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The Best Small Wallets for Summer’s Omnipresent Mini Bags

Little bags leave little room for organization, but these wallets will get the job done

When it comes to mini bags, one question always reigns supreme: what, exactly, fits inside them? We have a whole category of posts in which we explicate exactly what will or will not fit inside popular small bags, and we try to mention it in any general bag review, too. It’s a thing that retailers and brands are bad at explaining, but for actual shoppers, being able to fit all your things in a bag is literally essential. And when the weather gets warm and people start doing more outdoor activities, the bags they want to carry tend to get smaller, which makes it all the more important.

Wallets can be one of the biggest challenges of making a small bag work. Many of them are long and bulky, which eliminates the possibility that they can even be wedged into plenty of smaller designs, let alone alongside a phone and sunglasses. Lots of smaller wallets, on the other hand, lack important organization and functionality, which makes them an annoying alternative. To alleviate that bind, we found well over a dozen small wallets that are still totally useful, all including a full-size compartment for cash and receipts. If a wallet doesn’t have that, it’s just a glorified card holder anyway.

Baggu Zip Around Wallet
$75 via Nordstrom

Balenciaga Everyday Wallet
$450 via Net-a-Porter

Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Wallet
$550 via Net-a-Porter

Chanel Classic Small Wallet
$750 via Chanel

Chloé Georgia Wallet
$460 via Nordstrom

Comme des Garcons Wallet
$210 via Net-a-Porter

Diane von Furstenberg Small Zip Wallet
$168 via Shopbop

Fendi Bifold Wallet
$470 via Fendi

Furla Babylon Trifold Wallet
$158 via Nordstrom

Gucci GG Blooms French Wallet
$550 via Gucci

Hermès Kelly Wallet
$3,375 via Hermès

Louis Vuitton Victorine Wallet
$545 via Louis Vuitton

MCM Small Visetos Trifold Wallet
$230 via Nordstrom

Prada Saffiano Wallet
$470 via Net-a-Porter

Valentino Rockstud Spikes Wallet
$775 via Net-a-Porter


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