My Proud Purchase of the Year: Braun Buffel Luisa Card Holder

by xin on September 7, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen…

Please applaud to welcome my latest and proudest (almost) purchase of the year -Braun Buffel Luisa Card Holder! True to the line – love comes when you least expect it.

Braun Buffel Luisa Card Holder 1

My quest for the perfect purse had been going on for quite a while till I gave up. My ideal wallet is:

1. Smaller than palm
2. Cards compartment
3. Coin compartment
4. Flat
5. Pocket size
6. Not too ugly

You see..it’s easy…yet hard.

I found a close to perfect one from Coach (Skinny Leather), but I couldn’t find it locally; then I found one in Braun Buffel, a coin purse at about USD$100 is too much to pay for.

I have been using a tissue holder as purse (thanks to connie who gifted this to me), until I realized that it was really inelegant to whip out my tri-folded money.

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Most importantly was – it became hard to keep track of the notes I had when they were all crumpled together. And to be honest, I would not know if I have lost any money before when I pulled the notes out.

Losing track of your money is bad.

Now, let’s see again why this Luisa card holder is almost perfect for me.

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1. The hard leather has a glossy finish, it’s thin and quite compact

Braun Buffel Luisa Card Holder 2

2. Cute with the pink stitch design.

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3. It has card compartments, and a note compartment. Unfortunately, the note compartment does not fit larger notes.

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Since Ringgit is still my everyday-currency, so it’s all good!

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4. It has a clear ID window, 2 credit card slots, a gusseted multi cards compartment (for my important membership cards).

Braun Buffel Luisa Card Holder 6

5. The rear exterior pocket is for the convenience of holding parking ticket.

Overall, it is good enough to hold my daily essentials and fits all my requirement.

Braun Buffel Luisa Card Holder 4

However, you may notice that it does not have a coin compartment, but I have already accepted the imperfection. And decided to end the long search for the perfect wallet.

And the best part is…I got it from Tangs in Orchard Singapore for only SDG$49 (~RM122.50), it was on special price and was told that it usually retails at SGD$79.

SCORE!

God must have heard my prayers.

Measurement: 10.5cm x 8cm
Price: SGD$49 (on sale)
Availability: Tangs Orchard, Singapore

 

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rinnah September 7, 2011 at 9:20 am

Nice new ‘purse’ Xin! I have something like that too, except that it doesn’t have the window for ID. :(
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prettybeautiful September 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm

*proud of myself* i always have the feeling of losing my IC, so the semi-transparent window is good for me!
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Paris B September 7, 2011 at 9:26 am

I could never live with a wallet that small but I think its perfect for you too! I love that pic with the money that cannot fit – perfect! :D
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prettybeautiful September 7, 2011 at 8:29 pm

*bows* my masterpiece with 50mm. LOL
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Nikki September 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

That is super pretty! I would probably use it as my “card holder” I have a card holder from leather brand Finio which I super love because I got it on sale and its very very sturdy!
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prettybeautiful September 7, 2011 at 8:30 pm

i have a card holder…but i always forget to bring it with me! :(
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lyn September 7, 2011 at 10:06 am

That’s a pretty lil’ wallet! I’m so glad you finally found something you like :-)
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prettybeautiful September 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

took me quite a while eh? :D definitely worth the wait!
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beetrice September 7, 2011 at 11:37 am

It’s very you, Xin! Alas, I have to separate out my cards from my wallet because there’s just too many! >.< LOVE the stitch detail…gorgeous!
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prettybeautiful September 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm

glad to know what the wallet is ‘me’, LOL at least i have a signature image. :P
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gio September 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm

What a pretty little wallet! Love it!
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prettybeautiful September 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

thanks! i love it too :D
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Sukie September 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

That’s a really pretty wallet, Xin! I could definitely do with one to hold my travel cards but I would need a larger (much larger) one to hold all my store cards and nonsense lol! But it’s so pretty and you definitely bagged yourself a bargain! =p
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prettybeautiful September 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

that’s the bummer with small wallet – eg I have a Tangs card but I only keep at home coz wallet is too small >< ended up losing the 5% rebate!
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domncroxd September 8, 2011 at 9:26 am

ahh it’s soooo pretty :D that’s all i can say.
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