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recycled newspaper bi fold wallets

by Dahli Coles and Dameon Mitchell
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

In Today's Finance Section...

Finances are not a laughing matter. Well, unless your wallet is covered in comics. Made from recycled newspaper funnies and soft, durable, water-resistant laminate this fun wallet will make you smile even when you're shelling out the cash. And for those who are a bit more serious about banking (but not that serious) the news wallet will be perfect reading material for all those presidents you keep in the dark. Features large pocket for bills and four smaller pockets for cards. Handmade in Los Angeles. Available in comic section (shown at left) or news section (shown at right). Due to the recycled nature of this item, each is one of a kind.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
16234
Made from
newspaper
Measurements
7.5" L x 5" W
  • the maker

Dahli Coles and Dameon Mitchell

Los Angeles-based designers Dahli Coles and Dameon Mitchell established their line of fashion accessories in 2002 with the goal of shattering notions of seasonal fashion ideas by creating timeless, innovative styles using recycled newspaper.

Using magazine covers, newspaper clippings, photos, comic strips and maps, the duo created a kind of historic wear that memorializes moments in the world, while still transcending time and place.

Dahli studied Fashion Merchandising at California State University, Northridge and combines her experience in sales and fashion management with Dameon's eclectic mix of carpentry experience and background in underground hip-hop and dance.

The partners have a deep appreciation for culture, history and personal style, which motivates the innovation of fashionable, one-of-a-kind designs, handmade to last with durable, water-resistant laminate.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS
 
3.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (20)
  • Stylish (18)
  • Durable (13)
  • High quality (8)
  • Lots of pockets (7)

Cons

  • Not enough storage (8)
  • Poor quality (8)
  • Color not as expected (4)
  • Scratches or wears easily (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (24)
  • Going out (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual dresser (11), Trendy/stylish dresser (8), Stylish (7), Practical (6), Classic dresser (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (14), No (6)

Reviewed by 35 customers

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4.0

gift for my brother, he LOVED it!

By 

from NJ

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Different
  • Lots of Pockets
  • Original
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

  • A little flimsy
  • Pockets too big for cards

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use

Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

this wallet is VERY cool. i got it for christmas for my brother who was looking for a "funky" wallet. and he thought it was an AWESOME unusual piece.. he did comment that after using it a couple weeks he's a bit worried about how long it will actually last. he also commented that the pocket for credit cards were too deep and the cards sunk into the pockets.. but overall.. very original and fun product!

Service and delivery comments:

great service, got it quickly!

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5.0

Unique find, completely satisfied.

By 

from Tampa, FL

About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • High Quality
  • Original
  • Slim
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

    Purchased the wallet as a gift for my girlfriend and she loved it. She is always complimented on it. Thank you!

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    4.0

    Fabulous Bi-Fold

    By 

    from Eastern Seaboard somewhere

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Color Not As Expected

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use

    Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

    My son loves these wallets. I wish they wouldn't use advertisements on the surface, but we will manage.

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    2.0

    Not so great

    By 

    from Tustin, CA

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Slim
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Color Not As Expected
    • Not Enough Storage

    Best Uses

      Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

      Ordered it for my husband, but the comic was something to the effect of, "I would be a better full-time mom if I had a part-time teenager..." Didn't really match his style. Plus, the pockets are much too deep, so any cards you put in there you have to dig way down to get. Cute idea, but I suppose it depends on what newspaper/comic you end up with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      comedy wallet

      By 

      from Burlington, IA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Going Out

          Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

          I bought this as a gift. I was not made quite as
          well as I hoped, but was ok. Need to be able
          to select the comic used. If I could pick the
          comic used, I might buy another wallet.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          Not as pictured

          By 

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Classic Dresser

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

              I ordered the wallet because I wanted it to look like recycled newspaper. It was to be a gift for someone who loves actual paper and ink newspapers and wouldn't think of reading one on-line. But you can't tell that the wallet is made of newspaper because there are no headlines or printing visible on the outside. Just colors from a graphic. Also the fold of the wallet is off so it folds crooked and some of the stitching has come loose.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Unique gift for comic book fans

              By 

              from Las Vegas, NV

              About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • High Quality
              • Slim
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use

                Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

                I bought this for a birthday gift; and the recipient was absolutely thrilled with it. Whenever she pulls out her wallet now people comment on it and want to see it. A big hit!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Inventive!

                By 

                from Laguna Beach, CA

                About Me Classic Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Quality
                • Slim
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Not Enough Storage
                • Scratches or Wears Easily

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Going Out

                Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

                I really like this wallet it's really inventive and cool, but it's extremley expensive for the quality and it doesn't have lots of pockets.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My second killer news wallet!

                By 

                from Salt Lake City

                About Me Trendy/Stylish Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lots of Pockets
                • Slim
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Scratches or Wears Easily

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Going Out

                Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

                I have had two of these wallets, my first lasted me about two years! Not too bad for laminated newspaper! Just like any other wallet, but people will always ask you if you made it, and if they can look at it closer (to read the comics).

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                The perfect birthday gift!

                By 

                from Dallas, Texas

                About Me Casual Dresser

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • High Quality
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use

                  Comments about RECYCLED NEWSPAPER BI FOLD WALLETS:

                  This was an amazing gift for my boyfriend! It was his favorite gift!! Every time he pulls his wallet out he gets compliments!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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