The Story of my old and new Wallets

I rotate my bags on a regular basis depending on outfits, but I never feel the need to have more than one wallet. This little wine red one from Furla was a souvenir from a trip to Milan about six years ago, it has been my trustful everyday companion ever since. I haven’t thought of buying a new one coz it still looks great and it serves its duty, besides, I adore the patina it has developed over the years.

Until one day last December, while I was visiting my OB and trying to hand over my health insurance card, it took me a while to find the right card coz my little Furla has only 4 card slots, which means I have to pack a few cards in one single slot. To be honest, this didn’t bother me at all and I am still happy and content with my little wallet.

My hubby on the other hand, who stood besides me back then surely has thought about something different. Since on Christmas eve, among all wonderful and thoughtful gifts I’ve received, I found this most surprising one inside an orange box: an Hermès Dogon wallet. This is the new version of the Dogon style, it has a coin pocket with zipper on the back and there are 8 card slots inside, more than enough compared with her little sister Furla.

I always think that the most valuable gift has nothing to do with its price, it’s the story behinds that makes a meaningless material item unforgettable, personal and special. I am sure I’ll enjoy and cherish the new wallet in many many years to come… BTW, another sweet gift I’ve got is this best mama card, which I’ve already put inside my Dogon, as a reminder how beautiful life with a baby can be and of course trying not to let my two men down. ;-)

Thank you for reading the story of my wallets. Would you mind sharing one of your most surprising gifts?


  1. Maja
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Ui nach der Karte zu schließen kannst Du Deutsch das ist prima! Da hast Du aber einen tollen Mann der zugleich ein praktisches und schönes Geschenk gemacht hat. Ich wußte gar nicht das es diese neue Form gibt.
    Liebe Grüße

  2. Bienchen
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely and thoughtful present. Hope it will give you years of use and pleasure.

    Snap with a wallet, well nearly. My DH surprised me with a coin purse from ther same stable, a sort of origami fold. Very pretty and very useful.

  3. Titon
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Furla is also one of my favorite brand in terms of leath product, I got at least 3bags and all hand over to my mum as she likes so much. But I still keep loving one Coin Purse and a card case since years. If someone is looking for a good balance of cost/quality, I would strongly suggest it. By the way, your husband do have a good taste as you and very attentive! Have a nice long weekend!

  4. kaola
    Posted January 5, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    How sweet your hubby is!!!!

  5. 逍遥迷糊兔
    Posted January 6, 2012 at 2:44 am | Permalink



    要说今年偶有啥surprising gift,就是这次旅行啦,因为都是他plan滴,每天都会来说都是新哒!

  6. Posted January 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Maja, danke für den netten Kommentar. Ich wußte auch nicht, dass es eine neue Form von Dogon gibt (als ich es ausgepackt habe, dachte ich mir, es wäre die Alte). Ich persönlich finde die neue Generation besser, weil man nun noch einfacher und schneller an die Münzen kommt.;-) Ein schönes WE!

  7. Posted January 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Bienchen, ahhhh, I know the one you mentioned, so unique yet functional. What a wonderful gift, your DH has great taste! ;-) Thank you for sharing and enjoy yours to the fullest. <3

    Titon, I totally agree, my key holder is from Furla too. Still be used and loved. ;-) Happy weekend my dear friend!

    kaola, my hubby said Thank You! ^_*

  8. Posted January 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink


    原来旅行是小熊一手操办的啊,真是个有心人。给他鼓掌~~~~ :-)

  9. Gaelle
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    That’s a sweet and thoughtful gift. You’re lucky girl, you get the perfect man

  10. Fay
    Posted January 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Wow~~ many many congrats on the very sweet, thoughtful and luscious Christmas gift! I love both the color and texture of the wallet, yum!

    Like you, I used to be a fan of a small and functional wallet ;) Now a long and spacious wallet just cannot hold enough for me. I am using a 12 card slots, 4 money slots & 2 zipped pockets wallet, and it still very bulky like never before how ever I organize and clean them up ~.~

  11. Dino
    Posted January 8, 2012 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    what a sweet story! of course the wallet is great too. hehe.

  12. Julide
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    Congrats on your new wallet!!

  13. Posted January 9, 2012 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    Gaelle, Dino and Julide, thank you very much! :-)

    Fay, oh my, you must have a jumbo size wallet now. ^_* So far I am very happy with the Dogon, it is spacious enough for me compared with the small Furla.
    BTW, I adore the color and texture of the wallet too, plus the white contrast stitching. Thanks my dear! <3

  14. Maja
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Juhu Du kannst wirklich Deutsch :)) Das freut mich dann kann ich auch mal Kommentare schreiben. Kann nicht gut englisch…

  15. Alina
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Really nice wallet.

  16. Posted January 11, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Liebe Maja, schreib bitte einfach auf Deutsch, das ist ja gar kein Problem. :-)

    Posted January 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Your hubby is simply amazing. What a thoughtful gift and that little card is so sweet.

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