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By Discountershop, 10 june 2024

Wallet Basics: 5 Types of Must-have Basic Wallets for your Closet

Unique craftsmanship and highest quality coupled with tradition and perfection in every detail - those special properties define a good wallet. You just need 5 types of basic models that cover your overall needs. Invest in classic and timeless styles and move ahead of the fast fashion which causes huge environmental concerns.

There are 5 types of wallets for men and women which you must know. Knowing these styles ensure that you don’t spend your hard-earned money on things that you do not need. We will guide you step by step to ensure that you invest in the right fashion.

  1. Billfold

The most basic type of men’s wallet is the billfold. There are many billfold wallets in the market, but choose one with the most card slots. It’s been one of the most popular styles of wallets for decades, thanks to its simple design, it is easy to manufacture. A billfold wallet that you need to look for will always have the following:

  • 2 bill compartments.
  • 2 ID window
  • Card slots (9-12 are the ones you need. The most popular ones are with 6 card slots, but look for more. They are the best ones!)
  • 1 Coin pocket.

Our range of 4 East wallets offers a wide variety of selection. You can check out our Billfold wallet with multiple card slots. In winter, for your coats and jackets, you can also use this one. It has 15 card slots for maximum usage of cards.

If you are someone who relies on digital money, you can opt for a slim version of a billfold wallet available on our website here

  1. Chequebook Cover wallets for Women

The name of this wallet is exactly what it was used for. In the early 1800s the wallet was used to cover chequebooks by both men and women. After the industrial revolution, more complex elements were added to it, such as card slots, pen slots, zipper compartment and that is how we came to see what women nowadays use. The design was adapted from the US-format horizontal chequebooks. There are two versions which you will find nowadays. One is the flip version and another is the one with a zipper.

One of such inspired styles that 4 East have is their Zichorn range available in green, navy, camel and brown.

  1. The Versatility of Small Wallets

Small wallets are incredibly versatile and perfect for various purposes. They work exceptionally well if you are fond of music festivals and clubbing. Mini wallets are designed to carry only the basic necessities, such as some coins, cash, and 1-2 cards. This minimalist approach ensures you are not burdened with unnecessary items. Small wallets for men and small wallets for women offer the perfect solution for those who want to travel light without sacrificing essential items. Whether you are using a small purse or a compact wallet, these accessories are ideal for maintaining convenience and style. Embrace the simplicity and efficiency of small wallets, and enjoy a hassle-free experience during your outings.

One of our bestselling styles you will find here. This is available in various colors and comes in 2 sizes, small and medium.

  1. Keychain wallets

Keychain wallets are an essential accessory that everyone should consider for storing their car keys. These compact, multifunctional wallets offer a blend of practicality and security that traditional keychains and wallets alone cannot provide.

Enhanced Security

One of the primary reasons to use a keychain wallet is the enhanced security it offers. With a designated slot or pocket for your car keys, it minimizes the risk of losing them. Additionally, many keychain wallets come with RFID protection, safeguarding your car's keyless entry system from potential electronic theft.

Keychain wallets are designed to be compact yet highly functional, allowing you to carry your car keys along with essential cards and cash in one place. This eliminates the need to juggle multiple items and ensures that your car keys are always within easy reach. Whether you're heading out for a quick errand or a long trip, having everything consolidated in a single wallet simplifies your routine. One of our bestsellers from 4East is here.

Style and Durability

Available in various materials, including genuine leather and durable synthetic options, keychain wallets are not only practical but also stylish. They add a touch of sophistication to your everyday carry items and are built to withstand daily wear and tear. Another functional style with multiple compartments is here. This caters specifically to a woman as you can store multiple accessories apart from our car keys.

Peace of Mind

Using a keychain wallet provides peace of mind. Knowing that your car keys are securely stored and easily accessible reduces the stress of misplaced keys. It's a simple yet effective way to streamline your daily essentials and protect your valuable possessions.

  1. Card holders

Keeping a separate card holder never hurts anyone. These are for your membership cards mostly. You can also use it to store your CC cards if you want. Ideal for both men and women, leather credit card holders provide a sleek and compact solution for organizing your cards. Whether you're heading to a business meeting or a casual outing, these holders keep your cards safe and easily accessible. With RFID protection, your sensitive information remains secure from electronic theft. Explore a range of options, suitable for various preferences and needs. Invest in a leather credit card holder from 4East. This adds a touch of luxury to your everyday carry essentials.

You can go for classic styles like these. With timeless appeal and practicality, these holders are the perfect accessory for modern living. They are also available in several color, made from genuine buffalo leather to guarantee durability.


What are the parts of a wallet called?

Wallets typically consist of several key parts: the main compartment for cash, card slots for credit and debit cards, an ID window for easy access to identification, coin pockets for loose change, and sometimes additional pockets for receipts or other small items. Understanding these components helps in choosing the best wallet to fit your needs.

How do I choose a quality wallet?

Choosing a quality wallet involves considering several factors. Look for wallets made from high-quality materials like genuine leather, which offer durability and a timeless look. Check the stitching for neatness and strength, ensuring the wallet will withstand daily use. Additionally, opt for wallets with RFID protection to safeguard your cards against electronic theft. Consider the design and functionality to match your personal style and needs, whether it's a bi-fold, tri-fold, or cardholder wallet.

Which leather is best for wallets?

Full-grain leather is the best type of leather for wallets. It is the highest quality and most durable leather, retaining the natural texture and imperfections that give it a unique character. Full-grain leather develops a beautiful patina over time, adding to its appeal. Top-grain leather is also a good option, offering a smooth finish and durability. Both types are ideal for crafting long-lasting and stylish wallets.

What is the most durable type of wallet?

The most durable type of wallet is typically made from full-grain leather. Full-grain leather wallets are known for their resilience and ability to withstand daily wear and tear. Additionally, wallets with reinforced stitching and high-quality zippers or clasps enhance durability. Metal wallets, such as those made from aluminum or stainless steel, also offer exceptional durability and protection for your cards and cash.

Why are women's wallets so big?

Women's wallets are often larger to accommodate the additional items women tend to carry, such as makeup, larger phones, and a variety of cards. They offer more compartments and pockets for better organization. The design reflects the need for functionality and style, providing enough space to store all essentials while maintaining a fashionable appearance. Larger wallets can also double as clutches, making them versatile accessories for various occasions.

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