Esquire UK | Eight of the best cardholders

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If your wallet is weighing you down and you're sick of stashing receipts, consider upgrading to a cardholder. Slimmer, sleeker and more grown-up, they'll streamline your life in an instant. Here is our pick of eight of the best card holders on the market right now.

Ralph Lauren

Since starting out designing ties and moving on to his iconic polo shirts, Ralph Lauren has always focused on quality and timeless style. This tan leather cardholder is a classic, with the pony player logo etched into the corner.

Paul Smith

Sometimes we wonder ‘will a classy painting of a naked lady make this look better?’ This Paul Smith card holder solves that conundrum (the answers yes, if you were wondering).


Valextra have been making fine leather goods since 1937, so we can assume they know a thing or two about it. They’ve applied all that knowledge to this card holder, which comes in a light shade that’ll darken as it’s used.


This would make a great fake present for a significant other. “What, you don’t like card holders? But it’s Mulberry! Oh well, I’ll keep it for myself”. Don’t blame us if things slowly fall apart after this incident though.


Made from cowhide leather, this Dunhill card holder has four card slots and a flat pocket for any annoying small change you’ve been given.

J. Crew

Like a lot of things J. Crew make, this leather card holder is discrete but stylish. Featuring six slots for cards and a central slot for receipts and tickets, it’s classy without being flashy.