5 Popular Wallet Types (And What They Say About You)

Let your wallet express your style persona.

Photos: ING Image, retailers
Photos: ING Image, retailers
16 Oct 2015

Photos: ING Image, retailers

Aside from keeping your daily essentials organised, your wallet is also a reflection of your style and values. And while you could just use the same old one you’ve been using since your teens, picking the right well-made piece will make you look like you’re in control of your life (and your finances).

Bifold
Bifold
16 Oct 2015

Bifold

Most commonly used because it gives you all the space, without the bulk.

What it says about you: You’re pretty much content with life and the status quo. You don’t often take risks, and if you do, they’re well calculated. Why try to change things if they work, right? Probable contents of your wallet include family photos and a Gong Cha voucher.

Get it here: Gnome & Bow Regent Billfold, $185.

Trifold
Trifold
16 Oct 2015

Trifold

Featuring an extra panel of storage, this one’s for the man who likes keeping organised.

What it says about you: Getting fancy are we? You've made it into adulthood, and like a tailored suit and decent pair of shoes, this is your first "real" wallet. Perfect to keep the money you’ve earned now that you’re working your first “real” job.

Get it here: River Island 3-fold wallet, $39.90.

Moneyclip
Moneyclip
16 Oct 2015

Moneyclip

The magnetic closure keeps your cash in place and takes up the least amount of space.

What it says about you: You’re either a loan shark or a super villain. Either way, you’ve won a bar fight before using your money clip, which is a story you ominously relate right before you start another bar fight with your money clip.

Get it here: Gnome & Bow Lorenzo money clip, $118

International
International
16 Oct 2015

International

For worldly types, this one organises your cash and coins — both domestic and foreign.

What it says about you: Your Instagram feed is filled with vacation pictures (even if it’s just to Batam) and you obviously want to give people the impression that you’re a jet setter. Stuffed with receipts, notes, bills and other necessities, if you lose this wallet, you might as well just send yourself off into the Great Beyond.

Get it here: Bellroy Elements Travel Wallet, $199

Cardcase
Cardcase
16 Oct 2015

Cardcase

Small in size but big in functionality — this one can even fit into your front pocket

What it says about you: If a sheath of fine leather is all you need to carry around your wealth, people probably use the word “baller” to describe you. Your credit cards come with no limit, concierge services, and can helicopter you out of a war zone if you so desire.

Get it here: Pedro Colorblock Zipper cardholder, $59

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