Where to put cash once you save it: Ten stylish wallets under $20

Recently as I waited in line to purchase yet another concoction from the Whole Foods salad bar, the zipper on my wallet literally popped off. Coins, a flash drive, expired gift cards and some cash poured onto the conveyor belt at the check out line.

Alas, the term "WalletPop" took on a whole new meaning.

I realized then that it was probably time for me to stop cramming my financial life into a small student ID holder--given to me three years earlier--that has since faded from a vibrant neon pink to grungy brown.

But I didn't want to further break my not-yet-purchased wallet with a hefty new purchase. Nor did I want to sacrifice making a style statement. Thus began my search for 10 unique wallets under $20.