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Chipwallet

It’s not particularly hard to build, but you’ll still get a fair amount of satisfaction from putting together your own Chipwallet just the way you like it. This minimal wallet is made of post-consumer recycled materials in the form of chipboard and ships flat as a single sheet, so you’ll need to pop out the four plates — which include two cover plates, a cash plate, and a key…

GET IT: $18

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Bellroy Designers Edition Wallets

Bellroy’s wares are already a cut above most others’. And Bellroy Designers Edition Wallets are a further cut above those, altogether not unlike their XO Barneys NY collection of recent past. The collection revamps a part of Bellroy’s existing range, including the Note Sleeve and Travel Wallet, while adding new ones — like a minimal card holder and a zip wallet — to the mix. Each product couples rich European leather to refined…

GET IT: $130+

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Wingback Cash Wallet

Somewhat of a departure from their previous card and cash holders, the Wingback Cash Wallet is their first that’s essentially a trifold, unfurling for access to its rather capacious banknote slot: it’ll hold up to 20 bills of virtually any currency. As well, its five contained cards are held in a single compartment that’s fully accessible from the top so you can pay for your coffee or pull out an RFID…

GET IT: ~$55+

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Fantom Quick Access Wallet

It’s not the first ultra-slim wallet to expose the cards within, but the Fantom Quick Access Wallet does do so in a novel way. Pull its lever with your thumb and all contained cards fan out, so you can quickly grab the right one or scan your RFID entry card or transit pass without removing it from your wallet. Fantom comes in three sizes — 7, 10 and 13 — each…

GET IT: $64

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Apex Wallet 2.0

Wallets typically wear down — for instance Tyvek fades and leather falls apart, eventually. The Apex Wallet 2.0 won’t really though considering it’s machined from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, like its predecessor. This newer version features quick-draw thumb slots on both sides for easier access to your cards and a stainless steel clip that secures its contents instead of an elastic strap (that could eventually break or tear) featured on the…

GET IT: $30

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Ekster 2.0 Slim Trackable Wallet

Many sleek wallets leave you shuffling through a stack of disordered cards, trying to find the right one; their lack of individual pockets (and thus organization) is what makes them slim. The Ekster 2.0 has a better solution: a pinky-activated switch that quickly flicks up all six contained cards in an accessible stepped fashion to get you the right one, stat. Both the Parliament and Senate Ekster (click through to second image) feature this mechanism…

GET IT: ~$70+

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Vessel Wallet

It’s slimmer and more compact than most Costanza-sized wallets, though the Vessel Wallet really sets itself apart thanks to two unique features: a two-way sliding card compartment and a concealed drawer. The former helps you quickly find the card you’re looking for by swiping the ones in the way downwards before swiping the right one up — somewhat like making your way through modern-day dating app profiles. It’ll hold up to five…

GET IT: $65

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Carbon Fiber Ridge Wallet

It’ll hold just about as much as your overstuffed bifold, it’s just a hell of a lot thinner (and better looking). The Carbon Fiber Ridge Wallet is made up of two carbon fiber plates held together by a rugged elastic strap. Up to twelve of your cards fit snugly in between, protected from RFID skimming, and either an elastic or a spring steel money clip holds quadruple-folded cash on the…

GET IT: $105+

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Discommon Leather Card Wallet

It looks clean and simple, but that’s just because of the substantial amount of work that went into developing and crafting the Discommon Leather Card Wallet. It’s made by thermoformed wolf grey Italian calf leather coupled and laminated to orange microsuede, the latter which shines through inside the wallet, at its edges, and through small perforations throughout that give it a sports car seat sort of feel. The forming process…

GET IT: $130

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Grovemade Compact Bifold Wallet

The Grovemade Compact Bifold Wallet doesn’t have the word compact in its name for nothing. This slim wallet foregoes the flat storage of cash, instead requiring you to fold bills in half before inserting behind the card slots. As a result though it boasts a profile 30% smaller than traditional wallets by hugging the more closely hugging the contours of the cards stored inside. Each is also made from…

GET IT: $100

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Memory Foam Wallet

It’s no secret that sitting on your wallet isn’t good for you. But if you’re going to do so anyway you’re probably better off with a Memory Foam Wallet over a more traditional stiff leather one. As its name suggests the wallet features nice and soft memory foam on the outside that boosts comfort when sat on while compressing down to just about 1/8th of an inch thin….

