I’ve been carrying around an Urban Expressions “Sandra” wallet in Kelly Green for about three years. I say wallet because that’s what they call it but it’s really a self-contained universe all on its own. It’s got two open-wide kisslock sections, a deep zippered pocket and some easy access card slots – that’s a lot of storage for the average purse, let alone wallet. I do put it in a big purse or a laptop bag as the situation calls for, but I most often carry it alone into stores or out to dinner. It makes a quite a sensation when you slap it down on the bar at Martini Night.
I love this thing so much that I’m sharing my Shopping Tip Of The Day with you. It regularly retails for $35 – 40 but Shoemall has it now in gold metallic and black patent finishes for $14.00 plus 20% off and free shipping. That’s $11.99 for a $40 item. And when you consider that this is a knock off of a combination of Hobo’s Lauren and dear departed Laurette wallets which go for $110 – 160+, just think of the savings.
Here is my own (I should say “old” because I just bought the gold one from Shoemall) rather lumpy but überfunctional wallet, shown both packed and unpacked:
On one side, I keep my money, my phone and my earbuds. On the other – and this is what makes this wallet so fabulous – I carry:
- a baggie full of antibacterial handwipes, bandaids, safety pins and a Tide Pen
- my rarely worn but sometimes necessary clip-on name badge
- whatever jewelry I take off while I’m on the road
- a random key to something
- an ink pen
- a comb
- a folding mirror
- a pill box
- an emery board
- 2 lipsticks
- my good luck hope the plane doesn’t crash Padre Pio keychain
- a magnifier
- a small note pad
When the wallet lies open, there are the usual credit and insurance cards and driver’s lisence. I keep receipts and some extra folding money in the zippered part. Really, it’s miracle of function and design.