It’s not a new style, nor something recently revived. Long wallets that come with sling chains of their own have been around for a long while now, and you could consider them female counterparts to males’ leather billfolds that come with thick chain-link loops. But unlike the ones you find on the boys’ wallets, the chains on wallets for the women are often thin and sleek, meant to accompany the long wallet that can be slung elegantly over the shoulder or across the body when you just don’t want to lug the kitchen sink of your handbag around.
So what’s a wallet with chain exactly useful for? It’s the perfect bag to use for a night out with the girls especially when dancing and drinking is involved, and it’s also good to have one on especially when you’re dealing with a baby and her diaper bag; at least you know your valuables are always close to your body. And then there are days when you need to tune into bitch mode and claw your way through say, a Club21 Bazaar Sale, and carrying a handbag that will just hamper you will just not do.
And while there are many, many, many options out there, here are just 4 of my favourites for your kind consideration. All made of leather, I dare say that they are all tops when it comes to both form and function, be it something elegant like the new Dior Twist, or something a tad grunge like the Chanel Boy Chanel WOC (wallet-on-chain) and even something that comes with its own iconic YSL logo, the Monogram Chain Wallet from Saint Laurent.
In other words, you just need to pick the one you like the most since they all pretty much work the same. So, what will it be for you?
Clockwise from top left: Dior Twist Rendez-vous Wallet in Two-Tone Calfskin, Chanel Boy Chanel WOC in Metallic Lambskin, SGD2790, Saint Laurent Monogram Chain Wallet in Textured Leather, GBP885, Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Pochette Saint Germain, SGD2290