Ok. I admit it. I have never owned a designer wallet or handbag. I have never purchased one even from places like Ross or Marshall's or anything like that. I desperately needed a wallet that I liked. One that actually worked for me and one that wouldn't fall apart after a few months. One day while out shopping I was behind a lady in Target who pulled out a metallic version of this wallet (I ordered the kiwi color btw) and though I am normally quite shy she just seemed to know where everything was in this wallet and while it looked like it had some wear, it still looked really great. So while being checked out I decided to strike up a conversation, again something I normally don't do, and I asked her about her wallet. The floodgates started. She told me that she loved her wallet and it had room for everything. She said that has even used it as a clutch when she has had to on occasion.
I finished checking out and I continued to walk with her while she told me all about her wallet. She opened it up and showed me the pockets and zippers and doo-dads. But here is the amazing thing. This lady handed me, a perfect total stranger, her wallet and said, "Here, just check it out. This is the only way you are going to really know if you like it." She must have deemed me a pretty Okay person at this point. (Yay my team!) The leather felt supple and it was the perfect size. It has two dongle pockets (I am not sure what to call these things because they are not like normal thumb openers) which are on either side of the magnets. And the magnets are strong but not so strong that you have to be The Hulk to open this thing and not strong enough that they would wipe credit card information.
I handed her the wallet back and thanked her for having trust in me and then asked her how old her wallet was. I expected her to say that it was maybe a year old - as I said, I could see a bit of wear on it. She said, "Oh my husband bought it for me 6 years ago. I use it nearly every day. I just love this wallet." Which you could see on her face she loved the wallet. I asked her the brand of wallet and she said it was the Hobo brand and then said, "But I gotta tell ya, this is called a Lauren. I figure if you have never bough Hobo before I had better tell you which one because there are lots of different Hobo wallets and bags and it may take quite a while to find." I am so glad she told me! She was right. I never knew there were so many!
Now, not having purchased a designer or higher end bag or wallet before I really did not know what to expect upon receipt of the wallet. When it arrived it was in this little blue fabric bag with a red drawstring and every inch of it was protected either by tissue paper or foam. It was fantastic opening it. I was so pleased with the brand and the quality, that I have ordered a second Hobo wallet (the Rachel if anyone wants to know) it should be here in a day or two. I am bursting at the seams with excitement.
I love this wallet and this brand and would totally tell 10 friends about it.
Seamlessly mixing style and function, this Lauren Vintage Leather Clutch Wallet by Hobo transitions perfectly from day to night! This fully lined clutch is made from top-grain genuine leather that has been extra tumbled for a unique, broken-in vintage look. The interior of this clutch contains 3 card slots, 1 clear ID window, and 1 roomy zippered pocket. One clasp compartment includes 2 bill compartments and 6 card slots. The other clasp compartment contains a zip pocket and space for a smartphone. The abundance of functionality compartments guarantees that you'll never be without your essentials! This accessory secures with a strong hidden magnet closure. Measures 8.5" x 4.5" x 1", folds out to 9.25" wide.