Many years ago a friend gave me a small combination coin purse/wallet/key case. It was just big enough to hold a license and a couple of credit cards in the top zipper compartment and some folded up bills in the change section. I decided it was the perfect size and weight for a travel wallet. Last time I took a trip, though, I noticed the stitching was starting to pull away at the sides. It was time to start looking for a replacement.
For months I looked around and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Either the wallets were too big, too fancy, or way too expensive. (I don't travel enough to justify a $40 wallet that I'd only use a couple of times a year.) One day I was in a shop that was having a sale on Vera Bradley products, and I found what they called a Campus Double ID. It has two ID windows, a coin pocket on the back, and a few credit card slots inside. I thought it might do for my needs.
The best part? It was on clearance for only $10.
Five years ago today: Burn, Baby, Burn