The Mighty Wallet on Chain (WOC)

Go mini”, “go nano”,” the smaller, the better” have been the mantras of the handbag world this year as the tiny trend has skyrocketed. In The Ultimate Guide to Mini Bags, PurseBop provided you with the highlights and prices of mini bags across all of your favorite brands. Now, we’re investigating the mini trend even more thoroughly with bags so small they’re technically not even bags. The Wallet on Chain or WOC is another accessory that should be a part of every fashionista’s collection. Of course, you can’t decide on something as important as a WOC without a little guidance…so, PurseBop is here again to tell you everything you need to know!

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5 Reasons You Need a Wallet on Chain (WOC)

#1 Kill Two Birds with One Stone 
The name “wallet on chain” makes the WOC seem like a wannabe bag or oversized wallet that’s not practical enough to be a bag. However, the WOC might just be the most useful accessory you’ll ever own! Most WOCs have enough space to put other items besides your wallet essentials like makeup, keys or sunglasses, which really does make them the perfect tiny bag. Some WOCs can be carried without the chain and can double as clutch or actual wallet inside a bigger bag.

#2 Highly Functional
The interior compartment of a WOC mimics a real wallet. There are usually credit card slots and change compartments in WOCs. With the designated spots, WOCs are super organized and all your important items are right where they need to be.

#3 For the Minimalist: Grab and Go
Since the WOC is so organized, it’s incredibly easy to tote it around without overthinking. After you pack your WOC, you don’t need to worry about extra accessories such as a real wallet or makeup bag. If you pack smartly, things stay put and secure in your WOC, which makes them the perfect travel companion.

#4 Sleek, Slim and Compact
WOCs are structured in a classic wallet form and not meant to be bulky. Carrying the WOC is not fussy and it can easily transition from more casual to more formal looks with its small size.

#5 Easy Way to Join the Party
Most WOCs are relatively inexpensive compared to mini bags or designer bags in general. WOCs can be a great starter accessory for trying out brands that you’re curious about or don’t want to hardcore invest in yet. Many designer WOCs hover around the $1000-$3000 range (see price chart below). That being said, WOCs really are a smart purchase since they have multiple purposes.

Check Out PurseBop's WOC Guide Below...

Chanel

Styles:

  • Wallet on Chain (Patent, Lambskin, and Calfskin)
  • Boy Wallet on Chain (Lambskin, Chevron, and Calfskin)
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Wallet on ChainPrice in USD
Chanel Boy WOC (Lambskin)$2,400
Chanel Boy WOC (Calfskin Chevron, Aged Caviar)$2,100
Chanel WOC (Patent Goatskin, Quiled Lambskin)$2,100
Chanel WOC (Grained Calfskin)$1,900
Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Chain Wallet (Calfskin)$1,490
Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Metallic Chain Wallet$1,490
Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Chain Wallet (Caviar-Grain)$1,250
Louis Vuitton Chain Louis (Calfskin Box)$2,600
Louis Vuitton Chain Louis (Patent Calfskin)$2,280
Louis Vuitton Pochette Saint Germain$1,670
Louis Vuitton Twist Chain Wallet$1,620
Miss Dior Promenade Clutch Bag$1,450
Dior Diorama Wallet on ChainTBD
Givenchy Pandora Wallet on Chain$1,195
Valentino Rockstud Chain Wallet$1,045
Proenza Schouler PS11 Chain Wallet$985
Prada Saffiano Leather Wallet on Chain$830
Wallet on ChainPrice in USD
Chanel Boy WOC (Lambskin)$2,400
Chanel Boy WOC (Calfskin Chevron, Aged Caviar)$2,100
Chanel WOC (Patent Goatskin, Quiled Lambskin)$2,100
Chanel WOC (Grained Calfskin)$1,900
Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Chain Wallet (Calfskin)$1,490
Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Metallic Chain Wallet$1,490
Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Chain Wallet (Caviar-Grain)$1,250
Louis Vuitton Chain Louis (Calfskin Box)$2,600
Louis Vuitton Chain Louis (Patent Calfskin)$2,280
Louis Vuitton Pochette Saint Germain$1,670
Louis Vuitton Twist Chain Wallet$1,620
Miss Dior Promenade Clutch Bag$1,450
Dior Diorama Wallet on ChainTBD
Givenchy Pandora Wallet on Chain$1,195
Valentino Rockstud Chain Wallet$1,045
Proenza Schouler PS11 Chain Wallet$985
Prada Saffiano Leather Wallet on Chain$830
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