This minimalist $65 card holder has enough room for all your credit cards and half the bulk of your wallet

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Stuart and Lau

  • Stuart & Lau is known for its minimalist accessories for the modern man, and its new card holder is no exception to the rule.

  • This simple piece is all it needs to be and nothing more, and comes in six different colors.

  • At just $65, this may be the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for guy, or honestly anyone who appreciates high-quality basics.

Having a proverbial fat wallet may be an enviable status symbol, but having a literal fat wallet is… well, both unsightly and inconvenient. After all, now that we’ve evolved past paper and coin and are relying almost exclusively on slim pieces of plastic, it’s about time that our wallets evolved, too.

Here to help you (or the man in your life) move into the 21st century is Stuart & Lau, the New York- and Hong Kong-based company dedicated to making thoughtful, elegant products for the modern man on the move. The team recently released their latest lineup of accessories, and one of my very favorites has to be the affordable Full Grain Italian Leather Card Holder.

Available for $65, this ideal gift comes in six colors, and is capable of holding up to eight cards. If you or someone you know is always looking for more ways to incorporate minimalism into your life, this may just be the perfect way to do so.

Sleeker still than the Stuart & Lau wallet (which is, by the way, already extremely slim and beautifully designed), the Stuart & Lau card holder proves that less really can be more. Unlike other card holders that are really just overpriced leather envelopes, this offering combines functional design with elegant form. There’s a central divider in the card holder that allows you to keep everything organized (though given that you’re only keeping a few cards in this accessory, you don’t have too much space to get messy). But don’t think that this card holder is too small to be useful – I’ve found that it’s perfectly capable of holding a few credit cards, an ID, and a few bills.

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One of my favorite elements of the card holder is its bottom cutout, a clever addition (or rather, subtraction) that allows you to easily push your cards up and out. That way, you won’t have to stretch out the holder while you fumble around for the right card. Instead, just use your thumb to reveal the contents of the card holder, select the correct card, and be on your merry way.

Constructed with vegetable tanned Italian leather, the Stuart & Lau card holder comes in six unique colors. I’m a particular fan of the rather unique Evergreen hue, though for the more classic among us, there’s also a beautiful Cognac and striking Saffiano Black.

The card holder will set you back $65, which is certainly much less than you’d pay for a name-brand wallet. And with quality like this, we suspect that this is one card holder you’ll have in your pocket for years to come.

Check out the Stuart & Lau Card Holder, $65