The wallets and coin purses from brands like Louis Vuitton and Chanel can be as iconic as their handbags. With familiar prints, styles and monograms, they’re perfect for bringing a little high fashion flair to buying the morning coffee or afternoon baguette. Before your Parisian escape, consider opting for a pre-loved or vintage designer wallet. Choosing pre-loved designer wallets or bags has numerous benefits, from saving pennies to saving the planet with its slow fashion significance.
8 pre-loved designer wallets for your French travels
So if you’ve planned a French escape to the city of lights this summer, add a little Parisian style to your trip with these pre-loved designer wallets. Each is plucked from our Chanel and Louis Vuitton collections here at Timeless Vintage — the top two French fashion houses.
1. Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Canvas Wallet
With a soft white and grey Damier design, this Louis Vuitton purse was made for walking the tree-lined boulevards of Paris. The city of lights is of course where the Louis Vuitton brand began.
The gold-tone hardware and beige interior emulate the warmth of summer and the smooth canvas exterior creates an airy alternative to heavy-duty leathers.
2. Chanel Pink Caviar Bi-Fold Wallet
Petite yet punchy, this bright pink bi-fold wallet from Chanel is an ideal size for popping into a small crossbody bag. Perfect for holding loose change for your morning croissant from the local bakery.
3. Louis Vuitton Monogram Porte Monnaie Tresor Wallet
This list would be incomplete without a classic LV wallet with the iconic tan and deep brown monogram print. This style is a perfect purse size that falls between the long wallet and compact card holder size.
4. Berry Red Louis Vuitton Monogram Sarah Wallet
In a deep purple, berry hue this Louis Vuitton Monogram Sarah Wallet provides a bright and refreshing alternative to the neutral tones of the classic LV monogram print. Still adorned in the iconic LV monograms, this wallet is perfect for buying a cooling, mid-morning smoothie or enjoying a rich, red wine on a rooftop terrace as the sun sets.
5. Chanel Calfskin Bi-fold Long Wallet in Yellow
With a soft sunshine hue, this pre-loved Chanel wallet would pair perfectly with white linen for an airy daytime look. For the evening, pair it with a silky black dress or jumpsuit for an added pop of colour.
6. Louis Vuitton Takashi Murakami Monogram Sarah Noeud Wallet
The ultimate 00s revival piece, the Louis Vuitton collaboration with Takashi Murakami brought on some of the most iconic handbag prints ever created. With its playful print and bow-shaped clasp, this Louis Vuitton wallet lends itself well to minimalist outfits that need something to draw attention.
7. Chanel Calfskin Stone Matrasse Zippy Wallet
With its neutral hue, petite CC monogram and chic quilted Matrasse leather, this Chanel Zippy Wallet would pair perfectly with an understated Parisian look.
8. Chanel Patent Leather Zippy Wallet
In quilted, patent leather and a striking cobalt blue, this Chanel Zippy Wallet was made to stand out. Best paired with bold outfits or minimalist tones, the sheen of this iconic quilted wallet can add a modern twist to vintage jeans and loose linen dresses.
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