, $257.00, Aloha Rag; COMME DES GARÇONS CONTINENTAL ZIP AROUND WALLET, $255.o0, Saks Fifth Avenue; COMME DES GARÇONS ZIP AROUND WALLET, $290.00, La Garconne; COMME DES GARÇONS EMBOSSED BILLFOLD WALLET; $210.00, Otte.