Fashion: Rise of pockets and cardholders in a cashless world

In an increasingly cashless world, designers are banking on more outfits with pockets, like in Fendi's Spring/Summer 2019 show, and Dutch company Mujjo has a line of iPhone cases (above) with built-in card slots.
In an increasingly cashless world, designers are banking on more outfits with pockets, like in Fendi's Spring/Summer 2019 show, and Dutch company Mujjo has a line of iPhone cases (above) with built-in card slots. PHOTO: MUJJO

Accessories are downsizing and outfits evolving as people need carry no more than a phone, key fob and bank cards to get around

LONDON • Designers are cashing in on a cashless society. With the use of bank cards and e-wallets fast eclipsing that of cash, this trend is also influencing how people carry money entirely.

It started with the micro-bag, one of this year's biggest trends at Fendi and Jacquemus as well as Topshop and Zara, which is large enough to carry a phone, a key fob and a card case, but little more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2018, with the headline 'Rise of pockets and cardholders in a cashless world'. Print Edition | Subscribe