Your wallet says a lot about you. Whether plain, colourful, sleek or bulky, the small accessory used to carry your cash is as much of an indication of personal style as a new bag or the latest trainers.
While it may seem like a small piece a kit to some, investing in a decent wallet is a savvy decision – a timeless, high quality design can genuinely last you a lifetime.
So, if you’re thinking of upgrading your wallet to something a little more special, take a look at our top ten luxury picks…
1. Scotch & Soda Leather Billfold Wallet
As the king of ‘Amsterdam couture’, Scotch & Soda combines rustic-feel design with rich, modern detailing in this uncomplicated wallet.
Inside you’ll find space for cards, cash and coins, while on the outside, opulent gold branding does all the talking.
At £50, this investment piece won’t break the bank either.
2. Saint Laurent Babycat Leather Wallet
This fierce wallet is not to be messed with. Its animal print upper brings a rebellious streak to the sharp and simple black inner, crafted in Italy from smooth leather.
With a coin pouch, card slots and space for notes, this statement piece is everything a good wallet should be and more.
Available at Harrods, priced £310.
3. Comme des Garçons Zip-Around Leather Wallet
We can’t help but love the soft sky blue shade of this zip-around wallet from Comme des Garçons.
The gold zip and branding complements the uplifting shade perfectly, while its small form makes it perfect for slipping into your jeans pocket.
Prepare for compliments when you’re seen whipping this beauty out.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £105.
4. Barney And Taylor Tarlton Wallet
Manchester-born brand Barney and Taylor brings modern living to the forefront in its Tarlton wallet – not only does it offer and unusually large selection of card slots, but it also includes a removable holder in the front section. We’re thinking this would be perfect for a travel card or to slip in your pocket separately on a night out.
5. Il Bussetto Bi-fold Wallet
For fans of rich simplicity, Italian artisanal label Il Bussetto is at your service.
Crafted from 100 per cent vegetable tanned leather and dyed using natural colours, this bi-fold wallet is as thoughtful as it is striking. We’re drawn to this eye-catching ochre shade, but it’s also available in brown, red and olive green.
Available at The Goodhood Store, priced £95.
6. Paul Smith Graphic Garage Interior Billfold Wallet
Unassuming on the outside, it’s the interior of this Paul Smith wallet that really pops. Printed with a vintage-feel garage scene, this vessel for cash almost feels like a piece of portable art.
You won’t be able to resist opening it up and sharing your wallet’s little secret with all your friends, we guarantee it.
Available at Paul Smith’s webstore, priced £170.
7. Maison Martin Margiela Patent Leather Billfold Wallet
When we think of Maison Martin Margiela, cutting-edge design is always the first thing that springs to mind.
Things are no different where its leather goods are concerned, with this patent wallet customisable by taking a lighter to it (if you dare) to change its colour.
At £235, you’ll want to make sure your hand is steady enough!
8. A.P.C. Large Leather Zip Wallet
Stepping away from the traditional wallet silhouette, this soft look option from Parisian label A.P.C. brings a touch of originality to the table.
Combining its signature minimal design approach with dedication to high-end fabrics, the brand has created something that feels fresh, luxurious and a little bit fun.
Available at END Clothing, priced £159.
9. Smythson Gresham Collection Money Clip Wallet
In a countdown full of leather wallets, we couldn’t let London label Smythson be forgotten. Its line-up of simple and professional looking wallets is perfect for the businessmen and his hectic lifestyle.
This brown goatskin option includes a built-in money clip for those who really need to keep their cash strapped down.
Available at Smythson, priced £190.
10. Lanvin Midnight Blue Leather Wallet
For a touch of true luxury, look no further than Lanvin. This midnight blue wallet combines tonal textures, cut-out detailing and embossed branding to bring a little sparkle to its quintessentially minimalist form.
Perfect for those who want a departure from the standard black or brown, but still want to keep things classy.
Available at Harvey Nichols, priced £200.