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Old 12-06-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Sunny Bay Area, CA
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Yes, most women use wallets. I have several. Personally, I am also picky with them. I honestly would advise against giving this as a gift. It's a great thought, but I definitely would never gift any of my friends with a wallet as they all have their own tastes as well. I'd find something different to make them.

And LOL to the notion that purses are a thing of the past...tell that to my collection!
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:54 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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What? Purses aren't a thing of the past. While there are some women who don't use them, a majority of women still do. And young women defiantly do. Just Google the name of any young woman in Hollywood and they'll be carrying a purse when out in public.
I went to a major university, and women in that age group don't really carry purses. Sometimes they carry bags, but nothing that looks like the purses that you would see middle aged or old women carry. Hollywood isn't real life, as most women don't actually dress like lady gaga or the the Olsen twins.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I went to a major university, and women in that age group don't really carry purses. Sometimes they carry bags, but nothing that looks like the purses that you would see middle aged or old women carry. Hollywood isn't real life, as most women don't actually dress like lady gaga or the the Olsen twins.
Of course Hollywood isn't real life, but the average woman doesn't have her photo taken while walking down the street. If it was no longer trendy to carry a purse, then young women in Hollywood wouldn't have them.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I went to a major university, and women in that age group don't really carry purses. Sometimes they carry bags, but nothing that looks like the purses that you would see middle aged or old women carry. Hollywood isn't real life, as most women don't actually dress like lady gaga or the the Olsen twins.
Not exactly.....when I was that age, even though I have been a purseoholic since I was about 8, I didn't carry a purse to class. I just used my backpack/messenger bag etc. Or I put my purse in my bag instead of holding both at the same time.

No matter what, I definitely carried a wallet. Even if I downgraded from my purse.

But once class was over for the day, or the weekend, I was back to a purse. Albeit a smaller one than I carry now.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This is the wallet from DesignGo

I have given this for Christmas gifts every year since I discovered it. It is the ONE gift that everyone has always appreciated. This fits the recommendation of police friends who say you should "divide the losses" -- that is, you should not have everything including the kitchen sink in your purse. Not only does carrying a huge purse make you a target, it is bad for your shoulders and it makes you prone to paranoia about your "stuff"... Put ID, cash, credit cards in this wallet, and all your other stuff in your bag.
This assumes you have a waistband to hook things to. I wear lots of dresses, and this would be totally useless in that scenario.
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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IMO a wallet is a very personal choice and a hard gift.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:53 PM
 
Location: galaxy far far away
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This assumes you have a waistband to hook things to. I wear lots of dresses, and this would be totally useless in that scenario.
Nope, it clips to the strap of your bra or can tuck into one side (depending on ... well...)
I also have clipped it to my cowboy boots (Which I wear about 80% of the time)

Bottom line - if you care about safety, you will find ways to "divide your losses" and not be a target. Things are dicey out there and while it's great to want to look nice, staying alive is always the number one best goal!
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: NY
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IMO a wallet is a very personal choice and a hard gift.
Agreed. I've been using a Hayden-Harnett clutch wallet for almost 10 years now. I've been looking to replace it, but I'm fairly picky and nothing has really appealed to me yet.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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I have given my mom a couple wallets. A recent one from Coach. I think it is a nice gift. I am wondering OP who you are giving this gift to because usually you would notice if a person used a wallet.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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Yes, most women use wallets. I have several. Personally, I am also picky with them. I honestly would advise against giving this as a gift. It's a great thought, but I definitely would never gift any of my friends with a wallet as they all have their own tastes as well. I'd find something different to make them.
This^

I've always had a wallet, since I was a kid.
I've never carried a purse, though-always a utility bag (backpack, tote bag, whatever).
The sentiment of making a wallet as gift is all well and good-
but practically, I wouldn't want someone else choosing a wallet for me, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
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