Best designer card holders—the stylish choices our fashion team love

Travel light with a designer card holder instead of a purse or wallet

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When a wallet seems too bulky, a designer card holder is chic and compact and will slot into the tiniest of handbags.

Much like the best designer bags, a designer card holder is a luxurious investment piece that will stand the test of time too. They will slot seamlessly into your clutch bag on an evening out or in the pocket of the best leggings for a post-workout brunch trip.

From party-ready sequins and vibrant hues to buttery-soft leather, the stores are brimming with card holders to give this practical piece a fancy upgrade. So whether you’re a minimalist or want to make a statement, you’re guaranteed to find a style to suit you. 

The best designer card holder as chosen by our fashion team

Best designer card holder from Gucci includes: Ophidia GG Card Case

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1. Gucci Ophidia GG Card Holder

Best classic card holder

Specifications

RRP: $280 / £190

Reasons to buy

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Iconic design
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Versatile

Combining everything we love about the best Gucci bags, this timeless card holder is a front-runner for Gucci fans (that’s all of us right?). With the signature GG logo mimicking the iconic Marmont handbag, this card holder features the recognizable Web stripe for a pop of color on a classic leather and canvas design. There are four card slots and it comes in brown and beige variations.


Best designer card holders include: Bottega Veneta Cassette Intrecciato Leather Card holder

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2. Bottega Veneta Cassette Intrecciato Leather Card Holder

Best vibrant card holder

Specifications

RRP: $520 / £340

Reasons to buy

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Lots of colors
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Weave design

Taking inspo from the designer’s coveted Cassette bag, this mini version for all your card needs. Featuring the recognizable leather weave design, it has three handy card slots plus a zipped compartment for coins too. Go bold with this hot pink hue, or keep it pared-back in soft cream: there are several stylish shades to choose from.


Best designer card holders include: Loewe Puzzle Leather Cardholder

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3. Loewe Puzzle Leather Card Holder

Best leather card holder

Specifications

RRP: $306 / £225

Reasons to buy

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High quality leather
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Matches the bag

Loewe’s famous Puzzle bag has been top of our wish lists forever and this equally stunning cardholder version is just as snazzy (and a bit more affordable). Crafted in Spain from grained leather it features the signature Anagram motif on a collection of tan, yellow and beige panels in the same style as the namesake bag. 


Best designer card holders include: Burberry Icon Stripe E-canvas and Leather Card Case

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4. Burberry Icon Stripe E-canvas and Leather Card Holder

Best printed card holder

Specifications

RRP: $200 / £150

Reasons to buy

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Timeless print
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Sustainable fabrics

Just as elegant and sophisticated as the Burberry trench coat, this sleek card holder is a worthy investment. Super slim and compact it features the ever-timeless vintage stripe pattern and an embossed Burberry logo. A leather-canvas design, the canvas is made using renewable resources that require less water and generate less CO2 than conventional methods.


Best designer card holders include: Prada Sequin-Embellished Satin Card Holder

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5. Prada Sequin-Embellished Satin Card Holder

Best evening card holder

Specifications

RRP: $950 / £810

Wardrobe essentials don’t have to be boring and this jazzy little number from designer Prada is here to show us how it’s done. The sequin beauty comes with a handy strap so you can ditch the clutch bag and take this straight to the dance floor. It has one internal pocket and a popper fastening to keep your valuables secure. 

Best designer card holders include: Alexander McQueen Graffiti Card Holder

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6. Alexander McQueen Graffiti Card Holder

Best statement card holder

Specifications

RRP: $390 / £270

Reasons to buy

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Instantly recognisable
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Cool aesthetic

Give your card holder a rebellious edge with this eye-catching design from Alexander McQueen. The simple black leather card holder is given a gothic upgrade with a silver-finished metal skull embellishment and a white graffiti print McQueen logo. Cool yet practical, there are four nifty credit card slots and a central compartment to stash some cash. 


Best designer card holders include: Kate Spade Spencer Hearts PVC Card Case

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7. Kate Spade Spencer Hearts PVC Card Case

Best cute card holder

Specifications

RRP: $88 / £69.45

Reasons to buy

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Pretty print
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Bigger size 

This Kate Spade design hits that sweet spot between a wallet and a card holder with plenty of card slots and a zipped compartment too. Slightly bigger than your average card holder, it’s still slim and compact and features a removable wristlet strap so you can cart it around with ease. A pro at cute and kitsch designs, we love the heart print for a playful finish that would make a delightful Valentine's day gift idea too.


Best designer card holders include: Saint Laurent Monogramme Quilted Textured-Leather Card holder

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8. Saint Laurent Monogramme Quilted Textured-Leather Card holder

Best versatile card holder

Specifications

RRP: $275 / £190

Reasons to buy

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Timeless design
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Textured leather

Sometimes less is more, so if you’re after an unfussy design that will go with everything, then this luxe number from Saint Laurent is the one for you. Made from textured leather for added interest, it features the recognizable YSL logo and has four card slots plus an additional compartment. Available in five easy-to-style colors, you won’t regret this stylish buy.


Best designer card holders: Dolce & Gabbana Tile Print Card holder

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9. Dolce & Gabbana Tile Print Card Holder

Best colorful card holder

Specifications

RRP: $225 / £155

Reasons to buy

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Fun print
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Slim design

This colorful card holder from D&G has us dreaming of sipping an Aperol on the Amalfi coast. A must-have addition to your holiday wardrobe, this sunny design features a vibrant tile print and a stunning gold-tone D&G logo. It may not be as versatile as others but it will definitely lift any look. 


Best designer card holders include: Louis Vuitton Dauphine Card Holder

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10. Louis Vuitton Dauphine Card Holder

Best luxury card holder

Specifications

RRP: $460 / £325

Reasons to buy

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Forever on-trend
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Vintage look

Great things come in small packages and much like the best Louis Vuitton bags, this card holder oozes opulence. Made from canvas with a calf-leather trim, it’s adorned with a vintage-look LV stamp and monogram design reprising the signature Dauphine line. Keeping your cards safe and accessible, it's an everyday essential with extra luxury. 


Stella McCartney Logo Strap Card holder

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11. Stella McCartney Logo Strap Card Holder

Best card holder with strap

Specifications

RRP: $475 / £325

Reasons to buy

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Has long strap
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Vibrant color

Add some zing to your accessory stash with this punchy number from Stella McCartney. Infusing the neatness of a card holder with the practicality of a bag, this nifty purse has a long strap so you can carry it crossbody. It has three card slots and a sizeable coin purse too. Ditch your oversized handbag and wear this with your party frock.


Best designer card holders include: A.P.C Half Moon Leather Card holder

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12. A.P.C Half Moon Leather Card Holder

Best minimalist card holder

Specifications

RRP: $122 / £115

Reasons to buy

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Simple design
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Super versatile

The French designer’s half moon bag is one of the most sought-after styles and a huge handbag trend for 2022, so tap in with this cute card holder version. Featuring a smooth curved topline for a modern update, it is polished and minimalist. Available in black or tan, it will be your go-to for unstated everyday style.

Charlie is the Acting Deputy Fashion Editor across multiple women’s magazines and also a freelance fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor. 


She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Woman & Home, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys. 


With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.