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Article: History of Wallets

History of Wallets

People have sought a way to transport their modest, daily belongings from the beginning of history. For many people, coin purses have satisfied this requirement for ages. Coin purses were pouches frequently used to hold small trinkets or currency. The history of wallets ages back to the 1600s. After paper money was introduced to the West in the 17th century, wallets were created.

Before paper money was invented, coins were kept in coin purses, which were typically plain leather pouches with a drawstring closure. It's interesting to note that for the following two centuries, carrying a wallet in one's pocket would still be considered "uncivilized." As a result, wallets continued to be worn on belts and flaunted publicly since, of course, "the bigger the pocketbook, the bigger the man." Paradoxically, people who were truly wealthy carried wallets far less frequently than those from the middle class. However, through the 1800s wallet use and popularity increased, primarily among men.

The origin of the word "wallet" is a bit obscure. But it is undeniable that the word "wallet" dates back to the late 14th century. The most reliable scraps of information refer to wallets as "backpacks" and claim to be of French, Dutch, or German origin. Around the mid-1900s the evolution of the wallet's functional requirements was furthered by the addition of credit cards and the addition of a variety of colors and exotic leathers to the fashion side of the design equation. All kinds of contemporary design improvements, from the clutch to the bi-fold wallet, contributed to the peak of "fashion wallets" throughout this decade.

Simpler wallets made a comeback in the late 1900s, and in the 1980s and 1990s, punk movements introduced dark hues, chains, and alternative materials. Because the brits were paid in coins rather than notes, they continued to carry currency purses. For them, a coin purse served a better purpose. In actuality, 75% of the people in Britain at that time had never seen paper money!

We currently appear to be in the midst of a wallet revolution as the internet has opened doors for tiny independent designers, innovators, and business owners to create a variety of distinctive wallets, most of which are categorically referred to as minimalist or skinny wallets. These are no more a sign of status symbols or a differentiation between the rich and the middle class. Different people require different wallets some go for wallets that can carry just notes, some go for both notes and coin purses, whereas some people like bigger wallets that can carry multiple cards, cash, bills, etc.

Here are some of our wallet categories for your different requirements

  1. Classic Wallets are perfect if you wanna carry it in your bag or carry it around in your hand when you keep the bag aside
  2. Mini Wallets for if you wanna store multiple things but do not want a huge wallet
  3. Three-Fold Wallets are slightly bigger than the mini wallets and have a special zip storage for coins and keys and a separate side for notes and cards.
  4. Sleek Wallets are the tiniest and most pocket-friendly compact wallets. You can easily fit it into your front or back pocket without any discomfort along with carrying whatever you need to cash or card.

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