I Just Started Wearing This Type of Bag and I'm Blown Away By How Much I Love It

Kara Wallet Chain Bag



I've always been jealous of those people who waltz into a room with nothing but their keys, phone and an effortless presence. So, when I discovered that wallets on a chain are now I thing (an offshoot of mini bags), I knew my time of lugging around practically everything I own had come to an end. Seeing as the wallet on a chain bag is usually only slightly bigger than a regular wallet, it leaves room for only the essentials - a huge plus if you're like me and one of your New Years resolutions is to reduce the clutter in your life.

The bag is practical, too. Most styles have slots for your credit cards and cash, so it's both space-saving and organizational in its design. A slew of designers from YSL to Prada have come out with their own versions and a good deal of more budget-friendly styles have emerged as well. It's a great option for any upcoming weddings or holiday parties, but also versatile enough for everyday use, a sentiment I think most of us can get behind! Keep scrolling for our top wallet on a chain picks, below!


We love Kara's wallet on a chain for its mixed proportions. Inspired by the oversized locks NYC bikers wear, the chunky gold chain is a marked contrast to the much smaller bag it holds. We like it worn tightly across the body best.  

Gucci's come out with several wallets on a chain, but this logo-embossed version might just be our favorite. Featuring a gilded piston clasp and striped webbing from the archives, it's a surefire classic. 

Tory Burch's understated Fleming bag in Cream is a great option if you're looking for a sleek neutral. Throw it on over an all black fit and wait for the compliments to roll in.

And they say good things don't come in small packages. This ornately-printed wallet bag has all the bang, with minimal buck. We're partial to the gilded buckle. 

A crinkled, metallic wallet on a chain fit for all of your holiday party needs. This Margiela version is on major sale right now, too.

Leave it to See by Chloe to come out with a Bohemian version of the trend. This wallet bag's gold hardware and deep tan color make it an easy grab-and-go choice. 

This YSL bag has been seemingly everywhere, and for good reason. Featuring an envelope-style silhouette and made with quilted grain leather, it's luxury at its best. If you're feeling a bit stifled by its compact-ness, it comes in a larger size as well.

While most of the other bags on this list have a more subtle chain strap, we're loving Ganni's choice to outfit their version with a ball chain. The glossy white leather can easily work in most seasons, too, just make sure to spray it with leather protectant before use!

We can always count on Zara to pick up the slack when it comes to making trends accessible. This vegan leather clutch is no exception. It looks great paired with jeans or dressed up for a night out on the town. 

Take a canvas wallet...and make it couture. Made in Italy and featuring 8 card slots, Givenchy's 4g Chain Wallet is a lesson in stylish simplicity. 

With a bag like this on your arm, who cares what you're wearing? Festive and full of sparkle, it's the perfect accessory to help you welcome in 2023.

Kate Spade is known for their whimsical, cheeky designs. So, when we spotted this sweet bejeweled  wallet on a chain, you could say it was love at first sight. 

Call us crazy, but we think this bag would have been major on Britney Spears when she and Justin Timberlake famously wore matching denim outfits on the red carpet. It wreaks of early 2000's nostalgia, and we're here for it. 

Studs can be tricky, but when done well, they can really elevate a piece. This wallet on a chain features a zip closure and has multiple pockets inside which we're partial to for organization's sake. 

By now, we're sure you've come across Balenciaga's hourglass bag. This coated canvas wallet on a chain is their mini version, clocking in at a slightly lower price point. Is it just us, or does the shape slightly rival Dior's iconic saddle bag?

If you're looking to brighten up your bag collection, look no further than Alexander Mcqueen's pastel blue wallet on a chain. It's magnetic closure features one of the designer's signature skulls, a nice touch if we do say so ourselves. 

All Saints bestselling Honore Cardholder is a no-brainer if you want something minimal with a punch. While big enough for not much more than your credit cards and phone, its handmade simplicity will quickly make it a favorite in your closet. 

The OG wallet on a chain. For those looking to really splurge, you can't go wrong with this vintage cherry red Chanel bag. A timeless classic, it's endlessly covetable.

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