A wallet is nearly a necessity, and something you don’t want to be without – but that doesn’t mean you want to carry half your life around in it, either. If you’re a minimalist, or trying to be one in the future, here are 50 minimalist wallets that might just work for you as part of your everyday carry. Or if you’re a little more showy, you can rock one of these 10 wallet brands for the man of luxury.
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Vincoe Swift Wallet
Having just launched on Kickstarter, you can get this for a steal. The Vincoe Swift Wallet claims to be the world’s first rapid access wallet. It’s crazy thin, minimal and available in a range of different colours. Fits up to 25 bills, 14 cards and 10 coins.
Made for people who don’t follow trends (that is: those who know that style is timeless whereas fashion is not), Barudi make quality, robust products that are built to last. This one here in bronze is simple and refined, and the quality leather will only improve with age.
New York Black Slim Bi-Fold
From men’s design gurus Sophetic, this bi-fold is everything the modern man needs in a wallet. Made in Equador from chrome-free black leather and red leather highlights, it’s built to last and will serve you well.
Ezra Arthur Bison Cash Fold
No linings, rubber, glue or stitching, the Ezra Arthur Bison Cash Fold is just a beautifully tanned piece of leather which will hold your cards, cash and is designed to last forever.
Jack Mason Brown Leather Bi-Fold
A simple-on-the-outside, quirky-on-the-inside wallet that uses a classic bi-fold design with simple, modern philosophy. Folded it looks like any other classic brown wallet, but open it up and you’ll see a selvedge denim bill separator and longhorn-esque card slots, a cheeky nod to Jack Mason’s Texan roots.
DPTR Clamshell Wallet
Made in Chicago, this is about as simple and minimalistic as wallets get. With a calfskin lining and a braided elastic loop to keep everything nice and tight, this’ll keep your cash and cards organised without any unnecessary extras.
James Watson Bantam8 Wallet
Made in Australia from Kangaroo leather, this beauty features RFID blocking, a cool feature for added security from thieves scanning card details through your pocket.
Vacavaliente Stack Wallet
Made from recycled leather, this folding minimal wallet gives new life to discarded leathergoods and with 8 card slots, will hold everything you need with style and simplicity.
Lean Essentials Wallet
With a single piece of leather wrapping carefully around itself, this wallet is very simple and very lean. You can get it in your choice of several different colours, and with a hand sewn saddle stitch that’s going to be stronger than the machine stitching found on too many wallets today.
CardBuddy Deluxe Wallet
What can be more minimal than almost no wallet at all? CardBuddy does a great job of combining the two things we have with us most, your smartphone and your wallet, into one simple package. The genuine leather holds up to three cards and cash, fitting almost any phone or case.
Capsule Tan Wallet
With cowhide leather sourced from Tuscany, this wallet will give you minimalism and style. One or two cards can be stored in the front slot, and you can store another two to four cards in the interior slot for convenience. Handmade and reinforced, this wallet will last.
RFID Dash 4.0
With RFID design and a quickdrawn style, you can store folded cash and from one to 15 cards. This wallet fits in your front or back pocket, and in your shirt pocket, too. It keeps the bulk to a minimum and lets you have only the most important cards right at your fingertips.
Shamrock Minimalist Wallet
Billed as the modern leather wallet for the man looking for a minimalist lifestyle, this is an ultra-thin and good quality option that won’t cost you a lot. Everyday cards can be stored with ease, and there’s room for a little bit of cash, too.
The Fold by Leffot
With just one single piece of leather and three folds, this is a minimalist wallet at its best. It holds international currencies and will keep your cash secure and cozy. It also holds a credit card, or even two, but won’t fit much more than that, forcing you to keep it to a minimum.
MSTRMND Brown Slimplistic Wallet
This wallet is the epitome of slim and minimalist. At 1/8 of an inch thick and weighing half an ounce, this wallet is one of the best for people who don’t want to have a bulky wallet crammed in their pocket. The silhouette will be barely visible in any pocket you choose.
Whipping Post Picker’s Wallet
With a cash compartment and three slots for credit cards, along with a driver’s license pocket and a special space for a guitar pick, this wallet is a great minimalist choice for the rock star or folk musician.
KC Co. Simple Wallet
Two pockets for cards and a cash strap. That’s all you really need, and you can get it with this minimalist wallet that gives you everything you need and nothing extra to get in the way.
Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet
Available in either blue steel or black, this minimalist wallet is a great balance of size and convenience. There’s a quick draw space for two credit cards, and a tab for more infrequent cards. With a half fold, you can get your cash in there, too. See more of Bellroy’s wallets here.
