On Christmas morning this year, it turns out that many were surprised with a new bag in a very functional silhouette. In its annual list of best sellers, Amazon revealed that wallet-style bags topped the list of gifts for women. The two most-purchased bags in this style were Fossil's Emma Large Zip Wallet and Kate Spade New York's Cedar Street Monday Crossbody. Both bags boast a compact construction that fuses the functions of wallet and bag, with the Fossil version acting as an oversize wallet and the Kate Spade one acting as a small bag in a continental flap wallet silhouette.
The trend can be explained by its ability to meet both stylish and practical needs, making it a smart holiday gift. Its popularity can also be attributed to its price point—this particular silhouette typically falls on the lower end of the spectrum for almost every brand. And if you're unsure as to whether someone you're gifting is in need of a wallet or would prefer a new bag, this is the perfect dual-function solution.
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