The holiday season may be coming to a close, but there’s at least one party left – and it’s the biggest of them all! New Year’s Eve gatherings are often packed to the brim with people, so clearly you don’t want to be dragging around a hefty tote. You want to be holding a drink, dancing, and snacking on delicious little canapés (before your January 1st diet and fitness regimen officially kicks off!). That calls for a small, hands-free bag. My accessory of choice? The wallet-on-a-chain. The only trouble is that some of my favorite wallets come sans-strap. I’m not about to leave my Fendi Monster (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $600) at home at times like this, though.
Grab a detachable chain from another of your bags (many of Snob Essentials’ come with one) and simply attach it to the wallet you want to ring in the New Year with. If you don’t have a strap to use, picking one up at a jewelry supply store or craft store is an inexpensive solution.
Or, if you’d prefer to treat yourself to a new bag altogether, take a look below at some of the best out there today (no assembly required!).
Dior “Diorama” Croisière Wallet: The wallet-on-a-chain that inspired me to start DIYing strapless alternatives. At Dior for $1,080.
Chanel Golden Class Wallet On Chain Crossbody Bag (on The RealReal for $2,750)
Tory Burch ‘Fret-T’ Wallet on a Chain (at Nordstrom for $325)
Burberry ‘Madison’ Leather Wallet on a Chain (at Nordstrom for $850)
Saint Laurent Monogram Medium Grained Matelasse Leather Chain Wallet (at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,550)
Salvatore Ferragamo Miss Vara Bow Tissu Soft Wallet On A Chain Crossbody (at Bloomingdale’s for $695)
Gucci Blooms Leather Chain Wallet (at Gucci for $920)
Tom Ford Logo Python Wallet with Chain Shoulder Strap (at Tom Ford for $1,850)