Inkleaf Double-Cross Wallet
A single piece of leather creates this lovely and minimalist wallet. It’s smooth and supple feeling, and the color is rich and deep. Holding six cards comfortably along with some cash, you’ll have everything you need right here.
Tumi ‘Chambers-Global’ Leather Passcase Wallet
This lovely wallet provides you with an elegant look and feel, but a minimalist design that can keep you from ending up with too much stuff in your pockets. There are 11 card slots and a currency pouch to hold everything you need.
Herschel Supply Co. ‘Hank’ Harris Tweed Bifold Wallet
With canvas in a charcoal denim look, this wallet is casual and comfortable. Its bifold design helps you store everything you need without taking up a lot of unnecessary space, and there are three card slots for your convenience.
Machine Era Wallet
Your wallet needs to be functional and simple, but you also want something that feels good when you handle it. It easily holds between two and six cards, and there’s a convenient strap on the back for cash, too.
Würkin Stiffs RFID Blocker Wallet
Blocking hackers is a great way to keep your information safe, and will help you avoid ID theft and related problems. This wallet also gives you space for credit cards and identification without taking up a lot of space in your pocket.
Pineda Covalin Black Passport Case
As a passport case, this is a great minimalist wallet option that is sleek and stylish. With an interior space for ID or a card, and a flap on the other interior side for cash, a passport, or another item, you can use this case to make sure you take what you need with you and don’t end up with a lot of extra bulk in your pocket.
Jack Spade Wazwear Vertical Wallet
The vertical flap wallet provides a waxed canvas shell and six card slots in the interior. This minimalist wallet is a great choice for anyone who doesn’t want to have a lot of bulk in their pocket but still needs adequate card and bill storage.
Böle Card Case
If you only need to carry cards that are most essential to you, this minimalist wallet could be the right one. Swedish cattle leather adorns this wallet, providing a naturally tanned look that is beautiful and highly functional. Copper rivets and white thread add a touch of class that will get you noticed.
Bosca Leather Money Clip & Card Wallet
This dark brown wallet is hand-stained, vegetable-dyed Italian leather. Three card slots grace one side, with a money clip on the other side. There is a top-loading slot for currency and a streamlined look that keeps your pocket from puffing up.
Bellroy High Line
Holding two to 10 cards and offered in five different colors, this minimalist wallet is made from vegetable tanned leather. It also holds flat bills, and the card storage is discreet. You don’t have to fold your bills up, which can reduce the pocket bulge caused by less minimalist wallets. It was also included in our list of 7 Products to Instantly Improve Your Life.
Trafalgar ‘Cortina’ Money Clip Wallet
This 100% Belgin leather wallet is an excellent choice for the man looking for a minimalist wallet that holds everything needed for everyday life. It comes in three different colors and holds both cards and cash.
Bellroy Low Down
Holding flat bills and between two and 10 cards, this wallet offers a discreet level of card storage, a warranty, and quality vegetable tanned leather. It’s a great choice for a minimalist lifestyle.
Bellroy Note Sleeve
This great note sleeve can hold as few as four or as many as 11 (or even more) cards. Holding flat bills is another big plus, so you won’t have to worry about crowding your pocket. Vegetable tanned leather, a coin pocket, and a note section equal some great options.
Noise Goods Card Holder
For everyday carrying and up to six cards, business cards, and bills, this is a great choice. It’s made from full-grained Portuguese leather and hand stitched. Organic beeswax is used for conditioning, giving this holder a great, elegant look.
Skagen ‘Torben‘ Leather Card Case
Available in five different colors, this card case comes in two-tone leather and an understated, stamped branding. With a slip pocket and four different card slots, you can store what you need without adding a lot of bulk to your pocket.
Tanner Goods Journeyman
This wallet is slim, but highly sturdy, which will provide you with everything you need right at your fingertips. It holds cards and folded bills, so you won’t be caught off guard or unaware, and you can always be prepared.
Ted Baker London Leather Bifold Wallet
With two color options and two-tone leather, this wallet is stylish and will work with just about anything. There are slots for eight cards, and you can also use the interior pouch for currency and the slip pockets to give you a little extra storage space while keeping the bulk to a minimum.
The Money Wrap by Daycraft
When you want a small storage option but you’re looking for a minimalist choice in wallets, this is the choice for you. It folds right up and you can just put the band in place, so you have everything right at your fingertips whenever you need it.
