50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Wallet

People for Urban Progress keeps churning out fresh, fantastic designs from the acres and acres of RCA Dome roof fabric it salvaged years ago. (We really love the stitching on this Wanderer messenger bag.) But the Chief Bifold Dome Wallet is the standby because billfolds take more of a beating than totes and clutches, making best use of the nearly indestructible roof material. Bonus: PUP’s video, below, showing how the wallets are made, from start to finish. $40. For the largest variety of designs, shop PUP’s Etsy store or its workroom, 1043 Virginia Ave., Studio 213, peopleup.org. Also sold at Silver in the City, Artifacts, Vardagen, IndySwank, and Marigold.

Dome Wallet – Start To Finish from People For Urban Progress on Vimeo.

Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, most available in local shops.
Day 1: The Sweater 
Day 2: The Bar Essential 
Day 3: The Retro Antique 
Day 4: The DIY Option 
Day 5: The Steak Knife 
Day 6: The Scarf 
Day 7: The Beer Gear 
Day 8: The Colts Bling 
Day 9: The Butler Hat 
Day 10: The Humor Book
Day 11: The Handmade Soap
Day 12: The Spiritual Message
Day 13: The Hoodie
Day 14: The Vonnegut Memento
Day 15: The Boots
Day 16: The Gloves
Day 17: The Toy
Day 18: The T-Shirt
Day 19: The Chair
Complete list

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.