Acne Studios Wallet Review
A Premium Array of Quality Wallets
Although reminding me of my youth’s acne-filled face, Acne Studios actually provides and manufacturer a range of fashion items with a multidisciplinary approach. The Stockholm-based brand is best known for its juxtaposing design, attention to detail, and stark color options making them a uniquely positioned brand. Today we’re going to be talking about the small, but bold array of wallets from Acne Studios including their cardholder, zip wallet, and innovative Trifold wallet – let’s dig in.
As a more expensive designer brand, Acne Studios don’t skimp on their premium materials, fantastic craftsmanship and sustainable practices throughout the manufacturing process. All Acne Wallets are made from a soft-touch full-grain leather, with a fairly thick hide. The leather really does have a high-quality look and feel, an amazing smell, and will develop a patina over time (I has slowly started to after 4 weeks of use). Acne studios provide a more vibrant and eclectic array of color options to choose from. While you still have the choice of the typical blacks and browns, Acne Studio also creates stark color options including deep reds, Barbie Pinks, and odd patternations like you on drugs or something.
In total Acne Studios have a small but functional array of wallets to choose from. Their smallest, the Acne Cardholder, is a one-sized wallet, that’s primarily made to carry few cards (around 3 – 6) and keep things slim (it only comes in at 10.2 x 6.5 x 0.3 cm). The standard Acne Bifold is very simple in design and manages to keep a slim disposition and size while upping the functionality and providing a classic vintage look. It has 4 larger-sized card slots (for around 4 – 10 credit/debit cards) and additional slots for easy storage of banknotes. My favorite, and the wallet I actually tested, was the Acne Trifold Wallet. This unique trifold is designed differently from a typical trifold (see picture) due to the way it unfolds into an ‘L’ shape. This design maximizes space efficiently and creates an easy-to-access wallet with easy access and a coin pouch for storing coins and other small items.
Overall, the Acne Studio array of wallets are pretty good, to say the least, but way overpriced in my opinion. Starting at a pricey $115.00 (for the cardholder) and ranging as high as $420.00 (for the trifold), purchasing an Acne Studio’s wallet isn’t for the faint-hearted. Although the quality is there, and I’m sure you’ll have no qualms using one of their wallets, I generally find go with more independent leather craftsman the best way to go if you’re looking for amazing quality at more reasonable prices. But I guess that’s just the price you pay for designer brands. For more information on the full range of Acne Studio Wallet’s check out their official website using the link below.
- Functionality 70% 70%
- Design 69% 69%
- Price 59% 59%
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