My Replacement Wallet is Amazing

After my purse was stolen last month, I despaired of ever finding a wallet I would love as much as I loved my old one. My sister had purchased it from Nordstrom (it was the Nordstrom house brand) five years ago, then tired of it after six months and gave it to me. I never dreamed that I would have it for five years–I don’t keep anything like that for five years! It had the perfect amount of credit card slots and pockets, a divided interior, an easy to access zippered coin purse, and was an adorable apple green to boot. Sigh.

Knowing I had to get a replacement, I went shopping only two days after my bag was stolen. It was probably too soon, as I was still in mourning for my stuff and had a hard time finding anything that was even remotely acceptable. But since my old wallet had been from Nordstrom, I figured I would go there and at least try. After circling the wallet counter for about twenty minutes, carefully inspecting every wallet, I saw it.

The bright orange is what got me at first–how can you lose a wallet that color in your purse? Once the clerk had it out for me and I got a chance to really inspect it, I knew the Hobo International Nancy was perfect. It has a divided interior, sufficient credit card slots (fewer than my old wallet, but it’s probably time to pare down), multiple pockets, and is cuuuuuuuute. The coin purse has a kiss closure, which is even easier to open than a zipper, and is made out of adorable black and white fabric. I’ve used it for about six weeks now, and it is highly functional. It works beautifully for travel, holding all of my receipts, membership cards, and boarding pass. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a beautiful, functional wallet that is great for travel.


  1. I know how it is when you have something for so long and then it’s gone. You feel lost. I’ve had my wallet for so long, I don’t remember where or when I purchased it.

    Nice looking wallet, I’m glad you found a nice one and shared it with us.

  2. Any problems with the magnet demagnetizing your cards? One reviewer said that was an issue. I’ve had that happen before (with a purse pocket, not a wallet). Am interested in maybe getting myself one – very nice!

  3. @Alex I haven’t had any issues with that. The only time that has ever happened to me (years ago) was when my credit card got caught in between the two sides of the magnetic closure (of a clutch purse) and I stupidly slid it out. So I think as long as you avoid that you should be fine 🙂

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