Picture this: You're getting ready for a night out with your besties. You put on a cute outfit, slip into a pair of shoes, and pick a purse to match, too. Have you got everything you need? Phone, check. Keys, check. Wallet—oh wait, looks like your cash-keeper doesn't quite fit in your little bag. Sounds familiar? With all the important things that need to be in your wallet, it can be hard sticking to one that can hold it all, while still being small enough to fit into your go-to purse.
But before you haphazardly toss your cash and cards into your bag in defeat, allow us to introduce you to some small but handy wallets that you'll love using. You'll be thanking us later, whether you decide to cut the contents of your wallet down once and for all (do you really need that old arcade card?), or make these itty-bitty pouches and billfolds your go-to just when your purse is especially tiny.
Here are 10 compact wallets you'll have no problem fitting in your small purses:
Classic Snap Button Wallet (P1,599) from Charles & Keith
The two-fold shape of this Charles & Keith wallet kind of reminds us of those old-school planners lolo used to keep on his desk. And just like he did with those, you'll want to make this a part of your daily life. The compact design has a bill pocket, several card slots, and a coin purse all tucked neatly inside. It's smaller than the average wallet and should fit comfortably into your everyday bag without taking up too much room.
See a list of Charles & Keith branches.
Rohini (P700) from The Tannery
Throw this mini wallet from The Tannery into your bag when all you need is the essentials. The flat, bifold design can hold a few cards as well as some folded bills in case you're not ready to leave home cashless. The simple, fuss-free design means you'll have no trouble transferring your necessities into it anytime you want to use it. It also has a photo slot where you can display your ID (for easy presentation when necessary) or a sentimental portrait.
The Tannery has branches at Glorietta 1, Shangri-La Plaza, and UP Town Center.
Saffiano-Effect Cardholder (P495) from Mango
Despite its slim, itty-bitty size, this wallet from Mango can hold your bills, coins, and cards! You'll have no trouble pulling anything out on the go thanks to the zip closure on top and the easy-access card and bill slots. It's great to carry on a night out when your bag is small and you just need enough money to get you through the evening.
Available at Mango branches nationwide.
Round Blue Purse (P695) from Pull&Bear
If multiple slots and pockets aren't your thing and you just need a simple pouch to keep your cash safe, opt for this adorable circular case from Pull&Bear. You can keep just the right amount of bills and coins you need for the day in the two-pocket casing so you don't end up spending more than you intended!
See a list of Pull&Bear branches.
Faux Patent Leather Mini Purse (P895) from Stradivarius
This wallet from Stradivarius has all the usual necessities—bill pocket, card slots, coin purse—efficiently packed into a tiny package that could easily fit in a small clutch. It comes in several cute colors, including royal blue and fuchsia pink, so you can pick one that suits you best.
See a list of Stradivarius branches.
Mock Croc Coin Purse (P695) from Bershka
We love the unique square silhouette of this wallet from Bershka—handy for stuffing into purses that don't have much width. The compact bifold houses several card slots as well as a flap-cover coin compartment. It also comes in an iridescent silver shade, in case you'd like to avoid rummaging through your bag for a dark-colored wallet.
See a list of Bershka branches.
Black Purse with Zipped Pocket (P995) from Zara
This no-nonsense pouch from Zara is just about the size of the average smartphone. The zip enclosure on top can hold your bills and cards plus some other stray papers like important receipts, while the front pocket will keep your loose change accessible. It also comes with a detachable strap, for times when you'd rather ditch the purse altogether and just use your wallet as an accessory in itself.
See a list of Zara branches.
Zip B Travel Pouch (price available upon request) from FINO Leatherware
The zipper on this pouch from FINO Leatherware goes from the top all the way until the side, allowing you to open it wide when you need to search for anything inside. It has a simple, no-frills design and is compact enough to grab anytime you just need somewhere to quickly leave your money. Plus, it comes in several colors!
See a list of FINO Leatherware branches.
Raven Wallet (P1,790) from Herschel
If you hate fiddling with buttons, flaps, zippers, and hooks, this cardholder from Herschel is for you. One side has slots for just a few essential cards (license, credit card, ATM card—what more do you need?), while the back has a clip for your bills for easy reach. You can even keep this slim piece in your pocket, no problem!
Herschel is available at SM Megamall, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA Annex, Uptown Mall, SM Aura Premier, UP Town Center, Eastwood, Trinoma, Robinsons Place Manila, and Greenbelt 3.
Manhattan Bi-Fold RFID Wallet (P2,450) from Vaultskin
This elegant leather wallet from Vaultskin features a classic billfold shape, made extra sleek and compact thanks to the slim construction. It even includes slots on the outside for when you need to reach for anything at a moment's notice. Plus, it has RFID-blocking technology, which protects your credit card information from being stolen by hacking devices. That makes this one safe to use even for traveling to far-off destinations!
Available at Rustan's.