When picking minimalist wallets, we looked at those without non-essential functions like RFID-blocking. They should also be practical, like having a place for coins so that you don’t need a separate coin pouch. A card case or money clip, however minimal, is not a wallet, at least they don’t qualify in our current era. They should also be of quality make and materials and leather is always the most appealing in our opinion. Of course, as always, the branding should be minimal to none.
With such stringent requirements, you can see why our lists are always shorter than other sites. We only want to recommend the best. If you know a wallet that meets our criteria, leave a comment and we will take a look and possibly add it to the list.
abrAsus Small Wallet
This ingenious creation from Japan won the prestigious Good Design Award and is a brilliant way to store your notes, cards, coins and even keys into one compact package. With a black on black branding, black stitches on black leather, this is the ultimate in minimalistic design. Can afford more size but want something thinner? Be sure to also check out their award-winning Thin Wallet.
COMME des GARÇONS Very Black Wallet
Not only does this have absolutely no branding, it is total pitch black down to the zipper. It is the ultimate in simple, minimal design.
APC Black Lucien Wallet
It looks simple because it is simple. Put your cards, notes or coins in and zip it up. Grained leather in black, with tonal textile lining and tonal stitching and embossed logo for the ultimate minimal look.
Margaret Howell Boys Bridle Wallet
Classic simplicity is what drew us to this black leather goodness with small delightful details. It has enough sleeves for all the cards you need and also a coin pouch in the front.
Bonus: Mujjo Wallet iPhone Case
More minimal than the above wallet choices is, well, not having a wallet at all. Most wallet iPhone cases have poor or frivolous designs, but Mujjo stands out with design restrain and masculine sleekness you want on an iPhone case.