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How to Choose the Best Leather Wallets for Women

How to Choose the Best Leather Wallets for Women | Popov Leather

We’ve talked before about how to choose the best leather wallets for men. When it comes to shopping for a great leather wallet for women, there are a lot of similarities. Just like men, women need sturdy wallets that make a statement about their style, and they need wallets that make sense for their daily lives. 

But women may be more likely to throw their wallet in a purse or bag, and may need to carry more than men.

Leather wallets for women tend to be larger than leather wallets for men, in large part because the wallet serves as a multitool for women rather than just a basic card holder wallet

Here’s what you need to know to choose the best leather wallets for women. 

What makes the best leather wallets for women? 

Top grain leather has a distinct, earthy odor that both men and women love — but women, who have more sense receptors than men, may be more may be more likely to notice the difference between high-quality top grain leather and cheaper genuine leather.

So, if you’re buying a leather wallet for a woman in your life, it’s always a good idea to invest in the top grain leather that has the most enticing odor. 

Past that, women need many of the same things from a wallet that men need: durability, convenience, and a beautiful style that says something about who they are. 


Wallets are a vital everyday carry item. They protect incredibly valuable items, including identifications, debit and credit cards, and cash. So the last thing anyone wants is for their wallet to fall apart on them. 

Full-grain leather wallets are crafted from the topmost part of the animal hide. Unlike cheaper leathers, top grain leather develops a rich patina as it ages, so it only gets better with time. 

While the leather will become more supple over the years, it won’t break down or fall apart. 

But the durability of types of leather wallets comes down to more than just the quality of the leather that’s being used. Hand sewn wallets have a major advantage over machine sewn wallets.

Saddle stitching creates a sturdy seam between two pieces of leather, ensuring that your wallet won’t rip, tear, or fall apart. That’s one reason we offer a lifetime guarantee on our heirloom-quality leather goods. 

two women hand sewing leather products


When you’re thinking about an essential item that you need to be able to grab at a moment’s notice and carry with you throughout the day, convenience is a major factor. That’s why many men choose our slim front pocket wallets; they’re super easy to slip into a pocket on your way out the door.

Women have different needs when it comes to finding a convenient wallet. One reason for this is the fact that, more often than not, women’s clothes don’t have pockets

So, a convenient wallet for a woman isn’t necessarily a slim wallet. Instead, it’s a wallet that can be thrown into a purse while carrying everything she needs, or it’s a wallet that comes with a wrist-strap attached to it. For this reason, wallets for women tend to be larger than wallets for men. 


The aesthetics of a woman’s wallet says a lot about who she is and what she cares about. A black leather wallet may say that a woman is a business professional and wants everything to match, while an English Tan wallet has more minimalist, down-to-earth vibes. 

Then there's the ghost cherry, which has a beautiful pink hue to it that many women are drawn to.

Of course, aesthetics refer to more than just the color of a wallet. While it’s hard to go wrong when you’re choosing hand-stitched, full-grain leather. However, if you’re choosing a wallet for a fashion-savvy woman, it’s important to remember that women’s wallets tend to be longer and thinner than men’s wallets. 

For this reason, traditional bifold or trifold wallets may not speak to women looking to showcase a more effeminate style. 

On the other hand, women who like to be seen as more rugged or women who have a tomboy-style may appreciate what a bifold or trifold wallet says about them. 

Review saying that a man

How to choose the best leather wallets for women

When choosing the best leather wallets for women, the first step is to find a company that sells hand-stitched, top grain leather that can truly stand the test of time. Once you’ve come to Popov Leather, the next step is to decide the type of wallet that will best suit her needs. 

If she’s the type of woman to leave the house in sweatpants and a t-shirt, no purse to be found, then you’ll want to look for a slim design that she can tuck into incredibly thin pockets or throw into the pouch of her hoodie. 

On the other hand, if she’s the type of woman to overpack on vacations — the type who hates to be anywhere without what she needs — you’ll want to find a larger wallet that will carry everything in one convenient location. 

The final thing to consider is the color of the wallet. Black leather creates a sophisticated style that transitions easily from the office to home. Shades of brown, on the other hand, create a softer look that can work in the office but doesn’t look out of place when hiking, fishing, or spending time with friends and family. 

What are the 5 best leather wallets for women? 

At Popov Leather, we offer a number of luxurious leather wallets that women will feel stylish while carrying. Here are just five varieties of leather wallets that women will feel amazing about using. 

1. Checkbook wallets

80% of women are the primary grocery shoppers in their household, while 93% of women have a significant influence on the financial services their family purchases.  

For these financial decision-makers, checkbook wallets can provide the convenience to choose between making a purchase with a check, a card, or cash, instead of being limited to what a traditional wallet can carry.

With their larger design, checkbook wallets are ideal for women who carry purses and like to use the same wallet for every task. 

They can be taken out in public and then brought to the computer when it’s time to pay bills, making them quick and easy. 

Leather checkbook wallet
Popov Leather - Checkbook Wallet

2. Long wallets

Another option for women who like to be able to carry a lot with them when they leave the hose is the long wallet. 

The great thing about long wallets is that, in addition to their larger size, they come with a convenient chain and can hook on to a woman’s belt loop or the edge of her purse. 

This solves the issue of women’s clothing rarely having pockets, allowing women to keep their wallets on them while leaving their hands free for other things. 

Each wallet has space for cash and numerous cards, so she can keep not only her ID, debit, and credit cards on hand, but can also include her gym membership and any gift cards she might want to bring with her for the day.

Long wallet with chain
Popov Leather - Long Wallet

3. ID holders

Like men, some women have a more minimalist style. For these women, ID holders may provide just enough for them to be able to head out for the day. With enough space for a few cards, a form of ID, and even a little cash, ID holders are perfect for packing into a carry-on bag while traveling or tucking into a backpack on a hike.

Empty ID holder
Popov Leather - ID Holder

4. Money clip wallets

Another option for minimalists is the money clip wallet. The slim design of this wallet means that it will often fit even in the small pockets on women’s clothes while still having enough room for an ID, a debit card, and a little bit of cash. 

It’s the perfect everyday carry wallet for women who want to be able to just run out of the house without getting bogged down by a purse or backpack. 

American money in a money clip wallet
Popov Leather - Money Clip Wallets

5. Coin wallets

For people who still use cash on a regular basis, it’s critical to have a way to carry change. Coin wallets offer a tidy way to keep all loose coins together. 

They can be tucked into a woman’s wallet when she’s out shopping, and then can easily be thrown into a car’s console while traveling so she can have toll money when she’s on the road. 

One great way to use a coin wallet is to carry it in addition to a more traditional wallet choice. Women may opt to have a regular wallet and a coin wallet in their purses when they’ll be making a lot of stops. 

Then, when they just want to run out the door, they can leave the coin wallet at home and not be bogged down by heavy change.

coins spilling out of a coin wallet
Popov Leather - Coin Wallet

Popov Leather has the best leather wallets for women and men

Buying a wallet can be an extremely personal experience. That’s why it’s important that Popov Leather offers a wide array of wallets so that both women and men can find the perfect leather wallet for their lifestyle. 

Each wallet is handcrafted using top grain Horween Leather and a sturdy saddle stitch, so you know that you’ll always receive an heirloom-quality piece, whether you prefer a minimalist-style ID wallet or a maximalist-style checkbook wallet.

Article by Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Reach out with questions.

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