Still one of my all-time favourite wallets as far as those from Hermès are concerned, the Dogon comes in various styles, from the nifty Dogon Compact and the Dogon Card Case to a long one which comes with a single zip at the back. There’s even a tinier one that’s more a coin/key purse than anything else, complete with its own chain that you can attach keys to.
And then there’s the one that reigns supreme, the Hermès Dogon Combined Wallet that’s also a two-in-one. Measuring some 20 cm across by 12.5 cm, the wallet opens from its Clou de Selle clasp to reveal a roomy interior; a flat slot for cash, a thicker slot for even more cash/receipts and 5 credit card slots, which while doesn’t sound like much at first, can actually fit 2 cards each, doubling your capacity to 10.
After you’re done filling up the main wallet as much as it can hold, you can then move on to the zip purse that’s also part of the wallet. Easily removable, it comes with 2 slots on the exterior for cards and cash, and is topped with a zip closure on the top, great for even more cards, cash and even loose change.
Big enough to fit your passport, the Dogon Combined Wallet is also key when I travel, the removable zip purse going straight into my blazer pocket for nights when I’m out and about. And because it’s also rather popular, you’ll almost never see it in boutiques, flying out as fast as they come in.
Want to get one for yourself? Here’s what you need to know. More common are the Dogon wallets that come with palladium-coated hardware; the ones in gold truly rare and therefore more desirable. And while you might baulk at the SGD3000 price tag, prices at Hermès only ever go up (back in 2012 it was just SGD2600, by the way). In other words, if you’re going to get it anyway, better now than later.