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aybojs

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As the topic mentions, I'm in the market for a wallet as a gift for my dad; and I could really use some help, as I don't know much about who makes good ones and how much I should expect to pay. A quick trip to Sak's and Neiman's showed the average price to be about $150-250, but if possible I'd like to think I could get something just as good on eBay/online in the $50-100 range. As far as styling goes, I'm looking for a full-sized wallet and not just a credit card holder, and I want something that's high quality and conservative (e.g. not trendy like Prada/Gucci or flashy like Paul Smith). Brown would preferable to black, though it's not a huge issue. Any suggestions on where/what to look for?
 

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As the topic mentions, I'm in the market for a wallet as a gift for my dad; and I could really use some help, as I don't know much about who makes good ones and how much I should expect to pay.  A quick trip to Sak's and Neiman's showed the average price to be about $150-250, but if possible I'd like to think I could get something just as good on eBay/online in the $50-100 range.  As far as styling goes, I'm looking for a full-sized wallet and not just a credit card holder, and I want something that's high quality and conservative (e.g. not trendy like Prada/Gucci or flashy like Paul Smith).  Brown would preferable to black, though it's not a huge issue.  Any suggestions on where/what to look for?
Neiman Marcus (Chicago) has nice wallets by Botega Vanetta on sale right now for less than $100.
 

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I've got a logoed Louis Vuitton canvas that has lasted me so long I don't remember when I bought it...7 or 8+ years ago. $200- 225 then, not sure how much now. I've also heard Ghurka makes a great wallet. I think they're around $150.
 

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I have a really nice Bally checkbook holder/wallet in black leather, never used. If you're interested, I'll borrow a camera and post pics.
 

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I received a great Ferragamo wallet for my birthday last month. The leather quality is fantastic.
 

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My LV logo wallet will have its 20th birthday this summer. It has been with me for almost every waking moments during the past two decades.
 

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Vuitton beyond all the hype, and logo-mania of their items still makes a quality product.

Bulgari has fine leather goods. As does Cartier. I have a Versace wallet that is quite durable.
 

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Try a Louis Vuitton Glace zip wallet. They age very nicely.
 

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Anyone else have any experience with Piquadro wallets (I've never heard of the brand before)? There were two on the above link that looked really attractive at $85. I couldn't find any real sales at the Houston Galleria (our NM was asking a discount price of $150 for the Botega's). Most of the well-known brands recommended here were still in the $200 range, which at this point is more than I can afford. So if there aren't any naysayers I think I just might order one of those Piquadros. Of course if anyone knows any reputable ebay sellers who might have one of the other brands recommended in my price range, I would still be interested in that.
 

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You might be interested in a new Ebay listing for an NWT brown Hermes wallet. The buy it now price is $50.00. The seller guarantees authenticity, but I don't know one way or the other.
 

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