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Open Thread: What's your favorite minimalist wallet?

Like most 43F articles on economical carriage and stowage, the Jimi post attracted a lot of interest. Makes me think it's time for an open thread: What's your favorite minimalist wallet? Jimi? Slimmy? Moneyclip? Coin purse? Goin' commando? Spill in comments (and feel free to link to canonical product pages or price compar-i-nators like Froogle).

My own winner for minimalism? Starting before a trip to New York in the late 80s, I started wrapping my driver's license, ATM card, and a bill or two in a couple of my Goody pony tail holders (shut up). I think that was my wallet for at least the next two years -- until I got my first real job and decided to go cowhide again. Still, it remains one of my favorites.

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Ditto Beth. Magic Wallet. As a...

Ditto Beth. Magic Wallet.

As a 5 foot lightweight woman, my pockets are much smaller than most. My first successful wallet was a leather tri-fold I picked up at an Arts and Wine festival. When that had to be retired, I picked up the JCrew Magic wallet- http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=1091

It fits 6-8 credit cards on the outside and a stack of receipts, cash, and checks between the elastic insides (folded in half or fourths). This actually manages to fit in my front pocket size 2 women's jeans, which is no mean feat. Most billfolds are far too wide for my pockets.

Carrying only 3 bills in the Jimi wouldn't work well for me because I still use cash 40% of the time. If I was totally committed to credit cards, it'd work, but I like to control my spending by setting a cash budget for myself. Also, my purchases are paid for on-the-spot. I don't need to revisit the expense on my credit card bill, trying to remember if I really bought that object and whattheheck it was.




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