GET IT: $25

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Cardamon Wallet

It’s significantly thinner than leather, not to mention more durable. The Cardamon Wallet is a particularly solid option if you can’t stand Tyvek wallets despite thinness being a priority. Each one is made of a single sheet of aeronautical grade thermo-plastic urethane composite called MeridianShell that’s thermo-formed and welded into shape, foregoing the need for visible stitches. Despite it’s minimalistic design the Cardamon fits up to eight cards — four per side — as well as…

GET IT: $39

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Wingback Phone Sleeve

Wingback makes wallets, passport sleeves, and card holders — everything you need for your pocket-bound everyday carry except something for your phone. Now they’ve ticked that one off their list as well with the Wingback Phone Sleeve, a low-profile iPhone 6/6S/7 holder made of full-grain vegetable tanned leather in four colors: charcoal black, chestnut brown, cognac, and whisky tan (shown). Each has an extra wing pocket as well that can store up…

GET IT: $75

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Dango Wallet

Not your average cash carrier, the Dango Wallet melds genuine leather to a lightweight CNC machined aluminum chassis to decrease weight and boost durability — and its looks aren’t bad, either. This handmade wallet’s aluminum panel on either side block RFID skimming while a silicone band holds them together, also strapping down over a fair bit of cash. The Dango comes in two flavors — Dapper and Tactical — that are both equipped with a bottle…

GET IT: $40+

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Bellroy XO Barneys New York Collection

Bellroy already makes nice wallets by any measure, but the Bellroy XO Barneys New York Collection is on a whole other level. The upcoming collection brings on five new colors including Ocean Blue (shown), Plum, and Midnight, reimagining five existing wallets with these full grain leathers as well as decking them out with inner nubuck lining, handpainted edges, and silver foil emboss for the brands’ logos. Their designs are also streamlined from the…

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Bellroy All-Conditions Collection

Heading outdoors with a chance for thunderstorms later in the day often has us clutching a few small Ziploc bags to protect our water-sensitive valuables. With Bellroy’s All-Conditions Collection you can skip the bags since each piece is weatherproof on its own. The collection starts with a compact wallet that fits up to twelve cards plus some cash and coins across its three inner compartments, and a larger Essentials Pocket that holds the same amount of cards and cash alongside…

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ParaWallets Paracord Wallet

Fingers crossed it won’t ever come to this. But if necessary, a ParaWallets Paracord Wallet can come apart and retake the form of its building material, namely about 50 feet of rugged 550lb 7-strand parachute cord that can be used to fish, tie up a shelter, repair clothing, and more. When not deconstructed, though, the bifold has two slots for stacking cards and a large compartment for banknotes and the like. In its center…

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Balanst Wallet

The Balanst Wallet more closely resembles a phone or a sleek backup battery than a cash carrier, but we’re not complaining. Swipe it open with one hand to instantly reveal the six cards within which automatically lift out of the back compartment for picking and choosing the one you need. The front compartment fits miscellaneous other stuff like a couple of folded banknotes, coins, and a key or memory card, and everything…

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Bellroy Note Sleeve 2.0

It comes in three new colors. But those aren’t the only changes seen in Bellroy’s Note Sleeve 2.0. Its coin pocket and card slots have been rebalanced to let the wallet fold flat even when it’s filled to the brim with cards and cash. Flip it open and your three most used cards are revealed, with another in the banknote compartment. Jam the rest of your cards in the large compartment on the left side; revealing them takes just a quick…

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Trayvax Element Wallet

Since the advent of the modern wallet in 1687, countless designs and materials have been explored. The Trayvax Element could be considered the “new modern” wallet. 100% Handcrafted in the USA of top grain leather, mil-spec paracord, and stainless steel, it combines the ruggedness and durability of the most robust wallet you’ve ever owned with form that may even exceed function. Available in Canyon Red, Tobacco Brown and…

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Dash Minimalist Travel Wallet

When Dora explores (and that’s her only gig), you’ll find the Dash in her backpack. Lightweight eco-synthetic leather is the perfect size to hold your passport, credit cards, and currency, both foreign and domestic. Forget fumbling in pockets for essential travel documents. The Dash puts everything in one thin, secure place, and, importantly, comes in at a price point even the most frugal traveler can appreciate, leaving more…

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Paperwallet Magic Coin Pouch

Your wallet has long forgotten about coins, and most likely so have you. But if you must carry around a handful or two of coins, there’s Paperwallet’s Magic Coin Pouch. It’s got no zippers or buttons to speak of, and since it’s made of Tyvek it’s no thicker than the coins inside. Insert some coins and give it a flick: its inner compartment locks them into one side, further secured by folding the…

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Code Wallet

If you’ve ever wished the contents of your wallet were a little more difficult to access than flipping apart two leather flaps, Code Wallet’s for you. This pocket-sized mini-vault features a three-digit locking code on its face that adds a level of deterrence. RFID shielding protects the twelve or so cards within from RFID skimming while its seven internal pockets unfurl when opened to grant quick and seamless access to all contents. And since locking protection would be useless…

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Wingtip Wallet

Most wallets are made for back pant pockets. Some, for front ones. The Wingtip Wallet was instead designed to fit snug inside your shirt pocket and double as a pocket square while it’s at it. Pull it out and the Wingtip shows its bifold nature, with six individual pockets for cards, a large slit for banknotes, and a 100% vegan leather construction. Pair with a nice shirt and you’re set. Read more at Kickstarter – $32