eh, I’m personally not a fan of designer wallets. As you briefly touched on, you’re paying for the brand. A classic case of purchasing for the brand over everything else so people can show off their immense wealth. I have nothing against those who buy designer wallets – more power to you – but generally, you can easily find wallets that are just as good for a fraction of the price – including the brands you mentioned. Designer wallets are quality, they have to be, but it’s impossible to achieve a quality that is anywhere near worth the price. If you’re looking for a quality wallet then I’d always go handmade.