The World’s Most Expensive Wallets
Much like any product that exists there’s always going to be companies pushing the boundaries without how they can charge for it. Watches are a great example of this. A quick check on amazon and you can purchase a perfectly good men’s watch for as little as $2.50. On the other end of the spectrum, you have the likes of brands such as Rolex or Omega who can charge anywhere upwards of $3.000 – $100.000 for a watch. Let’s also not forget the infamous Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch dubbed as the most expensive watch in the world costing around 55 million (yes that’s correct).
So I decided to set out on a journey to see if I could discover some of the most expensive wallets on the market today. Unlike watches, wallets generally aren’t as popular so I found it hard to even scratch the surface of what would probably be considered ‘extreme’ compared to certain watches. Nevertheless, I pursued and managed to pull out 7 of the most expensive wallets on the market today that range anywhere between $1000 upwards to around $3,000 – $4,000.
What makes a wallet expensive?
Within this list you’ll notice some recurring themes that sort of denouncing why these wallets are priced the way they are. The first thing you’ll notice is the brands. The majority of these wallets are considered luxury or designer brands that are renowned for selling anything at a premium price.
The second thing to consider is the materials used. The majority of the leather wallets on this list are made from either Crocodile or Alligator leather, one of the rarest and hardest to craft leathers on the market. In fact, designer brands usually buy up the entire supply of these types of leathers to have exclusivity in the market and drive prices up.
Finally, we must consider the design or unique features of a wallet. Some wallets have unique or ornate designs that no other wallet on the market has. If you like the wallet then your only option is to buy this one.
Goyard Victorie Wallet
Goyard is a boutique brand based in Paris, France who has a range of ecliptic designs. The real selling point of the wallet is it’s personalization options where you can have a leather good designed and tailored to your individual needs. Actor Orlando Bloom was spotted with a custom made Goyard wallet with his initials ‘OB’ imprinted on the front of the wallet.
I guarantee any custom made wallets by Goyard will be considerably more than $995. I used their online mock-up generator to create this design below using my own initials. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any information on the exact price of personalization from Goyard, but it seems like it costs anywhere between $150 – $1000 depending on the type of personalization you want. For more information on the Goyard range of unique wallets check out their official website with the link below.
The Vandium Aurora
The Vandium Aurora from Grey® is the only wallet on this list made from a non-designer brand or one that is basically an unknown brand with little history or Origin. Grey® was founded in 2015 by a budding entrepreneur and born as a periscope into the future creating wallets and other small products that fit a niche design spec for a time not so far in the distant future.
The Vandium Aurora is the signature wallet in their collection. Coming in at a hefty $1,624 the wallet is the most expensive ‘non-designer’ wallet on the market. The wallet is ultra-slim, has a unique design most akin to something you’d see from formula one, and a rainbow patternation and shimmers as you move it around. The wallet really is like nothing I’ve ever seen before and it really stands out with its design and stature. You can check out our full review of the Vandium Aurora here, or check out their official website using the link below.
Fendi Alligator Wallet
The Fendi is the first Alligator wallet on this list. Constructed in a traditional bo-fold style and with the beautiful patternation of the alligator scales the Fendi is a classic looking wallet with a simple layout with 10 card slots and a full-width slot for banknotes. The wallet isn’t anything special in terms of how it presents itself but the build quality and durability is something you’d expect from a brand like Fendi.
Founded in 1925 with a rich history, Fendi is considered a high fashion luxury brand. With 197 stores worldwide they are best known for their fur and fur accessories, although controversial. In 2015 Fendi helped fund the restoration of the Trevi Fountain in Rome in celebration of their 90th anniversary. For more information on this wallet and the range at Fendi check out their website using the link below.
Cartier Alligator Wallet
If you’re looking for a wallet with sheer capacity for cash and cards then look no further than this long wallet from Cartier. Made again from premium Alligator this beautifully simple yet elegant wallet comes in at $3,800 the first wallet to break the $3,000 mark on this list. The wallet has twelve credit card pockets, two flat pockets, and one interior zipped pocket. There’s no doubt about who this wallet is aimed towards with the sheer amount that can be stored.
Another brand with a rich history, Cartier was first founded in 1847 where they primarily design and manufacture jewelry and watches. Cartier is regarded as one of the most prestigious jewelry brands in the world and ranked as Forbes 59th most valuable brand so it’s no surprise they charge a premium for their goods and this wallet is no exception. For more information on the Cartier Wallet check them out using the link below.
LV x Supreme Wallet
Back in 2017 Louis Vuitton and Supreme teamed up to create a range of unique-looking apparel for the consumer market. Although these goods are no longer available you can still find them attracting a high price, even more than their retail price, on a variety of websites across the internet. One such example of this is the LV x Supreme Slender Wallet. This long wallet is colored with the famous stark red color of Supreme and designed in an elegant fashion found by Louis Vuitton.
Supreme’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton was first shown at Paris Men’s Fashion Week in January 2017 and later released in June 2017. The wallet hosts a great capacity for cash and cards along with a full-width cash slot for banknotes of a variety of world currencies. The wallet is available on a variety of reseller websites going for anywhere between $3,000 – $5,000. For more information on the Louis Vuitton x Supreme wallet click the link below.
Stefano Ricci Wallet
Congratulations to Stegano Ricci who won the prize for the most expensive wallet on the market today (as far as I could find). Coming in at a staggering £31.000 (around $38,000) the Jaguar Embossed wallet, although more of a purse than a wallet, is a highly luxurious black crocodile wallet. Every inch of this wallet has some sort of high luxury material used. For example, The Jaguar head embossed on the front is made from Crystal while the entire zipper is made from rose gold.
The wallet is very large in size and as previously said made in a purse designer. It has a variety of slots of cash and cards all self-contained within a full wrap-around zipper. The wallet is highly functional but I guess that’s not really the point here. The wallet costs $38,000. Stefano Ricci is a brand I personally wasn’t familiar with and was founded only in 1972 by a Florentine designer by the same name.