There’s no doubt that totes are great. However, on the days when I need to carry just my essentials, I still prefer a wallet on chain (WOC). This compact bag is like a cross between a bag and a wallet. Not only does it help you carry only what you really need, but it means you won’t be searching endlessly through your massive tote and all your belongings for your wallet when you need it.
WOCs are also among some of the designer brand’s most affordable bags, making them an excellent entry point into the world of luxury handbags. So, if you’re new to designer bags, investing in one of these is a smart choice, or if you’re just looking for a way to downsize – read on for the 10 best designer wallets on chain.
1. Chanel Classic Wallet On Chain
Chanel introduced their iconic wallet on chain in the late 90s. It was one of the first bags of its kind on the market and quickly became super popular. The Chanel Classic Wallet on Chain is one of my favorite WOCs, and while it’s on the pricier side (the Chanel Classic WOC currently retails for $3,350), it’s a solid investment choice if you’re looking for a starter designer bag. The bag comes in their classic quilted style and in various colors in caviar leather and lambskin, with the Chanel CC logo and gold or silver hardware. It has a back slip pocket, a front slip pocket, two zip pockets and six card slots.
2. Saint Laurent Monogram Wallet On A Chain
If you’re looking for a WOC that’s both stylish and practical, look no further than the Saint Laurent Monogram Wallet on a Chain. Crafted from calfskin leather with quilted overstitching, this chic wallet on chain comes with six card slots, one bill slot, one main compartment, and one zip coin pocket, making it super easy for organization. Arriving in a flap bag silhouette with the iconic YSL logo at the front, the Saint Laurent Monogram WOC is without a doubt one of the best designer wallets on chain available today!
3. Celine Triomphe Wallet On Chain
The Celine Triomphe Wallet on Chain is a truly elegant way to carry your essentials. Crafted from smooth, sleek calfskin leather, the WOC features a metallic snap button closure adorned with the brand’s signature Triomphe logo. It has six credit card slots and one main compartment with a flat pocket, and can be carried shoulder or cross-body. It can also be carried by hand and would double as a gorgeous clutch for formal occasions.
4. Gucci GG Marmont Chain Wallet
The Gucci GG Marmont Chain Wallet arrives in a simple, sleek and structured shape made from textured leather and features a small version of the Double G gold-toned hardware. The WOC is available in a variety of colors including light grey, pink and forest green, and offers options that match the chain color with the bag’s color. It has six card slots and an interior zip pocket. Bonus practical points for this WOC because it includes a super handy mirror inside the flap.
5. Louis Vuitton Pochette Felicie
The Louis Vuitton Pochette Felicie is another classic WOC that’s worth mentioning. Coming in a wide array of materials, including Louis Vuitton’s classic canvas, as well as Epi and Empreinte leathers, it features two removable pockets, including one for credit cards. Furthermore, the chain strap on the bag is removable, which means that you can also carry the Pochette Felicie as a clutch if you like.
6. Dior Long Saddle Wallet With Chain
The Dior Long Saddle Wallet with Chain is crafted in the striking blue Dior Oblique jacquard and has a unique asymmetric flap design with an antique metal ‘D’ stirrup in gold finish. This is one of the best designer wallets on chain if you’re looking for something with a bit more character than more classic style WOCs. It has a versatile removable chain strap so it can be worn over the body, crossbody or by hand. It also features six card slots, three patch pockets and one removable zipped pouch.
7. Fendi Fendigraphy Wallet On Chain
If you want to make a real fashion-statement, this sleek WOC from Fendi features standout, gold-finish metal vertical FENDI lettering. The Fendi Fendigraphy Wallet on Chain has a removable pouch with eight card slots and a zipped pocket, and a removable delicate chain shoulder strap so it can also be used as a clutch. This WOC would be perfect not only for daily wear, but for a night out or formal occasions.
8. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Wallet On Chain
If you’ve got a few more pennies to spare, then Bottega Veneta’s Intrecciato Wallet on Chain is well worth considering. Featuring the brand’s iconic intrecciato leather, this WOC comes in calfskin with two main compartments, six card slots, an extra flat pocket and a zipped coin purse. The WOC features gold finish hardware, with two press stud closures and a detachable chain. It also comes in black, chalk (off-white) and a striking parakeet green if you’re looking for something a bit more bold and eye-catching.
9. Valentino V Logo Leather Wallet On Chain
The Valentino Garavani V Logo Leather Wallet on Chain is another great choice if you’re looking for something more classic and understated. Made from grained calfskin leather, it has a sophisticated, minimalist design with a top handle and chain shoulder strap. Adorned with the fabulous V logo, it also has one interior zip compartment and eight card slots.
10. Tory Burch Robinson Leather Wallet On Chain
And finally, if you’re on a lower budget or just looking for an affordable starter designer piece, look no further than the Tory Burch Robinson Leather Wallet on Chain! Coming at just $298 it is likely one of the best affordable designer wallets on chain you will find, while still being super stylish and practical. With lightly textured leather, this wallet on chain comes in a few different neutral shades of brown, white, cream and grey. It’s a decent size and can also be used as a clutch. It also features numerous card organization slots, as well as a zip compartment for the smaller essentials.