As a long time advocate of large oversized handbags, I haven’t dabbled in the world of mini bags or wallets on chains (also known lovingly as WOCs). Like many things changing in 2020, my purse choices have also changed drastically over the last year. I find myself carrying smaller bags that I can wear crossbody to avoid having to put them down in public places, something I never worried about before. Long gone are the days of me putting a big tote bag inside of a shopping cart, and I now opt to keep my handbag strapped on when I’m running errands.
Because of this sudden shift in how I wear my handbags, I have been paying a lot more attention to WOCs, a handbag style I have admittedly underestimated up until this point. Not quite a mini bag in the truest sense, however still small but mighty, a wallet on a chain is ideal for downsizing your bag. It fits all of the essentials with little room to spare, but I find these days that is really all I need. My only hesitation is that I do have asthma and I’m wondering about fitting an inhaler inside, so for that reason I would choose a larger size with a bigger flap.
My obsession with getting a wallet on a chain has been intense lately and I have been browsing the internet for my favorites (and making a holiday shopping list in the process). One thing I have been delighted by is the lower price points than a typical handbag purchase. Smaller sizes come with smaller price tags, and wallet on chains are even less expensive than their mini bag counterparts. For that reason, I may even get two!
My favorites I have found are listed below. Do you carry a WOC? Let me know in the comments if it works for you!