Just before I started working, my mum bought wallets from Aigner. They’re continental wallets made of elkskin, with 2 ID slots, 14 credit card slots, 4 receipt slots and 1 compartment for coins. Super practical. My mum decided to use the one in black and handed me the one in beige. For years I carried only this light-colored wallet and although it remains functional, it looks very worn on the outside. So I began toying with the idea of a new wallet.
If I wanted a continental wallet during my more carefree days, right this moment I just want a wallet that’s compact. I hoped for something that can fit into small bags, preferably a bi-fold wallet. Women’s wallet are usually so fat, that I contemplated on getting a men’s!
I’ve hit the malls with my mum to see if there’s anything I could get to replace the beige wallet. Was keen on a few but couldn’t decide. My mum told me to figure it out and tell her what I want before she leaves for Paris.
But before I flew back to KL at Haneda Airport, I saw the wallet. It was love at first sight — a FerragamoVara French wallet in hot pink!
Immediately, I asked the super nice sales associate to take it out of the glass display case, for me. I inspected the wallet and the tag and was surprised that it’s more affordable than what I had anticipated (obviously cheaper than home).
Reza went out to look for things for his friends at the airport, while I hung out with the sales associate. I then took pictures of the wallet to show my mum and called her to ask whether it’d be a good buy. She was supportive.
Reza came back to the store.
“Can I have it???”
No, he wasn’t going to buy it from me lol. I just needed to seek approval to purchase.
He asked me whether I was sure, because I usually think potential acquisitions over and over before deciding. I excused myself from the shop for a good five minutes… ended up feeling very sure that this was the one.
The wallet is made of embossed calfskin and has 1 ID slot, 10 card slots, 1 cash slot and a coin purse which fastens with a Vara bow. Functional, compact and durable. Reza asked:
“This color, you sure?”
He was shocked that I picked hot pink. Knowing me, I’d probably get a “macho” color.
He’s not the only one:
But that’s the thing… beneath all the machoness I may *ahem* exude, I have a thing for hot pink — for years I have maintained a hint of the color on this blog and hello, my first Bbag was in hot pink!
So I got the wallet. The lady kept on giving a bow, clasping her hands, thanking me for buying the wallet — like it made her day. She also thanked Reza for carrying a Ferragamo clutch lol. Took the shy sales associate some convincing before she was willing to take a picture with us:
I’m going to take care of it the best I can. One day when it gets old… I’ll just stare at the pictures on this post heh.