Imagine this: Your cell phone starts ringing yet it’s nowhere in sight. Suddenly you’re digging through your purse that’s somehow transformed into a black hole only to lay your hands on your phone just as the caller hangs up.
Yep, we’ve all been there.
But imagine this. What if your purse and your cell phone were one in the same? No, this isn’t crazy talk. A number of brands are creating dual-purpose cases that could hold both your phone and your personal items.
We know what you’re thinking — these aren’t the bulky wallet cases you’ve likely seen fastened to belt loops or pockets. These are cute, stylish clutches that hold your money, credit cards, license, and oh yeah, your phone. No more missed calls for you.
1. Coach Phone Clutch in Pebble Leather
The ultimate in sophisticated style, this navy blue Coach wristlet folds open to reveal a full wallet and coin purse. Simply slide your phone into the interior pocket and you’ll always have your necessities at the ready. (coach.com, $95)
2. Henri Bendel No. 7 Quilted Phone Case Crossbody
For a night out, turn to this quilted crossbody carrier, which snaps open to reveal one slot for your phone and one for your keys and cash. The black leather and gold chain combo on this phone holder will have everyone fooled into thinking it’s a real bag. (henribendel.com, $148)
3. Tory Burch Marion Embossed Tri-Fold Smartphone Wrislet
With a unique tri-fold design, this case from Tory Burch holds your phone snuggly inside to keep it safe from harm. (toryburch.com, $250)
4. Fossil Sydney Zip Phone Wallet
This Art Deco-inspired design from Fossil fits an iPhone 4/4s, 5/5s, 6 and Samsung Galaxy S4 comfortably. A tiny zip-able coin pouch on the side makes this a true all-in-one. (fossil.com, $75)
5. Sena Ellie Crossbody
This sleek, purse-like carrier from leather craftsmen Sena has an external slot for your smartphone as well as interior slots and pockets for everything else. Plus the long strap makes for easy portability. (senacases.com, $100)
6. Mossimo Bow Cell Phone Case Wallet
This bow-embellished wallet zips open to reveal numerous credit card slots and a roomy slip pocket to house your phone. With 12 colors to choose from, this is a versatile option for any taste. (target.com, $15)
7. Kate Spade x Everpurse New York Quentin Stripe Wristlet Pouch
For this stylish pouch, Kate Spade teamed up with tech startup Everpurse to create a phone holder that actually charges an iPhone on the go. Style and function. Where do we sign up? (katespade.com, $198)