Replace my favorite wallet?
August 12, 2019 12:55 PM   Subscribe

My beloved old Target wallet was lost. It was perfect but they no longer make it. Is there a duplicate out there? It was basically a glorified coin purse with a card slip, but I can’t seem to find anything like it!

So it was two parts: a coin purse and a card slip. The coin purse was still small enough to fit in a loose pocket and had an outer slash pocket with a vinyl window for ID. This was perfect for putting my work ID cards (I work in a hospital so have a stack with a lanyard attached). The top zipped open and had room for folded bills, receipts, coins, store cards, etc., as well as a card slip. So it was bigger than a small coin purse but not that much bigger. The card slip had no zip but an opening on the top and side to jam extra stuff in, two sewn card slots on one side (to stick important credit cards), and a clear ID window on the other for my driver’s license.

It was a plain colored fake leather and the inside was some kind of fabric with dots on it. It was nothing fancy (cost maybe $5-8, 9-10 years ago?) but it was the perfect wallet for me! I’ve searched high and low for a replacement and for two separate items (coin purse+card slip) but can’t find either that are as the old was. Coin purses are either too big or too small and don’t have the slightly oversized outer pocket for my work ID, and the card slips don’t have the right combo of window/slots/open pocket. Does such a thing (single or in combination) exist?
posted by stillmoving to Shopping (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I'm not sure what a "card slip" is. I would've thought it was same as the "outer slash pocket with a vinyl window for ID", but you say the card slip was inside the pouch. In case others are similarly confused, can you explain?
posted by WCityMike at 12:59 PM on August 12


I am also having problems visualizing it, but there are a ton of people who will make a custom wallet for you over at etsy.com.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 1:03 PM on August 12


It's discontinued, so you'll have to look via eBay or Poshmark, but Truffle's Privacy coin pouch and card case sound close to what you're looking for.
posted by evoque at 1:07 PM on August 12


A card slip is something that only holds credit cards and generally does not have any zippers or pockets for bills or coins. Here is an example, though this has only a top opening and not one on the side. Some have a window pocket, but most don't. They are often sold with women's wallets or small purses.
posted by soelo at 1:07 PM on August 12


You might try looking for front pocket wallets, (aka slim wallets), of which there are many varieties that will be close to what you are looking for maybe? Here are some examples of a zipper area and id: small or RFID blocking or something like this from amazon?
posted by zenon at 1:17 PM on August 12 [1 favorite]


Do these fit the bill?

Zip around wallet
Vivo (no interior window)
posted by purple_bird at 1:19 PM on August 12


Something like this one? No card slip, but those are easier to find.
posted by Ftsqg at 1:20 PM on August 12


Yes, the pink one on Amazon is very close!, except the top zipper went all the way across so it could hold the inner card holder and miscellaneous receipts, cash, etc. comfortably as well.
posted by stillmoving at 1:31 PM on August 12


I think I had the same wallet. Is this close?
posted by fluttering hellfire at 2:49 PM on August 12




I think I may have had this in a teal color (and might still have it)...I'll look when I get home later.
posted by pinochiette at 4:18 PM on August 12


Thank you for the suggestions! Unfortunately, it is not any of these. It was a pouch with a zip top, not a zip-around model, and did not have the accordion bits in the middle.
posted by stillmoving at 5:14 PM on August 12




I like this minimal Tom Bihn wallet, but it may not be quite right.
posted by notyou at 6:40 PM on August 12


Front pocket wallets: Slim, card slots, zipped coin section, with the ID window in the 'badge' version, and similar here and here.
posted by Iris Gambol at 7:06 PM on August 12


Search amazon for a Taxi Wallet -- I loooooove mine!
posted by wenestvedt at 7:28 PM on August 12


Something like this?
posted by tinkletown at 8:11 PM on August 12


Zappos has a lot of wallets. Try “zipper card case” as a search term there.
posted by beandip at 9:21 PM on August 12


I have the Big Skinny Money Penny Coin Holder. It doesn't have an internal card holder, but it does have room to put cards and cash inside (just).
posted by loop at 10:20 PM on August 12


Gnomeloaf, that’s it! Incredible! I guess Target ripped off their design? Thanks to everyone else for the many other suggestions!
posted by stillmoving at 1:01 AM on August 13


I've been using this for about a year. I love it.
https://www.nomatic.com/pages/wallet
posted by james33 at 4:33 AM on August 13


This seems similar to what you describing, but not identical. They have some other, similar items as well.
posted by nangar at 6:19 AM on August 13


There's a larger version of what Gnomeloaf suggested, too.
posted by mccxxiii at 9:42 AM on August 13


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