Trask ‘Jackson’ Slimfold Bison Leather Wallet
Five different colors and a slip pocket, along with four card slots, give you everything you need right in your pocket, without the bulk of a standard wallet. Made from high quality leather and with an understated look, this is a great choice for minimalists.
Postalco Card Holder
This great card holder is a single piece of leather with a beautifully finished edge. The two pockets on the inside expand to hold a card assortment, and will also hold folded bills. That keeps everything where you need it, without taking up too much space.
Atelier Pall Slim Fold Wallet
This wallet is made to order, and ready for custom engraving, as well. It’s made from premium materials and has six different pockets for cash or cards. It can store up to 10 cards, and is hand stitched and compatible with Euro and US currency to give you plenty of options.
Poquito Wallet in Walnut
A hand polished front-pocket wallet that carries all your essentials. It fits up to six cards. The Walnut colour is highly rated for its durability and decay resistance and is made from a unique piece of wood.
Want Les Essentiels de la Vie ‘Bradley’ Bifold Wallet
With two different colors and caviar grained leather, this wallet offers six card slots and six organizational pockets. It also comes with two bill pockets and a zip pocket, so you can store a lot of things in a small, easy to handle space.
Winter Session Slash Wallet
A vertical card holder with an additional half sleeve helps this wallet hold credit cards, business cards, and cash. It’s made from vegetable tanned leather and hand stitched, with a stamped muslin sleeve.
Herschel Supply Co. Raven Leather Wallet
The raven is Herschel Supply’s most minimal wallet with a full grain leather vertical card holder and a money clip on the back. A very utilitarian wallet for those who like to keep their essentials in place.
Tumi ‘Grant’ Leather Money Clip Card Case
When you need a minimalist money clip with an understated approach, this is a great choice. It’s made out of fine leather with beautiful detailing, and holds both cards and cash with ease and the opportunity for quick access.
This wallet holds between two and four cards for quick access, and comes in five different colors. You can store two more cards in the interior, along with folded bills. Made from vegetable tanned leather, it’s a great choice for a minimalist lifestyle.
Bellroy Elements Sleeve
In three colors and holding between three and six cards, this wallet is a great option for anyone looking for a more minimalist storage choice. A pull tab seal for water and grit protection and a key stash, along with a three-year warranty and water-resistant leather, make this wallet one that any minimalist can use with comfort.
Burberry Calfskin Wallet
Six card slots, an interior currency pouch, and slip pockets make this leather wallet a good option for anyone who wants a minimalist choice that will hold everything they need. It’s made in Italy with traditional Burberry quality, as well.
Union Wallet in Cherry
This wood wallet is minimalist and holds both cards and cash, along with everyday essentials. If you want something different that can carry up to six cards, and you aren’t looking for leather, metal, or elastic options, this wallet gives you a different choice to consider.
Jack Spade Bicolor Index Wallet with Elastic
This leather wallet with an elastic band stays solidly closed but is easy to access when you need something from it. Inside, there are two pockets, a slot for bills, and six slots that will hold one card each.
Hard Graft Draw Card Case Heritage
Even with skinny jeans, this leather card case will fit easily and comfortably. You won’t have to deal with unnecessary bulk, but you will have enough storage space for everything you need. It holds five cards and folded bills for convenience.
BONUS: Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Manhatten‘ Card Case
Available in two great colors of smooth calfskin, this Italian-made card case is just the thing for the minimalist with style. With two card slots and three other slots for further storage, it’s easy to have plenty of room while not taking up a lot of space.
BONUS: Elliot Wallet by Forrestbound
With durable oil-tanned cowhide, you can get this wallet in brown or black. A brass stud rivet closure is simplicity itself, and you can store all the cards and money you need for standard usage. Everything you need will be right at your fingertips.
BONUS: Ermengegildo Zegna ‘Hamptons’ Textured Leather Bifold Wallet
With softness and scratch resistance, this leather wallet is branded with a metal logo. There’s a textured finish on the front and ample storage to appreciate. Six card slots, stash pockets, and an interior sleeve for currency complete this great wallet.
BONUS: Ghurka Credit Card Window Wallet No. 202
This window wallet is made from gorgeous calfskin leather, for great strength and a great look. It has an ID window slot, and seamless construction, with a bifold body and flexible boning that moves with you and still securely holds the cards you need to store.
BONUS: Jack Spade ‘Grant’ Leather File Wallet
This is a bare-bones wallet with a great orange color, and it will stand out and bring a sense of fashion to your pocket. What it won’t bring is bulk, with two currency slots and four slots for cards. The quality leather and the black edging for contrast make this wallet unique and beautiful for any minimalist.
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