Making your first designer purchase is no easy feat. We know how hard it is to choose “the one” that you will love, cherish, and (especially) swiftly get its ROI. In our opinion, there’s one designer item you can never go wrong with and that’s a wallet or a cardholder! Many designer brands offer a variety of wallets, from long wallets to card holders, and we know how hard it is to choose just one. Lucky for you, local celebs have the best recommendations for you!
Below, we’ve rounded up 10 celebrity-approved wallets that you should consider buying for your first designer purchase!
1. Bea Alonzo
Bea shares that she doesn’t like bigger wallets and she prefers more compact ones like the Dior Saddle Flap Card Holder! Who can resist this classic piece, anyway? Dior’s iconic oblique print and easily recognizable saddle silhouette, this cardholder is definitely a great purchase if you’re not yet willing to splurge on the fashion house’s bags but if you still want a touch of Dior in your collection.
Saddle Flap Card Holder, $430 (approximately P20,802), DIOR
2. Heart Evangelista
Heart’s wallet of choice is the Lady Dior Lotus Wallet in Strawberry Pink! This compact wallet is an ode to Dior’s iconic Lady Dior bag and features Cannage topstitching and the classic “DIOR” charm. Despite it’s compact size, it’s able to hold cards, bills, and even coins!
Lady Dior Lotus Wallet, $590 (approximately P28,543), DIOR
3. Ivana Alawi
Ivana invested in two timeless Chanel wallets where she organizes her cards in one and her cash and coins in the long wallet.
Classic Card Holder, $550 (approximately P26,608), CHANEL
Classic Long Flap Wallet, $1125 (approximately P44,750), CHANEL
4. Regine Velasquez
It’s no secret that Regine is an avid collector of designer items so it's no surprise that she owns a cute terra brown Louis Vuitton Curieuse long wallet in empreinte leather. It's a roomy wallet that will store your cards, cash, and receipts.
Sarah Wallet, $950 (approximately P45,960), LOUIS VUITTON
5. Erich Gonzales
Chanel is clearly a front-runner when it comes to wallets, and Erich validates that with her Classic Long Flap Wallet! Erich briefly shows us hers, and demos how it’s able to house all her cards and cash.
Classic Long Flap Wallet, $925 (approximately P44,750), CHANEL
6. Dra. Vicki Belo
In Alex Gonzaga’s Bag Raid with Dr. Vicki Belo, we see a glimpse of Dr.Vicki’s wallet which is Louis Vuitton’s Epi Leather Twist Wallet in Poppy! It boasts of Louis Vuitton's Twist lock which makes a cute twinning moment should you get the matching bag, too!
Twist Wallet, $1230 (approximately P59,506), LOUIS VUITTON
7. Julia Barretto
Julia shares in her Youtube video that she only likes to bring only the essentials and this Louis Vuitton cardholder made the cut! Julia’s compact scarlet wallet comes in the luxury house's monogram empreinte leather, giving the wallet a subtle yet extra luxe vibe.
Business cardholder $305 (approximately P14,755), LOUIS VUITTON
8. Rei Germar
Like Dra. Vicki, Rei also has her eyes set on Louis Vuitton Twist Wallet. She shares that when finding a wallet, she specifically looks for one in a material that is fuss-free and scratch-proof, and Louis Vuitton's epi leather has won her heart. That, and it's compact size, too!
Twist Compact Wallet, $945 (approximately P45,718), LOUIS VUITTON
9. Ry Velasco
In her Preview Designer Favorites video, Ry shares her first ever designer purchase which is this Chanel Classic Card Holder! For anyone’s first designer purchase, she recommends a wallet since it’s something you'll use again and again, thus easily getting its ROI. She also shares that despite it being an impulsive buy, she has never changed her wallet since then!
Classic Card Holder, $425 (approximately P20,561), CHANEL
10. Kryz Uy
Kryz hilariously shares in her What’s in my Bag video that titas always have two wallets: one for cash and cards and another for discount cards! And one of Kryz’s wallet of choice is Alexander McQueen cardholder, a slim yet sturdy choice that won’t break your bank, and will definitely get your money's worth!
Embellished textured-leather cardholder, $200 (approximately P9,678), VERSACE